The Department of General Surgery at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, includes nine subspecialty sections: pediatric, breast and endocrine, colorectal, general and minimally invasive, ophthalmology, plastic, renal and pancreatic, thoracic, and peripheral vascular.
The 27-bed high acuity Pediatric Surgery Unit treats patients from infants to age 14 years. Many patients have multiple underlying and complex medical conditions. There are approximately 50 pediatric OR cases per year, and surgical areas include general surgery, plastic surgery (major reconstructions), urology, ENT, and neurology/neurosurgery. Most patients will have a family member with them 24/7 for their entire hospital stay. Nurses in the unit function within a total care nursing system.
The trend across all subspecialties has been to adopt minimally invasive techniques, and new technologies - such as robotic surgery - are being performed.
Nurse to patient ratio:
1 : 4 or 5 during night shifts
Shifts are 12-hours in length and follow the American rotation. Overtime is available.
Due to visa restrictions, the positions are reserved for FEMALE candidates.
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The King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, with 894 beds (inclusive of 170 day beds), is the most high acuity tertiary-care centre in the entire Arabian Peninsula. Opened in 1975, it is constantly expanding and updating its facilities and services. Has the latest in technology and treatment methods.
Specializes in treatment of, and research in, cardiology, oncology, organ transplant, and genetic diseases. more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The capital city, population about 5 million and expanding into the surrounding desert at a rapid pace. Has extravagantly fanciful buildings, malls, and towers.
The social life for Westerners is enriched by events at the foreign embassies in the city. After people acclimatize to the heat, they play sports: golf, tennis, hockey, soccer, sand-board.
Saudi Arabia, population of almost 27 million, with mountains and the Red Sea on the west coast, the Arabian Gulf on the east coast, and the Empty Quarter in the middle.
Mecca and Medina, the two most holy cities in Islam, are located north of Jeddah. The country's majority religion is Sunni Islam. Common recreational activities pursued by Westerners: desert camping, swimming and diving in the Red Sea, running, tennis, hiking in the mountains. more
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