RRT Jobs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

We interviewed Shauna, a Canadian Respiratory Therapist, before she travelled to Saudi Arabia for a second employment contract at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Why, Who, Where, What and How of Working as an RRT in Saudi Arabia

WHY work at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital?

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital, a regional referral center, sees a variety of complex cases that American and Canadian RRTs may never encounter back home. The Respiratory Care team consists of 200 employees, who provide services to all critical care areas (adult and pediatric), the ER and general wards. RRTs have much autonomy in their daily practice. The management team is very supportive.

WHO seeks out these opportunities?

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital tends to attract RRTs who seek responsibility, respect and rewards. We are looking for adventurous, open-minded individuals who believe in a strong balance between work and play. For employment visa purposes, individuals must be in excellent physical health.

WHERE will you be living?

In Riyadh, a city of 5 million people, the futuristic towers and shopping malls, sharply contrast with the adjacent desert where vendors are selling melons, camels, goats, and perfumes. You have the varied conveniences of the modern city (the Diplomatic Quarter and its social events, the delicacies of 5-star dining, the greasy treats of roadside vendors) as well as the mystery of the vast desert (hiking to the "Edge of the World", camping under the stars, and searching for desert roses or camel skulls).

WHAT will I be doing

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Ventilation support outside Operating Rooms
  • Administration of medical gases (Oxygen, Nitric Oxide, Heliox) with airway humidification
  • Inhaled medications delivery
  • Emergency assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and intubation
  • Monitoring patient's physiological responses to therapy
  • Lung expansion therapy and pulmonary toilet
  • Routine tracheostomy changes
  • Assist with bedside percutaneous tracheostomy and bronchoscopy
  • Patient transport
  • Blood gas sampling and analysis
  • Pulmonary function laboratory studies
  • Assistance with patient discharge planning
  • Assist with patient and family education
  • Home mechanical ventilation program
  • Hyperbaric mechanical ventilation
  • Out-patient clinic support
  • Health Outreach Program
  • Training of Respiratory Therapy Interns and other healthcare providers

In 2013, the department performed:

  • 418,386 Mechanical Ventilation Hours
  • 273,052 Therapeutic Procedures
  • 4,705 PFT Tests
  • 101,570 Blood Gas Samples

During the first six months of your contract you will rotate through all intensive care units, including:

  • Surgical Special Care Unit
  • Medical ICU
  • Cardiac Surgical ICU (Peds and Adult)
  • Coronary Care and Cardiovascular Units
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Level III NICU; High Risk L&D
  • Rapid Response
  • Code Pagers
  • Coming soon: a 30-bed ICU in the new Liver Transplant and Oncology Center.

After the first six months, you can choose a core area of the ICU in which to work. RRTs provide continuous oxygenation and ventilation support to all types of adult, pediatric and neonatal ICU patients.

HOW: Through Helen Ziegler and Associates

If you are interested in overseas positions contact us for information. Give us a call at 1-800-387-4616, fill out an online application or email your resume to us at hza@hziegler.com, and we will respond to you immediately, and start the application process.

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Photo Gallery: King Faisal Specialist Hospital

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital (KFSH&RC) is a modern state-of-the-art, 985-bed academic medical facility located in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. The hospital holds JCI and Magnet accreditations and specializes in the treatment of, and research in, cardiology, oncology, organ transplant, and genetic diseases. more

Photo Gallery: Riyadh Hospital Housing

Furnished accommodations are provided for most staff at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh. Housing is located on the hospital campus in low-rise apartment towers or townhouse-style buildings. more

Photo Gallery: Riyadh

Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, is riddled with modern buildings, historical structures, and vast landscapes from the surrounding desert. more

RRT Opportunities in Saudi Arabia

We have Registered Respiratory Therapist openings at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. With 894-beds, this is the only hospital in the Arabian Peninsula which offers all tertiary-care services under one roof, including: pediatric cardiac surgery; oncology; heart and liver transplant; genetic diseases; research, etc.

Contracts are one- or two- year, single-status contracts, which come with tax- free salary, furnished accommodations, annual airfare, medical coverage, and 54 calendar days of vacation (that’s over 7 weeks!)

To apply, give us a call at 1-800-387-4616, email your resume to us at hza@hziegler.com, or fill out the online application form.

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About Us

• Over 33 years, we have recruited 8,500+ healthcare professionals.

• We currently have openings in hospitals in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, and Kuwait.

• Our staff make regular visits to our client hospitals, therefore we are reliable for having up-to-date information.

• All of our staff believe that life is enriched by new experiences and especially by adventures!

"I could never be more impressed with how quickly this company responds to questions...” Franda G, Registered Respiratory Therapist. (more testimonials)

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