Head Respiratory Therapy - Medina, Saudi Arabia

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The King Faisal Specialist Hospital - Medina is a new, 300-bed tertiary specialist hospital located in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

When this brand new hospital opens at the start of 2020, it will be the newest campus of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, whose other sites are in Riyadh and Jeddah.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Planning, organizing, and ensuring provision of all respiratory care-related services
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures, based on current standards of practice
  • Coordinating with Management & Support Team in recruitment/selection of candidates
  • Establishing and developing performance standings, monitoring and appraising staff
  • Recommending or administering personnel decisions, e.g., promotions, merit increases, disciplinary actions
  • Coordinating schedules and assignments
  • Evaluating new equipment and supplies, recommending purchase
  • Supervising development and implementation of of preventive maintenance programs for equipment, supply inventory control, quality control, and proficiency testing for instruments
  • Using statistics for planning, forecasting, and justifying resources

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Therapy, Respiratory Care, or similar title required (please note, online degrees cannot be accepted)
  • Master's degree strongly preferred
  • RRT with the NBRC
  • Current/active RRT license
  • If have Master's degree, eight years of experience as an RRT in a mid- to large-sized tertiary hospital setting in the United States, of which the past three years must be in a similar leadership role
  • If have Bachelor's degree, 10 years of experience as an RRT in a mid- to large-sized tertiary hospital setting in the United States, of which the past three years must be in a similar leadership role

Benefits:

  • Tax-free income
  • Accommodations provided
  • Relocation allowance
  • Annual Air Transportation
  • Medical coverage
  • More than 7 calendar weeks of vacation
NOTE: This position is open to individuals who have current experience in and are citizens of: the United States, Canada, the UK, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.



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Medina, Saudi Arabia

Medina, an oasis set 620 meters above sea level in the mountains in northwest Saudi Arabia, is the second holiest city in Islam, and is home to 1.3 million people.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, population of approximately 33 million (2017 est. 63% Saudis, 37% expatriates), 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