Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) is a modern, almost 1,000-bed Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited academic medical facility located in Riyadh, the vibrant capital city of Saudi Arabia

Scope of Service:

Respiratory Care Services at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is a very large and very busy department. The team, which consists of 200 employees, cares for highly acute patients of all ages.

RRTs work in the intensive care units and are on-call for the emergency medicine department and for the general wards. They rotate through all intensive care units, including:

  • 15-bed Surgical Special Care Unit (SSCU-B)
  • 20-bed central MICU (MICU-C), the seven-bed MSICU-D, and a 12-bed MICU-E
  • 19-bed Cardiac Surgical ICU
  • 18-bed Pediatric ICU
  • 37-bed Level III Neonatal ICU
  • soon, the hospital will open a new Liver Transplant ICU and a new Oncology ICU

RRTs provide continuous oxygenation and ventilation support to ICU patients. If you do not have experience in a specific area, cross-training is provided during the orientation period.

RRTs are highly respected at the King Faisal, and they are given a high degree of independence.

Check out this video about the work of RRTs at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre.


  • Diploma, Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Therapy (Program must be at least two years in length and accredited. Online programs cannot be considered.)
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) or the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT)
  • If hold a Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Therapy, must have a minimum of two years of current experience as an RRT in critical care in a large, tertiary-care hospital
  • If hold a diploma or Associate's in Respiratory Therapy, must have a minimum of three to four years of current experience as an RRT in critical care in a large, tertiary-care hospital


  • Twelve-month renewable contract
  • Tax-free income
  • Single-status contract
  • Accommodations provided
  • Return airfare
  • 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, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

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King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh

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, and has the latest in technology and treatment methods.

The hospital specializes in the 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

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