RN - Cardiac Operating Room (CVOR) - 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

NOTE: 3-month locums available for RNs who can travel BEFORE June 2017.

The Cardiac OR at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre consists of four Operating Rooms specializing in Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries for both pediatric and adult patients.

The most common surgical procedures include:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Valve repair and / or replacement
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Congenital Cardiac Defects Repair
  • Heart Transplant

Cardiac: 70% pediatric complex congenital anomalies; 30% adult (e.g., CABG, valves, adult anomalies)

Thoracic: including, but not limited to lobectomies, thoracoscopies, and bronchoscopies

Vascular: including, but not limited to Carotid Endarterectomy, Femoral-Popliteal Bypass Aortic- Bifemoral Bypass, Aortic Aneurysm Resection, Angioplasty


  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing (online degrees are not accepted) Associate's Degrees and three-year Nursing Diplomas will also be accepted (online degrees are not accepted)
  • Current nursing (RN) license in: Canada, the United States, the UK, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand
  • Minimum two years of current experience as a Registered Nurse working in CVOR in a mid- to large-sized acute-care hospital in Canada, the United States, the UK, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand
  • Experience must include both scrubbing and circulating in CVOR.

The hospital can consider only FEMALE candidates at this time.

NOTE: These are 3-month locum positions available for those who can relocate before June 2017.


  • 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