RN - Children's Cancer Center - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - 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:

Care Ward A (CWA) is a 20 bed unit, which provides acute care to pediatric hematology and oncology patients from one month to 14 years of age. The Unit consists of twenty positive air pressure rooms.

This child-friendly unit is located on the second level of the new expansion area of the King Fahad Centre for Children’s Cancer (affectionately known as CCC). The majority of the children admitted to the center are infants, toddlers, and of pre-school age, although we do admit up to age of 14. On rare occasions, we admit adolescents if the patient is still under the care of the pediatric hematology/oncology physician. One sitter or parent must stay with the patient to reduce trauma of hospitalization.

The most commonly treated oncology disorders include:

• Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
• Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
• Aplastic Anemia • Sickle Cell Anemia
• Langerhan’s Cell Histiocytosis
• Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
• Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
• Burkitt’s Lymphoma

Due to the predominance of pediatric oncology patients, CWA also provides acute care to this patient population. The most commonly treated oncology disorders include:

• Osteosarcomas
• Ewing’s Sarcoma/PNET
• Neuroblastoma/CNS tumors
• Germ Cell tumor
• Wilm’s tumor
• Rhabdomyosarcoma
• Retinoblastoma


  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Associate's degree in Nursing, or Nursing Diploma
  • Current nursing (RN) license in: Canada, the United States, the UK, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand
  • Minimum two years of current experience as an RN in pediatric hematology/oncology

The hospital can consider only FEMALE candidates at this time.


  • 12-month contracts available
  • Tax-free income
  • Single-status contract
  • Accommodations provided
  • Relocation allowance
  • 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.

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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

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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