RN - Intensive Care Unit (ICU) - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) is a modern, 1,100+ bed Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited academic medical facility located in Riyadh, the vibrant capital city of Saudi Arabia.

Medical and Surgical ICUs include (i.e., not including cardiac, neonatal, and pediatric ICUs):

  • The 15-bed Surgical Special Care Unit (SSCU-B) treats patients who have undergone major surgical procedures such as: craniotomy; aorto-femoral bypass; and transplants (except liver, which are seen on L10 below, and cardiac, which are seen on the CSICU). Cardiac patients may also be treated here if beds are unavailable in the CSICU.

  • The Oncology/Medical ICU (L9) has 31 beds, and sees patients aged 14 and older with medical or oncologic conditions.

  • The 12-bed MICU-E is a Medical ICU that treats patients aged 13 and older, many of whom are chronically ventilated

  • The 26-bed Liver ICU and HDU (L10) has 26 beds, and sees patients aged 14 and older, who are either liver donor or recipient patients, or who are medical/surgical oncology patients.

1,500 patients (age 14 and up) are admitted annually. Approximately 65% of patients are surgical cases.

Nurse to patient ratio: 1 : 1 or 2


  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing (online/distance education programs cannot be considered)
  • Current nursing (RN) license
  • Must have a minimum of two years current experience as an RN in ICU in a tertiary-care hospital


  • 12-month renewable contracts
  • Tax-free income
  • Single-status contract
  • Accommodations provided
  • Return airfare
  • Medical coverage
  • More than 7 calendar weeks of vacation
Interested in working in the USA?: We have positions in the USA for RNs educated in the Philippines and in other countries.

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King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, with 1,100+ 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.


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 approximately 34 million (2020 est.; 62% Saudis, 38% 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