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:

The King Fahad National Center for Children's Cancer Research in Riyadh (commonly referred to as the "Children's Cancer Centre" or "CCC") at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre is:

  • The largest dedicated pediatric cancer and blood disorders program in the Arabian Peninsula.
  • The largest pediatric stem cell transplant center in the region (it performed 114 stem cell transplants in 2006 alone).
  • The regional referral centre for complicated non-malignant hematological disorders.

The most commonly treated oncology/hematology disorders on this 20-bed pediatric hematology/oncology unit include:

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

Due to the predominance of pediatric oncology patients, the unit also provides acute care to this patient population. The most commonly treated oncology disorder includes:

  • 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


  • Associate's degree in Nursing, Bachelor'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 in Canada, the United States, the UK, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand

Only FEMALES candidates can be considered.


  • 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.

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