King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center - Jeddah

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


General Information

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Canter - Jeddah began in March 2000, due to the generous gift of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Fahad Bin Abdul Aziz. It was his wish to provide outstanding medical services to the people of the Western region. This luxurious tertiary care hospital is located in the prestigious Al-Rawdah district, only a few minutes away from the King Abdulaziz International airport.

The hospital serves thousands of people every year and strive to provide our patients with superior care and services that they deserve. In 2015, KFSH&RC – Jeddah performed 187 renal transplants, the highest number recorded across the country.

KFSH&RC – Jeddah has grown to becoming one of the leading Healthcare Providers in the Middle East. This year continues to be a really exciting time for KFSH&RC-J, one of unprecedented growth and change as the construction of our new Mega Project continues. The hospital is undergoing a significant expansion, with the construction and commissioning of a new medical city located north of Jeddah. Phase one of the new hospital is expected to open in 2017; with over 1,000 beds including 152 ICU beds and 30 operating rooms.


Quick Facts:

  • King Faisal Specialist Hospital - Jeddah (KFSH-J), a 470-bed tertiary specialist hospital, is one of three campuses of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (Gen.Org)
  • This facility was originally built as a private hospital in the 1990s; however, it was purchased by the Saudi government, and began offering services in March 2000. Following this, a Royal Order was issued in 2008 directing that the Jeddah hospital to amalgamate with the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center (Gen.Org.).
  • This amalgamation of both hospitals in Riyadh and Jeddah was considered a progressive step towards offering an internationally ranked tertiary health care facility to patients.
  • KFSH-J holds Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCI) status and Magnet status via the American ANCC.
  • KFSH-J is located in downtown Jeddah, a city of approximately 4 million, situated along the Red Sea.
  • Following the amalgamation of both branches the operational budget was enhanced to allow KFSH&RC (Gen.Org) expand and increase multiple departments, including:
    • Expansion of the radiology department (inclusion of ultra-sound, CT. scanning and ordinary x-ray imaging)
    • Increase in the capacity of out-patient clinics and Intensive Care Unit
    • Re-development of the cardiac surgeries by upgrading to digital technologies and advanced services
    • Audio-visual satellite broadcasting of cardiac surgeries to auditorium for educational purposes.
    • Launching of a new cardiac catheterization laboratory to support diagnostic & interventional cardiac surgeries & procedures.
    • Expanding the renal transplantation program as per the annual constant increase of renal transplanted patients per year. This, also, applies to bone marrow transplantation cases.
    • Expanding space allocation of EMS triaging area and establishing evening clinics assigned for patients on level 4 & 5, commencing from 5.00 pm to midnight.
    • Launching a new staff health clinic in the family medicine department with 14,096 patients being consulted each year (staff members and their dependents).

Protocol Program:

The Protocol Program aims to provide Outpatient care for distinguished guests. Selected nursing and paramedical personnel are staffed on a full time basis. It has a tracking system for Pharmacy, Phlebotomy, X-ray and other services.

Patient Relations Program:

KFSH&RC adopted the new concept of unifying all the services that a patient may need under the umbrella of the Patient Relations Program. This program consists of Social Service, Patient Relations, Admission and Pre-registration, Eligibility, Medical coordination, Medical Records and Home Health Care.

Community Relations Program:

KFSH&RC unified the three departments of Media Affairs & Health Education, Public Relations and the Hospital Club under one department to ensure the best service to the public. The program aims to promote the services of KFSH&RC-Jeddah as the leading health services provider in the region; in order to benefit the community and raise health awareness.

Telemedicine program:

The Telemedicine program was established to support both national and international medical needs. Telemedicine Services is integrated into routine practice, where radiology and pathology images can be transmitted to other medical facilities. Services provide by Telemedicine include: Videoconferencing, Tele-pathology; Tele-radiology; Interactive Distance Learning Program, and Patient Education Seminars.

Computer and Hospital Information Center:

In order to provide the best patient care information support, the Computer and Hospital Information Center has established a hospital wide network infrastructure. This network is state of the art technology. The hospital recently signed a contract with Cerner Arabia for a Clinical Management Information System. The hospital is in the implementation stage of integrating its management information systems.

Total Quality Management:

KFSH&RC-Jeddah has adopted a Customer driven quality management philosophy. The Quality Management Department coordinates the efforts of quality and performance improvement in the organization. In a further effort to meet International Health care quality standards, the hospital has committed to the accreditation process through the Joint Commission for International Accreditation (JCIA). Quality Management is coordinating the efforts of KFSH to meet the 11 standards of care that the JCIA established for meeting quality health care.

HOBA:

HOBA was established to encourage KFSH&RC staff to share their knowledge and skill with colleagues in all the regions of the Kingdom, thereby ensuring that all patients distant from KFSH&RC still have access to more convenient and cost effective health care. HOBA also designs programs to train health professionals, and addresses health related issues.

Technical and Research Affairs:

KFSH&RC is an equal partner in the Center of Innovative Minimally Invasive Therapies (CIMIT). The CIMIT partnership includes 4 other world class centers of health care excellence, and develops the latest technology and methodologies to reduce the physical trauma of surgery.

KFSH&RC is entitled to have its faculty/ staff participates in single or multi disciplinary research projects. KFSH&RC also has agreements for cooperation with elite universities and medical centers like John Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, Baylor University, Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Academic and Training Affairs manage the residency and internship programs. To enhance and support specialization, they coordinate and organize the training programs between KFSH&RC and the other partners in the community, such as the faculties of universities and governmental hospitals. Academic and Training Affairs also organizes local and international seminars and symposiums.


Medical Services

The Department of Medicine includes Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Renal Transplant Units, a Pulmonary Section, an Endoscopy Unit, Diabetes, Gastro-enterology and Infectious Disease.

Outpatient Clinics receive 1200 patients daily in the various clinics, which include General Surgery, Medicine, Pediatrics, Canada-Pharmacy, Ob & Gyne, Neurosciences and Oncology. 

The Oncology Department includes Adult and Pediatric Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Oncology.

The Neurosciences department provides world class clinical care to patients with difficult to diagnose and treat neurological disorders, such as sleeping disorders. The department includes Neurosurgery, Clinical Neuropsychology, Psychiatry and Clinical Pathology. In addition, due to the spread of epilepsy in the Kingdom, the Neurosciences department initiated a complete treatment program for Epilepsy that is accredited by the International Office of Epilepsy, which is linked to the World Health Organization.

KFSH&RC-Jeddah is an important referral center for high risk adult and congenital heart procedures, such as Atherectomy, stinting of coronary Angioplasty, balloon dilations of Stenosed Valves and Coarctation of the Aorta. Surgery includes ENT, Ophthalmology, Urology, General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, and the Day Surgery Unit.

Pediatrics provides specialized medical services in addition to general pediatrics. Pediatric Specialties include: Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Renal Transplant, Rheumatology, Metabolic Diseases, Allergy and Immunity Diseases.

The Ophthalmology section has two well equipped clinics. It contains a contact lens fitting room, A&B Ultra sound, Argon Laser and Yag Laser, Fundus Photography Camera, Visual Field, and Ximer Laser suites. It also encompasses an Operating Room for minor cases, and a fully equipped Operating Room for major operations.

Dentistry provides comprehensive dental services. It offers high quality care, encompassing Pedodentices, Crainofacialsurgery, Prosthodentist, Orthodontics, Dental laboratory and Recovery Room.

The Department of Pathology and the medical laboratory offer an extensive range of advanced diagnostic clinical services, using the latest technology. It is pursing accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).

Radiology includes the following modalities: MRI and CT; Nuclear Medicine; Ultra Sound, Angiography, Fluoroscopy, and General Radiology. Radiology also performs diagnostic, therapeutic and invasive procedures, including ultra sound and CT guided biopsy.

The Intensive Care Unit is a state of the art facility. It is the largest ICU Department in the Kingdom. It occupies the second floor with a capacity of 54 beds, including 16 beds for Surgical & Medical, 8 Cardiac Surgery beds, 8 ICU beds, 8 Coronary Care beds, and 14 beds for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The Department of Emergency Services consists of 22 beds, 10 patient examination rooms, two critical rooms, and 4 pediatric beds. It also has a Plaster Room, ENT, Ophthalmology, OB & Gyne, and Operating Room for minor procedures and a VIP section.

There are more than 800 nurses from over 15 countries in the nursing department at KFSH&RC-Jeddah. The Nursing Department is a mosaic of excellence, education and experience blended with culture, competence and caring. Most of the nurse in the Outpatient Department are bilingual, to ensure effective communication with patients. The Nursing Department embraces total quality management philosophy in all services. One of the objectives of the Nursing Department is to develop a strong continuous education program for all nurses. Collaboration with community partners, such as King Abdul Azizz University is a major focus of Nursing Affairs.


  • Clinical Instructor - Nursing Development & SaudiazationSupports the provision of safe, patient and family focused quality care. Provides comprehensive clinically focused staff orientation and professional development within area(s) of specialization utilizing the professional practice model. Supports the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs strategic Goals.Read MoreApply Now
  • Clinical Nurse Coordinator - Wound & Ostomy CareContributes to the provision of safe, patient and family focused quality care. In collaboration medical and nursing staff, is responsible for accountable for the assessment, planning and implementation and evaluation of care to specific patient populations. Functions as a specialist nurse to provide support and education to staff and patients in the specific specialty areas. Contributes to the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs Strategic Goals.Read MoreApply Now
  • Consultant - NICU Responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases and conditions, as well as the provision of medical care in the field of Neonatal Intensive Care, in accordance with current medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations and the hospital\'s policies and procedures.Read MoreApply Now
  • Consultant - Pediatric CardiologistResponsible for the diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases and conditions, as well as the provision of medical care in the field of Pediatric Cardiology, in accordance with current medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations and the hospital\'s policies and procedures.Read MoreApply Now
  • Consultant - Pediatric GastroenterologyResponsible for the diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases and conditions, as well as the provision of medical care in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology, in accordance with current medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations and the hospital\'s policies and procedures.Read MoreApply Now
  • Consultant - Pediatric Hematology / OncologyResponsible for the diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases and conditions as well as the provision of medical care in the field of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, in accordance with current medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations and the hospital’s policies and procedures.Read MoreApply Now
  • Consultant - Pediatric PulmonologyResponsible for the diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases and conditions, as well as the provision of medical care in the field of Pediatric Pulmonology, in accordance with current medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations and the hospital\'s policies and procedures.Read MoreApply Now
  • Consultant - PICUPerform clinical duties in the PICU. Should be skillful in ICU procedures like insertion of arterial lines, central venous line, and airway management etc.Read MoreApply Now
  • Consultant - Transplant and Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic SurgeryTo provide high quality, patient centered surgical interventions, consultations and management to recipients and donors in the area of liver and small bowel transplantation and hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery.Read MoreApply Now
  • Consultant Adult CardiologyResponsible for the diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases and conditions, as well as the provision of medical care in the field of Adult Cardiology, in accordance with current medical staff, bylaws, rules and regulations and the hospital’s policies and proceduresRead MoreApply Now
  • Consultant Emergency MedicineResponsible for the evaluation and management of adult patients particularly in the field of Emergency MedicineRead MoreApply Now
  • Consultant Pediatric Emergency MedicineResponsible for the evaluation and management of pediatric patients particularly in the field of Emergency MedicineRead MoreApply Now
  • Consultant Pediatric IntensivistResponsible for the diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases and conditions, as well as the provision of medical care in the field of Pediatric Intensive Care, in accordance with the current medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations and the hospital’s policies and procedures.Read MoreApply Now
  • Consultant- Pediatric Infectious DiseasesResponsible for the diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases and conditions, mainly those caused or related to infectious diseases, as well as the provision of medical care in the area of pediatric infectious diseases, in accordance with current medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations and the hospital’s policies and procedures.Read MoreApply Now
  • Deputy Executive Director Nursing Affairs The DEDNA is responsible for overseeing the operational management of all clinical programs within Nursing Affairs; as well as providing direct leadership to selected programs and initiatives. Nursing Operations includes three divisions under the leadership of Program Directors: General Services, Specialty Services and Ambulatory Services; as well as clinical support roles (Nursing Supervisors, Nursing Informatics, and Product Coordination). Responsible for strategic and operational planning, budget development and monitoring, manpower planning, personnel management and recruitment, achievement of clinical quality outcome indicators, patient satisfaction and a positive work environment. A total of 26 nursing units and over 1,000 nursing staff report within Nursing OperationsRead MoreApply Now
  • Head Nurse - Operating RoomLeads and demonstrates the provision of safe, patient and family focused quality care. Responsible for 24-hour management of assigned nursing unit. Assesses plans, directs, implements and evaluates patient care to comply with established standards in accordance with the American nurses Association, Nursing Administration Scope & Standards of practice and performance and JCIA. Communicates effectively both inter and inter-departmentally. Strives for excellence on unit and promotes excellent team working and interdisciplinary relationships. Leads and demonstrates the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs strategic goals.Read MoreApply Now
  • Head Nurse - Pediatric WardLeads and demonstrates the provision of safe, patient and family focused quality care. Responsible for 24-hour management of assigned nursing unit. Assesses plans, directs, implements and evaluates patient care to comply with established standards in accordance with the American nurses Association, Nursing Administration Scope & Standards of practice and performance and JCIA. Communicates effectively both inter and interdepartmentally. Strives for excellence on unit and promotes excellent team working and interdisciplinary relationships. Leads and demonstrates the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs strategic goals.Read MoreApply Now
  • Nurse Clinician - Recovery RoomSupports the provision of safe, patient and family focused quality care. Provides comprehensive clinically focused staff orientation and professional development within area(s) of specialization utilizing the professional practice model. Supports the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs strategic goals. Leads nursing practice development and quality initiatives in assigned area.Read MoreApply Now
  • Program Director - Nursing Practice, Quality & ResearchProvides leadership to assigned areas and programs within Nursing Affairs. Serves on the Executive Team and utilizes the performance improvement framework in planning, design, monitoring and evaluating patient care and is accountable for operational outcomes. The Program Director of NPQR is responsible to lead and coordinate the provision of safe patient and family focused care by using guidelines, standards and resources to support an evidence based delivery system that produces quality patient care with optimal patient outcomes in accordance with the ANA Nursing Administrations’ scope and standards of practice. It is important to be able to Identify, recommend, facilitate and evaluate opportunities to improve patient care and work processes based on statistical data, accreditation requirements, and risk assessments and or evidence based practice.Read MoreApply Now
  • Program Director - Specialty ServicesSpecialty Services includes Adults and Pediatrics across the sub-specialties of Cardiac Surgery ICU, Medical/Surgical ICU, Pediatric ICU, L & D, OB GYN, Pediatric Unit, CVT/Cardo unit, Neonatal ICU, Surgical ICU, ART clinics and Renal Transplant Unit Leads and coordinates the provision of safe patient and family focused quality care in accordance with the ANA Nursing Administration scope and standards of practice. Is accountable and responsible for the provision of professional leadership in the development, implementation and monitoring of strategies that deliver high quality family centered patient care and ensures collaborative working practices at executive level Read MoreApply Now
  • Senior Consultant Medical OncologyPrincipal duties and responsibilities are categorized into patient care, education, research and administration.Read MoreApply Now
  • Staff Nurse - Adult OncologyProvides safe patient and family focused quality care utilizing the nursing process. Demonstrates leadership competencies while in charge or acting as shift resource/team leader. Contributes to the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs strategic goals.Read MoreApply Now
  • Staff Nurse - DEM (Emergency Room)Provides safe patient and family focused quality care utilizing the nursing process. Demonstrates leadership competencies while in charge or acting as shift resource/team leader. Contributes to the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs strategic goals.Read MoreApply Now
  • Staff Nurse - L & D (Labour and Delivery)Provides safe patient and family focused quality care utilizing the nursing process. Demonstrates leadership competencies while in charge or acting as shift resource/team leader. Contributes to the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs strategic goals.Read MoreApply Now
  • Staff Nurse - NeurologyProvides safe patient and family focused quality care utilizing the nursing process. Demonstrates leadership competencies while in charge or acting as shift resource/team leader. Contributes to the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs strategic goals.Read MoreApply Now
  • Staff Nurse - NICUProvides safe patient and family focused quality care utilizing the nursing process. Demonstrates leadership competencies while in charge or acting as shift resource/team leader. Contributes to the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs strategic goals.Read MoreApply Now
  • Staff Nurse - Operating RoomProvides safe patient and family focused quality care utilizing the nursing process. Demonstrates leadership competencies while in charge or acting as shift resource/team leader. Contributes to the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs strategic goals.Read MoreApply Now
  • Staff Nurse - Pediatric ICU (PICU)Provides safe patient and family focused quality care utilizing the nursing process. Demonstrates leadership competencies while in charge or acting as shift resource/team leader. Contributes to the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs strategic goals.Read MoreApply Now
  • Staff Nurse - Pediatric OncologyProvides safe patient and family focused quality care utilizing the nursing process. Demonstrates leadership competencies while in charge or acting as shift resource/team leader. Contributes to the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs strategic goals.Read MoreApply Now
  • Staff Nurse - Recovery RoomProvides safe patient and family focused quality care utilizing the nursing process. Demonstrates leadership competencies while in charge or acting as shift resource/team leader. Contributes to the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs strategic goals.Read MoreApply Now
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