King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center

General Information

Serving the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the surrounding region, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Specialist Centre’s main campus in Riyadh is an internationally recognized, JCI accredited hospital. First opened in 1975, its now houses 1,600 beds, has 28 Health Outreach Centers and is a national referral center for Oncology, Organ Transplantations, Cardiac Surgery, Genetic Diseases, and more. 

The facility has maintained the highest standards in specialized medical care in an integrated educational and research, with a systematic development strategy that adopts the best medical technologies and contributes towards improving diagnosis and treatment techniques. As a leading global academic medical center, KFSH&RC Riyadh focuses primarily on research in the field of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, transplant immunology, genetics, molecular diagnostics, and proteomics.

Hospital Location

This new site is located within ‘The Enlightened City’ (Madinah), outside of the Haram (Holy) Area, in the southwest part of the city. Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (Prophet’s Mosque) is a major Islamic pilgrimage site, which is a 30-minute drive Northeast from the facility.

Departments & Services

Medical Departments

  • Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine – Polyclinics
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Obstetrics – Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthotics – Prosthetics Services
  • Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Centres of Excellence

  • Heart Centre
  • The Oncology Centre (Adult)
  • Organ Transplant
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Neurosciences
  • Medical Genetics

Clinical Services

  • Nutrition Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Care Services

Employment Information

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  • Ranks #1 in the Middle East region
  • Ranks in Top 5% of Global Medical Centres in Annual Stem Cell Transplants 
  • Ranks in Top 10% of Distinct World Cardiac Centers 
  • Holds a total of 19 accreditations including Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCI) status and Magnet Status via the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) 
  • Recipient of 5 awards including: Global Health Exchange Award and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 
  • First health sector organization worldwide to receive accreditation for their emergency management program in disaster management in Riyadh
  • Working at this flagship hospital is a great opportunity to practice medicine as medicine is meant to be. A wide range of specialties and subspecialties
  • Working hours varies per department (average) 44 hours per week.
  • 5 days a week / The number of hours in a shift varies somewhat from department to department but generally does not exceed 10 hours
  • Saudi Arabia now enjoys a Sunday to Thursday work week, with Friday and Saturday its official weekend
  • Usually, the hospital will provide candidates a white outfit, but they are permitted to wear colorful shirts 
  • The trousers should always be white. 
  • Candidates need to bring their own shoes for work. They need to be light colored but not necessarily white.
  • Suitable furnished accommodation will be provided, or a housing allowance is normally paid
  • Employees who are receiving the housing allowance are paid a local transportation allowance to defray all or a portion of the expenses associated with personal transportation
  • Housing assignments are divided by single women, single men & family 
  • Housing for single women is located on site, single men is nearby. For family accommodation located both on and off site nearby  
  • Free fully furnished western-standard housing accommodation 
  • Free-to-air channels
  • Most complexes include amenities. like: Swimming pool, gym and etc.
  • The Amenities Center has the employee social club, restaurant and snack bar, gift shop, mini market, coffee shop, ice cream, donuts shop, electronic shop, souvenir shop, beauty shop & ladies’ boutique, car rental, Gym, basketball and tennis courts, children’s play area, and a swimming pool.
  • Tennis, Squash, Basketball and Volleyball Courts (in the pipeline – Badminton Courts)
  • Swimming Pool – heated in some of the housing units
  • State-of-the-art Gymnasium with personalized trainer, if required. Access to the gymnasium is through subscription to the access control system, so it is private.
  • Personalized Training Program for Tennis, Swimming, Zumba, Badminton, Taekwondo.
  • Fitness and wellness program like Upper & Lower Body Solution, Power House Pilates, Fusion, Yoga, etc.
  • Recreational visits to the Red Sand Dunes, Riyadh Tour, Edge of the World, Camel Souq (market), Overnight Camping, Horseback Riding and etc.
  • Organized trips through the Employee Social Club.
  • Annual Exhibitions & Bazaars.
  • Pilgrimages (for Muslims).
  • Community Halls available for hire to all Hospital employees for private functions
  • Al-Thomamah Park Tents for rental during the winter months October – April.
  • Contracts start with a two (2) years period and renewable thereafter annually by both party agreement (You can ask for a one-year contract, if it’s your preference)
  • Tax Free Income 
  • Sign-on Bonus for some difficult to find positions (Nurses and Allied Health Staff)
  • Fifty-four (54) calendar days per service year paid vacation
  • Medical Insurance coverage for all self and family (when offered Married Status Contract)
  • Mobilization ticket for self and family (when offered Married Status Contract)
  • Ticket to return to point of hire at the end of your contract
  • Annual ticket to point of hire (can use to other destinations) for self and family (when offered Married Status Contract)
  • Suitable housing provided, depending on position, married status, availability and etc, or housing allowance in lieu. 
  • Transportation to hospital site when living at hospital’s provided accommodation, or transportation allowance in lieu when living out of hospital’s accommodation.
  • One month pay at the end of each contract period served. First contract (24 months), you get paid 25 months. Thereafter, each 12 months contract you get paid 13 months.
  • End of service indemnity (as per country labor laws). Two weeks pay for each year completed in first 5 years of service with this hospital, then one month pay for each year served. To be collected when agreement terminated with the hospital 
  • Continues Medical Education for Physicians. Ten (10) Days every year to attend events (not taken out of vacation time) in addition to payment certain amount of money to assist cover events cost and tickets
  • Children’s education allowance (when offered Married Status Contract) to assist in offsetting cost for children’s schooling. It’s a set amount for up to 3 to 4 children (depending on grade) age between 5 to 18 years old, when living with parents in the country. If children living abroad and parents in KSA, they will receive also, education allowance
  • Contracts offered on Married Status for Physicians (can bring long spouse and up to 4 children under the age of 18 years). 
  • Contracts offered on Single Status for Nurses (can not bring along any family member)
  • Contracts offered on Single Status or Married Status for Allied Health staff, depending on grade

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