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Consultant - Adult Emergency Medicine


Location :   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Openings :   3


The Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia provides emergency care 24-hours a day, seven days a week for over 40,000 patients annually. Consultant-level physicians who are board certified in either adult or pediatric emergency provide service for the Emergency Department. The Nursing personnel are specialized with specific critical care training. Areas of practice include: oncology, cardiology, transplant medicine, neurology, and genetic and metabolic diseases. This highly specialized critical care is unique in its ability to facilitate tertiary care for local and referred patients from the entire Kingdom.

The department has about 20 Consultant/Associates Emergency Medicine doctors on staff. Shifts are a minimum of double coverage, and many shifts (e.g. late morning to late evening shifts) have triple coverage. Permanent physicians work 16 eight-hour shifts per month, and overtime is available. Locum physicians work 18 eight-hour shifts per month.

According to 2005 data:

  • The Emergency Department has 25 treatment beds.
  • The Department of Emergency Medicine annual census for patients visits was 39,234 in 2005.
  • The DEM admission rate is 10-12% with approximately 20% requiring ICU or operating room time.
  • The daily census ranged from 66 to 123 patients in 2005.
  • Patient visits are made up of a majority of tertiary care cases, with 15% family health and 10% VIP patients. 66% were adult visits and 33% pediatric visits.
  • The medical staff are comprised of 14 Consultants and 5 Associate Consultants
  • The nursing staff are comprised of 48 Staff Nurses, Clinical Resource Nurse, Clinical Instructor, Head Nurse, 11 Patient Care Attendants and 13 Ward Clerks.

Prior to offering a permanent (1-2 years) contract, the hospital may invite doctors for a one-month locum. This provides an opportunity to visit the hospital, check out the department, and see Riyadh and Saudi Arabia. This gives you the time to decide if all your critical needs and desires such as geography, income potential, practice style, administrative agendas, and community profile line up with your long-term goals.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Must hold American Boards in Emergency Medicine, Canadian FRCPC in Emergency Medicine / Canadian CCFP-EM, and
  • A minimum of three years post-specialty certification experience in Emergency Medicine in North America.

Benefits Include:

  • Tax-Free income
  • Married-Status contract
  • Accommodations provided
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Education Allowance for eligible depenents
  • Free flights home
  • Generous vacations (54 days)

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