Our client in Saudi Arabia is seeking a Consultant Anaesthetist with interest in Pain Management for a full-time role in their hospital in Jeddah. If successful in this application, you would participate in the full spectrum of anaesthesia services provided by this hospital.
- Full time, role with 48 hour working week
- Public Sector hospital
- Secondary care hospital providing some tertiary services and holding JCI accreditation
- Full support from junior medical staff
- Clinical and educational duties
- Competitive package with benefits
- 40 days holiday per year plus study leave and public holidays
- Requirement for FRCA, American Board of Anaesthesia or equivalent specialist qualification
- Data Flow Report required before mobilisation
The Department of Anaesthesia provides a wide range of anaesthetic services for operating lists, invasive procedures and pain management. The theatre complex consists of eight operating theatres and a day surgical unit performing over 1000 cases per month. The disciplines accommodated are General surgery, Paediatric surgery, Neurosurgery, Vascular, Orthopaedics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Urology, Maxillo Facial and Dental, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Plastic and Bariatic surgery. Cardiothoracic anaesthesia is not required as full time anaesthetists manage this speciality.
The role combines clinical duties providing anaesthesia services to patients, consultation with colleagues and education and training of resident medical staff. The usual working week is 48 hours.
- Salary SAR 50-60K per month, tax free
- Family or single accommodation in secure compounds with the option of accommodation allowance instead
- Family healthcare cover
- Return flights
- Education allowance
- 40 days annual leave, 14 days study leave and public holidays
- Local transportation from accommodation to work provided
- Malpractice cover
- One year contract, renewable
This position is based at a 500+ bed hospital in the centre of the city of Jeddah. The hospital provides primary, secondary and selected tertiary care services and all programmes hold JCI accreditation from the USA and are actively enrolled in the JCI programme.
There is a family medicine department, 24/7 emergency department and full range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services, radiology, anaesthesia and pathology. It is renowned for its cardiac services and also provides neurosurgery, plastic surgery and orthopaedics in addition to general surgery.
The collegial relationships between departments are strong and consultation with other specialists is easy, either formally with multidisciplinary meetings or informally as required. There is an active CME programme and opportunities for clinical research.
Jeddah is the capital city of the Hijaz Region of Saudi Arabia and is the commercial capital of the country. Situated on the Red Sea, it is a major port city, the second busiest in the region after Dubai. It is also the gateway to Mecca and Medinah and is therefore an important city for religious pilgrims and business alike. It has a population of over 4 million and is one of the most cosmopolitan cities of the Arab world. Its proximity to the sea has permitted water sports and there are beach clubs, swimming clubs, sailing and surfing. Fish is the base of the cuisine.
There is an excellent choice of accommodation, schools (including many international schools) and recreational activities with the resorts of the Sinai just a short flight away.
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