General Surgeon - Colorectal Surgeon

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    Physician, General Surgeon

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    Competitive package (tax free) with benefits

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    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    1 YEAR

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This is a great opportunity to work in a premier, internationally recognised, and accredited hospital in one of the best cities of the Middle East. You can expect a challenging and interesting clinical role as a colorectal surgeon, opportunities for research and an excellent CME programme for keeping up to date with current knowledge.

You will receive a generous tax-free package, one of the best in the Middle East, and live in a vibrant city with good international schools and travel and recreational facilities.

Key Facts:

  • Full time, role with 48 hour working week
  • Public Sector hospital
  • Tertiary care hospital, JCI accreditation
  • Full support from junior medical staff
  • Clinical and educational duties
  • Excellent CME and research opportunities
  • Competitive package with benefits
  • 30 days holiday per year plus study leave and public holidays
  • Requirement for FRCS, American Board of General Surgery or equivalent specialist qualification
  • Data Flow Report required before mobilisation


The Hospital

An internationally recognised tertiary care organisation with a long tradition of quality patient care located in Western Saudi Arabia. It holds numerous accreditations including the Joint Commission International Accreditation, American Academy of Continuous Medical Education, College of American Pathologists, American Association of Blood Banks, and Magnet.

With 500 beds, the hospital offers a wide range of medical services including general surgery, plastic surgery, oncology, transplant surgery, paediatrics, Ob-Gyn, neurology, cardiology, emergency medicine, pain clinic, anaesthesia, pathology and radiology.

The Department of Surgery is renowned for providing quality patient care and high standards of comprehensive surgical training, services, and original research.

The department comprises six units: orthopedics, plastic, urology, ENT, ophthalmology, and general surgery, including laparoscopic, transplant, breast, hepatobiliary, vascular, paediatric, colorectal, upper gastrointestinal, and endocrine surgery.

Each of these sections works in collaboration and harmony to provide integrated services to the community at large. The department provides continuous professional development and continuous education and training to its staff.


The Position

An experienced western trained and qualified general surgeon consultant with specialist training in colorectal and laparsocopic surgery is sought for this full-time position with one year renewable contract.

The successful candidate will join a team of consultant, specialist and resident general surgeons performing general and specialised surgery, managing in patients and out patient clinics.

Part of the duties include teaching and supervision of residents and opportunities for clinical research are available and encouraged.

The employment contract is for 12 months duration and is renewable. Remuneration includes salary paid in local currency, tax free and readily transferrable, starting from SAR 55K per month plus health care insurance, malpractice cover, accommodation, education allowance, 30 days annual leave public holidays and study leave, flights to home base and end of contract award.

In order to meet the eligibility criteria for this role, you must have:

  • Medical degree from WHO approved school
  • Residency in general surgery completed in western country
  • Board certification or Fellowship in general surgery (accepted qualifications include American Board of General Surgery, FRCSC, FRACS, FRCS / CCT, Facharzt and equivalents)
  • Fellowship or specialist training in colorectal surgery
  • Minimum post specialisation experience 3 years
  • Clean practice license in current jurisdiction
  • Fluent English communication


The Location

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.


If you are interested in this role please apply with a detailed CV not longer than 5 pages A log book will be required covering operative procedures for prior 2 years and two letters of reference. If you are interested in other similar roles, please register on our website and sign up for job alerts.


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