An exciting new role for an experienced obstetrician practising in the field of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) has arisen in a newly opened hospital in Al Khobar in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The Director of IVF will lead the Department of IVF in this first fully integrated digital health project with Digital Hospital system in the region.
The hospital has a capacity of 400 beds and 290 clinics in an area of 290.000 m2. It is working on applying a virtual healthcare system (Cyber Care) so as to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for multiple categories of patients depending on the remote healthcare (VCare) via advanced digital and technological systems. Digital Hospital system will enable patients to have an access to medical consultations at work or home around the clock via visual communication services. The hospital will include 100 beds for intensive care, 50 beds for emergencies, 16 birthing room, 2 equipped cardiac catheterization rooms, and 10 operation rooms.
The role is based in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology which has 16 delivery rooms and both in patient and out patient facilities. The major responsibilities of the role include clinical and administrative duties: the management of patients with infertility and the management of all patients participating in IVF programmes with supervison and leadership of the medical team, preparation of policies and protcols and service quality frameworks, continuing medical education and instruction of junior medical staff.
- medical degree from WHO approved school
- postgraduate residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with board certification
- fellowship in IVF
- experience minimum 5 years post board certification / specialist registration
- experience in a western hospital setting
- fluent English communication
- leadership skills
The city of Al Khobar is part of the eastern metropolitan area which includes Dharan and Dammam and has a population of over 4 million. It is located on the Arabian Gulf with a delightful Corniche and is connected via a causeway to the island of Bahrain.