Thoracic Surgeon Consultant - Saudi Arabia

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    Saudi Arabia

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    over 2 years ago

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Our client in Saudi Arabia is seeking a Consultant thoracic surgeon for a full-time role in their hospital in Jeddah.

Main Facts:

  • 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 FRCS, American Board of Thoracic Surgery or equivalent specialist qualification
  • Data Flow Report and / or Saudi License to practice required

The Position

The Department of Surgery is one of the best departments in the west of Saudi Arabia providing services in general surgery, orthopaedics, urology, vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. You will work as part of a team under the leadership of the Director of Surgery and will be supported by a team of junior medical staff.

The working week is 48 hours Sunday – Thursday and you are expected to manage in patients and out patients presenting to the hospital as well as provide consultation to medical and surgical colleagues and supervision and education of junior medical staff.

Employee Benefits

  • 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

The Hospital

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.

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.


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