Consultant, Pediatric Radiology (Relocation)
Professional Connections (Profco) - Toronto, ON

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The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre is a 936-bed tertiary care facility. It will expand to 1300 beds by 2014

Some quotes from King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centres significant achievements most recent publication.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre is the " Diamond of Healthcare in Saudi Arabia"

One of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre's signature service is in the area of transplants, performing on average, three transplants every 48 hours. Latest figures are published for 2010. 312 Bone Marrow transplants were carried out and this held King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre's position among the eop ranking institutions internationally with respect to the number of paediatric bone marrow transplants. The total number of transplants conducted in 2010 was 529 which included 145 kidney, 46 Liver, 19 Heart and 7 Lung transplants.

During the first quarter of 2011 there were 71 BMT a 43% increase from 2010, 48 Kidney (33% increase from 2010) and 4 Lung transplants.

KFSH & RC treats approximately 30% of cancer patients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as 70% of Paediatric cases.

KFSH & RC is ranked among the top three (3) centres in the world by the number of cases; as it relates to Medical genetics

In the area of Neurosciences, they have established comphrensive Epiplepsy programme.

KFSH & RC is also at the forefront of interventional radiology.

IT has successfully implemented the second phase of the Comphrensive Patient Informatics System which includes OR; Pharmacy, Emergency Room,Mammography, and Medical Records.


Technological advancement:

Surginet and Cerenet documentation systems implemented hospital wide

Implemented Cerner phase 11 - First module in The Emergency Services Department

Implementation of of ANSOS One Staff Scheduling System

Introduction of Brain Lab ( Neuro Tumor tracking device) in the operating room.

Quality Outcome

Nursing Quality indicators are measured quarterly comparing their results with an international benchmark with a National database for Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQ1). Results above the median line have been achieved for most of the units for Falls and Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers.

Evidence based practise projects included: decrease infections/rashes in all neonatal and paediatric patients. Neonatal conjuctivitis and diaper dermatitis

Increased utilisation of best practise findings at nursing unit level.

Clinical research projects initated to improve patient outcomes

The use of best available evidence to guide practise changes has been a focus hospital wide

Implementation of Shared Governance structure throughout Nursing Affairs with continued development of unit councils in all nursing units and strengthening of divisional and central council's functioning.

Magnet hospital accreditation due to be assessed.

Daisy award

Patient Care

There are 18 Medical Departments, each with its own Chairman. The names of these departments are set out in the accompanying Organizational Structure.


The Hospital and Research Centre has a total staff of 6,946, comprising 63 different nationalities.

The Medical Staff

including Saudi Residents and Fellows, totals 703, 46% of whom are expatriates (including 16% U.S./Canadian and 11% European) and 54% of whom are Saudis.

The Medical Staff consists of the following categories :

The Nursing Staff

Totals 1,942 and 18% from Canada and 11% from the United States. The other Nursing staff are from the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and other countries. Nursing Affairs includes the following departments:

Critical Care Nursing, Maternal Child

Nursing, Surgical Nursing, Oncology/

Medical Nursing, Infection Control,

Ambulatory Care Nursing, Nursing

Systems, Nursing Recruitment, Products

Coordination, I.V. Therapy, Discharge

Planning, Quality Improvement and Nursing Education & Research.

Clinical Services Staff

1,235 employees

Some statistics

Average daily inpatient census 552

Average bed occupancy rate 88%

Average length of bed stay 9.0 days

Total number of operating cases per year 8,981

Average number of operating cases per workday 36

Average annual open-heart surgeries 1,120

Average annual cardiac catheterization 2,920

Average annual renal transplants 44

Average annual bone marrow transplants 96

Total number of deliveries per year 1,357 - High risk deliveries 40% - Normal deliveries 60%

Total radiological examinations per year 185,823

Total laboratory tests per year (clinical and anatomical) 5,759,526

Average Outpatient encounters per year (excluding Emergency Room visits) 516,875

Average Emergency Room encounters per calendar day 124

Consultants 389

Associate Consultants 14

Assistants 97

Clinical Assistants 3

Fellows 101

Residents 88


The Health Sciences Library

is one of the most comprehensive and modern medical libraries in the region. It has 620 active subscription journals and over 23,000 medical books. In addition, linkage is available to various world libraries through the Internet and other

Information Technology Affairs

Subsequent to many years of searching and preparation a contract was signed in May 2000 for the implementation of the Cerner Health Network Architecture Millennium product. The implementation of the Integrated Clinical Information System (ICIS) will be a two year plus project and the ICIS will improve communication and information sharing, create improved operational efficiencies and improve patient safety. This system will introduce the Computer-based Patient Record (CPR), paving the way for a paperless chart in the future. The CPR, a longitudinal record of the patient's medical history, will provide more complete information and ease accessibility to that information that will increase continuity of care, and improve efficiency through the process of patient care.

The ICIS will improve the quality of care patients receive, reduce the cost of patient care and improve the utilization of resources, making available comprehensive data for analysis and research.

Responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases and conditions, as well as the
provision of medical care in the field of Pediatric Imaging, in accordance with current medical staff
bylaws, rules and regulations and the hospital's policies and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

Clinical Responsibilities
Provides high quality diagnosis and treatment to pediatric patients using radiological techniques at the
administrative direction of the Chairman of Medical Imaging Services. Diagnosis and treatment include
conducting radiological procedures like CT, MRI, Ultrasound and angiography, X-Rays, Mammography and Nuclear Medicine procedures.
Oversees and conducts all Radiological tests and procedures conducted by technologists/assistant physicians within the department for all other departments across the Medical and Clinical Affairs division / patients.
Generates timely and highly accurate reports for all radiological tests / procedures conducted within
the department.

Communicates with clinicians and participates in their rounds and conferences.
Assists the patient's primary physician to select the appropriate diagnostic procedure and assists
physicians/surgeons before or during surgical procedures.
Ensures high levels of patient safety against all kinds of adverse effects from X-rays, MRI, or Nuclear Medicine procedures.
Ensures all department staff protects themselves against effects of X Rays, MRI, or Nuclear medicine procedures as per the employee safety policies of the hospital.
Performs the specialized imaging of fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults taking into account the dynamics of a growing body, from pre-term infants to large adolescents, where the organs follow growth patterns and phases.
Creates an environment where children to be radiographed are comfortable.
Gains the child's trust in order to gain their cooperation. Keeps the child still for their imaging test, an especially difficult task for children in pain. In some extreme cases (such as MRI and CT), may be necessary for him/her to sedate the child.

Academic Responsibilities
Directs and advices junior staff on patient management, especially in the field of Pediatric Imaging.
Guides and actively participates in the training and teaching of Residents, Fellows, Assistant
Consultants and junior staff.

Keeps abreast with all the latest techniques and developments, especially in the field of Pediatric
Imaging, following and implementing them on a selective basis to improve technical standards.
Actively participates in the educational activities and training programs of the department.
Participates in national and international medical conferences.
Research Responsibilities
Participates in clinical, basic and translational research projects and publishes papers in accordance
with Research Advisory Council Policy in order to advance knowledge, improve the quality of post
graduate education and contribute to the national and international recognition of KFSH&RC.

Administrative Responsibilities
Undertakes the administrative duties assigned by Head of Section or Chairman of the department.
Participates in all mandatory departmental activities and serves on departmental and hospital
committees, as required.
Assists the department in the development and implementation of techniques and practices that help
maximize the utilization of all resources within the department and across the hospital.
Abides by the current hospital and medical staff bylaws, all relevant rules, regulations and policies and
keeps updated of any changes that might occur.
Performs any other related duties, as assigned.

The hospital will review your cv and application paperwork. If you are
found suitable and there is a vacancy a conditional provisional offer
of employment will be made.
Then we will have to work with you to prepare a full application file to
include references and verification of your qualifications and this file
is then reviewed by a credentialing committee at the hospital. Then a
offer of employment to come to work at the hospital for one month is
issued. The locum will be for a minimum of one month at the time they need cover and that suits you. This gives them an opportunity to assess you and for you to decide if offered a permanent post if the organization and post suits you.

The locum is single status.

For the permanent post you would then return home, negotiate your offer and again your file needs to be credentialled for the perm post.
Following approval it will take two months to obtain your visa and once
you work your notice period you would travel with your family.

Benefits include:

Family status contract (single status for locum)
Tax free salary
Relocation allowance about SR 3000
Business class tickets for you and eligible dependents (economy class for locum)
Education allowance for eligible dependents
Full medical care for you and dependents
54 days annual leave
Severance benefit- equivalent to 15 days for the first four years and
then one month for each year thereafter will be paid . This is paid upon final termination with the hospital
Year End Bonus - equivalent to one month basic salary is given at
completion of second year contract and every year thereafter.
Full furnished accommodation with free utilities will be provided based on availability (or a housing allowance and transportation allowance if no hospital accommodation is available,) (shared housing for locum)
Possibly one paid professional leave up to a maximum of nine days per service year will be granted to attend an accepted professional medical meeting. Allowance for Professional leave to Europe, Middle East, South Africa, or comparable distances will be SR 10,000 and North America, Australia and New Zealand, Japan or comparable distance will be SR 15,000. This allowance is to defray the airline and other transportation costs, registration fees, living expenses, and other costs associated with attending such meetings.


Qualifications, Certifications and Experience

Refer to the approved Credentialing guidelines

Experience Required
7 years of training in specialty or subspecialty plus post-training experience required.

Technical Competencies
All technical competencies required for the role are to be found within the clinical privileges documentation related to the clinical privileges granted to an individual practitioner by the Clinical
Privileges Committee.