The National Guard Hospitals offer fantastic opportunities for those seeking work in the KSA. Covering 4 locations in Saudi Arabia
The National Guard are large employers of Western expatriate Health Staff with high numbers of Australia, NZ, UK, USA, Canadian and Sth Africans working at their sites. Applicants have the choice to specify a location of interest to them from the 4 above. All sites are large hospital campuses with the latest in medical technology and state of the art residential compounds.
National Guard also offer excellent salaries for Charge and Specialist nurses and paramedical staff. Opportunities for Registered Nurses to work extra overtime to complement their existing tax free salary are also possible especially in Riyadh.
They are also one of the few sites in the Gulf region to offer one year contracts to staff.
King Abdulaziz Medical City-Jeddah
King Khalid National Guard Hospital in Jeddah was founded in July 1982,and since then we have strived to preserve excellence in quality of patient care. It is now transformed to be part of King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC)-Jeddah. In the year 2001, we had admitted a total of 15,928 patients to our total inpatient bed capacity of 344 beds at KAMC-Jeddah. Our outpatient visits has increased dramatically from 104,209 in the year 2000 to be 13,318 in2001. During the last Fiscal Year of 2001-2002 we had a total annual admission of 18,695 and annual deliveries of 2,936. Our active bed number is 319 while we have a bed capacity of 344. Our Pharmacy prescriptions were 71,060.
Other paediatric and adult services provided for the catchment population are: Medical
and Surgical wards; Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Labour & Delivery; Gynaecology Oncology; Antenatal and Post Partum wards); Intensive Care Unit (ICU); Coronary Care Unit (CCU); Perinatology & Neonatology; Emergency Room; Operating Rooms´ Ophthalmology and VIP wards.
KAMC-Jeddah also includes the King Abdulaziz Oncology Centre KAOMC-Jeddah which is the primary oncology research and treatment centre.
King Khalid National Guard Hospital was commissioned in 1982. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince who demand the highest standards of health care has made this magnificent facility possible. The hospital was officially opened on 31 May 1983 by the two driving forces behind the founding, King Fahad Ibn Abdulaziz and King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
The main hospital is a very spacious floor structure. Trimmed with marble and terrazzo, the hospital has a cool and quiet atmosphere
To enhance the tranquil surroundings, the central point of the hospital is a large garden patio with a fountain. To break away from the usual hospital atmosphere, patients can recuperate in garden courtyards directly accessed from their rooms. Other shared rooms, which do not have access into the courtyard, are still able to view the oasis of greenery, and flowers are changed periodically to reflect the season.
When entering the hospital the most prominent feature sighted is the mosque, with a gilded dome glistening in the sunlight. Surrounded by lush trees and gardens and maintained by a high sophisticated irrigation system.
In keeping with the environmental movement of the Kingdom, the King Khalid Project is proud of the recycling programs, which are in place. All the water for irrigation is recycled and paper and x-ray recycling programs are active.
At King Abdulaziz Medical City, our mission is to provide state-of-the art practice of medical care services for the Saudi Arabian population in the Western Region.
To cure, to heal, to palliate our patients, to promote and advance understanding of prevention amongst our population, to initiate, interact and indulge in the Medical
bases practice amongst institutional, local, regional, national and international collegial community
King Abdulaziz Medical City-Riyadh
King Fahad National Guard Hospital in Riyadh commenced its operations in May 1983. Since then, it has continued expanding, while providing services for a rapidly growing patient population in all of its catchments areas. Today, King Fahad National Guard Hospital has evolved to be part of the King Abdulaziz Medical City with many other prominent medical centres. King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, since it was announced in February 2001, has established itself as a centre of excellence. In 2002, KAMC-Riyadh increased its bed capacity to 691 beds, with a 25 potential operational
beds in Ward 19, while having a total number of phantom beds of 132.TheEmergency Care Centre continues to be the best trauma care centre in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is ranked as the fourth centre outside the United States, to provide the program of PHTLS (Pre-Hospital Trauma And Life Support Program).
Ambulatory Care Services & Primary Health Care Services provide preventive services including health education & behavioural modification to adopt healthy lifestyles. Surgical and Critical Units include an outstanding Burn Unit, Surgical ICU, Endoscopy Unit, Operating Rooms, and Neuro-Surgical and Surgical Units. The Long-Term Care Rehabilitation Centre was also opened. Home Health Care Services were also expanded. The concept of the hospital-based service of Home Health Care, has been in place in other international Health Centres, for decades. However, the concept has been introduced on a limited basis, to serve as palliative care and pain control, at home services.
Because we believe faithfully in solidarity and sustainability, international consultants in the field of Healthcare Quality were actively involved in a needs assessment plan to launch our Total Quality Assurance and Improvement Program, through which each member of NGHA is committed to the highest standards.NGHA is successful in providing the lowest mortality and morbidity rates among the patient population despite the fact that the Emergency Care Centre continues to be the Level I trauma centre for the Kingdom.
Successfully, NGHA managed to found the College of Nursing and Allied Medical Sciences at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh where there are over 125 Saudi females enrolled in their Bachelor of Nursing Programs.
As NGHA is leading the evolution of healthcare systems, it has the privilege of operating the Misys Healthcare Systems (Per-Se’) Clinical Informatics System that will mainstream and standardize all the medical records documentation, and expedite processing requests to minimize the amount of paper wasted, through a virtual knowledge system. Indirectly it will also reduce the patient’s length of stay
Imam Abdul Rahman Al-Faisal Hospital
It is another gift of the National Guard to its personnel and citizens in the Eastern Region. The Hospital is 100-bed capacity, consisting of two levels at an area of 12,000 sq. m. It includes Outpatients Clinics, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Radiology, ER, Kitchen and Restaurant that accommodates 164 persons, Administrative Building and a Mosque in the Ground Floor, and Male Ward, Female Ward, Paediatrics Ward, Main Operating Room, Day-Surgery Operating Room, Delivery Ward, ICU and VIP Ward in the First Floor. The Services Building in the ground floor includes A/C equipment, services/maintenance workshops, sterilization, laundry and Mosque. Family and Nurses housing includes a 2-bedroom apartment building, two for nurses to accommodate 387 nurses and outdoor play fields. There is also Single Housing to accommodate 90 individuals, technical labourers housing and offices for maintenance contractors. General Services include gates fences, public services network, landscaping, asphalting and paving and other outdoor lighting.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud gave directions to found this hospital and have it named after King Abdulaziz, the Arabian Peninsula unifier. Project construction began in 1995 and was completed May/June 2002.
The Hospital is 100-bed capacity, consisting of two levels at an area of 12,000 sq. m. It includes Outpatients Clinics, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Radiology, ER, Kitchen and Restaurant that accommodates 164 persons, Administrative Building and a Mosque in the Ground Floor, and Male Ward, Female Ward, Paediatrics Ward, Main Operating Room, Day-Surgery Operating Room, Delivery Ward, ICU and VIP Ward in the First Floor. The Services Building in the ground floor includes A/C equipment, services/maintenance workshops, sterilization, laundry and Mosque. Family and Nurses housing includes a 2-bedroom apartment building, two for nurses to accommodate 387 nurses and outdoor play fields. Single Housing to accommodate 90 individuals, technical labourers housing and offices for maintenance contractors. General Services include gates fences, public services network, landscaping, asphalting and paving and other outdoor lighting.
King Abdulaziz National Guard Hospital is dedicated to delivering services of the highest international standard. This constantly expanding facility, equipped with state-of-art technology, is staffed by professionals from Saudi Arabia and from 52 other nations of the world. Equally important to our mission are the components of Preventative Medicine, Health Education, Health Research and Continuous Quality Improvement
National Guard Health Care Service
The Saudi Arabian National Guard Care Service is now widespread facility. The King Fahad Hospital located in Riyadh, King Khalid Hospital in Jeddah, both work in close cooperation with their new sister hospital, King Abdulaziz Hospital in Al Dammam and Al Ahsa. To complement these tertiary institutions, there are a number of primary Health Care Clinics located throughout the Kingdom
Should you wish to apply to this site please contact us for a National Guard Application Form as well as Skills Checklist for Registered Nurses