Working in Hail Saudi Arabia - page 2

Hi everyone, I am an RN with 6 years ER/cardiac experience. On a whim one day I applied for a job with an agency that hires nurses for Saudi Arabia hospitals, specifically, the city of Hail. ( I... Read More

  1. by   californianurse1974
    I also forgot to add that if you ever get tired of M/S, after working here for a year, you can cross train to another specialty. They will train you for any specialty, including all of the required classes (ACLS, EKG and arrthymia, PALS, fetal monitoring, vents, etc.)
    In the states its hard to get a position in another specialty without long term commitment and a lowered pay rate, especially if they have to train you.
  2. by   nephron19
    I have been in contact w/ HZ agency about a position at King Faisal hospital in Riyadh. I am seriously considering going for this. I am excited to hear that you can crosstrain different units...I have wanted to transition to SICU for a while, but it is difficult to do so at my current hospital (and I'm worried I'll get there and not like it).

    Californianurse, I am trying to PM you, but can't figure it out (I'm new to this website). What unit do you work on? Are you at king faisal hospital? thanks for all the info!

  3. by   californianurse1974
    Nephron don't worry, I can't even figure how to find threads I posted in or how to reply back to emails lol. Anyway, as far as choosing a city, Jeddah works better for me. I originally planned to go to Riyadh until I learned the housing is shared. They're pretty big apartments but I just don't do comfy cozy roommate. Both hospitals in both cities have the same name : King Faisal Research Hospital. I work in pediatric cardiology.
  4. by   gretden
    hi there,,, anyone who have tried working in Hail city saudi arabia?need your feed backs please about the place,,,tnx in advance:
  5. by   KimmieIvy
    California girl1974 are there any positions open at your hospital? I like having my own place too! RN 19 years, last 5 years in cath lab pre post area have some charge RN experience. The money sounds great and having the second week with only two days!!!! I want to sign up!! How is your day broken up for breaks? did you have a verbal examto pass when you got there in order to be lisenced?
  6. by   KimmieIvy
    Hello My Name is Kimerley, new to this site, I took a look at it back in Dec, haven't been back on until now. Anyways looking to find out info on King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh. I have accepted a position in their Cath Lab. I start April 12th. If any one has tips on what to expect and or how to pack for this incrediable journey, I am all ears.
  7. by   mveldma3
    Can you get hired directly into a specialty, or does everyone start M/S? I have 3 years ER experience and would feel pretty uncomfortable trying to go back to floor nursing. The money and travel experience sound amazing! Do you find other travelers like to go to visit other countries/vacation together, or do you travel alone?
  8. by   RN Zeke
    Think there is an age cut off. Be sure and see what that is if you are over the hill like some of us.
  9. by   Rohan8
    Are male nurses well received in Saudi? What positions are open to us there? I don't know alot about the Saudi culture but I have heard that there is some issue with men touching a woman or with a woman touching a man. Is this true? Does it apply to the hospital setting? THANK YOUUUUUUU!!!
  10. by   Bandar1983
    Hello, I think I am too late to reply but I wanted to help, I live here at Hail and if you still have question or need help just email me or reply here.
  11. by   qmuega
    i'll be working on hail later this year.. is the place strict? are the people there kind?
  12. by   elara
    HI I'm from UK and considering Saudi, can someone let me know about families and accommodation please. My partner hates his job so he would do anything!!! I have a 18 month little girl there is no way I can leave them behind!! Anyone know any agency's or how we go as a family?
    Thanks very much
  13. by   mistirdonat
    i just noticed that these places hire female nurses only. whats up with that?