Work in the Middle East

The outlook is sunny

A place full of sunshine and sand dunes may sound like a holiday, but what if you could live and work there all year round?

ID Medical is now working with clients across the Middle East to recruit specialist doctors and registered nurses. There are a huge range of vacancies available, so if you’ve been thinking about relocating abroad, now is the perfect time.

Our International team has extensive experience helping doctors work abroad. We offer support with everything from finding the right role to determining the appropriate visa to liaising with your new employer. We’re here to make the transition as smooth as possible.

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Incredible packages available

If you’re considering taking time out to practice abroad, the Middle East may be the perfect opportunity for you. Employment packages with hospitals in places like Riyadh, Dammam, and Dubai typically offer a full range of benefits like:

  • Accommodation
  • Excellent holiday allowances, sometimes including a flight home each year
  • Flights to and from the location when you move
  • Transport to and from work every day
  • Excellent educational support
  • Medical care

These benefits are in addition to a tax free salary at highly competitive rates. Plus, most hospitals offer state-of-the-art facilities.

Have a family? Most offers include accommodation and travel for your partner and children as well. Living in the Middle East also offers a unique lifestyle option. Travel to the Asia and Australia is well within reach, as are some of the world’s most interesting holiday destinations.

ID Medical has partnerships with several hospitals in the Middle East, offering a variety of choices. We are actively recruiting consultants for positions in both private and government-run hospitals. Interviews for these roles will take place in late October.

Private hospital

Located in the beautiful coastal city of Dammam, this private hospital offers the outstanding benefits and salary one would expect from working in the Middle East. Free furnished accommodation with sports and cultural facilities will be made available to you and your dependents, plus 40 days of paid annual leave. The hospital has 240 beds, a well-regarded cardiac unit, and a fantastic variety of outpatient and specialised clinics.

They are seeking doctors and nurses in the following specialties:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pedodontist
  • Periodontist
  • Prosthodontist 
  • General/laparoscopic surgery
  • Dermatology/Cosmetology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology (female only)
  • Uro Surgery
  • Endocrinologist
  • Ophthalmologist 
  • Orthopedic
  • Intensivist (ICU) 
  • Anesthesia
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery 

Government Hospital

This hospital is located in the vibrant capital city of Riyadh. With an offering that includes generous monthly housing and transportation allowances, this highly regarded teaching hospital is a known hub for excellent practice. There are plenty of opportunities for supporting the next generation through training residents and fellows. As the largest hospital in Saudi Arabia with 1,500 beds, it also offers an amazing breadth of patients. For those with an interest in trauma, the hospital has recently opened a trauma centre.

The hospital seeks experienced consultants and would be particularly interested in hearing from candidates in the following specialties:

  • Anaesthesia
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • ICU
  • Surgery – Bariatric, General, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Paediatric neurosurgery, trauma
  • Interventional radiology/neuroradiology
  • Neurology
  • Infectious diseases

Make the move to the Middle East

Does working in the Middle East sound like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Register your interest for more information today.

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