JEDDAH — MEDEXPO Saudi Arabia, the international healthcare exhibition and forum in the Kingdom, dedicated a special pavilion for recruitment in healthcare sector with the aim to boost Saudization.
The recruitment pavilion hosted 15 hospitals and healthcare centers supported by Jeddah Healthcare Affairs, Labor Office and Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) offering Saudis jobs in the healthcare sector.
Representatives from hospitals and healthcare centers were there for 12 hours from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday ready to receive job seekers.
“International Medical Centre (IMC) offered 15 job titles with 200 vacancies in different departments specially administrative jobs,” Samiha Al Sulaimani, recruitment specialist at IMC.
Other healthcare centers to offer jobs in various departments were International Renal Care Centre, Erfan hospital, New Jeddah Clinic Hospital, Maghrabi Centers and Hospitals, Saudi German Hospitals, Al Shifa and Belghosoon Polyclinics, Al Sulaimani Polyclinic, Al Sehly Polyclinc, Saba Medical polyclinics among others.
The jobs offered were for both females and males who have high school certificate and good command of English; some jobs require B.SC graduates or specialists such as physicians and pharmacists.
“To facilitate the process and encourage youths, we welcome Saudis who have applied and are still awaiting for permanent jobs in governmental sector,” Faiz Al Hijji, director of Human Resources in International Renal Care Center.
On the other hand, MEDEXPO offered excellent networking opportunities for medical professionals and hosted valuable workshops on major topics in healthcare sector.
The first day of the workshop was on “Building Center of Excellence for Biomedical Engineering” and director of medical institute Dr. Iyad Malkawi and Quality Officer Eng Khaled Sakhr, GE Health Care, spoke on the topic.
The second workshop was titled “National and International Accreditation of Biomedical Engineering Department” and Dr. Ibrahim Andijani, Biomedical Engineering, Riyadh Military Hospital, and Eng S. Ramnath, Consultant, ECRI International in Dubai shed light on the topic.
The third workshop was on “Quality Assurance in Radiology Department” and speaking on the topic were assistant professors of Medical Physics from King Abdulaziz University Dr. Sarah Hagi,Dr. Mawyah khafaji and Dr. Khalid Alsafe.
MEDEXPO, which ran from April 6 - 8, had over 200 exhibitors from 27 countries with more than 50 percent participation from international companies featuring medical products and services.