Specialist, Pediatric Surgery: Healing Little Hands and Hearts

Do you have a passion for caring for children and a desire to utilize your surgical skills to improve their lives? Are you intrigued by the unique challenges and rewards of pediatric surgery? If so, a Specialist position in Pediatric Surgery could be your perfect fit!

What is a Specialist, Pediatric Surgery?

Specialist Pediatric Surgeons play a vital role within the pediatric surgical team, assisting attending surgeons in providing high-quality surgical care to infants, children, and adolescents. This specialist position can be filled by various healthcare professionals depending on the specific facility, such as:

  • Physician Assistants (PAs) with Pediatric Surgery Specialization: Medical professionals qualified to perform a multitude of tasks under the supervision of a pediatric surgeon.
  • Nurse Practitioners (NPs) with Pediatric Surgical Experience: Advanced practice nurses with a strong foundation in pediatrics and additional experience in the surgical setting.
  • Surgical Residents: Physicians in training who are gaining experience under the guidance of attending pediatric surgeons.


  • Patient Care Support: Collaborate with the pediatric surgical team to develop and implement comprehensive treatment plans for young patients. This may involve:
    • Assisting with preoperative assessments and patient education.
    • Participating in surgical procedures under the supervision of the attending surgeon.
    • Providing postoperative care and monitoring patient recovery.
    • Addressing the emotional needs of young patients and their families.
  • Surgical Expertise: Develop surgical skills and knowledge base by assisting in a variety of pediatric surgical procedures, including those for congenital malformations, appendicitis, hernias, tumors, and trauma.
  • Communication and Advocacy: Effectively communicate with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals regarding surgical procedures and patient care.
  • Collaboration: Work effectively with pediatric surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other members of the surgical team to ensure seamless patient care.
  • Staying Current: Participate in continuing education opportunities to stay abreast of advancements in pediatric surgical techniques and best practices.

Essential Skills:

  • Degree or license in a relevant healthcare field (e.g., PA, NP, Medical Doctor resident) with a focus on pediatrics and potential additional training in pediatric surgery (depending on specific role).
  • Strong understanding of pediatric anatomy, physiology, and common surgical conditions affecting children.
  • Excellent surgical skills (for PAs and Residents) or a strong foundation for developing them.
  • Proficient in sterile technique and surgical instrument handling.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, both with children and their families.
  • Compassion, empathy, and a patient-centered approach.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and staying up-to-date in the field of pediatric surgery.


  • Make a Positive Impact on Young Lives: Contribute to the well-being of children by assisting in essential surgical procedures that improve their health and quality of life.
  • Dynamic and Rewarding Career Path: Be part of a challenging and ever-changing field where your skills and knowledge can make a significant difference.
  • Develop Specialized Expertise: Gain valuable experience and refine your surgical skills while working alongside experienced pediatric surgeons.
  • Continuous Learning and Growth: Stay engaged in a field that is constantly evolving with new research and advancements in pediatric surgical techniques.

If you are a passionate healthcare professional with a desire to support pediatric surgical care and a commitment to improving the lives of young patients, a Specialist position in Pediatric Surgery offers a rewarding opportunity to develop your skills and contribute to a collaborative healthcare team.



Monthly based


Riyadh , Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh , Saudi Arabia