***FILLED*** Medical Director, Pediatric Primary Care

Ochsner Hospital for Children
October 11, 2019
New Orleans, LA


Pediatric Search Partners is pleased to partner with Ochsner Hospital for Children, on a newly created leadership opening. We’re seeking a Medical Director, Pediatric Primary Care for the New Orleans Region to continue Ochsner’s growth and development of primary care pediatrics.

Ochsner Hospital for Children is the only children’s hospital in Louisiana to receive the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Children and is also the only children’s hospital in Louisiana or Mississippi to ever be ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Based on the campus of Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, you’ll find an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing team of more than 130 pediatric physicians and advanced specialty care in 30 pediatric specialties and subspecialties.

Responsibilities include continuing the development of a geographically broad network of pediatric primary care providers practicing at the highest possible quality standards on behalf of children throughout the Gulf South Region; and maintenance of solid relationships with the pediatric primary care community outside the Ochsner system, providing the support and communication they need in order for Ochsner Hospital for Children to function as the comprehensive system of care for their patients.

The ideal candidate will be a board certified Pediatrician with administrative experience who has successfully developed and/or overseen a multisite pediatric primary care practice. MBA, MHA or MMM degree is desirable. The Medical Director will report to the System Chair/AMD, Pediatrics and will lead a team of Pediatric Primary Care Site Directors and Physicians.

Ochsner Hospital for Children offers a level of pediatric care unmatched in Louisiana for everything from well-child check-ups and immunizations to cancer care and heart transplants. Ochsner Hospital for Children provides care to nearly 300 open heart pediatric cases per year, along with liver transplants, BMT, advanced spine surgery, craniofacial and other quaternary services.

Ochsner physicians care for over 80,000 children each year at 14 sites across Louisiana including a large, state-of-the-art dedicated pediatric ambulatory campus located at the main hospital campus. The primary care pediatric network throughout the region currently has more than 40 general pediatricians in addition to a large outside referral base and treats more than 55,000 unique pediatric patients annually.

Ochsner Hospital for Children includes:

  • 125-bed children’s hospital within a hospital
  • 54-bed Level IV Regional NICU, the highest level available in Louisiana
  • 14-bed Level I Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the highest level available
  • 12-bed state-of-the-art Pediatric CVICU, the only unit of its kind in the Gulf South dedicated to the care of children with cardiovascular and congenital heart defects
  • 46-bed Pediatric Acute Care

This nonprofit, academic, multi-specialty institution also has a combined pediatrics residency program with Tulane University Medical School. Medical students from Tulane and the University of Queensland/Ochsner Clinical School rotate through the division. Academic and research opportunities are available.

New Orleans exudes a character all its own and offers a lifestyle that no other U.S. city can match. It’s home to an unparalleled blend of cultures. World-class music, dining and shopping are just the beginning. Professional sports, gorgeous city parks, year-round festivals, prestigious academic centers and universities, and Southern hospitality await you. The north shore of Lake Pontchartrain offers lakefront living with quaint historic town centers and the number-one school district in the state. It’s easy to understand why residents take great pride in calling New Orleans their home. You’ll fall in love the minute you set foot here, both personally and professionally.

For complete details, please forward your CV and cover letter to Glenda Church Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners who is handling the search at glenda@pediatricsearchpartners.com, dial directly at (877) 440-3832 or call/text to (214) 850-3094.

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