Neonatology – Level IV NICU

Ochsner Hospital for Children
February 5, 2023
New Orleans, LA


We are seeking physicians who are BC/BE in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine to join Ochsner Hospital for Children’s expanding section of seven board-certified neonatologists in New Orleans, Louisiana. Recent graduates and experienced neonatologists with training or experience in level IV NICU are invited to join the division working alongside a team of experienced neonatal nurse practitioners. The positions offer a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience with full benefits, paid relocation, and signing bonus.

Ochsner Health has the only hospital in Louisiana that provides Level IV neonatal and obstetric care within the same facility—Ochsner Baptist Hospital. This state-of-the-art 54-bed Level IV NICU was constructed in 2015 and serves as the hub for a system of five Ochsner NICUs throughout the New Orleans area. As annual deliveries increase to almost 4,000 per year, Ochsner’s extensive network of maternal-fetal medicine physicians provides best-in-class care for high-risk patients.

As a Level IV NICU, Ochsner Baptist Hospital:

  • Provides fetal echo services
  • Coordinates the care of babies with complex congenital heart diseases
  • Offers all modes of respiratory support, including HFJV, HFOV, and inhaled nitric oxide
  • Is supported by one of the longest standing ECMO programs in the country
  • Offers total body cooling for qualified infants

The Ochsner network serves the Gulf South region with an established ground and air neonatal transport system. Its NICU participates in the Vermont Oxford Network, with continuous performance improvement initiatives underway. A full spectrum of pediatric medical and surgical subspecialty support is always available.

About Ochsner Hospital for Children

Ranked #1 in Louisiana for the second year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in 2022-23, Ochsner Hospital for Children was also recognized a s a national leader in the new rankings in three specialties: pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, pediatric gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, and pediatric orthopedics. Ochsner Hospital for Children continues to be a top destination for pediatric care in the region through an unwavering commitment to always putting patients first.

Ochsner Hospital for Children is a rapidly expanding 125-bed children’s hospital offering a full range of pediatric care from primary to quaternary care, with services offered in all subspecialties, including Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Advanced GI and Hepatology, Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, Hematology-Oncology, Cleft Palate/Cranio-Facial Surgery, as well as heart, liver, and bone marrow transplant. There are also several multi-disciplinary teams dedicated to complex conditions. The hospital not only performed the first pediatric heart/kidney transplant in the region but is also the top congenital heart program in the state (both in volumes and outcomes.)

Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate, Innovate, Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner’s 30 owned, managed, and affiliated hospitals and more than 80 health centers and urgent care centers.

About New Orleans

New Orleans is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in America. Both cosmopolitan and laid-back, the Big Easy is home to multiple universities and academic centers, professional sports teams, world-class dining, renowned live entertainment, music, and the largest historic district in the U.S. Residents also enjoy the convenience of proximity to an international airport and beaches in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, which range anywhere from 90 minutes to three and a half hours by car and offer day and weekend trip options. The region is warm and welcoming to newcomers providing an exceptional environment both to live and work.

For complete details and confidential consideration, please contact Glenda Church Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners at, or call 877.440-3832 or text to 214.850.3094.


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