Neonatology Opening — #1 Ranked Best Children’s Hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report

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


We are seeking physicians who are Board Certified/Board Eligible in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine to join Ochsner Hospital for Children’s expanding section in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans, inclusive of Ochsner Baptist Hospital and Ochsner Medical Center -West Bank Campus, is the highest rated maternity hospital in Louisiana and the only hospital in the state to get a “high performing” rating, according to U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals for Maternity 2022-23.

Recent graduates and experienced neonatologists with training or experience in level IV NICU are invited to join the division working alongside a team of board-certified neonatologists and 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 third year in a row by U.S. News & World Report, Ochsner Hospital for Children was also recognized as a national leader in the 2023-24 rankings in two specialties: pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, and pediatric orthopedics. As the only children’s hospital in Louisiana to be ranked for seven years in a row as a U.S News & World Report top 50 children’s hospital, Ochsner Hospital for Children continues to be a top destination for pediatric care in the Gulf South region through an unwavering commitment to always putting patients first.

One of the most comprehensive pediatric programs between Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia, 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. Ochsner offers the only pediatric heart and liver transplant program in the state serving more than 76,000 children every year with 150 physicians specializing in more than 30 pediatric specialties and subspecialties.

Ochsner Hospital for Children’s flagship facility is located in New Orleans with pediatric subspecialty clinics across Louisiana and Mississippi. These includes 12 rotating satellite clinics (eight in Louisiana, four in Mississippi); three permanent pediatric subspecialty clinics; and the Boh Center for Child Development, a dedicated multidisciplinary developmental pediatrics center.

About Ochsner Health

Ranked #1 in Louisiana for the 12th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report, Ochsner is designed to support tertiary care and quaternary pediatrics and pediatric surgery. Ochsner has 40 owned, managed, and affiliated hospitals and more than 300 health centers and urgent care centers. A national healthcare destination center, Ochsner cares for patients from all 50 states and more than 75 countries worldwide each year.

In addition, the health system offers residency programs in Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine, General Pediatrics as well as medical students from the University of Queensland/Ochsner program. Ochsner also supports several well-funded pediatric research programs.

About New Orleans

One of the most exciting and historical U.S. cities, New Orleans is both cosmopolitan and laid-back—full of world-class music, dining, shopping, attractions, and Southern charm. Professional football and basketball, gorgeous parks, year-round festivals, prestigious academic centers and universities and hospitality await you. It’s no wonder Travel & Leisure ranked New Orleans #3 in the Best Cities in the United States in their annual “World’s Best Awards” survey in 2023!

If you’re craving the beach, the Gulf shores of Alabama are about two and a half hours away by car; and the white sands of Destin and Seaside, Florida, are just over four hours away. 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 and confidential consideration, please contact Glenda Church Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners at, phone (877) 440-3832 or text (214) 850-3094.


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