Section Head, Pediatric Genetics
We’re seeking a Board-Certified Clinical and Pediatric Geneticist for an exceptional professional opportunity to serve as Section Head of Clinical Genetics at Ochsner Hospital for Children in New Orleans—part of Ochsner Health, the largest not-for-profit academic health system in the Gulf South. Expertise in the evaluation, diagnosis, and ongoing care of patients with a variety of genetic disorders, including congenital anomalies, congenital heart disease, chromosal disorders, autism, mitochondrial disease, and cancer, is desired. The section also offers prenatal genetic counseling as well as newborn screening.
Working closely with the current geneticist, three genetic counselors, and an experienced group of nurses, you will lead, grow and develop a vibrant section of Medical Genetics serving children and physicians from across the region. In addition, we’re seeking someone who will collaborate with institutional stakeholders to lead Pediatric Precision Medicine initiatives as part of Ochsner’s commitment to being the regional leader in genomics and precision medicine.
Clinical care will include partnering with medical and surgical colleagues to serve children with complex conditions in multidisciplinary programs.
As Section Head, you will also teach medical students, residents, and allied health students. Clinical and translational research opportunities abound for qualified candidates. An academic appointment will be commensurate with experience.
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 as 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.)
About Ochsner Health
The Ochsner system 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, there are 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 #2 in The Best Cities in the United States in 2022!
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.
How to apply:
Please forward your CV and cover letter to:
Glenda Church Smith, Principal
Pediatric Search Partners