Section Head, Pediatric Nephrology
We’re seeking a Board Certified Pediatric Nephrologist to lead, develop and grow the Section of Pediatric Nephrology at Ochsner Hospital for Children in New Orleans, Louisiana. The successful candidate will be an integral part of creating a comprehensive pediatric kidney care program within Ochsner’s Health’s regional health system, the largest not-for-profit academic health system in the Gulf South.
In addition, we are seeing Board Certified and Board Eligible Pediatric Nephrologists to join the Section.
Key responsibilities of this position include:
- Provide inpatient and outpatient kidney care for children with acute, chronic and end-stage renal disease.
- Partner with medical and surgical colleagues to serve children with complex conditions in multidisciplinary programs.
- Opportunity for qualified candidates to develop a pediatric kidney transplant program to complement existing pediatric liver, heart, and bone marrow transplant programs.
Teaching and Research
- Teach medical students, residents, and allied health students.
- Clinical and translational research opportunities abound for qualified candidates.
- Academic appointment commensurate with experience.
The Department of Pediatrics and its pediatric subspecialists (collectively, Ochsner for Children™) represent over 110 physicians. The group is the region’s leading integrated provider of multispecialty care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Ochsner Hospital for Children offers a full range of pediatric services including bone marrow transplantation, solid organ transplantation, and pediatric cardiovascular surgery and utilizes a 54-bed Level III-C Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 14-bed PICU, a 35-bed pediatric unit, as well as a dedicated, full-time, region-wide in-house pediatric transport team.
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