***FILLED*** System Medical Director, Neonatology

Ochsner Hospital for Children
February 4, 2020
New Orleans, LA


We’re seeking a Board Certified Neonatologist for a newly created position as the System Medical Director for Neonatology to join the growing team at Ochsner Hospital for Children in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The successful candidate will serve in a strategic clinical leadership role that will collaborate with senior clinical and administrative leadership across the Women’s Services and Pediatrics Centers of Excellence to lead clinical transformation and integration of Ochsner’s NICU services (at Baptist, Kenner, West Bank, Slidell and St. Tammany) and staffs into a Ochsner NICU system delivering standardized care of a consistent high quality at the units best matched to the appropriate level of patient care and the family’s home location. The focus will be on value creation for care delivery of both high risk and normal newborns utilizing a single team of neonatal providers, current and new digital health technologies, and robust education to support of Ochsner’s “birthing platforms” across the New Orleans, North Shore and Bayou regions and resulting in improved care of all babies in the Ochsner system, greater retention of healthy babies at their home hospitals and level-of-care appropriate utilization of higher level nurseries .

We’re seeking a physician who has experience leading a multi-site system of NICU’s and who has led a group of physicians through change and growth. In addition, we’re seeking someone with interest in and experience with leveraging technology to provide neonatal care across a broad geography.

Practice Location:

The System Neonatology Medical Director will be based at Ochsner Baptist Hospital in Uptown New Orleans with responsibility for 4 lower-level units in the Greater New Orleans area. The position will require local travel.

Reports to:

System Chair and AMD for Pediatrics with matrixed responsibility to System Chair for Women’s Services and Maternal Fetal Medicine

About Ochsner:

Ochsner Health System is Louisiana's largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system with 30 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and 60+ health centers.  Ochsner employs more than 1,100 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and performs over 600 clinical research studies.

Ochsner for Children is a vertically integrated health system, with a pediatric primary care network, a dedicated pediatric emergency department, in-house pediatric intensivists and hospitalists, as well as a dedicated, full-time, pediatric transport team providing ground, rotary and fixed wing transports across the entire Gulf South. Ochsner Hospital for Children has a 33 pediatric bed unit, along with a 14 bed PICU, 12 bed CVICU, and 54 Level IV NICU beds. Ochsner sponsors the combined Tulane-Ochsner pediatric residency program and teaches medical school students from Tulane as well as the University of Queensland.

The Location:

New Orleans exudes a character all its own and offers a lifestyle that no other U.S. city can match. It’s home to world-class music, dining and shopping. Professional football and basketball, gorgeous city parks, year-round festivals, prestigious academic centers and universities, and Southern hospitality await you. 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 Pensacola are just three 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, please contact Glenda Church Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners at glenda@pediatricsearchpartners.com, or by phone at (877) 440-3832 or cell/text to (214) 850-3094.

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