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Physician - Cardiovascular Surgeon - Meridian, MS

Ochsner Health
Meridian, Mississippi
Closing date
Dec 13, 2024

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Full Time
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Ochsner Health is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible Cardiovascular Surgeon to reestablish a Cardiovascular surgical program. The new physician will join the hospital s current cardiac service line of Interventional cardiology and vascular surgery as well as a vein and wound care center. Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system with more than 36,000 employees and over 4,600 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. It operates 47 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Southeastern United States.

This hospital has the experience and infrastructure in place to build a successful cardiovascular program including skilled cardiac trained staff, administrative support and technologically advanced equipment. We are recruiting physician leaders who will shape the future of healthcare in our community. We are committed to providing all the tools needed to make the Heart Program the premier cardiovascular program in the region.

Highlights of this opportunity:

  • Ability to step into an already existing high-volume practice with a large 8 county referral network of 21 primary care clinics and 5 critical access hospitals.
  • Patient service area of over 350,000.
  • Current team of 3 Interventional Cardiologists;1 non invasive cardiologist; 4 mid-levels; one vascular surgeon; and one vein specialist.
  • Ability to utilize Ochsner s extensive cardiology network of physicians for support and resources.
  • Cardiology Clinic is located in a multi-specialty clinic building which is adjacent to a 215-bed hospital with two cath labs and a hybrid peripheral room.
  • Internal system volume: In 2021, we referred over 120 cardiovascular surgical procedures to other facilities.
  • 23 bed closed ICU with dedicated med/surgical team and 2 intensivists.
  • Strong specialist support including team of 4 Anesthesiologists and 4 surgeons.
  • DaVinci Robot Surgical System.
  • Established Adult Hospitalist Program and tenured Emergency Medicine team, all employed and staffed by Ochsner Rush.
  • Fully integrated EHR system utilizing EPIC.
  • Teaching opportunities for local family medicine residency program.
  • New procedures include Impella left ventricular assist device, pulmonary thrombectomy, orbital coronary atherectomy and ultraviolet laser atherectomy. We have an active pacemaker program including standard pacemakers, Micra pacemakers, AICDs and CRT devices. Recently added CardioMEMS Heart Failure system, impulse dynamics CCM device and Shockwave Coronary Lithotripsy.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary is commensurate with experience and training
  • Paid vacation, holidays and CME
  • Full benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Additional benefit options focused on physical, financial, social and mental health
  • Retirement options (401k, 403b, and 457b)
  • Relocation assistance
  • Malpractice and tail insurance

Why Choose Ochsner Health:

  • Flexible schedules to ensure a healthy work-life balance.
  • Integrated health care delivery model with multi-specialty collaboration, large internal referral network and innovative resources dedicated to improving patient care and your ease of practice.
  • Physician-led organization that ensures our providers are given the tools and support needed to care for patients.
  • Professional development opportunities in teaching, research, physician leadership and community service.
  • EPIC medical record platform utilized throughout the health system to enhance flexibility in patient management.
  • Our dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is demonstrated by hiring a workforce that celebrates individual uniqueness among people and cultures. We focus our efforts in key areas that correlate back to our core values of Patient First, Compassion, Integrity, Inclusivity, Excellence and Teamwork.

Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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