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Physician – General Pediatrician

Employer
Ochsner Health
Location
Meridian, Mississippi
Closing date
Dec 13, 2024

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Specialty
Pediatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Ochsner Rush Health is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible Pediatrician for our outpatient Family Medical Clinic. 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 Gulf South.

Excellent opportunity for a Pediatrician as Ochsner Rush Health is committed to growing its Pediatric program, with a large service area and full support from our 215-bed hospital and medical staff, along with administration.

Highlights of this opportunity:

  • Established outpatient practice -currently 2 pediatricians in the clinic along with a family medicine physician and 3 NPs.

  • Will not cover nursery or C-Sections; Neonatology coverage does that. Level III NICU.

  • Ability to step into an already existing practice with a large referral base throughout East Mississippi and West Alabama.

  • Pediatric Clinic located on Highway 19 North nearby Ochsner Rush.

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.

Calling Meridian home: A mid-sized town with a population of 45 to 50,000. Commonly referred as the Transportation Center of the South, Meridian is very centrally located with rapid access to major cities including New Orleans, LA (3 hours); Jackson, MS (1.5 hours); Birmingham, AL (2.5 hours); Atlanta, GA (4 hours); and the beaches of Gulf Shores, AL (3.5 hours). It is a very family Oriented community with conservative values, a low cost of Living, low crime rate and excellent school options. Our beautiful year-round warm weather allows for multiple outdoor activities including camping, fishing, hiking and boating. Meridian has a strong medical community with Rush Health Systems making up the largest non-military employer in the region. Known for its thriving performing arts, the city boasts the MS Arts & Entertainment Experience (MAX); the Riley Center; The Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian Little Theatre, the Meridian Symphony Orchestra and a newly opened Children s Museum.

Our comprehensive Pediatrics Program including primary care pediatricians and pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists (Ochsner Children s ) represents over 230 physicians. The group is the region s leading integrated provider of multispecialty care for newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. We offer a full range of pediatric complex specialty services including congenital heart surgery and cardiac transplantation, liver and bone marrow transplantation, a comprehensive surgical sub-specialty group, and the region s only comprehensive multidisciplinary developmental center.

We recently announced the building of a new separate, comprehensive, dedicated Children s Hospital on our main campus, with expected opening in 2027.

We currently care for patients in an expanding 67-bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 14-bed PICU, a 12-bed pediatric CV-ICU, and a 44-bed pediatric acute unit, with a dedicated pediatric emergency room, and full-time, region-wide in-house pediatric and neonatal transport teams.

In addition to patient care, Ochsner Children s Hospital has an ACGME-accredited pediatric residency program and is responsible for teaching pediatric residents from the Tulane-Ochsner Pediatric Residency program as well as medical students from both Tulane and the University of Queensland. Ochsner Health and Xavier University of Louisiana recently announced an agreement to establish a joint College of Medicine.

About Ochsner Children s

Ranked #1 Children s Hospital in Louisiana for the third year in a row and as a top children s hospital nationally for the seventh year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in 2023-24. Ochsner Children s Hospital was also recognized as a national leader in the most recent rankings in two specialties: Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery, and Pediatric Orthopedics. Ochsner Children s Hospital continues to be a top destination for pediatric care in the Gulf South region through an unwavering commitment to always putting patients first.

Ochsner Children s offers 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 Children s is a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to complex conditions. Ochsner Children s Hospital is the top congenital heart program in the state (both in volume and outcomes) and has the largest and most comprehensive pediatric liver transplant program in the Gulf South.

Ochsner also maintains 28 primary care locations across southern Louisiana and 30 subspecialty locations (Including the Shaquille O Neal Pediatric Super Clinic in Baton Rouge); and the Boh Center for Child Development, a dedicated multidisciplinary developmental pediatrics center.

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