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Physician - Hospital Medicine - Meridian, MS

Ochsner Health
Meridian, Mississippi
Closing date
Feb 27, 2025

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Hospital Medicine (MD)
Full Time
Position Type

We are seeking an Internal Medicine or Family Medicine trained physician for FT or PRN Shifts with our hospitalist program in Meridian, MS. We have a strong, established group of providers and need another physician to join our team. Our hospital does multidisciplinary rounds per day; has low readmission rates and great average lengths of stay.

Details include:

  • 215-Bed Hospital with closed 23 bed ICU and a 49 bed LTAC.
  • 4 physicians cover during the day from 6 am to 6 pm; nocturnists cover at night.
  • Census: During day approximately 15 patients per physician per shift and approximately 1-3 admissions.
  • Shift times: 6 am to 6 pm
  • 7 on/7off Block Scheduling.
  • Good specialty backup including 3 Intensivists.
  • Duties include admissions, consults, discharges, and inpatient rounds: ICU rounds and procedures required only during nights
  • Procedures not required.
  • Hospitalists run codes.
  • Currently utilizing telemedicine in our Critical Access Hospitals
  • J1 Visa Opportunities

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 and the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.

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