System Medical Director, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics – New Orleans
Pediatric Search Partners
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 6-12
Pediatric Search Partners has been engaged to identify a System Medical Director for an exciting opportunity to lead and grow Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Ochsner Health, the largest not-for-profit academic health system in the Gulf South. Based at Ochsner Hospital for Children’s dedicated state-of-the-art, Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development in New Orleans, the System Medical Director will be responsible for program growth and development across the Gulf Coast region, including Louisiana and Mississippi. The position offers a competitive compensation package, including signing bonus and paid relocation. The successful candidate will be eligible for an academic appointment commensurate with experience.
Ideal candidates for this position are board certified developmental and behavioral pediatricians with a minimum of five years’ experience. Leadership experience is preferred. Physicians with special interests in neuromuscular disorders and cognitive/communication/behavioral disorders are desired but not required for consideration.
Board eligible and board certified developmental and behavioral pediatricians interested in joining this growing organization are also welcomed to apply.
The Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development at Ochsner Hospital for Children is committed to improving the lives of children and adolescents with developmental disorders through comprehensive interdisciplinary team evaluations, integrated treatment protocols, high-quality evidence-based patient care, direction of special education services, and professional education and research. As the only facility to offer this type of comprehensive care in the region under one roof, the Boh Center fills a critical need for specialized pediatric care in Louisiana. The team of dedicated and passionate providers include physicians, psychologists, social workers, ABA therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech and language pathologists. In addition to outpatient clinical care, the Michael R. Boh Center for Child Development at Ochsner Hospital for Children also supports community professional development, including partnerships with area schools.
In addition to leadership of the program, this position offers the ability to provide clinical care as well as teach residents and medical students in a setting with an expanding and collegial, multi-disciplinary team at the only children’s hospital in Louisiana and Mississippi ranked by U.S. News & World Report - five years in a row. One of the largest non-university-based physician training centers in the United States, Ochsner maintains a combined pediatric residency program with Tulane University Medical School. Medical students from Tulane and the University of Queensland/Ochsner Clinical School rotate through the division.
For more than 75 years, Ochsner has offered a level of pediatric care unmatched in Louisiana and more advanced capabilities than any other children’s hospital in New Orleans. More than 26,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties call it home. Ochsner’s rapidly growing pediatric department currently is comprised of more than 140 physicians. The group is the Gulf South region’s leading integrated provider of multispecialty care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The hospital offers a full range of pediatric care from primary to quaternary care, with services offered in all subspecialties including advanced gastroenterology/hepatology, orthopedic surgery, oncology and heart, liver and bone marrow transplant. Ochsner pediatric physicians collaborate with nationally recognized adult partners to provide young adult transitional care in a variety of specialties.
The position will be based in New Orleans. The appeal of living here is absolutely undeniable, from its blend of cultures and rich history to its distinct neighborhoods and professional sports, gorgeous city parks, year-round festivals, prestigious academic centers and universities, and Southern hospitality. Residents also enjoy proximity to an international airport when it’s time to explore. 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, Florida, are just three hours away.
For complete details and confidential consideration, please forward your CV and cover letter to Glenda Church Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (877) 440-3832 or text to (214) 850-3094, including nights and weekends.
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