Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana, announces an exceptional opportunity for a nationally recognized leader in Palliative Medicine to serve as Chair of the Department of Palliative Medicine for Ochsner Medical Center (OMC). OMC is a 473-bed acute care academic medical center and flagship institution for Ochsner Health System, one of the largest non-profit, academic, multispecialty healthcare delivery systems in the United States.
The Chair has responsibility for the development and maintenance of efficient and effective clinical operations and the promotion of collaborative work relationships between clinicians at all levels. The Chair oversees all clinical, academic and teaching components of palliative medicine across the inpatient and ambulatory setting and ensures the highest level of clinical quality and patient safety. The Chair of Palliative Medicine will provide leadership to the Department, comprising three physicians, three advanced practice providers, a full-time social worker and a spiritual care representative. Significant resources have been dedicated to support the growth and development of a high performing, nationally recognized Palliative Medicine program at Ochsner Medical Center.
The successful candidate will be recognized as an outstanding leader in Palliative Medicine and have an excellent track record in clinical care, research, and teaching within an established academic program. The successful candidate must be collaborative and enjoy functioning in a team-based environment, providing direct patient care, teaching students, residents and fellows, and participating in clinical research. A medical degree (MD or DO), current board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and a minimum of five years of clinical and leadership experience in Palliative Medicine are required. Candidates must exhibit values consistent with the mission of Ochsner Health System to serve, heal, lead, educate and innovate.
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