Chair, Emergency Medicine

  • Ochsner Health System
  • New Orleans, LA

This position has been filled.

Seeking Chair, Emergency Medicine for the flagship of Ochsner Health System, one of the largest independent academic health systems in the United States and Louisiana’s largest not-for-profit health system. With 40 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and specialty hospitals and more than 100 health centers and urgent care centers, Ochsner is driven by a mission to serve, heal, lead, educate and innovate. The system is honored to have been the only Louisiana hospital recOchsner Medical Center seeks a Chair, Emergency Medicine with operational redesign experience. Apply Within!ognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across multiple specialty categories. Ochsner also is a national leader in medical research and conducts more than 600 clinical research studies. It is one of the largest non-university-based physician training centers in the U.S with more than 290 medical residents and fellows working in 30 different Ochsner-sponsored ACGME accredited residency training programs. The system is comprised of more than 25,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties.

Ochsner Medical Center is the flagship facility for the health system with 560-beds and centers of excellence such as the Ochsner Cancer Institute, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center and Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute. Ochsner Medical Center is a Magnet recognized facility with one of the busiest emergency departments in New Orleans, delivering complex care to the highest acuity patients. With a new ACGME Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Ochsner Medical Center has been approved for six emergency medicine residency slots, currently enrolling for 2020.

Position Overview

The new Chair will have 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 academic and teaching components of emergency medicine and ensures the highest level of clinical quality and patient safety. Achieving a high performing Department through a commitment to evidence-based care, process improvement and the development of a quality improvement program will be important aspects of the position.


The ideal candidate will offer:

  • M.D. or D.O. degree with Board Certification in Emergency Medicine
  • Leadership depth in a high-acuity, high-volume emergency department, ideally in an urban setting
  • Demonstrated strength in operational redesign and transformation inclusive of access improvement, door-to-treatment times, and LWBS measures
  • Background leading emergency operations, scheduling, resource balancing, and patient flow and throughput, within a complex integrated health system
  • Experience in academic program development, with ability to grow a new ACGME approved EM residency program
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