Vice President, Total Rewards and HR Services

  • Ochsner Health System

This position has been filled.

Grant Cooper is seeking a a Vice President of Total Rewards and HR Services to serve Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, LA.Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest nonprofit, academic, multispecialty healthcare delivery system. Ochsner is driven by a mission to serve, heal, lead, educate and innovate. Coordinated clinical and hospital patient care, all connected electronically to provide convenience for our patients, is provided across the region by Ochsner’s 30 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 80 health centers and urgent care centers.

Close collaboration between clinicians and scientists helps to bring innovative medical discoveries from the laboratory to patients’ bedsides. The system is dedicated to its patients and is honored to have been the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across four 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. The system is comprised of more than 18,000 employees and more than 1,100 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties.

Position Overview

The Vice President, Total Rewards and HR Services leads the design, execution and operations of all compensation, benefits, employee service center, HR Information System (HRIS), and employee health programs and systems to complement Ochsner’s strategic business direction.  The team consists of Assistant Vice President of Benefits; Director of Compensation; Director of HRIS; Director of Employee Health; analysts, specialists and employee service center representatives.

The position will report directly to the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer and will oversee a total of 30 team members including five direct reports. This position sits on the HR Leadership Team with the Vice President, Talent Management; Vice President, Talent Acquisition; Assistant Vice President, Ochsner Learning Institute, and three HR Business Partners for client groups. The Vice President of Total Rewards works collaboratively with several functions, including finance, managed care, physician staff services and pharmacy. This position requires both the ability to operate at a strategic level with senior executives, as well as at a tactical and execution-oriented level on a day-to-day basis.


  • Bachelor’s Degree; a Master’s Degree or MBA preferred.
  • 10+ years of progressive, hands-on total rewards experience at a best in class company.
  • Demonstrated executive presence with executive presentation and influencing experience.
  • Ability to think strategically and develop innovative solutions.
  • Mergers/acquisition experience.
  • Specialized experience and training in compensation, benefits and HRIS.
  • Exceptional communications and influencing skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to present complex data in an easy to understand format.