The Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans is seeking a Director of our 32-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Intensive Care are a part of the Section of General Surgery within the Department of Surgery. There are currently three faculty members who provide a broad range of elective and emergency General Surgery services, and make daily rounds in the SICU. The individual selected will be expected to lead out efforts to enhance the organization, quality, safety, and efficiency for the unit. The average census of 30 includes patients that have had liver transplantation or cardiac, thoracic, complex surgical oncology, and general surgery procedures.
Must be board certified in surgical critical care. Experience working in an academic institution is also required. The ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate and collaborate with surgeons that oversee complex clinical program development, while directing care of the critically ill surgical patient. A close collaboration with the department of anesthesia, its intensivists, and trainees is essential. No J1 opportunities available at this time.Ochsner has an independent surgical residency program that trains six chief residents per year. The institution also trains vascular, cardiothoracic, transplant, and colorectal fellows. Therefore, excellence in education and interest in scholarly pursuits particularly in quality initiatives are expected.
About Ochsner Health System, New Orleans Louisiana
Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system. Coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner’s 30 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner employs more than 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 600 clinical research studies. For more information, please visit our website at www.ochsner.org.