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Neonatologists – Slidell, LA - Slidell, LA, USA

Job Description

Interested in joining a growing team of Neonatologists at SMH Slidell NICU? We are adding to our team and look forward to speaking to you.

We are seeking two energetic and passionate board-certified/board eligible Neonatologists to join our growing Ochsner Neonatology Team and serve as Medical Director or Associate Medical Director at one of our community Level III NICU located on the Northshore of beautiful Lake Pontchartrain.


Opportunity Details:

  • The NICU has 1,133 annual deliveries and include 24/7 NNP in-house coverage.
  • The NICU participates in the Vermont Oxford Network and eligible to participate in Ochsner system-based neonatal QI projects.
  • This unique opportunity includes a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience with full benefits, paid relocation, and signing bonus.


The Northshore offers a great combination of affordable and suburban amenities with a great education system. The schools in this region have an average rank of 8/10 and is in the top 30% of Louisiana public schools. It has multiple options for outdoor activities, including fishing, biking, and beautiful parks.


Ochsner Health encompasses a combination of community level III and level IV NICU services across Louisiana. The Ochsner network serves the Gulf South region with an established ground and air neonatal transport system.


The Department of Pediatrics and our pediatric subspecialists (collectively, Ochsner Hospital for Children™) represent over 230 pediatric physicians.  The group is the region’s leading integrated provider of multispecialty care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.  We offer a full range of pediatric services including bone marrow transplantation, solid organ transplantation, pediatric cardiovascular surgery, and a comprehensive pediatric surgical sub-specialty group, as well as the region’s only comprehensive multidisciplinary developmental center. We utilize a 54-bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 14-bed PICU, a 12-bed pediatric CVICU, a 44-bed pediatric acute unit, a pediatric emergency room, and dedicated, full-time, region-wide in-house pediatric and neonatal transport teams.  In December 2023 Ochsner announced the building of a new separate, comprehensive, dedicated Children’s Hospital on our main health sciences campus, with expected opening in 2027. This with further amplify our ability to function as a wide regional quaternary care destination center for Children’ across the Gulf South and the central US.


About Ochsner Children’s Hospital

Ranked #1 Children’s Hospital in Louisiana for the third year in a row and as a top children’s hospital nationally for the seventh year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in 2023-24. Ochsner Children’s Hospital was also recognized as a national leader in the most recent rankings in two specialties: Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery, and Pediatric Orthopedics. Ochsner Hospital for Children continues to be a top destination for pediatric care in the Gulf South region through an unwavering commitment to always putting patients first.


Ochsner Children’s is a rapidly expanding 125-bed children’s hospital offering a full range of pediatric care from primary to quaternary care, with services offered in all subspecialties, and includes Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Advanced GI and Hepatology, Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, Hematology-Oncology, Cleft Palate/Cranio-Facial Surgery, as well as heart, liver, and bone marrow transplant. Much of Ochsner Children’s care is provided by multi-disciplinary teams dedicated to complex conditions. The hospital not only performed the first pediatric heart/kidney transplant in the region but is also the top congenital heart program in the state (both in volume and outcomes).  We are the only liver transplant center in the Gulf South as well. 


Specialties and Sub-specialties: More than 30 including regions ONLY

  • Pediatric liver transplant AND newborn liver disease screening system-wide
  • Pediatric heart transplant
  • Pediatric pancreatology
  • Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Child Development Center- Boh Center
  • Only NICU in the region with Rapid Whole (sp.) Genome Sequencing - allowing early diagnosis and accelerated care for some of most complex NICU babies.
  • Only children’s health system with integrated psychology, embedded in our primary care practices. 


Unique programs and FIRSTS:

  • First pediatric heart and liver transplants in the state
  • First pediatric heart and kidney combined transplant (need to validate with Dr. Cohen or Ana Hands)
  • First unrelated, living donor liver transplant.
  • First Piccolo PDA procedure in the state
  • First School Nurse/Healthy Schools program covering 12,250 students at 21 schools.


Ochsner also maintains 28 primary care locations across southern Louisiana and 30 subspecialty locations (Including the Shaquille O’Neal Pediatric Super Clinic in Baton Rouge); and the Boh Center for Child Development, a dedicated multidisciplinary developmental pediatrics center.


Interested physicians should apply to:


Ochsner is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Email:
Employer: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Location: Slidell, LA, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Pediatrics
Salary Range: