Physician – Family Medicine Core Faculty – Covington, LA
About this job
Ochsner Health in collaboration with St. Tammany Health System is seeking a Board Certified/Eligible Family Medicine Physician to join the faculty of our newly accredited 8-8-8 residency program in Covington, LA. We are seeking dynamic, collaborative Family Medicine physicians with interest in academic medicine as well as patient-centered care.
Ochsner Health Graduate Medical Education Department supports 31 ACGME accredited residency programs and will provide the academic infrastructure for the program.
Patient care in both the ambulatory and inpatient settings will be through St. Tammany Health System. Slated for completion in March 2024, the Family Practice Clinic is an 18000 square foot facility that will house 18 exam rooms, 2 procedure rooms, a physical therapy gym, a point of care lab as well as a patient lab-draw station, and X-ray. There is also ample classroom and meeting space, dedicated individual resident workspace, on-site faculty offices, and a resident lounge where lunch will be provided. The clinic will serve as the “home base” of the residency, providing an up-to-date space for patient care and classroom learning as well as space and opportunity for collegiality and down-time with faculty and peers. Patients of the Family Practice Clinic will be admitted to our dedicated Family Practice service at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, which is a 280-bed hospital with ongoing renovations and additions since 2022 that make it not only an aesthetically pleasing environment to work in but a state-of-the-art facility to receive and provide care. It boasts 30 ICU beds, 10 Neurological ICU beds, 4 Pediatric ICU beds and 14 Neonatal ICU beds. There are 12 operating suites with an additional 12 room surgery center under construction. The 43-bed Emergency Department is a Level 3 trauma center and an integral part of St. Tammany Parish Hospital’s position as an accredited chest pain center and primary stroke center. There is also a dedicated pediatric Emergency Department and inpatient unit. The new 17 suite Mother/Baby unit and Family Center for laboring mothers make St. Tammany Parish Hospital the premier place mothers choose to deliver in St. Tammany Parish. St. Tammany Parish Hospital cares for its community from birth to end of life, making it the perfect location to train Family Medicine Physicians.
Highlights of the Position:
- 4 half-days/week clinic, 4 half-days/week precepting residents, 2 academic half days/week unless on inpatient service
- No productivity/salaried position
- New Clinic Building
- Experienced Program Director
- Inpatient and Outpatient Patient care
- No Inpatient Call
- Alternative scheduling and work hours available
- EPIC EMR with strong support staff
- 10 days of paid CME with generous stipend annually
- FMOB Physicians Eligible
Compensation and Benefits:
- Salary is commensurate with experience and training
- Paid vacation, holidays and CME
- Full benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance
- Additional benefit options focused on physical, financial, social and mental health
- Retirement options (401k, 403b, and 457b)
- Relocation assistance
- Malpractice and tail insurance
The Northshore region, near Mandeville, Slidell and Covington, LA is located north of Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans. Just 30 miles from New Orleans, the Northshore region offers a low cost of living, competitive public education, a low crime rate, and myriad opportunities for dining, art, culture and the outdoor activities Louisiana is known for.
About St. Tammany Health System
is the heartbeat of its community, caring for patients and families with excellence, compassion and teamwork. The system will strengthen the health of its community with compassion, innovation and partnership. The mission and vision are achieved through inpatient, outpatient and supportive services districtwide. St. Tammany Health System is recognized for quality, safety and patient experience by Healthgrades, Hospital Compare, Leapfrog, Quantros/CareChex, Women’s Choice and US News & World Report. St. Tammany Parish Hospital Service District No. 1 is an independent service district delivering world-class health care close to home to best serve patients and families in west St. Tammany and surrounding areas. Self-supporting, not-for-profit STHS receives no tax funding.
About the Partnership
St. Tammany Health System and Ochsner Health work together in partnership to improve our community’s health and quality of life, today and for the future. Together, west St. Tammany’s two top two independent health leaders represent the most complete system of care, aligning behind the common goals of improving access, expanding specialty care and making care affordable. Under their agreement, each retains its autonomy; neither manages nor owns the other.
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