Job ID: 289785527  |  Last Updated: 11/21/2019

Physician Clinical Investigator

Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Applicant Contact
Bob Wieland

Job Description

General Summary: The effort for this position will be split 40% clinical practice with the physicians specialty department and 60% with the Ochsner Center for Outcomes and Health Services Research (COHSR). Ability to work collaboratively with physicians and health system leaders to plan, implement, and evaluate key quality improvement and value-based care delivery initiatives is required. Ability to manage and deliver high-quality, safe patient care is required. The physician clinical investigator will represent as necessary COHSR and the Division of Academics in system-wide initiatives to apply scientific and methodological rigor to program planning, implementation and evaluation. This position will partner as necessary with system leadership in the areas of Quality, Process Improvement, Value-Based Care Delivery and Telemedicine/Telehealth in the acute care and ambulatory settings.

Required Qualifications:
o Medical Degree (MD or DO);
o Board certified in their respective clinical specialty;
o Two-years experience as a practicing physician;
o Two-years experience conducting or facilitating outcomes and health services research;
o Familiarity with EpicCare Ambulatory and Epic Inpatient;
o Experience in clinical systems and process re-design;
o Experience with designing clinical decision support for evidence-based care;
o Familiarity with the continuous quality improvement process;
o Knowledge of clinical data standards for research;
o Ability to educate and mentor;
o Experience in designing clinical trials; and
o Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications
o Perform effectively in a complex and changing environment.
o Ability to analyze complex problems and develop recommendations and solutions.
o Excellent presentation skills.
o Demonstrate a track record in disseminating scholarly work through peer-reviewed publications in medical journals and abstract presentations (oral/poster) at national and/or international conferences
o Knowledge of clinical workflow in both inpatient and ambulatory settings.
Reporting Relationship: This position reports to the Medical Director for the Center for Outcomes and Health Services Research under the Division of Academics with matrix reporting to the Chair of the clinical department of their specialty for clinical practice.

Ochsner Health System is Louisianas largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 40 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and specialty hospitals, and more than 100 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Hospital across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs nearly 25,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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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.

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