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Psychiatry – Ochsner & Acadia Healthcare – Louisiana

Opportunity Criteria

Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedH-1B
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedNone

Opportunity Details

Ochsner Health System is seeking BC/BE PSYCHIATRISTS to join our expanding psychiatry practices.  

  • Must be board certified or board eligible
  • Both newly trained and experienced psychiatrists are encouraged to apply
  • Physicians directly from residency training or with experience will be considered.
  • Salary offered will be competitive and commensurate with experience and training 


  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana:  Opportunity to provide psychiatric services and consultations in an outpatient setting to a variety of patients Monday through Friday with no evening or weekend call and no hospital consults.  Baton Rouge offers a vibrant culture and is a very family-oriented city with great schools, restaurants, shopping, and an abundance of sports and cultural opportunities.  We are the state capital, with a metropolitan population of over 800,000 and home to Louisiana State University and Southern University. 
  • North Shore of New Orleans: Join our expanding practice in the Covington/Slidell area.  Provide outpatient psychiatric services and consultation to a variety of patients Monday through Friday.   As a suburb of New Orleans, the North Shore region offers a family oriented community with the amenities of New Orleans just 30 minutes away. The North Shore is known for the many festivals, parks, and community events throughout the year and St. Tammany Parish is ranked #1 in the state for its outstanding, award winning school system. 
  • Ochsner Medical Center New OrleansExcellent opportunity to join an expanding department.  This is a full-time outpatient position which includes telepsychiatry and interfacing with residents of the LSU/Ochsner Psychiatry Residency training program.  New Orleans is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in America.  Amenities include multiple universities, academic centers, professional sports teams, world-class dining, cultural interests, renowned live entertainment and music.
  • St. Charles Parish Hospital:  Great opportunity to join a 20 bed Behavioral Health Unit in Luling, LA.  The candidate will be joining an expanding inpatient and outpatient practice.   St. Charles Parish’s central location between New Orleans and Baton Rouge provides ample opportunities to take advantage of the commercial, cultural and recreational resources available throughout the region.  An award-winning public school system, along with the availability of private schools provide for high quality educational programming.  A total of 18 colleges and universities are within a few hours of St. Charles Parish with 10 in the immediate New Orleans area.  
  • Ochsner Health System and Acadia HealthcareOpportunities exist for Adult, Geriatric and Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists to practice at its freestanding behavioral health hospital (inpatient psychiatric hospital) in LaPlace, Louisiana, located along the east bank of the Mississippi River in the New Orleans metropolitan area, at the site of the former River Parishes Hospital.  This hospital is expected to grow to an average daily census of more than 60 patients. 

Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system with 30 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 80 health centers.  Ochsner employs more than 18,000 employees, over 1,200 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies.  Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across four specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. For more information, please visit

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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.

About Ochsner Health

Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Ochsner Health is a not-for-profit committed to giving back to the communities it serves through preventative screenings, health and wellness resources and partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. Ochsner Health healed more than 876,000 people from across the globe in 2019, providing the latest medical breakthroughs and therapies, including digital medicine for chronic conditions and telehealth specialty services. Ochsner Health is a national leader, named the top hospital in Louisiana and a top children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report. As Louisiana’s leading healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. Ochsner Health is innovating healthcare by investing in new technologies and research to make world-class care more accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner's team of more than 26,000 employees and 4,500 providers are working to reinvent the future of health and wellness in the region. To learn more about Ochsner Health, please visit To transform your health, please visit

Ochsner's Behavioral Health & Psychiatric Services

Ochsner recognizes the relationship between mental health and total well being. For decades, it has applied excellence and innovation to patient care, as well as research and education to the delivery of psychiatry and mental health services. In the Ochsner tradition of clinical excellence, also delivers a breadth of psychiatric services and specialty treatment programs unmatched by other mental health facilities. Depending upon the nature of a patient's problem, Ochsner provides treatment services ranging from short-term outpatient counseling or group therapy to hospital inpatient or day patient programs.

Acute Psychiatry Services (In-patient hospitalization)

The Ochsner Mental Health team provides short-term crisis intervention and treatment for people with severe depression, acute anxiety disorders and acute psychotic disorders. The 14-bed Acute Psychiatry Unit is designed to provide a safe and secure environment where patients are stabilized and begin their recovery. Patients receive a complete medical and neurological examination to differentiate between medical and psychiatric illness. Members of the team discuss each patient's problems and design a custom treatment plan that is constantly evaluated and modified as the patient progresses. Treatment services are designed to reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life. Patients receive constant, expert nursing care and attend individual and group sessions for relaxation and occupational therapy. Ochsner also provides a comprehensive medical and psychiatric assessment for elderly patients, including crisis intervention, diagnosis and treatment recommendations or referrals

Geriatric Psychiatry Services

Ochsner provides a comprehensive medical and psychiatric assessment for geriatric patients designed to pinpoint a treatable condition, maximize self-sufficiency and minimize the necessity of institutional care. When an elderly person comes to Ochsner with symptoms that concern the person or members of the family, a mental health professional interviews both the patient and a family member to obtain a history of the condition. A complete psychiatric evaluation is conducted to determine the patient's mental status (for example, memory, ability to calculate and orientation to people and time). Neuropsychological testing is used to identify any possible abnormalities in brain functioning, which might cause symptoms of dementia (deteriorating mental status). Conditions such as depression are treatable and some causes of dementia are reversible. Ochsner staff psychiatrists are nationally recognized for their expertise in these areas.

The Ochsner Department of Psychiatry has access to the most advanced diagnostic and testing facilities for any studies needed. It functions as a team with the departments of Internal Medicine and Neurology in order to identify the problem and design the treatment approach that will most effectively return the patient to a life of dignity and productivity.

Medical Psychiatry

Psychiatric and neurological evaluations of patients with chronic psychiatric illness, acute or chronic medical illness, organ transplant patients or patients whose medication regimen is causing emotional disorders may benefit from Ochsner Medical’s psychiatry services. Other physicians or patients frequently ask us to give a second opinion in medically complicated cases.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology Services

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section offers outpatient consultation, evaluation, testing and treatment for children and adolescents with problems related to behavior, feelings, emotions, thinking and learning. The approach involves teams of social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists, in close collaboration with educational specialists, primary care pediatricians and pediatric specialists. Services begin with a comprehensive diagnostic assessment initiated with a social worker, psychologist or child and adolescent psychiatrist, depending on the preferences of the family and the referring physician. Consultations with other members of the team are obtained as needed, followed by a post-diagnostic conference with parents. When indicated, outpatient treatment is provided. Treatments can include individual psychotherapy, parent guidance, family therapy, group therapy and medication. The selection or combination of these options is tailored to the individual needs of the individual child and family.

In addition to services at Ochsner Medical Center, child and adolescent psychiatric social workers are available at the health centers in Hammond, Mandeville and Slidell. Psychiatry consultation is also available at Mandeville Pediatrics. Children and adolescents hospitalized for medical reasons at Ochsner Medical Center may also receive urgent or planned psychiatric consultation. Indications for consultation include suicidal behavior, delirium or disruptive behavior interfering with medical treatment, coping with major or chronic medical illnesses (including transplantation, cardiac surgery and cancer), and complex diagnostic problems such as conversion syndromes. When needed, inpatient hospitalization and transitional partial hospital programs are arranged through affiliation with the DePaul-Tulane Hospital in uptown New Orleans.

The Ochsner Behavioral Medicine Unit is designed specifically for the individual who is able to function, but whose life has become so difficult that a treatment in a structural environment is necessary. The program operates on the conviction that individuals are able to change and are able to learn the skills needed to succeed in making those changes. Treatment for stress-related emotional and physical problems is available on an outpatient day program basis, depending upon the needs of the patient

The Ochsner Behavior Medicine Unit

The Ochsner Behavioral Medicine Unit is designed specifically for the individual who is able to function, but whose life has become so difficult that a treatment in a structural environment is necessary. The program operates on the conviction that individuals are able to change and are able to learn the skills needed to succeed in making those changes. Treatment for stress-related emotional and physical problems is available on an outpatient day program basis, depending upon the needs of the patient.

The Ochsner Addictive Behavior Unit

The Ochsner Addictive Behavior Unit Treatment Team is composed of a group of highly trained Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Masters Level Social Workers, and Registered Nurses. Our close teamwork provides you with comprehensive patient evaluation and treatment recommendations, as well as high quality patient care. Patients spend several hours each day with doctoral level professional staff members. Our comprehensive program skillfully combines the disease approach to addiction with the most advanced medical and psychological treatment modalities available. We are adept at distinguishing between addiction and any other medical or psychological illness, pinpointing a treatable problem and formulating the most effective treatment plan possible. We treat every aspect of addiction, while managing patient care at the most cost-effective level. Treatment plans are individually tailored to meet the needs of the patient, as well as the patient's family and employer. Efforts are made to minimize the disruption of the patient's life due to illness.

Facility & Address

  • Ochsner Health - River Place Behavioral Health Hospital
  • 500 Rue de Sante Laplace LA 70068



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