Chief of the Division of Infectious Disease- Shreveport, LA

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyAdministration : Division Chief, Infectious Diseases
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J1 or H1
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Employment TypeNot Specified
Bonuses OfferedNone

Job Description

LSU’s Department of Medicine seeks a Division Head for the Division of Infectious Disease at the LSU Health Shreveport in Shreveport, Louisiana. This individual will lead the clinical, educational, research and other programmatic missions of this large and dynamic division of the Department of Medicine.

Overview

The Division consists of over four faculty located in three hospitals:  Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, St Mary’s Hospital and Monroe Medical Center. The Mission of the LSU Health Shreveport Department of Medicine is to develop and mentor compassionate and physicians competent in clinical care and service to the community, contemporary education and research in a diverse and supportive culture.

Clinical Activities

The Division has a tradition of exceptionally strong clinical services, including all aspects of consultative and inpatient Infectious Disease evaluation and treatment. The Division is recruiting outstanding and committed young faculty with diverse clinical interests to meet these needs.  In addition, we have a large outpatient presence at the main campus hospital, and desire expansion into our hospital in Monroe, as well as rural areas. Our fellowship program enrolls one traditional GI Fellow each year but can be expanded.  

Education 

The Division has a key role in education at every level of training and across many disciplines. In particular, the Division is active in teaching medical students and internal medicine residents, as well as allied health providers.  The goal of the fellowship program is to train the future leaders in academic Infectious Disease, including research, clinical care and medical education. The Division places great emphasis on career development and provides guidance for fellows choosing different career paths.

Research

Our Division of Infectious Disease places an emphasis on clinical, translational research particularly in the areas of HIV and Hepatitis C. They recently have initiated a multi-disciplinary Covid 19 longtitudinal clinic. They are actively enrolling in Covid 19 Vaccine trials.

DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION

The Department of Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Science Center - Shreveport is seeking an outstanding physician-leader to serve as the Head of the Division of Infectious Disease. This individual, appointed at the Associate or Full Professor level, will lead the clinical, educational, research and other programmatic missions of the division within the Department of Medicine and will be responsible for the fiscal management of the Division.

Supervision Received

This position reports directly to Dr. Steven Bailey, Chair, Department of Medicine.

Supervision Exercised

This position is responsible for supervision of faculty and staff in the Division of Infectious Disease. 

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

  • Have an MD, MD/PhD, DO, or international equivalent terminal degree
  • Be eligible for medical licensure and clinical practice in the state of Louisiana
  • Have a proven record of administrative and academic leadership abilities, as well as a demonstrated commitment to education and mentoring
  • Be eligible for faculty appointment at LSUHSC-Shreveport as an Associate Professor or above, per SOM standards.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A strong record of scholarly achievement and extramural funding 
  • Demonstrated leadership and accomplishments in complex organizational environments
  • Excellent communication skills to interface with learners, faculty, healthcare teams, administrators, community organizations and donors
  • We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and will work toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Leadership
  • Program building
  • Career development
  • Financial management
  • Accomplishment in basic, clinical, health services, translational or educational research
  • Building relationships with donors and community leaders
  • Development of performance metrics for faculty
  • A demonstrated commitment to education and mentorship of medical and graduate students, residents and fellows

 Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. LSUHSC-Shreveport offers a full benefits package.

Interested Physicians:

Please send your CV or any inquiries to Mark Morrison, Director of Physician Recruitment – Professional Staff Services mark.morrison@ochsner.org

About Us

Shreveport is located in the northwest corner of Louisiana, 15 miles from Texas, and 185 miles directly east of Dallas on Interstate 20. Shreveport and its sister city across the Red River (Bossier City) have a population of just over 250,000. City amenities include a full-time symphony orchestra, minor league sports, riverfront aquarium, the American Rose Center, a full calendar of riverfront arts and music festivals, and much more. We enjoy the ambience of a smaller city and the resources of many larger metropolitan areas. Being located in extreme northwestern Louisiana, our climate is closer to that of Atlanta or Birmingham than to that of New Orleans. The low cost of living, pleasant climate, and excellent schools make Shreveport a wonderful place to raise a family.                       

LSUHSC – Shreveport is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, 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 www.ochsner.org. To transform your health, please visit www.ochsner.org/healthyyou.

Facility & Address

  • Ochsner Health - LSU Health Shreveport
  • 1501 Kings Highway 71130 Shreveport LA

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Contact Information

Mark Morrison Director of Physician Recruiting

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