Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport to Add More Than 450 New Jobs
Continued Expansion Drives Job Growth
SHREVEPORT, La. – Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport announced today that it will create more than 450 new jobs across North Louisiana in the next 12 months. This investment in our region comes as many are experiencing unemployment amid COVID-19. Open positions are in clinical fields, including nurses, medical assistants, radiology technicians, respiratory therapy technicians and medical laboratory technicians. Non-clinical positions such as patient access and registration are also available.
The growth of Ochsner LSU Health’s workforce will add positions in new locations and existing facilities undergoing expansion, including the:
- New Imaging Center and Surgery Center at its St. Mary Medical Center
- Inpatient Women’s & Children’s services now at its St. Mary Medical Center
- New Urgent Care and Primary Care Health Centers
- Academic Medical Center on Kings Highway
- Monroe Medical Center
Ochsner LSU Health also began a hiring campaign this week with sign-on bonuses available for specific nursing and imaging positions. Current employees may also be eligible for referral bonuses. To learn more about the positions available click here.
Growing its team in order to improve access to healthcare has been a priority since Ochsner LSU Health formed its partnership in October 2018. More than 175 physicians have joined the system and 400 jobs were already added.
“The challenges we have faced in 2020 underscore the need to continue investing in health and wellness for our communities, and we will remain focused on improving lives in the communities we serve. To do that, we are expanding across North Louisiana and growing our workforce to support these new locations and the additional intensive care capacity at our flagship hospital,” said Chuck Daigle, CEO, Ochsner LSU Health.
On Oct. 1, 2018, Ochsner Health System (Ochsner) and LSU Health Shreveport jointly formed Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport to oversee and coordinate activities between the health sciences center and the healthcare delivery system in Shreveport and Monroe, La. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is a public private partnership with a vision to improve health and well-being of its communities, access to care, quality, and facilities, expand patient-centered technology, grow the medical school, and enhance research in North Louisiana by building on the strengths of Ochsner and LSU Health Shreveport. Under the new structure, Ochsner brings their nationally-recognized expertise to the management of operations for partner hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, clinics and the clinical activity of the Ochsner LSU Health Physician Group. LSU will continue to successfully oversee the LSUHSC-S School of Medicine, School of Allied Health Professions, School of Graduate Studies, Graduate Medical Education, and research initiatives.
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport includes North Louisiana’s only Level 1 Trauma Center at its 452-bed hospital in Shreveport, La. The organization also operates a 244-bed hospital in Monroe, La. With approximately 4,000 employees and the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Physician Group of approximately 500 physicians, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport serves more than 140,000 patients with more than 625,000 visits annually.