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Ochsner Health System Overview

New Orleans, LA
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 30 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and ... Read more

Mission: Our Mission: We Serve, Heal, Educate, and Innovate. Our Vision: Ochsner will be a global medical and academic leader who will save and change lives. We will shape the future of healthcare through our integrated health system, fueled by the passion and strength of our diversified ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2018 (#47)

Company Updates

  • Thanks to our employees, volunteers, donors and the entire Gulf South community for making Ochsner Medical Center one of the nation’s Best Hospitals.

    We are proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for our clinical excellence and relentless passion for delivering exceptional patient care.

    Check out where we rank ➡️

    U.S. News and World Report Rankings | Ochsner Health System

    Ochsner is ranked among the best hospitals in the country according to U.S. News and World Report.

  • We are excited to announce the launch of Ochsner Anywhere Care, a virtual visit platform giving patients access to the care they need anytime, anywhere!

    Ochsner Health System Launches Ochsner Anywhere Care, Powered by American Well | Ochsner Online Newsroom

    Ochsner Health System announced the launch of Ochsner Anywhere Care, a consumer-facing virtual visit platform for urgent care visits. In partnership with

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Ochsner Health System – Why Work For Us?

Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s 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 30 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 80 health centers and urgent care centers. 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. Ochsner employs more than 18,000 employees and over 1,100 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 600 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.

  • Ochsner successfully passed an aggressive and highly competitive accreditation process by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) to gauge a health system's quality of care and patient safety.
  • Ochsner has achieved Magnet Nursing Services Recognition designation. This status recognizes and rewards Ochsner for superlative care. 
  • Ochsner Health System is one of the largest, Independent Academic Medical Centers in the U.S. 
  • Ochsner has more than 200 medical residents in 25 Ochsner-sponsored programs

Awards & Accolades

  • Voted "Best Place to Work” by CityBusiness Magazine
  • Ranked #11 on the 2018 Indeed list of Best Hospitals To Work 
  • Named to Becker’s Healthcare 2018 list of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare”
  • Recognized by Zippia as one of the “20 Best Companies to Work for in New Orleans, LA”
  • Named to Becker’s Healthcare 2018 list of “100 Great Hospitals in America”
  • Named as a 2018 Top Workplace by Times-Picayune
  • Ochsner’s CEO Warner Thomas recognized as a 2018 Top CEO on Glassdoor
  • Named to Becker’s Healthcare 2018 list of "52 Great Health Systems to Know"


Leadership at Ochsner

At Ochsner Health System, we believe our most valuable asset is our people, and we understand the importance of strength in our Leadership. Our accomplished leadership team has come from a variety of backgrounds and is well respected throughout the healthcare industry and community.

As an organization, we are committed to learning and development. Our leaders are encouraged to continually advance their knowledge, skills and abilities in their profession for the betterment of our patients, visitors, guests, and the community of which we serve.


Ochsner also believes in transformational leadership, and we have developed five traits of a transformational leader that we expect all of our leaders to embody. Leaders should:

  • Develop EXPERTISE in specific functions or specialties using depth as a source of confidence to drive change.
  • Energize teams with precise EXECUTION to achieve goals, make decisions, and accept accountability.
  • Solve business problems as an INNOVATOR with a passion to bring new ideas and solutions.
  • Constantly serve customers with EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE through collaboration and system thinking.
  • Look forward as a VISIONARY, proactively anticipating and clearly communicating before issues inflate.

Nursing at Ochsner

Chances are, you became a nurse because you care about people and want to make a difference. At Ochsner, we want to help you reach your professional and personal goals.

There's never been a more exciting time to join the Ochsner team! There are ample career opportunities for growth and advancement. Nursing professionals can find a wide range of positions at our 30 hospitals and over 80 regional health centers throughout Southeast Louisiana and Mississippi.

Ochsner is not only a prestigious place to work, it's a friendly one. The best and the brightest work here because they find the work challenging and rewarding - because their input is valued and their opinions respected. Here there is room to grow and people who want the best for you and your family. Here, you matter.


Benefits of Nursing at Ochsner

Our employees have helped make Ochsner a quality health care provider and “Employer of Choice.” In addition to market competitive pay rates at all experience levels, we offer a package of benefits and other opportunities for a quality work life. You will find options that let you tailor your benefits to suit your individual needs such as:

  • Pay for Performance
  • Clinical Ladder Program
  • Health Care Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Competitive differential rates for shift, weekend, charge, and preceptor
  • Certification Bonus
  • Nursing Education Grant Fund
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Work-Life Benefits (Fitness Center, Health Fairs, Employee Wellness Program, Social & Community Activities, Gift Shop, Discounts, Free Parking)

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Ochsner is a stable, growing and progressive employer. We look for individuals who are reliable, dedicated and enjoy working in an environment focused on excellent customer service. At Ochsner we truly value, learning and advancement for our employees. As a health system with over 18,000 employees, we have all types of opportunities including positions in:

Revenue Cycle

Revenue Cycle consists of multiple departments that partner to provide patient financial services on both the front and back end of the patient experience. The Revenue Cycle Department is responsible for ensuring the financial security of Ochsner patient accounts by registering patients, verifying patient benefits, obtaining authorizations, billing and collecting, resolving denied claims, credentialing, and financial counseling. A Revenue Cycle employee actively participates in increasing patient satisfaction and supporting the financial stability of the organization so that Ochsner can continue to serve the community.

The Revenue Cycle team is growing! There are numerous opportunities in this area as Financial Analysts, Revenue Cycle Representatives, Coding Consultants-Educators, Utilization Managers, Training Analysts, and many other positions as well.

Clerical\Administrative Support

A backbone of every organization, Ochsner looks for strong support from our Clerical/Administrative staff. There are immense opportunities for growth in this area, and it is all at your fingertips! We offer online courses for development and also provide tuition assistance for staff to continue their education and grow their skills.

If you love helping others, have strong customer service and clerical skills, apply today!

Health Information Management and Coding

Ochsner offers a stable, progressive, and innovative environment for Health Information Management and Coding professionals. Some highlights of these career opportunities include the following:

Focus on innovation and state-of-the-art technology
Excellent growth opportunities for experienced, certified coders
Coding internship opportunities
Specialty coding opportunities
Flex work schedules and some remote coding capabilities
Onsite continuing education and other opportunities to earn CEU’s
Collaborative working relationships with clinicians

Accounting\Finance Jobs

It’s always about the numbers! At Ochsner, the most important numbers are the lives that are saved because our hospitals’ doors are open. To keep saving lives and serving our communities, we need accounting and finance experts partnering with our leadership to keep our organization on a fiscally sound path.

Information Systems

Ochsner Information Services Division has experienced tremendous growth in the past year with the implementation of our new electronic medical record system, Epic.

At Ochsner, innovation is a way of life. Our founders believed in a visionary approach to the business side of healthcare. Growth can only be accomplished with a strong infrastructure that is scalable. If you are a visionary and thrive in a fast-paced environment where technology is highly respected and supported, apply today!

Human Resources

Ochsner’s Human Resources Division is comprised of a best-in-class and leading HR infrastructure that supports our people, processes, and business strategies. Through our standardized processes and technology, we deliver a consistent, high quality experience to all our customers, allowing them to obtain quick, reliable and valuable solutions. Our HR division provides system-aligned services through strategic business partners, centers of expertise, and employee services.

We look for talent committed to serving, learning, and growing their careers in Human Resources.

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Southeast Louisiana is famous for its culture, music, food, entertainment, architecture and history. Ochsner is immersed in the Louisiana culture and community, and we are a proud sponsor of the New Orleans Saints (NFL) World Champions. From the French Quarter to the Atchafalaya Swamp, there is something for everyone to enjoy in our region.

  • Entertainment - More than 400 annual festivals, countless events and attractions including Mardi Gras, French Quarter Festival, Jazz and Heritage Festival, National World War II Museum, Aquarium of the Americas and more.
  • Music - The birthplace of jazz is also home to Cajun and Zydeco music.
  • Food - Enjoy traditional foods and classic dishes such as poboys, jambalaya and gumbo and world-renowned resturants such as Emeril's and Antoine's.
  • Sports - Louisiana, known as the "Sportman's Paradise", has no shortage of sporting events. From the great outdoors to top notch NFL and college football, NBA basketball, minor league baseball and much more.


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    Ochsner Health Systems, through the variety of hospital locations and outpatient locations, provides a wealth of opportunity for professional growth for the new grad all the way to the experienced therapist.
    Competitive salary and benefits.


    Rapid growth means a lot of changes on an ongoing basis

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Ochsner Health System Photos

Ochsner Health System photo of: Our founder, Alton Ochsner, M.D.'s statue stands proud in front of Ochsner's Main Campus.
Ochsner Health System photo of: 42 Ochsner Nurses named among 2014 “Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana”
Ochsner Health System photo of: At Ochsner, we are driven by our mission - to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate!
Ochsner Health System photo of: We love being a company with roots in New Orleans. A city full of culture, fun and food!
Ochsner Health System photo of: Ochsner - Main Campus
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Ochsner Health System Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Ochsner Health System (New Orleans, LA) in April 2011.


    They made me fill out a ridiculous number of forms and questionaires. Then, I was interviewed over the phone by someone in HR, who told me I would be interviewed by a VP, also a phone interview. The VP interview was downright silly. The woman asked pre-canned questions and then wondered aloud if I had "the energy" to do the job. I'm honestly glad it didn't go any further. By the way, the VP had nothing good to say about the doctors at the hospital. She kept complaining that the doctors "think they know everything about everyone's job." Well, her comments told me more about her than the doctors.

    Interview Questions

    • "How would you handle a doctor who started yelling at you in the hall?"   1 Answer
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Ochsner Health System Awards & Accolades

  • Magnet Recognition, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2013
  • Best Place to Work, New Orleans City Business, 2018
  • Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2018
  • Top Workplaces, Times- Picayune, 2018
  • Best Hospital - 3 Specialties, US News & World Report, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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