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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

Company Updates

  • When it comes to providing the most compassionate and critical lifesaving care for our patients, Ochsner nurses go above and beyond the call of duty.

    We're thrilled to celebrate our 2017 Great 100 Nurses, and to recognize all of our amazing nursing professionals for their passion and commitment to innovating healthcare! #OchsnerNursesRock #weareochsner

    Ochsner Celebrates our 2017 Great 100 Nurses

    Congratulations to all our 2017 Ochsner Great 100 Nurses! #OchsnerNursesRock

  • Ochsner ranks #18 on the 2017 Indeed list of Best Hospitals To Work For!

    The Best Hospitals to Work For in 2017 - Indeed Blog

    We already know that doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers play a crucial role in keeping us healthy. But thanks to dramatically increasing demand for people with the skills and experience to look after us when we're sick, these professionals are poised to become even more highly valued.

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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 ochsner.org 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


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 nine hospitals and over 40 regional health centers throughout Southeast Louisiana.

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)

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 Hertage Festical, 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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    The experience was a great learning opportunity.


    Working the graveyard shift was tough

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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!
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Ochsner Health System Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Ochsner Health System.


    Applied online. HR contacted me via e-mail and asked that I select a time to talk about the position. I did so based on their availability within that system. HR said that was not a good time and asked me to pick another within a time frame. I did, but the hour I picked was not a good one. I went with the next suggested time they had available. A few days after, HR called - extremely short interview. IMO, interviews are a two-sided platform in which both parties are investing in asking /answering one another's queries to determine if there is a fit. Details on this position were vague despite my probing. Very little was asked of me other than experience, salary requirements (unclear if this was a screening call or interview at this point) and when I would be able to start if selected. I asked several questions and had many more, but HR rep was economical in candor and answers. I sensed this was a formality and I was not really being considered. Hard to tell. The phone call lasted about 5 minutes for HR, I pushed it for a few more as I wanted to know about this position. It can be defeating to prepare for an interview and excited - and to be met with extreme brevity & little else. HR is the front door and integral reflection of the company for whom the work - and it helps when they are engaging. Difficult to know if this is a case of meeting EOE formality standards - or merely their standard method of engagement with candidates. Big prep for my limited time allotment.

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Ochsner Health System Awards & Accolades

  • Best Hospitals in 9 Specialities, US News & World Report, 2014
  • Best Places to Work, New Orleans City Business Magazine, 2014
  • Best Places to Work, New Orleans CityBusiness News, 2013
  • Magnet Recognition, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2013
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