Critical Care

Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans Critical Care is expanding. A new Neurosciences Critical Care Unit will open in the Fall, and  we need your expertise and passion to help serve our patients.

Day and Night positions available.

Now accepting applications! Apply today.


Now offering Critical Care Bonuses at Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans and Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore:

  • $5,000 Sign-on Bonus*
  • $7,500 Relocation*

*Some restrictions may apply. Click here for details.


Want to work in multiple units and enjoy some flexibility? Join our Critical Care Float Pool.

Full time and PRN Float Pool positions available.

*New Great rates*

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Our Critical Care Teams take pride in the quality care that we deliver.  The entire team is important, but nurses play an integral role in achieving our successful quality outcomes.  Because we care for some of the most acute patients, Ochsner is looking for critical care nurses with a passion for managing the following:

  • Complex surgical patients
  • Solid Organ Transplants (Heart, Lung, Liver, Pancreas, Kidney, Kidney-Pancreas)
  • Left Ventricular Device (LVAD)
  • Artificial Hearts
  • Large Abdominal surgeries
  • Complex cardiac patients (Impella device, Adult ECMO)
  • Neurological
  • Neurosurgery
  • And other complex medical patients.

Critical Care Areas:

Neurology and Neuro-Critical Care

Ochsner is a certified Primary Stroke Center with interventional/vascular neurology services, epilepsy monitoring, and an active telemedicine program.

Medical Intensive Care

The Medical Intensive Care team manages patients in the acute phase of critical illness, including patients with multisystem organ failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome. The team is recognized as a national leader in sepsis management.

Interventional Cardiology & Cardiac Care

Ochsner has an active Interventional Cardiology team that specializes in acute coronary syndromes, therapeutic hypothermia and short-term ventricular devices.

Surgical/Transplant/Cardiothoracic Intensive Care

The Surgical teams take care of multiple surgical specialties including lung, heart, liver, and kidney transplant and complex cardiothoracic surgeries including long-term Ventricular Assist Device implantation (Joint Commission Certified program).

Ochsner was recently named as the top hospital in the nation for liver transplants in 2013 by CareChex.

eICU Program

Ochsner’s state-of-the-art eICU Program connects Ochsner’s bedside care teams with off-site critical care physicians and nurses using advanced software and continuous remote monitoring technology.

How it works: The software detects and advises clinicians of important trends and changes in a patient’s condition to enable proactive bedside patient care. Use of 2-way audio-video capability allows the off-site critical care nurse and physician to interact directly with the bedside medical team to assist in making important, time sensitive patient care decisions.

As Louisiana’s only health care provider with an eICU program, Ochsner is proud to serve as a regional resource for community and rural hospitals.