Title:  Assistant Professor - Rheumatology

Division:  Pediatrics
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  287

Division: Pediatrics (80001016) 

Department: Pediatrics - Rheumatology (90002425) 

Employment Duration: Full-time 

Baylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:

Baylor (www.bcm.edu) is recognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health science centers and is known for excellence in education, research, and healthcare and community service. Located in the heart of the world's largest medical center (Texas Medical Center), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational, healthcare and research affiliates (Baylor Affiliates).




The Department of Pediatrics, Rheumatology Section is seeking a qualified candidate to fill an Assistant Professor role. This position will provide medical care to patients in the Rheumatology clinics, and on the Rheumatology inpatient hospital service. Primary role is to provide direct patient care for patients at the Texas Children's Hospital. 

Job Responsibilities:

To provide clinical care to patients with rheumatic diseases and educate staff, learner and patient/family regarding diagnosis in the Greater Houston region. 

Clinic Role: 

  • Provide safe, timely, effective, and efficient in patient care at Texas Children’s Hospital Main Campus in the inpatient and outpatient care at Texas Children’s Hospital’s community clinics and hospitals. 
  • Provide clinical leadership to medical and nursing staff. 
  • Role model ethical and professional behavior with every interaction. 
  • Supervise and educate medical and nursing staff when appropriate in the care of rheumatology patients. 
  • Promote and practice evidence based medicine (EBM). 
  • Participate in quality improvement processes. 
  • Facilitate communication with referring physicians. 

Administrative Role: Section lead for quality improvement projects. 

Job Responsibilities Continued:

Academic Role: 

  • Promote the academic mission of BCM and TCH in terms of research and scholarly activity 
  • Represent BCM and TCH at local, regional and national gatherings. 

Continuing Professional Development: 

  • Participate in continuing professional development activities to maintain personal knowledge and skills as appropriate (e.g. section sponsored activities, continuing medical education as well as maintenance of certification requirements for the ABP). 
  • Participate in local, regional, and national quality improvement committees. 
  • Stay current in the rheumatology literature. 

Education: Participate in educational programs that focus on improving health care competence of patients with rheumatologic disease and their families.

Job Qualifications:

Education: Pediatrics board-certified and board-certified/eligible pediatric rheumatologist.
Licensure: Licensed by the Texas Medical Board. 





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.