Title:  Provider Educator - Substance Use Disorders

Division:  Family and Community Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Kirby Office, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $40,785 - $61,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  4157

Internal Title:  Health Educator

External Title:  Provider Educator – Substance Use Disorders


The Department of Family and Community Medicine provides excellent care, innovative teaching of primary healthcare, and discoveries of new knowledge that contribute to the improvement of processes and outcomes. U.S. News & World Report's 2019-2020 rankings placed Baylor College of Medicine as #4 in the country for primary care. Affiliated with Harris Health, we provide multidisciplinary healthcare to the medically underserved urban population in the Houston metropolitan area. As champions for the education of medical students, resident physicians, fellows, and faculty, we recognizes the unique needs of students, residents and faculty and work diligently to provide optimum learning experiences for everyone in our department. Our research, education, and clinical faculty members participate in a range of research projects and we value cross-departmental research collaborations, which have included neuroscience, internal medicine, allied sciences, and pediatrics.

Job Purpose

The Health Educator provides professional in-person or virtual outreach and education to a diverse groups of primary care providers and other health professionals in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area. The goal is to educate on clinical decision-making and the most up-to-date research on screening and management of substance use disorders. The Health Educator will utilize communication/behavior change/marketing techniques to establish credibility and develop a sustained relationship with providers to facilitate the incorporation of screening and treatment protocols into practice. 

Job Duties

• Participates in trainings focused on project goals and the Health Educator role in provider and practice engagement.
• Utilizes creative outreach strategies to access offices, schedule appointments and follow-up on requests for information and service.
• Delivers one-on-one or virtual educational visits to physicians and other health professionals, using specially designed evidence-based materials.
• Engages participating practices, physicians and other health professionals in project goals; present features, benefits and clearly communicate how the project aligns with and supports value based healthcare.
• Establishes and maintain positive, service-oriented relationships with practices, physicians, other health professionals and office staff through repeated office visits and contacts.
• Anticipates, investigates and resolves provider education issues that may arise.
• Acts as a liaison between participating practices/physicians/other health professionals and the project leadership.
• Documents activities and records information in a timely manner by maintaining a log of all practice visits, including date, time, location, name, topics covered, and other key details from the visit. 
• Keeps participating practices/physicians/other health professionals aware of existing and new services, products, and opportunities made available to them through the project.
• Coordinates joint partner/practice visits and communicate with all team members as needed.
• Provides feedback on educational and other project-related materials used in the field.
• Attends and participates in project team meetings and presents activities and progress aligned towards the project goals. 

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Health Education, Public Health, Community Health, Behavioral Science or a related field.
  • Two years of relevant experience.  
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Education, Public Health, Behavioral Science, Social Work, or a related field.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc (NCHEC).  
  • Outreach and education of substance use disorder topics. 

Local travel between clinics/locations.





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