Title:  Part-Time Clinician/Educator - Harris Health System - Vallbona Health Center (Assistant Professor)

Division:  Medicine
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range: 
FLSA Status: 
Requisition ID:  14686

Baylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:


The Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine is dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, scholarly activities, and community engagement. As geriatricians we apply scientific knowledge, clinical expertise and compassion to prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of adult elderly patients with a broad spectrum of medical conditions. We care for diverse patients in senior care outpatient settings. Our collaborative interdisciplinary teams practice at Baylor Medicine Clinic, Baylor St. Luke's CHI Hospitals, Houston Methodist Hospital, Harris Health System (Ben Taub Hospital and Vallbona Health Center) and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Our section also provides house calls and care in a number of facilities.


The educational mission of the Geriatrics Section is critical. The Geriatrics fellowship is one of the largest in the nation and our palliative care fellowship is affiliated with MD Anderson. We also teach medical students, internal medicine and family medicine residents, physician assistant students and PA residents.



The Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a part-time Clinician/Educator to provide services at Vallbona Health Center at the Harris Health System. Daytime outpatient clinic. The ideal candidates are patient-centered and committed to excellence in providing quality care in an outpatient setting. 

Job Duties


  • Provide medical care to elderly adults in the outpatient care setting.
  • Coordinate with other disciplinary care teams for safe discharge of patients.
  • Participate in any team meetings. Work with the team to develop the appropriate order sets and procedures that are needed.
  • Contribute to quality improvement and research projects. Collaborate nationally with known leaders in the field. Keep up with continuing medical education as per college and section requirements.
  • Renew and meeting all required licenses and certification requirements.
  • Familiarity with EPIC- electronic medical records and document all patient encounters as needed.
  • Complete all documentation in a timely manner so that billing and other administrative tasks can happen smoothly to ensure a robust operational system.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) speakers will be given preference


Benefits include malpractice insurance, comprehensive medical/vision/dental coverage, retirement, funds for CME related activities, and shared administrative support.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Education Requirement: MD, DO; Geriatrics Board Certified.
  • Licensure Requirement: Licensed by the Texas Medical Board.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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