Baylor College of Medicine


Position Description

Assistant Professor
BCM Department Orthopedic Surgery
Location Texas Medical Center, Houston
Subsection TCH Orthopedic Surgery
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Opportunity Overview:

Texas Children's Hospital in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) section of Orthopedics, is seeking fellowship trained Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons. A top pediatric orthopedic program in the Nation, The Department of Orthopedic and Scoliosis, comprised of over 10 physicians, provides care for conditions involving trauma, sprains, fractures, dislocations, sports injuries, spine problems, foot deformities, neuromuscular problems, and hip problems.

Who We Are:

Consistently named one of the nation’s top Children’s Hospital’s, Texas Children’s Hospital operates the largest pediatric care network in the country. Opened in 1954, the hospital system is known in Houston, across the nation and around the world. With some of the best physician and surgeons in the world, families know they can rely on Texas Children’s for pioneering discoveries in childhood disease. With 40 pediatric subspecialties and more than 25,000 surgeries/year, our goal is to heal sick children and give them the opportunity to grow and thrive.

With the flag ship hospital located in the Texas Medical Center and a hospital in West Houston, Texas Children’s is expanding its care. In 2017, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands will open and serve the families North of Houston. This new hospital will be built on a 22- acre lot with facilities that comprise approximately 548,000 square feet.

Academic Partner:

Baylor College of Medicine is recognized as a premier academic health science center and is known for excellence in education, research, and patient care. US. News and World Report ranked Baylor among the top 25 medical schools for research. All physicians in the pediatric orthopedic program receive academic appointments.


• Eligible for unrestricted Texas medical license

• BC/BE with intent to pursue certification

• Qualified for faculty appointment with Baylor College of Medicine

• Fellowship trained in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

• Exceptional communication and customer service skills

Responsibilities of Assistant Professor:

The Assistant Professor shall have the responsibility of general supervision of the activities of the respective Department Service or Clinic. The responsibilities of Associate Professor include, but not limited to the following: 1. Establishing criteria and conducting patient care reviews for the purpose of analyzing and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of care and treatment provided to patients within the Department or Service. The Department/Service shall routinely collect information about important aspects of patient care provided by the Department/Service, periodically assess this information, and develop a process for use in evaluating patient care. Patient care reviews shall include all clinical work performed under the jurisdiction of the Department/Service, regardless of whether the Practitioner whose work is subject to such review is a member of that Service. 2. Recommending criteria for clinical privileges relevant to care provided in the Department and recommending clinical privileges for each member of the Department. 3. Reviewing and evaluating Department/Service adherence to: (a) Medical Staff policies and procedures; (b) sound principles of clinical practice; (c) integration of the Department/Service into the operations of the Hospital. 4. Reviewing and evaluating patient care services provided outside the Hospital via contractual or other agreements. 5. Coordinating patient care provided by the Department/Service members with nursing and ancillary patient care services. 6. Calling a Department/Service meeting at the discretion of the Department Head or Chief of Service as necessary for the purpose of considering quality and outcomes management findings of patient care and the results of the Service’s other review and evaluation activities, as well as reports on other Department, Service and Staff functions. 7. Taking appropriate action when important problems in patient care and clinical performance or opportunities to improve care are identified. 8. Acting as the designated agent of the respective Department or Service, or on behalf of the Medical Executive Committee, in connection with all peer review functions. 9. Submitting any required reports concerning: (a) the Departments or Service’s review and evaluation activities, actions taken thereon, and the results of such action, and (b) recommendations for maintaining and improving the quality of care provided within the Department, the Service and/or the Hospital. 10. Providing for orientation and continuing education of all persons in the Department or Service.

Degree Required: PhD Service and/or the Hospital.