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Company: Baylor College of Medicine
Location: Houston, TX
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education




The Section of General Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine is dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, scholarly activities, and community engagement. As general internists, we apply scientific knowledge, clinical expertise and compassion to prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of adult patients with a broad spectrum of medical conditions. We care for diverse patients in primary care outpatient settings as well as hospitalized patients. Our collaborative interdisciplinary teams practice at Baylor Medicine Clinic, Baylor St. Luke's CHI Hospitals (Medical Center, Sugarland, Vintage, Woodlands), Harris Health System (Ben Taub Hospital and Smith Clinic) and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine is the largest adult practice department at Baylor College of Medicine. Founded in 1953, we are one of the largest education programs in the United States with more than 700 trainees, and highly competitive specialty fellowship training programs, including seven federally funded research training grants. Our healthcare providers see hundreds of thousands of patients in seven inpatient and outpatient facilities and our department's clinical excellence is recognized in U.S. News and World Report. Our departmental research initiatives span the continuum of biomedical research from basic to clinical, attracting $79.5 million in total extramural funding, including more than $62 million from the NIH as well as other federal sources.


Job Summary


Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is seeking full-time Nocturnists to provide Hospital Medicine services at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. The ideal candidates are patient-centered and committed to excellence in providing quality care in an inpatient setting. Candidates must be board certified or board eligible in Internal or Family Medicine.

Job Duties


  • Performs a variety of duties such as H&Ps, medical orders, and provides care to assigned patients.
  • Makes clinical decisions relative to inpatient management through collaboration with Hospitalists and Consults.
  • Works in partnership with an interdisciplinary team in the development and delivery of patient care.
  • Facilitates appropriate admissions by initiating orders, coordinating with appropriate attending physician, and moderating medication reconciliation process. Assists with discharge summary as per Hospitalist service standards.
  • Communicates with physicians, nursing staff, residents and other members of the medical team to maintain current and accurate updates in patient status.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and exemplifies the Baylor College of Medicine core values, respects patients, service providers, organizational confidentiality and HIPAA Security procedures and protocols.
  • Participates in division meetings, quality improvement projects and other activities of the Hospital Medicine Program.


Minimum Qualifications


  • BC/BE Internal Medicine or Family Medicine
  • Current valid license to practice medicine in the State of Texas 
  • Current DEA certificate (or in progress)
  • Proficiency in documenting and billing in any setting above, or in the hospitalist setting



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.



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