Assistant Professor - Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7057952 (Ref.No. 309016KLR)
Posted: June 14, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Menninger Clinic ( is one of the nation’s premier mental health care providers. We are dedicated to treating individuals with complex mental illness, including severe mood, personality, anxiety, and addictive disorders throughout the spectrum of inpatient to outpatient care. We are equally committed to teaching future mental health professionals and advancing mental healthcare through research.

Menninger is an affiliated teaching hospital for Baylor College of Medicine ( Baylor is a leading academic health science institutions located within the world’s largest medical center. It is known for excellence in education, research, and healthcare and community service.

Position Summary and Responsibilities: The Menninger Clinic is seeking a Staff Internist to join our excellent team of professionals. The Staff Internist helps provide medical assessments and follow up management for adult and adolescent patients admitted to The Menninger Clinic for psychiatric care. This includes but is not limited to, admission history and physicals, consultation for medical problems occurring after admission and ongoing medical management of chronic conditions in the hospital and outpatient physical examinations within the scope of practice and protocols approved by the Hospital and the State Medical Board.

The ideal candidate works well in a multi-disciplinary team environment that emphasizes communication and collegiality in providing a comprehensive approach to care.

Position Qualifications: Must have an MD or DO degree with completion of an approved residency in internal medicine or family medicine; board- certified or board-eligible for certification by the respective certifying board for internal medicine or family medicine; must be able to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams and possess knowledge of therapeutic modalities employed by team members and the assigned clinical program; DEA registration; and current CPR certification.

Preferred: current license to practice medicine in the State of Texas; and two (2) years of post-residency work experience in related area of specialty.

Diversity Statement: Diversity among Baylor’s students, trainees, faculty and staff is a prerequisite to accomplishing Baylor’s institutional mission, and to maintaining the highest standards in training for healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, scientific innovation, and patient-centered care.

Baylor is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for all qualified persons without taking into account race, color, national origin, creed, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, veteran status or disability unrelated to job requirements. tough principled stands even if unpopular. Take clear and direct action involving ethical and integrity issues.


1.Compliance with the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations, as well as the policies and procedures of the Menninger Clinic and its Corporate Compliance committee, the standards of the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and other medical record and legal requirements.

2.Complete assigned assessments and provide ongoing care of patients on admission and during their hospital stay as indicated. Assist with holiday and weekend coverage as assigned.

3.Provide education and training to hospital staff as assigned.

4.Maintain clinical competency and licensing by completing appropriate continuing education requirements.


1.Maintain competencies and demonstrate skill and knowledge with specialized evaluation and treatment modalities as indicated by specialty and board certification/s: •Pharmacotherapy (Medical) •Medical assessment

2.Demonstrate an understanding of developmental tasks and special needs for and the ability to establish rapport with:



•Older Adults/Geriatrics

3.Serve as staff physician and complete other clinical and administrative duties required


•Must have a M.D or D.O. Degree, completed residency in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or other relevant medical specialty as approved by the Hospital Medical Director and be board- eligible or board-certified.

•Must have knowledge of medical pharmacology and therapeutics and general knowledge of psychopharmacology and appropriate skills in the medication treatment of patients.

•Must demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and ability to relate effectively to patients with psychiatric and medical conditions.

•Must have ability to write clear, precise, and accurate reports.

•Commitment to participation in ongoing in-service staff training and development.


•Current license to practice as a Physician in the State of Texas

•Current registration with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

•Current CPR certification


Preferred: Experience working with patients with psychiatric conditions.


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