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Job Description

 

Neurologists are trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the central, autonomous, and peripheral nervous systems.

These include sleep disorders, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, migraines, Parkinson's disease, strokes, comas, and traumatic brain injuries.

Neurologists may choose to specialize in areas such as pediatric neurology, vasuclar neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, sleep disorders, interventional neurology, neurophysiology, behavioral neurology, neurogenetics, neuroimmunology, or sleep disorders.

They must be educated and trained extensively and are responsible for a wide array of duties.

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Responsibilities

 

A neurologists responsibilities vary depending on the specialty they choose, but some common duties include:

  • Examining patients suffering from varying neurological disorders and identifying symptoms.

  • Ordering blood and spinal fluid tests, imaging tests including MRIs and PET scans, or biopsies.

  • Developing treatment plans for individual patients after a diagnosis has been reached.

  • Consulting with neurosurgeons on possible procedures and treatments.

  • Supervising teams of medical professionals and non-medical staffers.

  • Treating patients with traumatic brain injuries and epilepsy.

  • Keeping themselves educated on new research regarding the structure of the brain and nervous system.

  • Using electrodes, dyes, and brain scans to conduct experiments.

  • Recording, analyzing, and reporting findings.

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Skills

 

Communication

Must effectively communicate with your co-workers to ensure the best care and the proper procedures. Must be able to communicate in high-stress environments.

Active Listening

Offering your full attention to an individual person or group in order to fully understand problems and their nature.

Critical Thinking

Must use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Judgment and Decision Making

Needs to be able to act autonomously and make difficult decisions that would benefit the patient or make corrections. Must consider all benefits and repercussions of potential actions and choose the appropriate one. 

Complex Problem Solving

Must be able to identify complex problems and develop and evaluate corrective options and implement solutions. 

Stress Management

Must be able to endure intense situations and handle pressure that comes with extreme situations you may encounter.

Trustworthiness

Must be trustworthy because you have people's lives in your hands and what you do could help or hurt them. They are entrusted with a great responsibility and must live up to it. 

Perceptiveness

Gauging how people react and read their body language to decipher their feelings and predict their actions. They must be able to determine if people could be a risk to themselves or others and to distinguish truths from lies.

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Working Conditions

 

Neurologists are typically employed in hospitals, private practice, or as sole practitioners. Others perform research at academic institutions or laboratories.

Hours-worked depends largely on the position of the individual neurologist. Senior neurologists working in hospitals may work a 50/hour week and 24/7 on-call schedule while those in research may work as little as 3 - 4 days per week, depending on the project they happen to be assigned to.

 

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Salary Outlook

Title Company Location Posted
02.27.2017
- Neurologist (3025972) Job Description Neurologist - (3025972) Description Cooley Dickinson Hospital, a Massachusetts General Hospital affiliate located in Northampton, Massachusetts, is currently seeking a BC/BE Neurologists to join our...
02.27.2017
DescriptionNeurologist - St. Anthony Physicians Neurology and Neuromuscular Center St. Anthony Physicians Group is actively recruiting a BE/BC general neurologist to join a busy, established neurology practice with 3 physicians. The practice is...
10.26.2016
The Physician provides direct patient care in a specialty care environment such as Cardiology, Endocrinology, Pain Management, Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, etc. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of...
10.25.2016
The Physician provides direct patient care. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires. INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Essential...
02.27.2017
Neurology - Stroke Duluth, MN PRACTICE SPECIFICSWe are seeking 2 additional Stroke Neurologists to join our existing team. These are growth positions not replacements. Our ideal candidate would have completed a Stroke Fellowship and have...
02.27.2017
St. Tammany Parish Hospital and the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute are seeking BC/BE General Neurologists, as well as neurologists with subspecialty training. This is a unique opportunity to join a developing neuroscience program in a highly...
04.03.2013
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Department of Neurology is currently recruiting candidates for faculty positions in general neurology. Rank and appointment will be based on qualifications and experience....
07.08.2016
Internal job applications/transfer requests must be completed through the Ascension Health Associate Portal in order to be processed. Assistance for the disabled If you have a disability and/or require assistance completing the online...
04.01.2016
High School/GED Reports to Practice Management Director. Coordinates the activities of the Neurology (EEG Services). Performs EEGs and assists neurologist with performance of EMGs, including performing nerve conduction velocities. High school...
09.18.2014
The Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa seeks a BC/BE neurologist with fellowship training or equivalent experience in neuromuscular disorders. Appointment will be at the level of Associate (non-track), or Assistant Professor,...
08.01.2015
Neurology opportunity with a gorgeous lakefront view in upstate SC! Seeking adult neurologist for inpatient neurology position with AnMed Health Neurology Consultants CT and MRI reading privileges Impressive Neurosciences Unit Competitive...
02.27.2017
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Applicants need an M.D. or Ph.D. degree. Experience: Research experience in neuroscience, neurosurgery, neuroanatomy, pharmacology, biochemistry or related field is required. Applicants must have...
02.27.2017
Electroencepholograph Technicians (EEG) administer EEG tests on patients for diagnostic purposes under the direct supervision of a physician. The EEG technician operates EEG equipment and performs (INOM) Intraneuro-Operative Monitoring for...
08.31.2016
Performs Long Term Video-EEG monitoring on patients with scalp or intra-cranially placed electrodes. Operates intra-operative monitoring with subdural and depth electrodes. Performs special studies such as Functional Brain Mapping (cortical...
  1. Neurologist Northampton, MA Cooley Dickinson Hospital
    - Neurologist (3025972) Job Description Neurologist - (3025972) Description Cooley Dickinson Hospital, a Massachusetts General Hospital affiliate located in Northampton, Massachusetts, is currently seeking a BC/BE Neurologists to join our...
  2. Physician - Neurologist Oklahoma City, OK St. Anthony Hospital
    DescriptionNeurologist - St. Anthony Physicians Neurology and Neuromuscular Center St. Anthony Physicians Group is actively recruiting a BE/BC general neurologist to join a busy, established neurology practice with 3 physicians. The practice is...
  3. Neurologist Oklahoma City, OK INTEGRIS Health
    The Physician provides direct patient care in a specialty care environment such as Cardiology, Endocrinology, Pain Management, Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, etc. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of...
  4. Neurologist Oklahoma City, OK INTEGRIS Health
    The Physician provides direct patient care. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires. INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Essential...
  5. PHYSICIAN - Stroke Neurologist - Duluth, MN Duluth, MN Essentia Health
    Neurology - Stroke Duluth, MN PRACTICE SPECIFICSWe are seeking 2 additional Stroke Neurologists to join our existing team. These are growth positions not replacements. Our ideal candidate would have completed a Stroke Fellowship and have...
  6. Neurologist Physician Covington, LA St. Tammany Parish Hospital
    St. Tammany Parish Hospital and the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute are seeking BC/BE General Neurologists, as well as neurologists with subspecialty training. This is a unique opportunity to join a developing neuroscience program in a highly...
  7. GENERAL NEUROLOGIST Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Department of Neurology is currently recruiting candidates for faculty positions in general neurology. Rank and appointment will be based on qualifications and experience....
  8. Physician-General Neurologist-Outpatient Clinic Tulsa, OK St. John Health System
    Internal job applications/transfer requests must be completed through the Ascension Health Associate Portal in order to be processed. Assistance for the disabled If you have a disability and/or require assistance completing the online...
  9. Neurology Technologist Mattoon, IL Sarah Bush Lincoln
    High School/GED Reports to Practice Management Director. Coordinates the activities of the Neurology (EEG Services). Performs EEGs and assists neurologist with performance of EMGs, including performing nerve conduction velocities. High school...
  10. NEUROMUSCULAR SPECIALIST Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    The Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa seeks a BC/BE neurologist with fellowship training or equivalent experience in neuromuscular disorders. Appointment will be at the level of Associate (non-track), or Assistant Professor,...
  11. Physician Anderson, SC AnMed Health
    Neurology opportunity with a gorgeous lakefront view in upstate SC! Seeking adult neurologist for inpatient neurology position with AnMed Health Neurology Consultants CT and MRI reading privileges Impressive Neurosciences Unit Competitive...
  12. Research Fellow St. Paul, MN Regions Hospital
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Applicants need an M.D. or Ph.D. degree. Experience: Research experience in neuroscience, neurosurgery, neuroanatomy, pharmacology, biochemistry or related field is required. Applicants must have...
  13. EEG TECHNICIAN/NEURODIAGNOSTICS Worcester, MA UMass Memorial Medical Center
    Electroencepholograph Technicians (EEG) administer EEG tests on patients for diagnostic purposes under the direct supervision of a physician. The EEG technician operates EEG equipment and performs (INOM) Intraneuro-Operative Monitoring for...
  14. EEG/LTM Tech II (Per-diem, Open Availability - Nights & Day Shifts, some Weekends) Miami, FL Miami Children's Hospital
    Performs Long Term Video-EEG monitoring on patients with scalp or intra-cranially placed electrodes. Operates intra-operative monitoring with subdural and depth electrodes. Performs special studies such as Functional Brain Mapping (cortical...