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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
06.17.2019
Southern Maine Health Care Department: MaineHealth Southern Maine Health Care/Neurology Std Hrs/Wk: Full Time Shift: Day Shift Full/Part Time: 40 Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add to Cart Job Details: Full time...
05.15.2019
Neurology opening in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Neurologist Opportunity in Albuquerque, NM The Physician Voice Matters at DaVita Medical Group New Mexico! At DaVita Medical...
06.17.2019
Waldo County General Hospital Department: MaineHealth Waldo County General Hospital/PP Neurology Std Hrs/Wk: Full Time Shift: Day Shift Full/Part Time: 40 Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add to Cart Job Details: Mid Coast...
05.22.2019
Neurology opening in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Neurologist Opportunity in Albuquerque, NM The Physician Voice Matters at DaVita Medical Group New Mexico! At DaVita Medical...
08.01.2018
Neurology Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital, seeks a Neurologist due to growth. Features of the practice include: Competitive Compensation plus comprehensive benefits including loan repayment and stipend...
05.21.2019
Neurology opening in Huntington Beach, California. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Overview: Healthcare Partners is looking for a Neurologist to join our Specialty team in Orange County community. The...
05.24.2019
Neurology opening in Anaheim, California. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Overview: Healthcare Partners is looking for a Neurologist to join our Specialty team in Orange County community. The clinicians we...
04.27.2017
Neurology opening in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com EDUCATIONAL STIPEND PAID EACH MONTH BEFORE YOU START  FOR NEW RESIDENTS & FELLOWS Our colleagues are Amazing!...
01.14.2016
Neurology opening in Great Falls, Montana. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com WE ARE HIRING 3 NEUROLOGISTS FOR OUR OUTPATIENT PRACTICE.   We offer competitive compensation, benefit guarantees, and flexible...
05.28.2019
Neurology opening in Everett, Washington. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Want to join an exceptional organization? The Everett Clinic is looking for a full-time, BC/BE Neurologist with expertise in headache...
03.05.2019
The Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN is seeking a Neurologist with headache medicine expertise to join our practice. The headache division is looking for a subspecialty trained headache physician with clinical and research...
06.16.2016
Neurology-Pediatric opening in Allentown, Pennsylvania. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Children’s Hospital is seeking a BC/BE pediatric neurologist to join our growing Department of...
04.01.2019
POSITION SUMMARY We are seeking a detail-oriented, thorough, and organized neurologist to join our growing team. In this position, you will diagnose and treat patients with brain and central nervous system disorders and diseases. You will...
10.24.2018
Neurology opening in Salisbury, North Carolina. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is currently seeking multiple full-time or Locum Tenens Neurologists for IMMEDIATE service in...
02.06.2019
The Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, is seeking a neurologist with headache medicine expertise to join our practice. The headache division is looking for a subspecialty trained headache physician with clinical and...
  1. Neurologist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    Southern Maine Health Care Department: MaineHealth Southern Maine Health Care/Neurology Std Hrs/Wk: Full Time Shift: Day Shift Full/Part Time: 40 Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add to Cart Job Details: Full time...
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    Neurology opening in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Neurologist Opportunity in Albuquerque, NM The Physician Voice Matters at DaVita Medical Group New Mexico! At DaVita Medical...
  3. Neurologist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    Waldo County General Hospital Department: MaineHealth Waldo County General Hospital/PP Neurology Std Hrs/Wk: Full Time Shift: Day Shift Full/Part Time: 40 Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add to Cart Job Details: Mid Coast...
  4. Neurologist Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Neurology opening in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Neurologist Opportunity in Albuquerque, NM The Physician Voice Matters at DaVita Medical Group New Mexico! At DaVita Medical...
  5. Neurologist Hamilton, MT Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
    Neurology Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital, seeks a Neurologist due to growth. Features of the practice include: Competitive Compensation plus comprehensive benefits including loan repayment and stipend...
  6. Neurologist Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Neurology opening in Huntington Beach, California. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Overview: Healthcare Partners is looking for a Neurologist to join our Specialty team in Orange County community. The...
  7. Neurologist Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Neurology opening in Anaheim, California. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Overview: Healthcare Partners is looking for a Neurologist to join our Specialty team in Orange County community. The clinicians we...
  8. General Neurologist Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Neurology opening in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com EDUCATIONAL STIPEND PAID EACH MONTH BEFORE YOU START  FOR NEW RESIDENTS & FELLOWS Our colleagues are Amazing!...
  9. Epileptologist - Neurologist Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Neurology opening in Great Falls, Montana. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com WE ARE HIRING 3 NEUROLOGISTS FOR OUR OUTPATIENT PRACTICE.   We offer competitive compensation, benefit guarantees, and flexible...
  10. Neurologist - Headache Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Neurology opening in Everett, Washington. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Want to join an exceptional organization? The Everett Clinic is looking for a full-time, BC/BE Neurologist with expertise in headache...
  11. Headache Neurologist Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic Campus in Minnesota
    The Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN is seeking a Neurologist with headache medicine expertise to join our practice. The headache division is looking for a subspecialty trained headache physician with clinical and research...
  12. PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGIST-Eastern Pennsylvania Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Neurology-Pediatric opening in Allentown, Pennsylvania. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Children’s Hospital is seeking a BC/BE pediatric neurologist to join our growing Department of...
  13. Neurologist Driggs, ID Teton Valley Health Care
    POSITION SUMMARY We are seeking a detail-oriented, thorough, and organized neurologist to join our growing team. In this position, you will diagnose and treat patients with brain and central nervous system disorders and diseases. You will...
  14. Neurologist Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Neurology opening in Salisbury, North Carolina. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is currently seeking multiple full-time or Locum Tenens Neurologists for IMMEDIATE service in...
  15. Neurologist - Headache Jacksonville, FL Mayo Clinic's Campus in Florida
    The Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, is seeking a neurologist with headache medicine expertise to join our practice. The headache division is looking for a subspecialty trained headache physician with clinical and...