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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
08.19.2019
Mid Coast Maine Regional Neurologist Opportunity Located on the shore of Penobscot bay, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital is currently developing a Regional Neurology Program and is seeking 2 BE/BC Neurologists to join...
05.14.2019
The Department of Neurology is seeking a Neurologist specializing in Neurology & Vascular Neurology to provide Neurohospitalist/Stroke, Teleneurohospitalist/telestroke services based in our LaCrosse WI community practice. There is also...
08.15.2019
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...
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...
08.19.2019
Full time Neurologist sought for our outpatient office in Biddeford, Maine. Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a nationally accredited, award-winning not-for-profit healthcare system offering a comprehensive array of medical care and services...
07.22.2019
The Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN is seeking a Neurologist with expertise in tertiary-level epilepsy care to join our practice. The Epilepsy division is looking for a subspecialty trained epilepsy physician with a...
08.15.2019
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!...
08.19.2019
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...
08.19.2019
Neurologist In-Patient 40 per week MaineGeneral Neurology 35 Medical Center Parkway Augusta, Maine, 04330 United States Please do not write here. It will not be reviewed during requisition creation. Job Title: IN-PATIENT NEUROLOGIST...
05.14.2019
The Mayo Clinic Department of Neurology is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible Neurologist to join an established practice in Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Department providers include: Neurologists and Nurse...
07.30.2019
Neurology opening in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Due to extensive growth and community need, Brandywine Hospital located in Coastesville, PA is seeking a General Neurologist to join our...
12.10.2018
ProHealth Care has been the health care leader in Waukesha County and surrounding areas for the past century, providing outstanding care across a full spectrum of services. The people of ProHealth Care strive to continuously improve the health...
07.30.2019
Neurology opening in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Pottstown Hospital is your community healthcare provider; a 232-bed facility. Our full range of health services include inpatient and...
08.19.2019
Come enjoy the recreational opportunities in the beautiful lakes, rivers and streams, one hour from the coastline, in Central Maine. MaineGeneral Medical Center, central Maine's premier integrated health delivery system is based in the capital...
08.17.2019
Neurology opening in San Antonio, Texas. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace...
  1. Neurologist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    Mid Coast Maine Regional Neurologist Opportunity Located on the shore of Penobscot bay, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital is currently developing a Regional Neurology Program and is seeking 2 BE/BC Neurologists to join...
  2. Neurologist La Crosse, WI Mayo Clinic's Campus in Wisconsin
    The Department of Neurology is seeking a Neurologist specializing in Neurology & Vascular Neurology to provide Neurohospitalist/Stroke, Teleneurohospitalist/telestroke services based in our LaCrosse WI community practice. There is also...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Neurologist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    Full time Neurologist sought for our outpatient office in Biddeford, Maine. Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a nationally accredited, award-winning not-for-profit healthcare system offering a comprehensive array of medical care and services...
  6. Epilepsy Neurologist Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic's Campus in Minnesota
    The Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN is seeking a Neurologist with expertise in tertiary-level epilepsy care to join our practice. The Epilepsy division is looking for a subspecialty trained epilepsy physician with a...
  7. 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!...
  8. 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...
  9. Neurologist In-Patient Augusta, ME MaineGeneral Health
    Neurologist In-Patient 40 per week MaineGeneral Neurology 35 Medical Center Parkway Augusta, Maine, 04330 United States Please do not write here. It will not be reviewed during requisition creation. Job Title: IN-PATIENT NEUROLOGIST...
  10. Adult Neurologist La Crosse, WI Mayo Clinic's Campus in Wisconsin
    The Mayo Clinic Department of Neurology is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible Neurologist to join an established practice in Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Department providers include: Neurologists and Nurse...
  11. Neurology General Neurologist Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Neurology opening in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Due to extensive growth and community need, Brandywine Hospital located in Coastesville, PA is seeking a General Neurologist to join our...
  12. * Physician - Neurologist Waukesha, WI ProHealth Care
    ProHealth Care has been the health care leader in Waukesha County and surrounding areas for the past century, providing outstanding care across a full spectrum of services. The people of ProHealth Care strive to continuously improve the health...
  13. Pottstown General Neurologist Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Neurology opening in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Pottstown Hospital is your community healthcare provider; a 232-bed facility. Our full range of health services include inpatient and...
  14. NEUROLOGIST OUT-PATIENT Augusta, ME MaineGeneral Health
    Come enjoy the recreational opportunities in the beautiful lakes, rivers and streams, one hour from the coastline, in Central Maine. MaineGeneral Medical Center, central Maine's premier integrated health delivery system is based in the capital...
  15. Outpatient Neurologist - San Antonio, TX Ringle, WI DocCafe
    Neurology opening in San Antonio, Texas. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace...