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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
02.23.2018
Maine Coast Neurology Opportunity Located directly on the water in Rockport, Maine, Pen Bay Medical Center has an opportunity for a BC/BE neurologist to join a well-trained, experienced team of providers with a large primary care referral base...
02.23.2018
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...
01.22.2018
The Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, is seeking a Neurologist with Headache Medicine expertise to join our practice. Candidates must have strong clinical skills and have a demonstrated track record of academic success in...
02.23.2018
Pediatric Neurologist Schedule-Full-time Job-Physician Daily Schedule-8-5 Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period-80 Weekends Required-Occasional Primary Location-IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER The Mercy Children's Hospital...
02.23.2018
Pediatric Neurologist Duluth, MN PRACTICE SPECIFICSWe are seeking 1 additional Pediatric Neurologist to join our existing team. We currently have 1 Pediatric Neurologist (practicing for 21 years), along with 2 general pediatric neurology -...
12.07.2017
About Us: St. Vincent Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.   Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care...
09.19.2017
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota is recruiting an academic child neurologist and board certified sleep specialist. The faculty member will have joint appointments in the Department of Neurology and the Center for Sleep Medicine.We are seeking to...
02.23.2018
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...
02.23.2018
09.05.2017
General Neurology position; any subspecialty training will be considered New or experienced neurologists are encouraged to apply Opportunity exists for joint appointment with Mayo Clinic in Rochester 5 day work week; Weekday and weekend...
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....
02.23.2018
Practice Details: Clinic hours: Monday- Thursday 8am-5pm and Friday 8am-12pm Average # of patients per day=18 Looking for one physician and one ARNP Hospital Duties: Inpatient consults, rounding, stroke committee.
12.31.2017
Description SSM Health - Illinois seeks Neurologists with an interest in any of the following : Stroke, Headache, Movement Disorders, or Epilepsy , to join the medical staff of Good Samaritan Hospital. This is an employed position with...
01.10.2018
The Department of Neurology includes nearly 100 board-certified neurologists, offering highly skilled, state-of-the art neurological care. The neurophysiology laboratory is seeking a subspecialty trained physician in clinical neurophysiology with...
02.23.2018
NEUROLOGY- Clinic Duluth, MN PRACTICE SPECIFICSSeeking Clinical Neurologist to join our team. Our ideal candidate would be someone looking for a collaborative Neurology practice, who is open to seeing the variety of patients that we serve,...
  1. Neurologist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    Maine Coast Neurology Opportunity Located directly on the water in Rockport, Maine, Pen Bay Medical Center has an opportunity for a BC/BE neurologist to join a well-trained, experienced team of providers with a large primary care referral base...
  2. 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...
  3. Neurologist - Headache 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. Candidates must have strong clinical skills and have a demonstrated track record of academic success in...
  4. Pediatric Neurologist Des Moines, IA Mercy Medical Center Des Moines
    Pediatric Neurologist Schedule-Full-time Job-Physician Daily Schedule-8-5 Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period-80 Weekends Required-Occasional Primary Location-IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER The Mercy Children's Hospital...
  5. PHYSICIAN - Pediatric Neurologist - Duluth, MN Duluth, MN Essentia Health
    Pediatric Neurologist Duluth, MN PRACTICE SPECIFICSWe are seeking 1 additional Pediatric Neurologist to join our existing team. We currently have 1 Pediatric Neurologist (practicing for 21 years), along with 2 general pediatric neurology -...
  6. Neurologist Billings, MT St Vincent - SCL Health
    About Us: St. Vincent Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.   Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care...
  7. Academic Child Neurologist - Sleep Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic Campus in Minnesota
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota is recruiting an academic child neurologist and board certified sleep specialist. The faculty member will have joint appointments in the Department of Neurology and the Center for Sleep Medicine.We are seeking to...
  8. 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...
  9. Neurologist Oklahoma City, OK INTEGRIS Health
  10. Neurologist Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic Campus in Minnesota
    General Neurology position; any subspecialty training will be considered New or experienced neurologists are encouraged to apply Opportunity exists for joint appointment with Mayo Clinic in Rochester 5 day work week; Weekday and weekend...
  11. 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....
  12. Neurologist - Fort Dodge, Iowa Fort Dodge, IA UnityPoint Health-Fort Dodge
    Practice Details: Clinic hours: Monday- Thursday 8am-5pm and Friday 8am-12pm Average # of patients per day=18 Looking for one physician and one ARNP Hospital Duties: Inpatient consults, rounding, stroke committee.
  13. Neurologist - Mt. Vernon, IL Centralia, IL SSM Health Illinois
    Description SSM Health - Illinois seeks Neurologists with an interest in any of the following : Stroke, Headache, Movement Disorders, or Epilepsy , to join the medical staff of Good Samaritan Hospital. This is an employed position with...
  14. Neurologist - Intraoperative Monitoring and Electromyography Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic Campus in Minnesota
    The Department of Neurology includes nearly 100 board-certified neurologists, offering highly skilled, state-of-the art neurological care. The neurophysiology laboratory is seeking a subspecialty trained physician in clinical neurophysiology with...
  15. PHYSICIAN - Neurology, Clinic - Duluth, MN Duluth, MN Essentia Health
    NEUROLOGY- Clinic Duluth, MN PRACTICE SPECIFICSSeeking Clinical Neurologist to join our team. Our ideal candidate would be someone looking for a collaborative Neurology practice, who is open to seeing the variety of patients that we serve,...