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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
04.24.2019
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...
04.24.2019
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...
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...
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...
04.24.2019
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...
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...
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...
04.24.2019
Lee Physician Group, part of Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is seeking a Pediatric Neurologist (Epileptologist Preferred) to provide excellent medical care to children with complex and chronic neurologic conditions. We are looking for individuals...
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...
01.04.2019
Under terms of contract, provides medical services within the scope of licensing, training, credentialing and current standards of care and quality. Requirements: Completion of accredited medical college/university with Doctor of Medicine...
04.24.2019
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and disorders of the nervous system. Interview patients to obtain information such as complaints, symptoms, medical histories, and family histories. Examine patients to obtain information about...
04.24.2019
The physician provides high quality, cost-effective patient care that supports established specialty practice objectives and strategic organizational goals. The physician establishes preventive measures, diagnoses and treats illnesses and...
04.24.2019
Physician-Neuro-Oncologist, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Position Location: Cleveland, Ohio Position Type: Full-time Physician Specialty: Neurology Neuro-Oncologist The Neuro-Oncology Center of the Neurological Institute at...
02.06.2019
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares...
04.24.2019
The physician provides high quality, cost-effective patient care that supports established specialty practice objectives and strategic organizational goals. The physician establishes preventive measures, diagnoses and treats illnesses 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Neurologist Hamilton, MT Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
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  5. Neurologist In-Patient Augusta, ME MaineGeneral Health
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    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...
  7. Neurologist Driggs, ID Teton Valley Health Care
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  10. Neurologist Exeter, Exeter Hospital
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