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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
10.14.2019
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...
10.14.2019
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...
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...
10.16.2019
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...
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 (MD)...
08.20.2019
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...
06.07.2019
When you join Ascension and Ascension Medical Group, you are entering a partnership where physician engagement and experience is recognized as a key driver of delivering excellent patient care. Your practice will be supported by a robust...
10.07.2019
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...
10.07.2019
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...
10.07.2019
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...
10.11.2019
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...
10.09.2019
Description Physician-Neuro-Oncologist, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Position Location : Cleveland, Ohio Position Type: Full-time Physician Specialty: Neurology – Neuro-Oncologist   The...
10.16.2019
Education Qualifications: Licensure/Certification Qualifications: FTE: 1 Shift Rotation: Shift Start Time: Shift End Time: Weekends: Holidays: No Call Obligation: No Union: Union Posting Deadline:
10.16.2019
Education Qualifications: Licensure/Certification Qualifications: Pediatric Neurologist Duluth, MN PRACTICE SPECIFICS We are seeking 1 additional Pediatric Neurologist to join our pediatric neurology team. The team includes 2 NPs, Child...
  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 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. * 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...
  6. Neurologist Exeter, NH Exeter Hospital
    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 (MD)...
  7. Stroke Neurologist - Telestroke Program Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    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...
  8. Physician - Neurologist Panama City, FL Bay Medical Sacred Heart
    When you join Ascension and Ascension Medical Group, you are entering a partnership where physician engagement and experience is recognized as a key driver of delivering excellent patient care. Your practice will be supported by a robust...
  9. Neurologist-Stroke Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    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...
  10. Neurologist-Stroke Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    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...
  11. Neurologist-Stroke Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    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...
  12. Neurologist-Stroke Minneapolis, MN Allina Health
    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...
  13. Physician - Neurologist (Neuro-oncology) UHMG-P Shaker Heights, OH University Hospitals
    Description Physician-Neuro-Oncologist, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Position Location : Cleveland, Ohio Position Type: Full-time Physician Specialty: Neurology – Neuro-Oncologist   The...
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