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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
07.11.2018
Neurologist Opportunity in Waterville, Maine! Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) seeks a BC/BE Neurologist to join our Neurology team at our Inland Hospital practice, located in Waterville, Maine. Practicing at Inland Hospital offers the...
07.16.2018
EMG TRAINED NEUROLOGIST Maine Medical Partners Neurology has an immediate full-time opening for a board certified/eligible, adult neurologist with fellowship training in EMG, to join our well-established neurology division whichconsists of 22...
07.16.2018
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...
07.16.2018
Lee Physician Group, part of Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is seeking a Pediatric Neurologist to provide excellent medical care to children with complex and chronic neurologic conditions. We are looking for individuals who are either enthusiastic...
05.01.2018
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...
07.16.2018
assistance. Excellent support from hospitalist and critical care staff Fully integrated EMR system Support from strong network Neurosurgery group Physician will be part of the Josephson-Wallack-Munshower Neurology (JWM) group, with over...
07.12.2018
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....
07.16.2018
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:
05.01.2018
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...
07.16.2018
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...
07.16.2018
Education Qualifications: Licensure/Certification Qualifications: NEUROLOGY- Clinical Duluth, MN PRACTICE SPECIFICS Seeking Clinical Neurologist to join our team. Our ideal candidate would be someone looking for a collaborative Neurology...
07.16.2018
The Physician provides direct patient care. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires. INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Essential...
09.18.2014
The Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa seeks a BC/BE neurologist with fellowship training or equivalent experience in neuromuscular disorders. Appointment will be at the level of Associate (non-track), or Assistant Professor,...
07.16.2018
Neurology opportunity with a gorgeous lakefront view in upstate SC! Seeking adult neurologist for inpatient neurology position with AnMed Health Neurology Consultants CT and MRI reading privileges Impressive Neurosciences Unit Competitive...
  1. Neurologist Bangor, ME Eastern Maine Medical Center
    Neurologist Opportunity in Waterville, Maine! Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) seeks a BC/BE Neurologist to join our Neurology team at our Inland Hospital practice, located in Waterville, Maine. Practicing at Inland Hospital offers the...
  2. EMG Neurologist Portland, ME MaineHealth
    EMG TRAINED NEUROLOGIST Maine Medical Partners Neurology has an immediate full-time opening for a board certified/eligible, adult neurologist with fellowship training in EMG, to join our well-established neurology division whichconsists of 22...
  3. 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...
  4. LPG Pediatric Neurologist Fort Myers, FL Lee Health
    Lee Physician Group, part of Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is seeking a Pediatric Neurologist to provide excellent medical care to children with complex and chronic neurologic conditions. We are looking for individuals who are either enthusiastic...
  5. 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...
  6. Neurologist Indianapolis, IN Community Health Network
    assistance. Excellent support from hospitalist and critical care staff Fully integrated EMR system Support from strong network Neurosurgery group Physician will be part of the Josephson-Wallack-Munshower Neurology (JWM) group, with over...
  7. 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...
  8. 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....
  9. PHYSICIAN - Pediatric Neurologist - Fargo, ND Fargo, ND Essentia Health-Fargo
    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. 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...
  11. PHYSICIAN - Pediatric Neurology - Duluth, MN - 31842BR Duluth, MN Essentia Health
    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...
  12. PHYSICIAN - Neurology, Clinical - Duluth, MN - 34056BR Duluth, MN Essentia Health
    Education Qualifications: Licensure/Certification Qualifications: NEUROLOGY- Clinical Duluth, MN PRACTICE SPECIFICS Seeking Clinical Neurologist to join our team. Our ideal candidate would be someone looking for a collaborative Neurology...
  13. Neurologist, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Oklahoma City, OK INTEGRIS Health
    The Physician provides direct patient care. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires. INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Essential...
  14. NEUROMUSCULAR SPECIALIST Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    The Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa seeks a BC/BE neurologist with fellowship training or equivalent experience in neuromuscular disorders. Appointment will be at the level of Associate (non-track), or Assistant Professor,...
  15. Physician Anderson, SC AnMed Health
    Neurology opportunity with a gorgeous lakefront view in upstate SC! Seeking adult neurologist for inpatient neurology position with AnMed Health Neurology Consultants CT and MRI reading privileges Impressive Neurosciences Unit Competitive...