We are currently recruiting a neurologist with a special interest in movement disorders to support our expansion in services. This position will work closely with our neurosurgery team to identify patients who are candidates for DBS or MRgFUS in addition to providing primary neurological care.
Semmes Murphey Clinic is committed to implementing a team-based approach to provide excellence in patient care. The Neurologist will work with other members of Semmes Murphey Clinic to provide patient services and is expected to participate in the appropriate team activities with the objective of providing a high standard of patient and clinical service. The Neurologist's primary responsibility is to diagnose, treat and manage nervous system disorders and diseases by administering a variety of tests and deciding what treatment and/or procedure will provide the best inpatient and outpatient care for patients.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Listed below are the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. Projects and performance of other responsibilities may be assigned.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Perform comprehensive and problem focused histories and physical examinations on patients using medical instruments and equipment, ascertaining symptoms indicative of neurological disorders including cognitive/behavioral injuries of the brain, cerebrovascular diseases (strokes, sleep disorders, peripheral nervous system infections, brain and spinal cord tumors, neurodegenerative disorders, myelitis, movement disorders, coma, stupor and encephalopathy)
- Order, perform and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests such as CT scans, MRIs, EEGs, myelograms and bone scans, and other laboratory and radiographic studies to develop a treatment plan for Neurologic conditions
- Implement therapeutic intervention for specific conditions, where appropriate, prescribing medications and recommended dietary and physical therapy activity programs, and refer patient to specialists for additional care
- Hospital duties to include consultations, admissions, and provision of treatment and therapeutic plan for hospitalized patients, reports, discharge planning and discharge summaries
- Assist in the planning of Neurologic services at Semmes Murphey and maintain a high standard of integrated patient care
- Opportunities to design, conduct and/or participate in research studies
- Assist in the development of junior medical officers and other staff in training, where required
- Complete a degree from an accredited school of medicine
- Complete an American College of Graduate Medical Education accredited program in neurology
- Pass required exams prior to completion of residency (Board Eligible)
- Board Certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) within the time allowed after completion of Residency/Fellowship
- Maintain a controlled drug prescription certificate
- Maintain licensure in the state practicing
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Excellent communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, and productive work ethic
- Emotional strength and maturity, as well as passion, empathy and energy
- Ethical nature with the intent to do what is right for patients, colleagues, the practice and society, keeping the best interests of others in mind