How to write a Neurologist job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Neurologist job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Neurologist job titles

    Headache Neurologist
    Cerebrovascular Neurologist
    Neurologist (Inpatient)
    Neurologist (Multi-Speciality Clinic)
    Board-Certified Neurologist

Neurologist job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Neurologist job summary

Our movement disorders clinic is seeking a board-certified or board-eligible neurologist to join our team full time. The successful applicant will work with two other neurologists, two nurse practitioners, a physician assistant, three physical therapists and a physical therapy assistant. The main focus of our clinic is neurodegenerative disease management, so we welcome candidates who have experience, expertise and passion in this area. That said, we are incredibly flexible and welcome recently trained residents. We are happy to provide on-the-job training on toxin injections, deep-brain stimulation and other procedures if necessary. It is not required to have had a fellowship in movement disorders. Compensation is above average and depends in part on experience. No on-call weekend work is necessary.

Neurologist responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Neurologist responsibilities

    Meet with patients and examine them to diagnose neurological conditions such as stroke, dementia and neuromuscular diseases
    Order and interpret tests to aid in deciding on the best course of treatment
    Share findings with team members and serve as a contributor and sounding board for others on the team
    Monitor and track patient progress, adjusting treatments when necessary
    Work with patients and their family members to give them a voice
    Attend and participate in trainings, seminars and other continuing education to stay current on trends and techniques

Neurologist qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Neurologist skills

    Valid provincial medical licence
    Board eligible or board certified in neurology
    Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to keep an open mind
    Innate curiosity, determination and drive
    Preferred experience with a fellowship in movement disorders but not necessary
    Experience with deep-brain stimulation and toxin injections preferred

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