Neurologist - Movement Disorders

Semmes Murphey Clinic
Memphis, Tennessee
Closing date
Nov 10, 2021

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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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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

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

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