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Behavioral Neurologist

Hebrew Senior Life | Harvard Medical School Affiliate
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Closing date
Oct 11, 2023

Job Details

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to diagnose and treat neurological conditions in adult and geriatric patients using current evidence-based techniques.
  • Ability to provide education on neurological concepts and treatment approaches to patients, staff, and families at level appropriate to these groups respectively.
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, following specific procedures and ensuring accuracy in documentation and data.
  • Ability to stay informed of current professional trends, to learn and apply new concepts and share information with others
  • Ability to work effectively within a team, group and across the organization to accomplish tasks and achieve desired results.
  • Ability to lead team activities.
  • Display enthusiasm and promote a friendly working situation; support group decision-making and solicit opinions from co-workers.
  • Ability to respect and value others and use individual differences to generate new opportunities and enhance solutions.
  • Ability to identify own areas of opportunity and set and monitor self-development goals.
  • Ability to demonstrate tact, maintain confidences and foster an ethical work environment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Performs cognitive assessments of patients and appropriately identifies and documents problems and issues in the medical record.
  • Collaborates with other professional staff in diagnosing problems, formulating treatment plans and evaluating progress.
  • Performing diagnostic procedures such as Lumbar Puncture.
  • Provides dementia care management to meet the patients’ health needs and coordinates care and services to support the needs of patients’ caregivers.
  • Monitors for disease progression and complications.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of previously implemented treatment.
  • Documents patient visits within a timely manner (typically within same day) using the appropriate medical record system
  • Identifies utilization and service delivery problems and participates in their resolution.
  • Provides education and training to patients/residents, caregivers and staff in relevant topics.
  • Serves on appropriate committees; participates in staff meetings.
  • Assists with implementation for a neuromodulation clinical program.
  • Enhances professional growth and self- development through participation in research activities, other professional activities, educational programs, current literature, in-service programs and workshops.
  • Collaborates with the program medical director and administrative director regarding program development of the center.
  • Collaborates with colleagues within center and across the HSL system to access care for patients.
  • Participates in the development of technology to support cognitive assessments.
  • Participates in grant funded activity currently in session and seeks additional grant opportunities with focus on patient brain health, cognitive management and caregiver needs.
  • Engages in definition of new projects


The above covers the most significant responsibilities of the position.  It does not, however, exclude other duties, which would be in conformity with the level of the position. Completes special projects as assigned.



Residency Program

License:  Medical License in the US, preferably in the state of Massachusetts

Certification: UCNS Board Certified or Board Eligible in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry or in Geriatric Neurology  Experience: ·         Completed specialty training in Behavioral Neurology ·         Experience working with people living with dementia and their families preferred ·         Expertise in neurophysiology and neuroimaging ·         Clinical and translational research experience preferred


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