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Neurologist

Employer
Shepherd Center
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
May 18, 2024

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Category
Other
Role
Neurologist/Physician
Hours
Full Time

The Staff Neurologist position is primarily responsible for providing clinical neurological care in an outpatient neurorehabilitation focused treatment program serving patients with a history of mild to moderate traumatic brain injury.  This patient population includes adolescents and adults, athletes participating in sports at the recreational, school/university, and professional levels served by the Complex Concussion Clinic (“CCC”) as well as US service members, veterans and first responders served in the SHARE Military Initiative (“SHARE”).  Services are provided in an outpatient clinic co-located with interdisciplinary rehabilitation services including physical, occupation, speech therapy, sports psychology, neuropsychology and ancillary services including objective cognitive, vestibular, oculomotor testing and advanced imaging.  Depending on applicant qualification and experience there are opportunities for medical director and associate medical director level involvement.  The program and staff have existing university and professional sports relationships affording the opportunity for direct sports medicine support.  In addition, the program is participating in ongoing federally funded research with participation available for interested applicants. 

 

Clinical responsibilities include:

  • Evaluating and managing patients with acute and chronic mild to moderate TBI in the SHARE and CCC.
  • Inpatient neurology consults. These are general neurology consults for patients admitted to inpatient rehab at SC, typically with a primary diagnosis of ABI, SCI, stroke, polytrauma or other neurological disorders.
  • Evaluating and managing outpatients for general neurological issues (e.g., headaches, seizures, etc.) for patients who are being seen in rehabilitation medicine at Shepherd Center. Procedural interventions for headache management (e.g., Botox, nerve blocks, etc.)
  • Attend interdisciplinary SHARE and CCC team conferences.

 

Non-clinical responsibilities include working with the medical director and the director of SHARE/CCC for day-to-day operations/programming

  • Participate in administrative meetings for SHARE and CCC.
  • Serve on Shepherd Center committees, as assigned.
  • Participate in program outreach and fundraising efforts.
  • Participate in research studies in the SHARE/CCC clinics.

Required education/training:

Board certified in Neurology Fellowship trained and/or board certified in brain injury medicine, sports neurology, cognitive neurology, headache medicine, neuropsychiatry or at least 5 years-experience working in the field with significant experience in traumatic brain injury.

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