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July Issue • Job Listings • Career Articles

Neurohospitalist Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center has an excellent opportunity for a Neurohospitalist to join its developing team at the brand new, state-of-the-art inpatient facility in Enola, PA, set to open Fall of 2021. If you want to enjoy a high-quality of life while providing care within a community setting, this is a fabulous opportunity. The new facility with 108 inpatient beds includes intensive and intermediate care, radiology, labor and delivery, 25 emergency medicine treatment spaces, 10 observation beds, six operating rooms, and two cath labs. The area around Penn State Health is a wonderful place to live and enjoy everything it has to offer. That is why we provide a competitive salary and benefits package, a 7 on/7 off schedule with 12-hour day shifts and NO on call! We offer CME time and funds as well as life insurance, long-term disability and so much more. Our ideal candidate will have: • • • •

MD, DO, or foreign equivalent Completed an accredited neurology residency The ability to acquire state of Pennsylvania licensure Fellowship trained in stroke, epilepsy, headache or vascular is preferred but not required

If you would like more information or send your CV and cover letter, please contact:

Anderson Smith asmith50@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

The University of Toledo College of Medicine Department of Neurology is recruiting neurologists and subspecialists to join their

expanding department in an exciting new educational affiliation with Promedica, a comprehensive health care network of specialized hospitals and outpatient facilities in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Nationally recognized for excellence, the department has a 5-week required third year clerkship for medical students, a growing Neurology residency program and several competitive fellowship programs. The flagship academic medical center is a 794-bed hospital offering brand new state of the art inpatient facilities and is the largest acute care facility in the area. It has been named on of Healthgrades’ 100 Best Hospitals in America. Outpatient services are offered in the newly built Neurosciences Center, conveniently located across from the Toledo Hospital. Multiple faculty positions for clinicians and clinician scientists are available in a variety of Neurology subspecialties, with most having an established practice including:

NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS • HEADACHE MEDICINE • BEHAVIORAL NEUROLOGY MOVEMENT DISORDERS • PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY • GENERAL NEUROLOGY Candidates with interest in translational research and/or independent research funding are strongly encouraged to apply. Joint appointment in Department of Neurosciences and protected time for research will be available based on track record and interest. Assistant or Associate Professor Rank commensurate with experience.

Applicants should be board eligible or board certified in Neurology, with fellowship training preferred for specialty positions.

Please submit a letter of interest, CV, and references to: Imran I. Ali, MD Professor and Clair Martig Endowed Chair, Department of Neurology, University of Toledo 2130 W. Central Avenue, Suite 201, Toledo, OH 43606 or email Imran.ali@utoledo.edu or ann.murphy@utoledo.edu .

The University of Florida Department of Neurology is seeking a Neuromuscular physician to join a growing neuromuscular division and be part of a state-ofthe-art Neuromuscular program including comprehensive clinical care, research, and education with an ACGME approved neuromuscular fellowship.

UF AND GAINESVILLE. PERFECTLY SUITED FOR EACH OTHER. AND YOU. We are an active campus in the heart of a growing city located in the tourism capital of the world. With its beautiful natural landscape, nearby freshwater springs and wide-open prairies, Gainesville is a place "where nature and culture meet." Explore our faculty and postdoctoral openings and become a part of our unstoppable momentum.

We have a freestanding Neuromedicine Hospital, an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, and multi-disciplinary outpatient clinics with an infrastructure and resources for excellent clinical care. The Neuromuscular clinics including ALS, MDA, Myasthenia Gravis, and CMT focused clinics are located at the Fixel Institute with immediate access to neuro-rehab trained physical therapy, occupational therapy, sleep and swallow therapists, dietician, clinical geneticists, neuropsychologists, and social work. We have active collaborations with Neurosurgery, Pain Medicine, Pulmonology, Cardiology and the sleep center for the needs of neuromuscular patients. Many basic and clinical UF laboratories collaborate with us to deliver cutting edge research in genetics, ALS, myotonic dystrophy and other repeat disorders, motor physiology, respiratory function, and muscle imaging research. Collaborations also exist with the Powell Gene therapy center and the center for neurogentics which are actively engaged in therapy of neuromuscular disorders.

Our mission is to develop a neuromuscular clinical care system that incorporates cutting age diagnostics, therapeutics, and cutting edge translational research in a patient centered approach. Applicants should be board eligible/certified neurologists having subspecialty training in an appropriate area.

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NEUROLOGY SPARTANBURG, SC Spartanburg Medical Center, a stroke-certified center, is seeking a BC/BE neurologist to join an expanding neurology program in a 100-percent outpatient practice. We welcome general neurologists and those who are fellowship trained. HIGHLIGHTS • M – F; 8 – 5 • Call 1:5; shared with NP • Full-scope neurology practice • Neurohospitalist and telemedicine handle

vibrant downtown. Just an hour from the Blue Ridge Mountains and a few hours from the ocean, recreational opportunities are endless. Come find out why so many want to live here in the Upstate!


hospital consults • Paid malpractice to include tail coverage. • Up to $100,000 in recruitment incentives • $6,000 CME annually

Kristin Baker, Senior Physician Recruiter 864-560-6331 • kbaker@srhs.com Taylor Eubanks, Physician Recruiter 864-560-6171 • teubanks@srhs.com

• Attractive retirement options

THE AREA The Upstate is an affordable, family-friendly community with highly rated schools, a growing regional healthcare system, and a



The Department of Neurology at the Medical University of South Carolina is seeking a Neuromuscular Neurologist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to join the faculty starting in the summer of 2021. Expertise in the specific area of nerve and muscle diseases is required, as well as Board certification/board eligibility in Neurology and Neuromuscular diseases, and EMG and/or Clinical Neurophysiology. The successful candidate will also have strong experience in teaching and medical student/resident education, as this position will be involved in the teaching of medical students, neurology residents, and Neurophysiology fellows. There will also be opportunity for the candidate to be involved with Neuromuscular clinical trial research programs with many possibilities for collaboration university wide. The MUSC Neuromuscular Program is supported by a Nurse Practitioner.

This position will also have up to 3/8ths incorporated into the position with the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center. MUSC is a leading clinical Neuromuscular program within the state of South Carolina, was the first established state MDA Care Center by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, is an ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence, and a member of the Northeast (NEALS) consortium. The MUSC Neuromuscular clinics offer advanced diagnostics, multidisciplinary planning and a full spectrum of medical and innovative therapies. Our team of clinicians and researchers are all working together in leading-edge facilities designed specifically for the needs of neuromuscular patients. Your ONLINE application for this position should include a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a cover letter expressing your qualifications and statement of clinical interests. In addition to the online application, you may send a copy of your CV and cover letter to the Department Chairman, Dr. Jonathan Edwards at edwardjc@musc.edu, Dr. I-Hweii Amy Chen chenia@musc.edu or Janis Adams adamsjan@musc.edu. The Department of Neurology at MUSC is a rapidly growing academic program located in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is one of the most historic cities in the southeastern United States and offers a wide variety of recreational activities including swimming, sailing, kayaking, fishing and golf. There are numerous excellent restaurants, and the Spoleto Festival brings exceptional cultural events to the area every year.


Stay or Go: What to Consider When Changing Jobs in Times of Uncertainty Changing jobs can be a tough decision for any physician. Weighing the unknowns of a new role against the certainty of the current position is hard enough. Add in loyalty to the clinic or medical system and guilt over leaving patients or students, and the decision becomes even tougher. And it doesn’t help when our old friend, inertia, raises its head. Indeed, decision theory shows that even when the current situation is uncomfortable—or downright miserable—the pull of inertia can be overwhelming. With all of these elements in play, you might expect events like a pandemic to seal the decision to not change jobs. But in truth, the event itself could compel you to explore new work, especially if your current employer has made significant changes to your role. So, stay or go? Whichever way your decision leans, you’ll want to consider how an uncertain event has impacted— and will continue to impact—you and your family, as well as the organization you’re with and the organizations you consider joining. Here are some things to think about when weighing the decision to change jobs.

Why leave your current role? If you operate a private practice or work in a clinic that has been hit hard by reduced income streams during an uncertain event, the decision to leave may not be entirely in your hands. You may be laid off or furloughed, for example, or you may find that you need to close your practice. In these cases, the question won’t be “if” but “when” you will leave your current role.

In other circumstances, the decision to leave may not be clear cut. For example, you might find that your current employer has needed to shift responsibilities on your team in a way that isn’t sustainable for you long term. You might be taking more call, for example. Or you might be assigned to duties that don’t use your neurology training, in order to fill staffing gaps elsewhere in the organization.

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Of course, you might have very personal reasons influencing your decision to leave, such as family responsibilities that can’t be balanced with your current duties. Whatever your reasons for considering a change, it’s important to take the time to explore the situation. If your position is otherwise fulfilling, you would not want to give it up without verifying that the situation can’t be improved, or that you couldn’t ride it out until effects reverse course.

You’ve decided to switch jobs—now what? If you’ve changed jobs before, this won’t be new territory for you. Given how much you, your family, and your work may have changed since events like the pandemic, you can assume your goals may have also shifted. Before jumping into the job market, it’s smart to think about what you really want in this next position.

What should you prepare for in a new position? Unless they’re already unemployed, most job seekers prefer securing their new job before giving notice to their current employer. There’s a risk of leaving the frying pan for the fire, as they say. You don’t want to join a new organization only to learn that they are facing the same issues as the one you’re leaving. Questions to ask potential employers will vary, depending on your specific concerns, but they might include:

§ How has the department/clinic fared during the unpredictable environment? Are patient numbers in my area of neurology holding steady?

§ § § §

Have you made cuts to physician salaries or benefits? Have you furloughed any members of the team? Are vacation requests still being honored/funded? What requests have you made of the neurologists this year, in terms of changed duties?

§ If revenues are down, what are your projections or plans for recovery?

§ What would be the trajectory of my career should I join the department?

Whether you ask these questions directly of the chief or department chair during an interview or conduct research before committing to a meeting may depend on whether you have a reliable source for the information. Without someone close to the department who can tell you what’s happening there, it’s helpful to identify insiders to help develop your “read” of the situation with prospective employers.

Moving forward

Here are some questions to consider:

§ Do you want essentially the same work, but in a more secure environment?

§ Do you want something quite different, perhaps due to changes in your personal vision and mission due to an unforeseen event?

§ Are you seeking a new location, perhaps to be closer to extended family?

Along with clarifying your job goal, you will also need to set a timeline for the search process: When do you want to start your new job? Counting backwards three to five months from that date provides a reasonable starting point for your outreach. If you have strong leads or offers already, the timeline could be much shorter.

§ As you get ready to launch your search, don’t forget to

update your CV, as well as your job seeker profile in the AAN Neurology Career Center. Using resources like this will make the process more seamless and efficient.


Remember inertia? The more confusing or pressed our lives are, the more likely we are to choose not to make a change, even when one is clearly needed. If your plan calls for a job change and you’ve identified your timeline, then it’s time to chart your steps and move forward on your plan. Otherwise, you risk losing the momentum you’ve already gained by getting this far in the process. On the other hand, if you haven’t clearly decided, then that’s the issue you’ll want to tackle. To do that, you can either seek the information you need to make the decision or give yourself permission to table the question until a specific date in the future. This will let you break the “I really should…” loop that might otherwise be playing in your head. Whether you stay in your job as uncertainty plays out or leave for a position that better suits your situation, making the decision itself is bound to be good medicine. With so many other ambiguities taking up bandwidth right now, it’s good to feel clarity about your career. n

Neurologist Opportunities

Neurologists with expertise in Epilepsy, Stroke, Movement Disorders, General Neurology, Neuromuscular, and Vascular Neurology are invited to apply for open positions at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, which is the academic medical center of The Penn State College of Medicine. This search represents part of a major institutional commitment to expansion of the neurosciences. The successful candidate will join the collegial faculty of Penn State Neurology, which is in an exciting period of growth under the leadership of the Chair, Krish Sathian, MBBS, PhD. Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience. Leadership opportunities are available to those with relevant experience.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Anderson Smith, Physician Recruiter at asmith50@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-4703.



• Medical degree – MD, DO, or foreign equivalent • BC/BE in Neurology and relevant fellowship training or foreign equivalent • Relevant clinical interest and expertise • Excellent patient care abilities and interest in teaching

• An outstanding Neurology program with a national reputation • A highly collaborative culture • Interaction with dynamic clinicians across all neuroscience-related departments and participation in innovative educational approaches


• Competitive compensation • Generous benefits, including relocation assistance The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. EOE-AA-M/F/D/V. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position’s responsibilities.

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Neurology Career Opportunities NORTON NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE is recruiting multiple board-certified or board-eligible physicians in Louisville, Kentucky. Our program offers multidisciplinary research pathways and expanding facilities, including a comprehensive neuroscience space set to open in summer 2021.


LEADER in using innovative and cutting-edge technology and robotics

The ideal candidates will have an opportunity to join a collaborative team of more than 110 subspecialty neuroscience providers with Norton Neuroscience Institute and Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Career opportunities are available in the following programs: y Behavioral/memory

y Movement disorders

y Epilepsy

y Neurocritical care

y General neurology

y Neuromuscular disorders

y Headache

y Stroke

Each opportunity includes a competitive compensation package, including sign-on bonus and relocation assistance.

To discuss this opportunity, contact Angela Elliott, senior recruiter, providers, Norton Medical Group, at (859) 613-1984 or angela.elliott@nortonhealthcare.org.

Participating in more than


over the past decade

Norton Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


Named one of

neurosurgery and spine programs by BECKER’S HOSPITAL REVIEW

The University of Florida Department of Neurology is seeking a Headache Medicine Faculty who will join a UCNS certified Headache Medicine Faculty to further contribute to the development of a state-of-the-art Headache program to include comprehensive clinical care, research, and education.

UF AND GAINESVILLE. PERFECTLY SUITED FOR EACH OTHER. AND YOU. We are an active campus in the heart of a growing city located in the tourism capital of the world. With its beautiful natural landscape, nearby freshwater springs and wide-open prairies, Gainesville is a place "where nature and culture meet." Explore our faculty and postdoctoral openings and become a part of our unstoppable momentum.

We have a newly opened freestanding Neuromedicine Hospital, a new Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, and multi-disciplinary outpatient clinics with an infrastructure and resources for clinical research coordinators. We have a strong collaboration with Psychology and Engineering and Physical Therapy and we are interested in developing all modalities of care. We have active collaborations with Neurosurgery and Pain Medicine. UF Headache Neurologists are given dedicated procedure time for injections and other procedures. We have a strong Neurology residency program and an interest in establishing a UCNS fellowship program in Headache Medicine. Preferred applicants will be board certified/board eligible in Neurology and in Headache Medicine.

We are looking for dynamic faculty who can help lead UF Headache Medicine to reach pre-eminence. Applicants should be board eligible/certified neurologists having subspecialty training in an appropriate area.

FIND YOURSELF HERE facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu

Become a part of our legacy and help us build a healthier future! Mercy Clinic is seeking BE/BC Neurologists – OUTPATIENT ONLY to join our established practices throughout our healthcare ministry

Our Positions offer:

• Large, fully integrated health system utilizing EPIC • Competitive compensation model with professional liability coverage (occurrence based) • Attractive schedules (great work/life balance) • CME allowance and $10,000 relocation assistance • Comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance (eligible first day) • Retirement options with employer matching • Not-for-profit organization, 501(c)(3), qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

For more information, please contact our team: Brandon Smith, Physician Recruiter (Oklahoma) Office: (405) 752-3544 | Email: Brandon.Smith@mercy.net Dayna Pangle, Senior Physician Recruiter (Southwest Missouri) Office: (417) 820-6279| Email: Dayna.Pangle@mercy.net

Mercy, includes more than 40 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000-plus co-workers and 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Lisa Hauck, Senior Physician Recruiter (Northeast Missouri) Office: (314) 364-2949| Email: Lisa.Hauck@mercy.net Sarah Wilson, Senior Physician Recruiter (Fort Smith, Arkansas) Office: (479) 314-7466 | Email: Sarah.Wilson2@mercy.net Mark Rowe, Physician Recruiter (Northwest Arkansas) Office: (417) 556-5469 | Email: Mark.Rowe@mercy.net

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Fast, Convenient, and Efficient— the Virtual Career Fair Is a Must for Your Next Job Search Whether you are a resident or fellow seeking your first job out of training or a seasoned mid-career professional looking to make a savvy career move, time management is a job search necessity. What if you could research and meet with multiple employers in less than four hours without leaving home? Thanks to the AAN Neurology Career Center, the Virtual Career Fair offers immediate access to launch or jump-start any job search. Virtual career fairs have been around for several years but have grown in popularity since the pandemic made in-person job fairs (temporarily) obsolete. Both the process and results can be impressive. By setting aside time in advance, a candidate could potentially research up to 100 open positions offered by 40 employers. If interested in a position, the neurologist connects virtually with the employer in a Zoom break-out room for an initial interview and potentially moves the search forward. When it comes to putting the candidate in the driver’s seat, nothing else compares. The candidate chooses the time commitment based on their schedule (up to four hours), the job opportunities to pursue (Academic? Practice? Research?), the preferred technology (desktop or mobile) and interview format (phone or video).


Starting a tradition with in-person career fairs The tradition of gathering job seekers and employers in one room goes back decades and has barely changed in that time. Employers staff booths while candidates stroll past trying not to look too eager as they scan for the most enticing display or best tchotchkes imprinted with clinic names. While in-person career fairs can bring large numbers of job candidates and employers together, they are not always a perfect fit for everyone. Unless you reside in a major city, travel and time off are required to participate. This represents a hardship, especially for residents and fellows working long hours on a limited salary. Privacy is another concern. In-person job fairs are typically held in large, public exhibit halls. Anyone strolling through the event can view you chatting up the recruiter with a rival hospital system. It can be quite awkward for a mid-career physician who would rather not be spotted by a colleague while inquiring about open positions elsewhere. In the virtual career fair environment, no one can see what opportunities the individual candidate is pursuing.

Virtual Career Fairs—innovation driven by the pandemic The AAN Neurology Career Center Virtual Career Fair is a breakthrough solution to the problems of time, travel, and privacy that have plagued the neurology job seeker in years past. As Amy Schoch, senior manager of AAN Career Services, explains, “The Virtual Career Fair isn’t meant to replace the on-site interview experience. Instead, it lets the busy physician conduct initial interviews and explore opportunities without having to travel. It helps expedite the job search process and ultimately helps transition participants from candidate to new hire during a much shorter timeline.” Indeed, by attending a virtual career fair where 40 or more employers might be represented, the physician job seeker can “travel” to all parts of the country, exploring more options, speaking with recruiters for major hospital systems, private practices, and multi-specialty clinics all in the same day. As Schoch notes, “It’s an unprecedented way to compare different work settings or employers in real time, when the conversations are still fresh in your mind.”

Is there any downside to the virtual career fair process? According to Schoch, the only downside can be candidate reluctance. “It’s pretty common for physicians to put off their job search,” she says. “They’re busy and it can be overwhelming. But this is a way to really move forward with a limited time commitment and no expense. You know you need to do the job search. Just reserve the time on your calendar for the Virtual Career Fair and move the needle forward now.”

Getting started—a simple process The AAN Virtual Career Fairs are held four times in a calendar year, usually in conjunction with a meeting like the Annual Meeting or Fall Conference. Events are usually four hours in length, from afternoon to early evening. Candidates are encouraged to participate whenever they can—whether it is 15 minutes or the full four hours, any time commitment can easily move your job search forward. Registration is free and optional for candidates. No login is required to participate. Sign up if you want to receive reminders for the upcoming Virtual Career Fair; otherwise, block off the time on your calendar. Participant information is never shared with participating employers. New Virtual Career Fair event dates are posted on the AAN calendar, in the Neurology Career Center biweekly email, and on the Career Center Events page.

Success is easy! Plan for success on the day of the event by completing (or updating) a Career Center profile. Don’t forget to upload a copy of your current CV. If you do not have a current CV, AAN members can purchase a CV Review. Allow time for the revised CV—the review process can take up to four weeks. New to, or uncomfortable with, video interviewing? Phone interviews are an option during the event, or visit Careers.AAN.com/Careers to find helpful tips on video interviewing. and conquer camera angles, lighting, and apparel in any setting. If time permits, job seekers can preview participating event employers and available positions by completing a Job Alert. Save keywords “Virtual Career Fair” to receive notification when new employers sign up for the Virtual Career Fair or add new jobs. n

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GENERAL NEUROLOGIST OPPORTUNITY Neurologists with clinical expertise in General Neurology are invited to apply for an open position at Penn State Health Holy Spirit located in Camp Hill, PA. Join our growing community practice now! This search represents part of a major institutional commitment to expansion of the neurosciences. This position is supported by one other Neurologists, in a patent-focused community practice setting. With NO ON CALL and an 8 am to 5 pm schedule the selected candidate will flourish in a supportive work life balance environment. Leadership opportunities are available to those with relevant experience. Ideal Candidates Will Have The Following: • Medical degree - MD, DO, or foreign equivalent • Completion of an accredited residency program • Excellent patient care abilities and interest in teaching As a member of the Department of Neurology you will be associated with: • An outstanding program with a national reputation • A highly collaborative culture • Cutting-edge basic and clinical neuroscience research and top-notch facilities at both the Hershey and the University Park campuses • Interaction with dynamic clinicians across all neuroscience-related departments and participation in innovative educational approaches Competitive compensation and generous benefits, including: • Penn State Tuition Discount • Relocation Assistance • Back-up Family Care • Medical, Dental, Vision • 401K, 403(b), 457(b) retirement plans FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Anderson Smith, Physician Recruiter at asmith50@pennstatehealth.psu.edu Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.



EMPLOYED POSITION OFFERING: • Highly market competitive, non-academic compensation • Affiliated with University of Michigan • Program marketing • Full benefit package • Potential sign-on bonus • Potential student loan reimbursement • Health system employed medical group model • Extensive Primary Care referral network

Metro Health – University of Michigan Health is seeking full time, permanent Epileptologist, Vascular Neurologist, Neurologist and Movement Disorders physicians to join a growing, functional neurosciences program.


physicianservices@metrogr.org 616.252.4765

At Overland Park Regional Medical Center (OPRMC), caring for patients is more than a job

for us, it’s our mission and our calling. Serving the healthcare needs of Johnson County and the surrounding counties, OPRMC is 340+ beds and has a world-class medical staff with more than 600 physicians and over 2,000 dedicated nurses & other staff.

Qualified Candidates: - Interest in a turn-key practice with full patient panel and 2 EMG procedure days - Great work/life balance with practice only call - no hospital call or consults are required

- Multi-specialty group is comprised of 90+ providers with 7+ locations in Johnson County

Large multi-specialty group is seeking an outpatient neurologist to join an expanding practice based in Johnson County, Kansas

- Willing to approach care in a faith-based practice - Board certified or board eligible in neurology - Eligible for licensure in Kansas

Incentive/Benefits Package: - Patients-first culture - Unmatched potential for flexibility and career growth - Competitive salary with incentive based package

Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to: Allegra Lowell, Physician Recruiter allegra.lowell@hcahealthcare.com Applicants will be accepted until qualified candidates are identified.

- Sign on bonus and generous student loan repayment - Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and disability - Time away from work combines paid time off, disability coverage and leaves of absence - CME time and dues allowances - 401k with company matching - Employee stock purchase plan Kansas City ranked No. 19 on Forbes' list of the 20 Happiest Cities to Work in Right Now. Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City located in Johnson County, ranked #1 for 'best

This position does not qualify for Visa sponsorship.

places to raise a family.'

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The Department of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children's Wisconsin is seeking board-certified/board-eligible child neurology specialists in both general neurology and epilepsy. For interested faculty, the position of Director of Pediatric Epilepsy is open. Additionally, two unoccupied endowed chairs in pediatric epilepsy are currently open for qualified mid-to-senior level faculty. General Position Requirements:

•Board certified/eligible in Neurology with a special certificate in child neurology

•Eligible for medical licensure in Wisconsin Matthew Harmelink, MD

Division Chief, Child Neurology Assistant Professor Director, Pediatric Neuromuscular Program Director, Child Neurology Residency Department of Neurology


MCW is a major national research center with a large neuroscience research center; in 2019-2020 over $100 million was invested in neuroscience research with more than 2,600 research studies were conducted. MCW is also a large and growing educational center with three campuses training over 1,000 medical students and is in the top 5 percent nationally in number of residents trained. Our Neurology group is the largest and most comprehensive in the state of Wisconsin, with residency programs in Adult Neurology and Child Neurology as well as Epilepsy and Neuropsychology fellowships. Children's Wisconsin is a 296-bed freestanding hospital and one of the busiest pediatric hospitals in the country. Certified as a Level I Trauma Center, there are 13 inpatient units including a 72-bed PICU and a 70-bed Level IV NICU. Our Pediatric Neurosciences Center is the largest and most comprehensive in the state and ranks among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. Our Epilepsy Center is a National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) accredited Level 4 epilepsy center and allows us to provide the highest level of complex and specialized care for children living with epilepsy. The epilepsy monitoring unit is a state-of-the-art evaluation center with 24 hour coverage by neurophysiology technicians and remote EEG reading capabilities. Our subspecialty clinics include: Epilepsy, First Seizure, Hypotonia, Brachial Plexus, Neuromuscular with an MDA and PPMD care center, Neurogenetics and Fetal Concerns as well as a Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program. Milwaukee is the cultural and economic hub of Wisconsin. The city boasts a moderate cost of living and a four-season climate. Milwaukee is home to major sports teams, a vibrant arts community, a beautiful lakefront and county park system, some of the best school systems in the nation and several Fortune 500 companies. Summer festivals and special events year-round make this a family friendly, culturally rich community. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Join the most respected neurology practice in Orange County, California — established over 40 years The Best Opportunity You Will See in Your Career Desirable Orange County, California Location with Partner Buy-In Option

High Earning Potential A perfect fit for a productive mid-career neurologist or a new trainee. Develop your own subspecialty area or take pride in being a generalist.

NMSS-designated Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center. Children’s Headache Foundation Certified Center. Active clinical trials program. Infusion suite. Opportunity to teach. Prefer expertise/interest in MS, headache, movement disorders, memory disorders.

Contact jflorin@fullertoneuro.net Visit fullertonneurocenter.com and jackflorin.com


Job Search Tips for the Introverted MD Job search is a daunting task for nearly everyone. But for introverts, launching a reach-out-and-talk-about-yourself campaign is akin to torture. Lucky for the introverted MD, there are quite a few work-arounds to make the process less onerous—and maybe even fun.

Definition please: Are you an introvert? There’s been a lot written on this, so you may already know that the words “introvert” and “extrovert” aren’t references to whether you’re shy or outgoing. Nor are they determinants of your ability to communicate, to address large groups, or to talk about yourself. Rather, these terms refer to how you get your energy, and what your natural setpoint is for working and being with others. The simplest definition tells us that an extrovert feels energized by being with others while an introvert more likely feels drained. Likewise, the extrovert may find crowds, group sessions, and the opportunity to meet new people to be exciting. The introvert? Not so much. If you’d like to learn more about your own introvert/extrovert tendencies, you can start by taking an online assessment. Two that might interest you are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (available in a number of locations online, including Cpp.com) and the

Psychological Type Indicator, available at Hrdpress.com. Each of these sites charges a fee, although you may be able to find other sites whose assessments are free. Regardless of what an assessment may say, you probably already know if you’re energized or drained by being with others, and whether you enjoy processing your ideas out loud or prefer to think things through before speaking. When it comes to job search, the real question is this: How will you survive and thrive in a process that seems almost tailor-made for extroverts? Well, you’re in luck on at least one point. The sciences—including medicine—draw a high number of people who are introverts. Which means that you won’t be the only introvert in the room when it comes time to network or interview in your field. Now the only question is what to actually say to the people you meet.

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Let your written materials do some of your talking One of the best job search tips for introverts is to craft the CV, LinkedIn profile, and cover letter with care, so the words will come more easily in face-to-face encounters with an interviewer or colleague. As a bonus, this process solves some of the primary challenges of job search, such as succinctly conveying past work experiences and describing job-relevant strengths. To make best use of this strategy, start with your CV as your core document—nail this, and everything else you write for your job search will come easily. You’ll find a CV review service on the AAN Career Center website as well as several articles describing written materials for job search. In the meantime, here are two tips to get you started on building an introvert-friendly CV. First, lean away from a just-the-facts recitation of your training and work experience. While this approach will result in an adequate document, it doesn’t help the introverted candidate bridge the communication gap. A better format would be a CV where each of the work and training experiences contains at least one or two sentences describing the work setting and the specific role you played in the position. The second tip for the introvert’s CV is to present two additional categories—one at the beginning and one at the end of your document. The first new category is a Profile, comprised of three or four sentences will introduce you to the reader. Commonly, those sentences would note your current status, a synopsis of training or work experiences and something to indicate future goals. For example, “Neurology fellow with two years’ intensive experience with MS and Parkinson’s trials. Background also includes volunteer experience for Haitian medical relief and earlier training in pediatrics. Seeking roles utilizing dual skill set in research and patient care.” The new category at the end of your CV is less formal but no less important: Personal Interests. You may have heard that this is a


superfluous section but it’s important to remember that people hire people they like. And, since it’s difficult to like someone you know nothing about, the candidates who can bond with the interviewer tend to do better overall. For the introvert, it’s much easier to respond to a question prompted by the CV (“Oh, I see you like movies; what’s the last film you saw?”) than to randomly burst out with this kind of small talk.

What about networking? While crafting strong job search materials will help you lock down the phrasing for information you need to convey in job search, it won’t get you out of those in-person conversations many introverts dread. Here are some tips to help you with the networking portion of your job search.

§ Ask your mentor or others for introductions to people you want to meet.

§ Use email to introduce yourself to networking contacts before scheduling a call or meeting.

§ When attending group sessions, choose smaller meetings, particularly at conferences where you won’t know very many people.

§ Practice ice-breakers so you can feel more comfortable

initiating conversations. Even a simple “This is my first time at this conference; how about you?” will start the ball rolling.

§ Focus more on the other person than on yourself. The more

you ask someone else, the more you learn about them and the more comfortable you’ll feel. As long as you capture the other person’s email, you’ll be able to follow up to provide specifics about yourself or to request assistance, so there’s no need to feel pressured to “perform” on the spot.

And interviewing? Surprisingly, interviews can be fairly easy for introverts. Someone asks you a question, you provide an answer, and so on. Unfortunately, those straightforward sessions are often scheduled one after the other in a long day, punctuated with a lunch meeting or tour of the town—a difficult process if you tend to feel drained by being with people. These tips will help you survive such intense situations.

§ Review the schedule in advance for breaks between

conversations. If you don’t see them, email the coordinator to ask for 10-minute breathers throughout the day. If possible, fly or drive in early, to get your bearings and feel more rested. Being tired tends to exacerbate anxiety and self-doubt for candidates.

§ Read the position description closely, then dig into your own

Recruiting BC/BE NEUROLOGISTS Throughout Southern Louisiana This is a great opportunity to practice neurology in a collegial and patient-focused environment. Both newly trained and experienced physicians are encouraged to apply. We offer a highly competitive salary with comprehensive benefits.

strengths and experience to prepare examples illustrating your ability to perform key tasks. Practice telling those stories until they’re short and descriptive. You’ll find that a few good stories will cover a lot of territory in an interview.

We are looking for subspecialty training/interest in the following areas: · HEADACHE · COGNITIVE DISORDERS · MOVEMENT DISORDERS · NEUROMUSCULAR · NEUROHOSPITALIST · STROKE/VASCULAR · EPILEPSY

§ Since feeling knowledgeable and prepared tends to relieve

anxiety for candidates, research the organization and your interviewers’ backgrounds as deeply as you can. The more you know, the more you’ll be able to place your answers in a context. For example, “Yes, I do enjoy research, which is part of what draws me to this position. I was glad to see the number of NHS grants your team has been able to land, and the variety of studies you’ve launched. That fits well with the research experience you see on my CV.”

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Setting the stage for future success Once you have your job, you’ll quickly find your comfort level in terms of colleague interactions, meetings you need to attend, and so on. That’s good, but also dangerous. Of course you want to be comfortable—but you also want to grow past your comfort zone. For introverts, that means leading work groups, attending professional association meetings, and maybe even overcompensating for an inward-focused nature by giving presentations or joining a Toastmasters group. When it comes time to move ahead into a new role, start your search by looking at positions that fit your work style well. Then, push the envelope a bit by looking at roles that call for a little extra. Somewhere in the middle lies your next best position, as you constantly learn new ways to contribute your skills in a world that tilts ever so slightly in favor of extroverts. n

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Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a nationally recognized, award-winning public health system and a teaching facility of Harvard Medical School, is recruiting for a full-time neurologist. The incoming physician will join a team of four full time neurologists who provide a mix of ambulatory and inpatient services at ambulatory sites and two community hospitals in Cambridge, Somerville and Everett—communities located immediately north of Boston. Our neurologists teach Harvard Medical students, residents in the CHA Medicine and Psychiatry residency programs. Our neurologists all see general neurology patients in the ambulatory and inpatient consult settings, as well as practice their subspecialties. We are a collegial group and value patient-centered care and a supportive work environment.

● Practice general neurology and your subspecialty with our existing team of four neurologists ● Light call schedule with 24/7 Telestroke services used for acute stroke management

● Academic appointment at Harvard Medical School ● Fully integrated EMR (EPIC) ● Subspecialized training in Multiple sclerosis is a plus. Applicants should share CHA’s mission to provide the highest quality care to our underserved and culturally diverse patient population. CHA physicians enjoy a collegial atmosphere, strong administrative and clinical support systems and a competitive salary including a comprehensive benefits package.

Interested and qualified applicants may submit their CV through our website at www.CHAproviders.org , or by email to Kasie Marchini, CHA Provider Recruiter at kmarchini@challiance.org . CHA’s Provider Recruitment Department may be reached by phone at (617) 665-3555. In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, relationship identity or relationship structure, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct that, in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.

Blue Sky Neurology recently partnered with Research Medical Center and are searching for neurohospitalists to join their busy and expanding hospital based practice. Qualified Candidates: - Vascular/Stroke, neurophysiology, neurocritical Care, epilepsy fellowship trained or experienced neurohospitalist physicians preferred - 100% inpatient with flexible scheduling; option for 7 on 7 off schedule or 180 shifts annually

Neurohospitalist Opportunity in Kansas City, Missouri

- Outpatient neurology is optional-available only if desired -The program has an embedded ACGME accredited neurology residency providing our physicians with the opportunity to teach outside of a traditional academic setting. - Compensation $350,000+ to include salary, bonus, sign on bonus, among many great benefits including 401K & comprehensive benefits package including health, dental,

vision, life, and disability

Neuroscience Program Highlights:

Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to: Allegra Lowell, Physician Recruiter allegra.lowell@hcahealthcare.com

- Established neurosciences physician governance structure influencing service line development and expansion at the regional level - Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center seeing 1800 stroke patients a year - 44 ICU beds including 12 neuro-ICU beds with 24/7 onsite coverage by critical care trained nurse practitioners - ENLS Certified Nursing Staff in Neuro ICU - TIA outpatient clinic

Applicants will be accepted until qualified candidates are identified. This position does not qualify for Visa sponsorship.


- A robust physician team, comprised of 3 Interventional radiologists, 9 neurosurgeons, 2 neuro critical care Intensivists, and 1 neuro oncologist

Experience a positive, professional work environment in a top tier facility located in one of the most livable cities in the heart of America. Research Medical Center offers high-tech care in a beautiful, comfortable setting designed to exceed the expectations of those we serve.

The American Academy of Neurology is proud to offer



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GENERAL NEUROLOGIST OPPORTUNITY Penn State Health St. Joseph in Berks County, Pennsylvania is seeking a general neurologist to join our existing practice. The selected candidate will have both inpatient and outpatient responsibilities. This is an excellent opportunity for a neurologist who wishes to enjoy a high-quality of life while providing care within a community of approximately 400,000. What We’re Seeking • Medical degree – MD, DO • BC/BE in Neurology • Candidates with subspecialty training encouraged to apply What We’re Offering: • A competitive salary and generous benefits • Outstanding program and highly collaborative culture • Interaction with dynamic clinicians • Routinely ranked among the Top 50 Heart Hospitals in the country in quality metrics • Nationally certified as a Center of Excellence in Chest Pain, Stroke and Heart Failure • Nursing care that has also earned the distinction as a “Pathways to Excellence” accredited facility

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Anderson Smith, Physician Recruiter asmith50@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-4703

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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