2021 October Career Compass

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LOOK INSIDE! How to Keep Your Job Search Under the Radar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P 6 The Benefits of Practicing Neurology in a Rural Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P 10 The Five Steps of a Strategic Job Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P 18

October Issue • Job Listings • Career Articles

Neurologist Opportunities

Neurologists with expertise in General Neurology, Movement Disorder, and Stroke 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


• 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 WHAT ELSE CAN YOU EXPECT?

• Competitive compensation • Generous benefits, including relocation assistance


• 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

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.


TRUE BLUE • EPILEPTOLOGY • MOVEMENT DISORDERS • VASCULAR NEUROLOGIST • GENERAL NEUROLOGY 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.


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

physicianservices@metrogr.org 616.252.4765

Faculty - Adult Neurology Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, seeks a Clinician at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to join the Section of General Neurology. The General Neurology Section oversees a wide array of neurologic conditions and is often the first point of care for patients referred for neurologic consultation. Faculty in the General Neurology Section have access to collaborate with sub-specialists in the Department as needed. Qualified candidates will 1) hold an MD or DO degree, 2) be board certified/eligible in neurology), and 3) hold or be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Texas. The successful candidate will be appointed to a faculty level commensurate with experience and achievement. The successful candidate will provide clinical care for adults with neurological disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Teaching of medical students and residents will be embedded in clinical care responsibilities. Depending on training, interest, expertise, and resources, opportunities in clinical research will be available. Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, the only private medical school in the Greater Southwest, is recognized as a premier academic health science center and is known for excellence in education, research and patient care. Located in the Texas Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine has affiliations with eight teaching hospitals, each known for medical excellence. We invite you to explore our website, meet our faculty, and learn more about the important work underway in each of our departmental sections at https://www.bcm.edu/departments/neurology Interested candidates must complete an employment application on the Baylor College of Medicine Careers site at www.bcm.edu/careers and search for requisition 3447 or use the direct link provided here, https:// career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=3447&company=BCM To inquire, please contact: Dr. George Hutton (ghutton@bcm.edu)

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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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.


In Virginia MS, Headache, Behavioral Neurology & Movement Disorder Opportunities located in Shenandoah Valley of Virginia Premier neurology practice in Winchester, VA is expanding and seeks outstanding subspecialty neurologists due to physician retirements and expanding community needs. Opportunity to join 5 established neurologists with subspecialty training including neuroimaging, interventional, neurophysiology, and epilepsy. Seeking to add fellowship trained MS, Headache, MovementDisorder and Behavioral Neurology. Establish with a reputable, long standing practice with high patient volume and significant growth potential. NPs/PAs provide extensive assistance with inpatient hospital care. Employment opportunity with first year package at $460K+. Excellent reimbursement with the potential to earn >90th percentile MGMA average. This unique position offers training inneuroimaging for formal interpretation of neuroimaging and ultrasound.

Please contact Paul Lyons MD PhD Virginia Epilepsy & Neurodevelopmental Clinic plyons2@valleyhealthlink.com

Carilion Clinic is seeking BC/BE neurologists in several specialties to join our growing Department of Neurology. Based in Roanoke, Virginia, Carilion Clinic is an award-winning, community-based network of seven hospitals, over 220 primary and specialty physician practices and is affiliated with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. All in the family-friendly, beautiful Blue Ridge region of Virginia.

AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES: Epilepsy - MS Movement Disorders - General Neurology - Residency Program Director We offer a comprehensive benefits package with paid relocation, an employer-funded pension plan and up to $50K in sign-on bonus.

C:540-409-6336 Nancy Hiett – Physician Recruitment Manager Valley Health nhiett@valleyhealthlink.com C: 540-247-3540

CONTACT: Karyn Farrell, Recruiter at kbfarrell@carilionclinic.org

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Work at the forefront of healthcare. From the heart of Wisconsin. Marshfield Clinic Health System in central and western Wisconsin has opportunities for Neurologists across our well-established organization. We are seeking BC/ BE General Neurologists. You will be joining a great team of Neurology specialists and colleagues to refer to throughout our system. Our flagship hospital, Marshfield Medical Center is a Certified Primary Stroke Center. Call varies based on location. Please contact: Shelly Van Vonderen, Physician Recruiter at 715-660-1367 vanvonderen.shelly@marshfieldclinic.org It’s not complicated. It’s care.


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NEUROLOGIST NEEDED FOR GENERAL NEUROLOGY PRACTICE IN ALASKA FELLOWSHIP TRAINED IN ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY PREFERRED Come join a well-established Neurology practice in Wasilla, Alaska. We have a beautiful office in a natural setting just north of Anchorage. We are affiliated with Mat Su Regional Medical Center, a 4 year winner of the Mountain Pacific Quality Health Award and selected by Becker’s Hospital as one of 150 Great Places to work in healthcare. Our outpatient office owns an MRI 1.5 Tesla GE, 2 new EMG machines, EEG/Polysomnogram for the office and has an epilepsy monitoring unit at the hospital for extended monitoring. Come to Alaska and experience The Last Frontier without HMOs and regulated health insurance. Hospital is stroke certified and contains a video EEG epilepsy monitoring unit. Two-bed sleep center on our campus accredited by AASM. We have a Neurology specific electronic medical record for office charting. Alaska has no state income tax, no sales tax, and no medical provider tax. Enjoy Alyeska Ski Resort and Denali National Park home to grizzlies, eagles, salmon, moose, caribou, whales, otters.

Contact Charlotte at Alaska Brain Center: 907 373-6500 ext. 817 | cnelson@akbraincenter.com

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How to Keep Your Job Search Under the Radar Well, this is awkward. You’ve decided to look for a new job, but you don’t want your current employer to know you’re searching. What can you do? First of all, let go of any guilt. No matter how well you’ve been treated by your boss (or how poorly, for that matter), sometimes you just need to move on. You might be burned out in your job, or you could be hoping to practice more in your specialty, or perhaps you’re seeking a greater challenge than your employer can offer you. Whatever your reason(s) for leaving, it’s a normal part of being an employee. As for your patients, students, or colleagues—of course you’re torn about leaving them. But if you’ve made your decision, then the success of your transition might depend on putting your feelings aside.

Why such a secret? Consideration for others is one reason physicians choose to keep a job search confidential, at least in the early stages. It can be very disruptive to a department or practice to know someone is leaving but not know when. Likewise, although patients appreciate ample notice for switching doctors, a months-long goodbye can prove unsettling.


Speaking of patients, there’s also a business reason for not broadcasting your departure too far in advance. People seeking a new physician might be less likely to choose you if they know you will be leaving soon. While it might seem only fair for prospective patients to have that information, what if you don’t follow through with your plan or can’t find a suitable new job? If you end up staying, you don’t want to be needlessly scrambling to refill your patient schedule. One more reason to keep a low profile while you’re job searching: If your boss knew you had been looking but couldn’t find what you wanted, you could be eating a major piece of humble pie. You could also lose leverage when negotiating changes to your current job. It’s hard for employers to invest resources in employees they consider a flight risk.

Preparing to conduct a low-profile search If your plan is to stay below the radar with your search, you’re living in the right time. Today’s technology makes it more possible than ever to have private conversations and conduct research without being obvious about it. To take advantage of these opportunities, you’ll need to make some initial decisions about the geographic

location of your new work and about the work itself. Basically, what kind of job do you want, and where? Being able to answer these questions lets you focus your outreach and conversations, which shortens your search and reduces the amount of “side chatter” that could lead back to your current employer. Once you know what and where your next work will be, it’s time to dig out your employment contract, complete with its non-compete clause. If you have no non-compete, then no worries. But assuming that you do, you’ll need to know the parameters: How long are you restricted after leaving your job and what territory is covered by the restriction? If you discover that your contract conflicts with your goals, don’t panic. Depending on the situation, there may be a way to negotiate a favorable compromise with your employer. This would be a good time to talk with an attorney who specializes in medical practices to learn your options. Finally, you’ll need an updated CV before you’re ready to launch your job search. If it’s been awhile since you last looked for a position, it’s smart to go the extra mile in preparing your CV. Rather than simply adding your current role to the top of the employment section, consider having your document remade professionally. Or as a middle step, submit it to the low-cost AAN review service at careers@aan.com for recommendations on ways to freshen and modernize your document for today’s leaders.

Ready, set, shhhh Job goal, geographic goal, non-compete strategy, refreshed CV— check, check, check, check. It’s all systems go to launch your job search, but quietly. Here are three excellent resources to help you conduct an efficient but confidential search process. 1. The AAN’s Neurology Career Center. This is your go-to place for hundreds of current job postings in neurology, as well as helpful articles and tools to guide your job search process. Start by completing your confidential candidate profile and upload your CV to complete your file. Now when you see an interesting posting, you’ll be able to respond and apply in minutes. 2 Online job fairs. The Neurology Career Center hosts a virtual job fair online every three months, making it easy for you to connect directly with a dozen or more employers in a single session. If you haven’t tried this before, you’ll love the efficiency of using just a few hours to accomplish what would otherwise take days or weeks in terms of one-on-one meetings with currentlyhiring employers. Best yet, these discussions are completely private, unlike in-person events where others can see you visiting employer booths.

by bringing you opportunities on the edge of what you requested. You can always say no, so this isn’t really a problem; indeed, many doctors have found themselves delighted by taking jobs they wouldn’t have thought of pursuing. The second thing to know is that a recruiter’s candidate database can have a surprising half-life. That is, unless you explicitly request otherwise, recruiters have been known to shop their candidate CVs to employers even after a new position has been secured. Forewarned is forearmed: Ask the recruiter about their practices and make your wishes clear.

Tricky situations For the most part, it’s very doable to conduct a job search under the radar. But there are some situations that take a bit of finesse or strategy. For example, if the position you want is internal—with the same employer, but in a different department—you’ll need to be quite strategic to keep things under wraps while you explore your options. In this case, it makes sense to shorten the “secret” stage of your job search as much as possible, to lessen the chance your boss will hear about it from someone other than you. Likewise, using your normal network and references can also make it harder to keep your search confidential. And yet, you don’t want to forgo the important boost these colleagues and mentors could provide. One strategy to consider is to bring just a few people into your confidence, at least at the beginning. Once you’re ready to go public with your new job, first make individual calls or send personal emails to others in your network so they are nearly “first to know.” This will help preserve these important relationships without compromising your initial need for privacy. Speaking of the initial need for privacy—don’t forget to state somewhere in your cover letters when you respond to postings, “Thank you for keeping this confidential, as I am in the early stages of my exploration.” This can be done effectively as a P.S. after your signature line, or as part of the final paragraph of your letter. One other tricky situation you’ll have to navigate is the interview question, “Why are you leaving your current job?” If you can’t say something simple, such as “We’re relocating to be near my spouse’s family,” you’ll need to strategize an answer in advance. For example, it probably wouldn’t land well to say, “I’m burned out” or even, “My work isn’t challenging me.” Honest as those answers may be, they throw up red flags for a new boss. A better strategy is to build your answer around excitement for the new job, not dissatisfaction in the old one. Perhaps, “I’ve been wanting to practice more in my specialty area and that’s something I feel like I can do this position. I’m really excited about…”

Now you know the secret Now that you know the secret for “under the radar” job searches, that’s one less barrier to hold you back. If you decide you’re ready for new work, there’s no time like the present to start. n

3. Recruiters. When you feel pressed for time or need help making headway, recruiters can bring a welcome burst of activity to your job search. Once you tell a recruiter your work and geographic goals, he or she can search databases for opportunities that fit, then make the connection between you and the employer. You may also benefit from the recruiter’s counsel in terms of your goals and expectations. Two things you should know, though—first, it’s common for recruiters to push the envelope a bit

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Opportunity for Neurologists in Southeastern Pennsylvania ABINGTON NEUROLOGICAL ASSOCIATES (ANA), located near Philadelphia, is the largest private neurology practice in Montgomery County as well as in nearby Bucks County. We are proud of our reputation for providing the highest quality comprehensive neurological care spanning over 50 years, while supporting our providers’ quality of life. We are currently seeking a fellowship-trained neuromuscular or movement disorder specialist to join our organization.

Join ten other fellowship-trained neurologists covering many subspecialties, including epilepsy, dementia, stroke, MS, headache, movement, sleep, and neuromuscular

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Over 50 years affiliated with Abington Jefferson Hospital, a 665-bed teaching facility with over 42,000 inpatient admissions annually – a major regional referral center

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6-7 weeks per year of (non-stroke) hospital call Opportunity to participate in teaching residents and medical students Excellent compensation package including CME, healthcare, retirement investments, and other benefits Opportunity for an academic relationship with Thomas Jefferson University Area offers top-rated schools, excellent recreational and cultural activities, and great housing options Interested candidates can contact Robyn Goldberg, Practice Administrator, at abingtonneuro@abneuroassoc.com.


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Southeast Neurological Specialists is seeking a well-trained neurologist to join our team. Our practice was established in 2010 with only 5 employees but over the past decade we have grown to over 70 employees in 2 locations. Our growth has been due to our commitment to providing excellent patient care and the reputation we've built in our community for improving the health and quality of life of our patients. Under the leadership of our 4 physicians and 10 physician extenders, we offer a full range of neurological and pain management services in Tallahassee, FL and Thomasville, GA.

If you are looking for a high-energy atmosphere and a practice that is growing, then Southeast Neurological Specialists is the place for you! Please contact Suzanne Hopkins to discuss this great opportunity. suzanne@tallahasseeneuro.com (850)558-1717

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The Benefits of Practicing Neurology in a Rural Setting When you think of practicing medicine in a rural setting, what comes to mind? For neurologists who have lived and trained in densely populated urban areas for most of their lives, the mental image can be full of misconceptions. But you may be surprised to learn that salaries for rural neurologists frequently exceed those of their colleagues in the city. Another surprise might be the flexibility that rural neurologists often experience, in both the subspecialties they can pursue and the conditions of their work. Even the stereotypes about the towns themselves may turn out to be false, with many “country” locations offering amenities that rival those of the big city—albeit in lesser quantities. With those stereotypes out of the picture, read on to discover the realities of practicing neurology in a rural setting.

Practicing one’s specialty immediately For Saurabh G. Shukla, MD, there was never a question of whether he would practice in a rural or underserved area, since that was a condition for maintaining his visa. Even so, he admits the prospect was somewhat daunting for both him and his wife. Having completed medical school in India before taking post-graduate roles in Boston, New York City, and Miami, Shukla was used to highly populated cities. But once he understood that his first employer would likely be situated in an underserved area, he threw himself into a strategic and methodical job search. Shukla’s process took 18 months to complete, partly because of the administrative process with his visa paperwork and partly because he was being extra selective. In the end, he accepted an offer from the University of


Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, joining the staff in January 2019 as assistant professor of neurology. “One thing that really drove me here was the work factor,” Shukla says of his decision. “Here I’m able to practice neuromuscular neurology, which is really difficult for a new doctor in large centers. Because in bigger centers, those positions are saturated, and people stay for decades.” Indeed, not only is Shukla able to devote nearly full time to his specialty in neuromuscular neurology, but as it turns out, he’s the only academic neuromuscular specialist in the entire state. This provides a unique opportunity for someone so new to the university, as patients come from the states bordering Mississippi in search of

a second opinion on complex diagnoses. “I get all the challenging cases, which is amazing,” he notes. In addition to seeing patients, Shukla has begun classifying his cases for research purposes, with the support of his chairman and division chief. “They all want research to happen here,” he explains. “I’m looking forward to collaborations and presenting at conferences.”

Fewer resources but less bureaucracy For James Dorman, MD, FAAN, FACP, one of the defining features of working in a rural area after his post-doctoral training was the immediate connection he was able to make with everyone from the hospital staff to members of the community. Working now as a general neurologist at Stroger Hospital in Chicago—commonly known as Cook County Hospital—Dorman currently practices at one of the nation’s busiest medical facilities. But from 2004 to 2006, he was employed as one of two neurologists in a multi-specialty practice serving the town of Dixon, IL, population 20,000, and the nearby towns of Sterling and Rock Falls. The overall community of 70,000 supported two hospitals, so Dorman and his partner each served one, but covered at the other. To handle call, they each took a week, with the hospitals transferring patients out every third week. Dorman remembers that period as a balance between limited resources and lessened bureaucracy. For example, he rarely had to wait more than an afternoon to receive a patient’s MRI results from the radiology technician. And one of the hospitals didn’t even require the doctors to show ID. When Dorman inquired about a badge, he was told, ‘No, it’s okay. We put an ad in the paper. Everyone knows you’re coming.’ “And it was true,” he says. “When I walked in the door on the first day, everyone was saying ‘Hello, Dr. Dorman.’ And I had never set foot in there before.” On the other hand, it could sometimes be nerve-wracking having fewer options for treating patients. For example, those needing a tPA medication would require transfer to larger facilities with a neurosurgeon available in case of intracranial hemorrhaging—and the transfer process could involve hours on the phone. “There were a lot of gray areas where it wasn’t really clear about whether to keep the patient or transfer them,” Dorman recalls. “And with the training wheels just off—and being a little isolated—that in itself could be intimidating.”

Small town amenities Every physician knows that there’s more to life than practicing medicine, which makes the community surrounding one’s workplace very important. On the one hand, as Dorman notes, “People in a rural area have a reputation for being relaxed and friendly, which is true. But it’s easier to be that way if your idea of a traffic jam is three people at a stop light—which it was.” Shukla has also experienced the traffic patterns unique to a rural setting, but from a different perspective. Having never needed an American driver’s license, he and his wife are now a two-car family. While she needs to bring their daughter to activities, he needs a car to travel between clinic locations. As for socializing—neither Dorman nor Shukla found that difficult, although Dorman missed the variety of restaurants he and his wife had been accustomed to. For their part, Shukla and his wife were delighted to find other families originating from the same region of India, providing them with an instant sense of extended family far from home. Perhaps the most vaunted amenity of small-town living is the lower cost of living, which can sometimes be much lower compared to urban rates. For Dorman, one other amenity that stood out was the smaller community’s attitude toward physicians. “I got the

impression that they hold doctors in high esteem,” he recalls. “It reminded me of the traditional Marcus Welby attitude. Where, in the urban area, if you’re a doctor, it’s more like you’re a dime a dozen.”

Future prospects for rural neurologists With telemedicine and other advances in health care, one could wonder if there’s still a place for small-town doctors, not to mention their specialist colleagues. Jason Hermanutz, neurology search consultant for RosmanSearch, Inc., believes the future is rosy for rural neurologists. “More and more in the last decade we’ve been seeing programs that maybe 15 years ago wouldn’t have thought of supporting neurologists locally. There are more people being treated and that’s creating opportunities for neurologists in rural areas.” Specifically, Hermanutz notes that most of the work in the rural setting is happening in hospitals, with the biggest demand for general neurologists. Even so, Hermanutz also sees flexibility offered by rural employers that isn’t being matched in urban centers. “One big advantage,” he says, “is that rural programs can create an opportunity or even build a program around a physician, instead of stating, ‘This is the position. You have to do this.’ The physician can say, ‘This is who I am; how can we make the position fit what I’m looking for?’” As an example, Hermanutz cites the recent placement of a neurologist who also wanted to use his MBA. The new job will start out at 25 percent administration, with the percentage increasing as the doctor gains experience. “That’s an incredible package that probably would have been out of reach in an urban program,” Hermanutz notes. Not only do the rural employers work hard to accommodate the doctor, but they also extend themselves to help the physician’s family. Hermanutz has seen communities provide assistance on everything from house hunting and school searches to finding work for the doctor’s spouse. Perhaps the most quantifiable differences between employment offers for rural and urban settings are rooted in the salaries, with Hermanutz consistently seeing rural compensation land in the 75th percentile for neurologists. When relatively rich loan repayments and leadership bonuses are included—to the tune of $150,000 or more—the packages offered by small communities frequently eclipse those of larger organizations.

Getting started If you’re interested in exploring opportunities to practice neurology in a rural area, Hermanutz, Shukla, and Dorman all have advice for you. Based on his experience, Shukla advises doctors needing a J-1 visa waiver to first identify the specialty or type of neurology they want to practice, and then start early to make connections with the programs. “Rural America needs doctors,” he says. “When they really need you, they’re very supportive.” Dorman notes that the doctor’s personality will play a role in determining the best opportunities to pursue. “So much of it comes down to lifestyle and career goals,” he says. “I think the main need is for general neurologists because they can handle 95 percent of what comes through the door.” And Hermanutz says, “The biggest advice I could give someone is to be really open to exploring options that you might consider to be outside your usual comfort zone. Going on two or three site visits during your job hunt is not too much. There’s a very wide world out there with opportunities you wouldn’t be able to see if you only looked at academic or large settings.” n

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Neurological Institute Sleep Disorders Center The Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute’s Sleep Disorders Center is recruiting Neurologists with fellowship training in Sleep Medicine. We invite highly qualified candidates who are committed to excellence in patient care, education and research. Candidates should be BC/BE in Sleep Medicine, able to obtain an Ohio medical license and meet hospital credentialing requirements. The Sleep Disorders Center at Cleveland Clinic is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and was among the first in the nation dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in people of all ages. The Center is staffed by 13 sleep physicians, including 2 pediatricians, as well as 3 psychologists and 8 advanced practice providers. Our team conducts nearly 16,000 sleep tests annually supported by 7 sleep laboratories, a home sleep apnea testing mail out program and actigraphy. This dynamic position commands a competitive salary enhanced by an attractive benefits package including medical malpractice coverage and a collegial work environment. A faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience is available with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Interested candidates should apply online at: https://jobs.clevelandclinic.org/ Brittni Duginski, Physician Recruiter

Please include a CV and cover letter with your application addressed to:


Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS│Director, Sleep Disorders Center


Cleveland Clinic values a culture where caregivers integrate diversity and inclusion throughout the enterprise. We respect and appreciate our similarities and differences, they enable us to better serve our patients, one another, and our global communities. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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 that opened in June 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

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To discuss this opportunity, contact Angela Elliott, senior recruiter, providers, Norton Medical Group, at (859) 613-1984 or angela.elliott@nortonhealthcare.org. Norton Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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Emerson Hospital located in historic Concord Massachusetts has an opportunity for Board Certified/Board Eligible Neurologists to join a growing Neurology Service. This opportunity is an employed position with Emerson Practice Associates • • • •

Competitive salary and benefit package Night and weekend call covered by Teleneurology Service Sleep Center, Concussion Center, Parkinson’s Center, Telestroke Excellent support from a dedicated team of neurologist, administration and staff • Full service diagnostics are available at hospital, which was certified by the state of Massachusetts as a Primary Stroke Center in 2004 • Practice in one of the most desirable practice locations in Massachusetts Just 25 miles Northwest of Boston, the area offers four seasons of recreational activities, including driving distance to the ocean, hiking, biking trails and several ski areas. Excellent place to raise a family with some of the best school systems in the state.


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Located in Concord, Massachusetts Emerson is a 179-bed community hospital with satellite facilities in Westford, Groton and Sudbury. The hospital provides advanced medical services to over 300,000 individuals in over 25 towns. Emerson has strategic alliances with Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s and Tufts Medical Center. Concord area is rich in history, recreation, education and the arts and is located 20 miles west of downtown Boston.

If you would like more information please contact: Diane Forte Willis dfortewillis@emersonhosp.org phone: 978-287-3002 fax: 978-287-3600 t0520

Join a Well Established Neurology Group in Omaha, Nebraska As part of Methodist Physicians Clinic the group has a built in referral source and access to multiple specialists. The group supports the Methodist Health System with both inpatient and outpatient services. This group is expanding and would like to add to their team with the a vision of creating a regional presence for neurology service in the Midwest.

About Methodist Physicians Clinic

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An affiliate of Methodist Health System, Methodist Physicians Clinic is the largest private, multi-specialty group practice serving Nebraska and western Iowa. Founded in 1952, Methodist Physicians Clinic now consists of more than 30 owned and operated clinics throughout western Iowa and Nebraska. With over 300 providers, Methodist Physicians Clinic offers patients access to more than 30 specialties. Providing patients with high-quality health care from the most respected medical professionals in the area has helped Methodist Physicians Clinic establish itself as the region’s leading group medical practice. Methodist Physicians Clinic has been a member of Methodist Health System since July 1990.

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Health, Dental & Vision Insurance Paid Liability Insurance CME Allowance Retirement Package

For more information contact Keri Charron keri.charron@nmhs.org or visit www.methodisthealthsystem.org

Neurology opportunities at academic-based physician group Marshall Neurology in Huntington, West Virginia, is currently seeking qualified candidates for neurologist positions within the following subspecialties due to a rapidly increasing volume of patients with neurologic disorders: • •

Movement disorders Pediatrics

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Epilepsy Behavioral neurology

We offer an attractive, university employee-based benefits package that provides very competitive compensation. These positions also offer the opportunity to be involved in resident and medical student educational activities and neurology research endeavors. Marshall Neurology is an academic-based physician group affiliated with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. We have a network of clinical affiliations and provide patient care within the state. Our physicians are trained in the full spectrum of neurology subspecialties. Additionally, we have an established neurology residency and train four residents per year. Contact David O’Dell at odell@marshall.edu or 304-691-1157. jcesom.marshall.edu | marshallhealth.org

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Lancaster Medical Center

GENERAL NEUROLOGIST OPPORTUNITY Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center is seeking a General Neurologist for our brand-new state-of-the-art Lancaster Medical Center. The new facility located in Lancaster, PA and set to open summer 2022. Neurologists with clinical expertise in general neurology are invited to apply for an open position at Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center. You will flourish in a supportive work/life balance environment. Leadership opportunities are available to those with relevant experience. What we’re seeking: • We are seeking someone trained in general neurology • MD, DO, or foreign equivalent Opportunity highlights: • Competitive salary and benefits • Sign-on bonus and relocation assistance • CME time and fund

• Ability to acquire a license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania • Completion of an accredited residency program • LTD and life insurance • Penn State University tuition discount for employees and dependents

Area highlights: • Lancaster Medical Center will enhance an already vibrant network of primary and specialty care providers across Lancaster County, including practice sites of the former Physicians’ Alliance Ltd. that joined Penn State Health in 2017 and the Lime Spring Outpatient Center that opened in East Hempfield Township in January 2019. • The Lancaster Medical Center will create new clinical and research opportunities for learners and investigators at Penn State College of Medicine, both during construction and after the hospital opens. • The new hospital will feature all private inpatient beds, an emergency department, physician offices, various specialty inpatient services, an imaging lab, and complete medical and surgical capabilities. INTERESTED APPLICANTS, SEND CV AND COVER LETTER TO 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.

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Practice Description: The Elkhart Clinic is a physician-owned multi-specialty group practice with 36 physicians in 16 different specialties and sub-specialties; 40% primary care (general internal medicine and family medicine) and 60% surgical and non-surgical specialists. Comprehensive laboratory, imaging services including MRI and CT-PET, onsite infusion, EEG, AEEG, EMG-NCV. One week per month neuro-hospitalist opportunity optional. eCW EMR.

Practice Environment: Private physician office with exam and procedure rooms as needed. Front office, back-office and support staff as needed. Full time research center with phase 2-4 research protocols (national research network). Hospital Environment: Modern, financially sound, full-service 270-bed single community hospital; 23-bed ICU, 30-bed PCU; located within one mile from the Clinic. Good working relationship with hospital administration and medical staff. Opportunity to participate in neuro-hospitalist rotation one week per month.

Area Description: Elkhart, Indiana, just 2 miles south of the Michigan border, is called the “City with a Heart.” Elkhart is a family-friendly community with a wide range of recreational activities for every season from water skiing in the summers to snow skiing in the winters. Chicago, Indianapolis, Indiana Dunes National Park, and Lake Michigan are just a short drive away, with the University of Notre Dame’s beautiful campus within minutes. Elkhart County’s population is 205,000 and offers 7 public school systems, and over 50 private schools. Elkhart, known as the “RV Capital of the World” and the “Band Instrument Capital of the World,” provides a strong manufacturing economy with a concentration in recreational vehicles and manufactured housing. Indiana is a malpractice friendly state for physicians. Qualifications and Training: Board certified or board eligible considered if residency completed in last 5 years. Subspecialty interest preferred. EEG strongly preferred. EMG recommended. Excellent communication skills required. Clinic Hours: Monday through Thursday, Friday until noon.

Serving Michiana Since 1954

Contact Ann Mattei 574-296-3357

Office Call Rotation: 1 in 3, by phone, we generally take one week at a time. Full time hospitalist program affiliated with the hospital provide 24/7 in-service coverage. Compensation: Annual guarantee $300,000 guarantee for two years with worked RVU incentive, signing bonus, relocation assistance and annual CME allowance. Membership/Partnership: Expectation of ownership in Elkhart Clinic LLC and Elkhart Clinic Building LLC, which provides significant additional compensation opportunity. Reimbursement Environment: Clinic participates in traditional fee-for-service contracts with most Medicare, commercial and preferred provider plans; a few of these plans offer bonus incentives for quality performance. Clinic also participates in certain value-based preferred provider contracts that requiring the documentation and submission of cost and quality data. Number of existing physicians in specialty: Two for practice and Elkhart County.


Boulder Community Health Boulder, Colorado

Full-Time Neurologist with General Neurology Focus Fellowship Expertise Welcomed in All Fields but Particularly Movement Disorders • Physician will join a health system owned practice currently comprised of 2 Physicians and 2 APPs • Call coverage is only for outpatient/clinic and shared among the provider

• There is not hospital call or coverage. This is covered by a contracted neurohospitalist group who also cover all acute stroke call via telehealth system

Contact Amber Kelly with interest or for more information at ackelly@bch.org Boulder Community Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, gender variance, genetic information, military or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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The Five Steps of a Strategic Job Search It’s funny how the little things can seem more daunting than the big ones. Finish medical school? Check. Excel in residency and fellowships? Check. Find that first job as a doctor? Uh-oh. It’s not that job search is so difficult. It’s just hard to know where to begin. Unlike formal training programs where the steps and expectations are made clear, job search is one of those life tasks with a very sketchy blueprint. That’s largely a factor of uniqueness: Everyone’s career path is different and the jobs needed for that path will differ as well. Luckily, some parts of the process are universal to everyone. Following are five steps that will help you be strategic about finding your first (or next) job in the field of medicine. STEP 1. Get clear on your goals. You know your specialty, but do you know where or how you want to pursue it? In broad terms, choices for neurologists include practicing, teaching, or researching. Knowing which is more important to you is a start, but it’s not quite enough to be helpful in developing your search pattern. For example, researchers might work at universities, but they could also work for the government, for corporations or labs, or for small specialty clinics. Likewise, practitioners could be working for hospitals, government systems, private practices…or they could go solo. Knowing where and how you want to work is as important to a strategic job search as knowing the content of the work itself.


For this step, stop and think about the first five years out of training and ask yourself: What setting do I want to be in, and what do I want to be doing for the bulk of my day? Once you have that picture in mind, do the same exercise for five-year increments until the date you expect to retire. That means that a 30-year old who wants to retire at 65 would have seven five-year blocks of time to imagine. The reason for extending the timeline out to retirement is that longterm goals can influence short-term choices. A practitioner who wants to teach at some point might choose to practice neurology at a teaching hospital where those opportunities could crop up more readily. Likewise, a doctor who anticipates going solo might benefit

from working at a smaller practice where business decisions are shared—this could give a good perspective for making the leap to self-employment down the road. Do the best you can on the extended picture, and then return your attention to the first segment of five years after training. The work you choose to do in this timeframe is the work you’ll pursue with your next job search. Step 2. Learn about the market. Now that you know what kind of job you’ll be seeking, you need a little more information. It’s not enough to simply watch for ads in the category you’ve chosen, or tell a recruiter to alert you to opportunities. In both those scenarios, you’re placing the responsibility and power for your career in someone else’s hands—that’s pretty anti-climactic after seven or more years of intensive work to get to where you are now. That said, you do want to use the ads, recruiters, and any other tools or processes that can make your search easier—but only after you’ve organized these strategic steps so you can control the direction things take. Your research doesn’t have to be exhaustive, but it should be thoughtful. If you’d like your next job to be focused on practice, for example, it would be good to have a basic understanding of the different practice settings for someone with your skill set, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. At that point, you can narrow things down to identify the organizations you’d most like to work for, perhaps based on a combination of the work itself, their reputation, and location. This is also the time to consider goals in your personal life, including family issues and continued education. Some employers and work settings are going to be conducive to those goals, while others could be less accommodating. You get extra points if your research tells you some of the challenges faced by the employers in your target market, and the solutions that are being considered by those in the field. To redeem your points, mention some of those findings in conversations and interviews to indicate that you are focused on more than just your own career path when you join someone else’s team. Step 3. Identify your top three to five employers. Your research will lead you to this stage naturally, but it’s still important to check this step off the list. Without a clear sense of preferred employers, you’re left with no actionable process to follow. As you build your list of employers, look for this data:

§ Organization name and location § Heads of the departments you would work in—their names and contact information

Step 4. Reach out to your targeted employers, regardless of the season. Whether you intend to start working in a few months or a couple of years, there’s no time like now to email a potential employer to note your interest and ask for a conversation. If your earliest start date for working is several months away, contacting the department head might make the most sense. In this case, you’d be sending a brief note of introduction and general inquiry, perhaps asking for a few minutes of time to meet in person at the next conference, or to talk on the phone in the next few weeks. The idea is to establish a relationship and to learn more about the department’s goals and initiatives, but not to worry about making formal application (since that may be premature at this stage). On the other hand, if you’re ready to launch your search, you might make your first inquiry to the organization’s recruiter if they have one. This person can arrange a tour for you, ask and answer preliminary questions related to your candidacy and make introductions to key people in a timely way. If they don’t have a recruiter, default back to the department head with a letter that expresses your interest in meeting to discuss potential opportunities in the timeframe you’ve chosen. Step 5. Be a joiner and a doer. If you follow the first four steps, you’ll almost certainly be headed to one or more offers of employment. More importantly, they’ll be offers for work you’ve chosen, at organizations you’ve specified, rather than the more random opportunities that come from relying on advertisements alone. At this stage, you’d probably (understandably) like to settle into your job and move forward with a somewhat less hectic pace than you’ve been keeping during your training. Not so fast! Remember that list of potential career goals in five-year increments from Step 1? Now is the time to begin laying the foundation for those ideas to become reality. On the job, there will be opportunities to join or lead committees, programs, business processes, etc. The sooner you jump in, the more quickly you can gain the relevant experience while also deepening your contribution to your new employer. Likewise, participation in a professional group, such as the American Academy of Neurology, gives you the opportunity to explore options that may not be well-represented in the workplace you choose. Being a joiner and doer provides the foundation to be strategic in your next job search, whether that happens in five years or 15. As a final word of advice, don’t hesitate to get started on one or all steps right away, even if you’re currently in training. The best employers are always watching for the right candidate, so conversations at an early stage are never wasted. n

§ Names and contact information for internal recruiters, if relevant § The reasons this employer made it to your short list (perceived benefit of working there)

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Rochester Regional Health’s Neuroscience Institute is seeking board-certified and board eligible candidates for the following positions:

GENERAL NEUROLOGY | NEUROHOSPITALIST | NEURO SUBSPECIALTIES Benefits include: Competitive salary, sign-on bonus, defined benefit pension plan, corporate relocation package, comprehensive benefits package. About the Rochester Regional Health Neuroscience Institute: Home to more than 50 recognized leaders, Rochester Regional Health’s award-winning Neuroscience Institute is dedicated to providing comprehensive neurologic care for patients in Western New York, the Finger Lakes, St. Lawrence County, and beyond. Through a strong core of clinical and educational programs, we are providing regional care and leadership for national concerns. To learn more about the Neuroscience Institute, please visit rochesterregional.org/neuro Please Submit Your CV To: Kathleen Vavrick, Physician Recruiter Kathleen.Vavrick@rochesterregional.org Or call 585.922.1389


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.

EXCITING NEURO OPPORTUNITIES Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is seeking compassionate Neurology physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) to join our rapidly growing Neurosciences team. NGHS facilitates quality-based Neurological care for a medically diverse population of over 1.2 million patients spanning 19 counties.

AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES: Outpatient Neurologist Movement Disorder Specialist Cognitive Dysfunction Specialist Inpatient Neurohospitalist Epileptologist

Academic Neurologist Tele-Neurology Specialist Neurology Advanced Practice Providers Inpatient Vascular Neurologist Neuro Intensivist

INTERESTED? QUALIFIED? WE WANT YOU ON OUR TEAM Please email CV to Jennifer McCalla, Physician Recruitment jennifer.mccalla@nghs.com

Join one of the most respected and awesome Neurology teams in British Columbia! These opportunities are both exciting and lucrative. Kamloops…Kelowna…both paradise communities.

Did I mention leadership and teaching is part of it? For a sneak peek at the details go to: www.betterhere.ca Call or e-mail me to discuss all the details about these extraordinary positions: Charlene.Thomas@interiorhealth.ca 1-250-868-5200 ext. 70889


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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.