Sleep Neurologist - Physician
The Sleep Neurologist provides direct patient care to pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients. This responsibility includes the provision of and attention to the care of major and minor illnesses related to sleep. Receives administrative supervision from a Practice Manager.
Essential Job Function
- Assess health status of pediatric, adolescent, or adult patients through health history, taking physical examination and diagnostic tests.
- Develop and implement plans for providing treatment related to sleep disorders.
- Works independently using his or her best professional judgment while practicing medicine. Works interdependently with other health care providers and health care staff in a team environment.
- Perform minor outpatient procedures in accordance with IMS credentialing/privileging policy. Including but not limited to:
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
- Polysomnograms (PSG)
- Split PSG
- Assess patient needs and arrange for specialty referrals, diagnostic and in-patient care and make appropriate referrals for service.
- Responsible for documenting patient information and visit information into IMS’ Electronic Health Record in an accurate and timely manner.
- Provide patients and family members with counseling and education regarding health maintenance, disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and need for follow up as appropriate during each patient visit. Verify and document that the patient understands diagnosis, treatment and follow up recommendations.
- Provide consultation to nurse clinicians and nurse practitioners.
- May serve as a preceptor to residents and students.
- Assists the Chief Medical Officer in the development and updating of medical and other policies, guidelines, and medical orders used in the delivery of health care to patients.
- Renders care to IMS patients in accordance with quality and standards as are established by IMS, the standards of care prevailing in the community, applicable law, and according to state and federal grant requirements for non-discrimination regardless of status, race, sex, religion, national origin, handicap, age, or ability to pay.
- May perform other duties as required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this role successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required of the Sleep Neurologist. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
- Requires the ability to manage multiple changing priorities in an effective and organized fashion.
- Must have knowledge of and follow HIPAA guidelines and secure Protected Health Information at all times.
- Must be able to perform CPR on infants, children, and adults without assistance.
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 9