Neurosurgeon Job Description

neurosurgeon job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Neurosurgeon Job Description

Neurosurgeons are doctors who receive special medical training and develop expertise in a particular general surgery or surgical subspecialty.

They are trained to operate on the nervous system and the skull, spine, and peripheral nerves (e.


, brain, spinal cord).

Neurosurgeons typically choose subspecialties such as spinal surgery, cerebrovascular surgery, brain tumor surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Neurosurgeon to join our team!

Neurosurgeon Duties:

  • Perform operating procedures, such as brain, spinal, and robotic surgical interventions
  • Support the development of new surgical techniques
  • Research methods and procedures
  • Provide consultation and support to other members of medical or surgical teams
  • Arrange and participate in continuing education
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Neurosurgeon Responsibilities:

  • Excellent clinical and operative skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Highly motivated and results-oriented
  • Ability to work effectively with staff and all levels of management
  • Ability to function on stressful and emotionally-charged situations

Requirements And Skills:

  • Formulate treatment plans for brain tumor patients, including chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, and prescribe medication
  • Refer patients to specialists, such as neurologists, radiation oncologists, and neuro-pathologists, as needed
  • Obtain medical histories and test results, and determine patient’s eligibility for surgery
  • Utilize MRIs, CT scans, and ultrasounds to diagnose lesions and plan treatments
  • Perform surgical procedures, such as surgeries on the brain, spine, eye, ear, nose, or jaw
  • Perform neurosurgeries, such as patients with trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, pain in the extremities, or facial pain
  • Treat brain tumors with stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy, or chemotherapy
  • Advise patients on diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes

Company Name is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to building a strong team. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, religions, nationalities, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages. We also value the unique perspectives of veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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