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Instructor - Neurology (Cognitive)

Company: Academy
Location: boca raton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Current Employees:If you are a current Staff, Faculty or Temporary employee at the University of Miami, please click here to log in to Workday to use the internal application process. To learn how to apply for a faculty or staff position using the Career worklet, please review this tip sheet.Transforming LivesThe University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.Comprehensive Center for Brain HealthCognitiveNeurology DivisionInstructor/Trainee,Research/ClinicalJOB DESCRIPTIONGENERAL SUMMARY:The Comprehensive Center for Brain Health (CCBH), part of the Cognitive Neurology Division in the Department of Neurology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking an individual interested in pursuing post-residency training in research and clinical care in brain health and neurodegenerative disease. CCBH is directed by Dr James E. Galvin, MD, MPH, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. CCBH isa state-of-the-art 13,000 square foot clinical research facilitybased in Boca Raton, FL (55 miles north of Miami). This position is 80% research and 20% clinicaland the individual will work as part of a team tostudy the pathobiology and clinical-cognitive characterization of healthy brain aging and neurodegenerative disease.Research duties include working with the PI/Research Faculty on NIH-, industry-, and privately funded research projects and developingindependent projects that align with the goals of the laboratory, under the guidance of PI/Research Faculty. This is a full-time position which will involve working in close collaboration with the PI/Research Faculty for projects that focus on conductingdeep phenotyping,fluid and imaging biomarkers,developing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologictherapies, and exploringreasons for health disparities in the areas of brain health and neurodegenerative disease.Ensure the accurate execution of research protocols in accordance with Good Clinical Practices, HIPPA and required obligations to subject, Principal Investigator, research team and the sponsor. Directly interface with subjects and the Principal Investigator in support of theresearchstudies.The Fellow is expected to write and publish in peer-reviewed journals, attend and present at regional, national and international meetings, and develop a career development award application to NIH.Specific tasks expected include:Pursue research in an ethically responsible manner.Critically assess the published research literature in a selected area.Acquire the fundamental principles of statistical analysis and research design and become familiar with statistical and graphing software packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Python, Stata, R).Formulate research designs capable of addressing these questions that are a) feasible, b) suited to the topic and environment of investigation, c) innovativewith high potential impact, and e) offer the potential translational from bench to bedside or bedside to community.Understand how to successfully implement a research program, acquire practical experience in writing scientific papers and grants (revising and editing for maximal clarity and impact), establishing collaborations, apportioning co-authorships equitably, and supervising research assistants.Clinical duties include working with PI/Clinical Staff caring for older adults with various cognitive disorders in an outpatient transdisciplinary collaborative care model. There are no inpatient responsibilities. Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow will increase independence to establish their own clinical practice, under the guidance of the PI/Clinical Staff. The Fellowis expected to gain proficiency inneurodegenerative diseasemanagement through mentored patient care.Specific tasks expected include:Work with the CCBH clinicians, an interdisciplinary specialty clinic of neurologist, nurse practitioners, social workers, neuropsychologists and physical therapists in a collaborative care model to provide outstanding, expert diagnosticworkups, treatment plans including non-pharmacological approaches, individual, couples, and group-psychotherapy, falls prevention, advanced care planning, and dementia case management.Be trained in dementia and frailty assessments, receive certification in the Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) and United Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), learn to administer and interpret neuropsychological testing, improve skills in performing a neurologic examination, develop a differential diagnosis, and how to disclose a dementia diagnosis to a patient and family.See patients with Dr Galvin and his nurse practitioner.Additionally, the Fellowwill be expected to participate ineducationaland outreach activities of the Center including teaching students, interns, residents; assisting in recruitment and retention activities; and providing educational and learning opportunities to the lay public.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS):Education and experience:Requires an MD degree from a recognized accredited University (or foreign equivalent).Completion of a ACGME-accreditedNeurology, Psychiatry or Geriatric MedicineresidencyUSA citizen or USA Legal residentMust be eligible for Florida State Medical License.Knowledge Skills and Abilities:Good communications skills (face to face, over the phone and in writing)Excellent customer service skills Ability to work collaboratively with other employees.Good organizational skills.Fluency in Spanish is desirable, but not requiredWORK CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTSWork conditions: work is normally performed in an indoor office environment. Subject to frequent interruptions.Physical Activity Requirements:Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or by telephone.Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate keyboard and other office equipment.Reaching to retrieve and maintain files.Bending, pushing, moving and lifting files, documents and objects weighing up to approximately 15-20 pounds.The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.Job Status:Full timeEmployee Type:Faculty-UMMGPay Grade:50

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