University Health Services (UHS) at Princeton University is a fully accredited (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, or “AAAHC”) health care facility. Located in the McCosh Health Center, the Caldwell Field House, and Dillon Gym, UHS provides comprehensive health services to more than 8,000 Princeton undergraduate and graduate students, and specialized services to Princeton University faculty, staff, and employees who experience work-related injuries and illnesses, and additional work related health needs such as travel medicine consultation and disease surveillance.
UHS’s mission is to enhance learning and student success by advancing the health and well-being of our diverse University community. This mission is pursued and supports the University’s purpose by using current knowledge of health and human development to guide responsive, high quality clinical, prevention, and consultation services.
UHS’s values are Respect & Compassionate Care; Integrity & Service Excellence; Collaboration & Innovative Solutions; & Engagement & Lifelong Learning
UHS hires individuals of all backgrounds. We build on our staff’s diversity--recognizing, valuing, and appreciating the different perspectives, talents and energy of all. UHS invites all its employees to make a valuable contribution in this regard. We firmly believe that being an inclusive and culturally responsive community is one of the foundations of a vibrant, relevant organization. We aspire to develop the mindsets, knowledge and abilities to build equitable and inclusive systems, teams and culture.
UHS fosters an organization-wide commitment to quality assurance and improvement. Quality within UHS involves attention to elements of both healthcare and total quality. Healthcare quality is operationalized by the Institute of Medicine through a focus on six aims for improving the delivery of care: safe, effective, patient-centered, efficient, timely, and equitable. Total quality is best defined as an attitude, an orientation that permeates an entire organization, and the way in which the organization performs its internal and external business functions. UHS aspires to be an organization where all employees are dedicated to both healthcare and total quality so that our system will ensure that all clients are served well. Therefore, we hire individuals who constantly strive for excellence and support continuous quality efforts in all that they do via actions and
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) provides urgent and primary health care to Princeton undergraduate and graduate students and their eligible dependents. This includes obtaining a history, performing physical exams, ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic studies (including labs, x-ray studies, and electrocardiogram studies), and performing minor procedures. The NP or PA works collaboratively with physicians, physician assistants, nurses and other clinicians to provide high quality clinical, prevention, and consultation services. The NP or PA may also perform administrative and professional duties to support the delivery of high quality healthcare consistent with UHS policies, procedures, and professional standards. This is a permanent position. Daily work hours are Mon-Fri, 8:45am-5pm. May also be required to work some Saturdays (9am – 4pm) with a scheduled with off during the week. Additional work hours may include some evenings in the infirmary from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, as desired and/or required based on clinical operations.
Salary Grade: ADM 60
Duty time: 80%, 12 months
As a member of the UHS staff, your job may be deemed “essential” as defined by University and UHS policy.
Clinical Care (100%)
- Provides outpatient care consistent with UHS policies and procedures and in accordance with New Jersey Board of the Medical Examiner (NJBME), New Jersey Board of Nursing (NJBON), or respective professional licensing board regulations. This includes:
- Taking a history and doing a physical examination.
- Ordering and interpreting laboratory tests, ordering and preliminarily interpreting imaging and other diagnostic studies.
- Referring to appropriate consultants when indicated.
- Performing minor surgical procedures such as simple suturing and incision/drainage.
- Providing timely and appropriate documentation of the above in the electronic medical record (EMR), Medicat.
- Assessing psychosocial emotional, spiritual, environmental, biological, behavioral and cultural factors impacting the patient.
- Prescribes modalities to promote wellness and management of illness, including but not limited to medication, nutrition, and exercise. Prescribing medications and immunizations is done within the guidelines of the prescriptive authority of the respective professional licensing boards.
- Works collaboratively with physicians and other disciplines in the delivery of care; consulting and making referrals as needed. More specifically, PA’s operate under the auspices of a designated UHS physician; chart notes will be countersigned in accordance with NJBME standards.
- Participates in outpatient care weekend coverage by rotation with NP or PA staff members. Occasional evening or weekend hours may as needed to accommodate student needs.
- Maintains professional standards in the management of confidential information and with regard to relationships and communications with patients, in a manner consistent with the respective professional licensing boards.
- Seeks only those privileges for which she or he has training and competence.
- Administers immunizations and maintains records of the same as indicated by UHS protocols and guidelines.
- Performs other patient care related responsibilities such as telephone triage, consultation, referrals to appropriate providers, and care coordination.
- Other duties as assigned.
- New Jersey state certification as an Acute Care Nurse NP, Adult NP, Family NP, or PA.
- New Jersey Licensure as a registered professional NP or PA.
- Minimum of one year of experience working as an NP or PA.
- For NP’s, having received national certification through one of two certifying boards: 1) American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), or 2) American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
- For PA’s, having received national certification through the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certifications.
- Current Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registrations.
- Ability to perform physical assessments, including evaluation of trauma wounds and pelvic exams.
- Minor surgical skills, including suturing, incision and drainage (I &D).
- Ability to maintain professional standards with regard to relationships with patients, in a manner consistent with UHS values, NJBME and/or respective professional organizations’ standards.
- Ability to maintain professional standards in the management of confidential information and treat interactions with patients as privileged communications.
- Willingness to work in collaboration with consulting physicians.
- Excellent computer skills, ability to learn the UHS-specific EMR system, Medicat, effectively.
- Recent emergency room or urgent care experience.
- Expertise/experience in athletic injury management.
- College health experience.
- Womens health expertise/experience.
- Experience working autonomously, i.e. community health, occupational medicine, supervisory hospital positions
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW