Infirmary Registered Nurse

Requisition # 2023-17277
Date Posted 7 hours ago(7/19/2024 11:14 AM)
Health Services
Health Services
Job Type


Princeton University is seeking a self-motivated, knowledgeable, energetic, and flexible nursing professional to serve as a float nurse within University Health Services. The position entails being cross-trained to support the nursing roles within Medical Services: sexual health & wellness, travel & immunizations, front desk triage, urgent care, and Infirmary Services. Outpatient Services are open M-F (with some Saturdays) throughout the year, while the Infirmary Services is open August through May.

The position is a 70% duty time, 24-32 hours per week. The shift is day shift (7a-3p) and includes every other weekend.


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 7,500 Princeton undergraduate and graduate students, and specialized services to Princeton University faculty, staff, and employees who experience work-related injuries and illnesses, or who require consultations regarding international and travel medicine. 

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


  • Telephone & in-person triage according to pre-determined protocols
  • Provides independent nurse appointments for students not requiring a provider visit (sexually transmitted infections testing, birth control discussions, options counseling,emergency contraception, vaccine administration, allergy immunotherapy injections)
  • Provides support to Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
  • Evaluates patients with urgent complaints and monitors the patient until a disposition or medical evaluation occurs
  • Gives treatments, medications
  • Provides patient education
  • Provides point of care testing


Essential Qualifications

  • New Jersey state licensure as a professional Registered Nurse (in good standing)
  • 5 years of nursing experience in a hospital or college health setting.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
  • Triage and/or emergency department experience
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certifications.
  • Skilled in basic nursing duties including, but not limited to venipuncture, intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal  injections; administering nebulizer treatments, wound care, and Infection Prevention measures.
  • Ability to independently perform detailed physical assessments and recognize normal and abnormal signs and symptoms.
  • Ability to dispense all treatment and medication prescribed in accordance with pre-determined protocols.
  • Ability to physically move and ambulate patients, move freely throughout the unit, and stand for periods of time.
  • Skilled in independent decision making.
  • Ability to clearly and comfortably delegate tasks to others.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations and remain calm under pressure.
  • Utilizes human and material resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Customer service oriented.

Preferred Qualifications

  • College Health experience
  • ACLS Certification
  • Experience working autonomously in a supervisory position

It is an essential requirement of all health care personnel that they have the ability to work in an unbiased manner with a population diverse in its ethnicity, cultural background, and life-style preferences.  Candidates for this position should have excellent clinical and interpersonal skills and be open and flexible in a changing workplace.  We value professionalism, collaboration, and a work environment that fosters open communication, mutual respect, creativity, and appreciation for each person's contributions.



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. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Standard Weekly Hours


Work Schedule, If Other Than Standard Hours

includes every other weekend

Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Probationary Period

90 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver’s License Required




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