• Temporary - Per Diem Physician Assistant (PA)

    Requisition # 2018-9341
    Date Posted 3 months ago(9/20/2018 9:58 AM)
    Health Services
    Health Services
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Application Deadline
  • Overview

    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.

    As a member of the UHS staff, your job may be deemed “essential” as defined by University and UHS policy. Please ask you supervisor for additional information.

    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 attitudes.



    The per diem Physician Assistant (PA) provides same day and acute concerns health care to Princeton undergraduate and graduate students and their eligible dependents. This includes obtaining history, performing physical exams, ordering and interpreting appropriate lab, x-ray, and electrocardiogram studies. The per diem Physician Assistant performs minor office practice procedures such as suturing, incision & drainage. This position is responsible for charting in an electronic medical record.

    The per diem Physician Assistant in Sports Medicine will prioritize the acute evaluation of sports related and other orthopedic injuries, including the formulation of acute treatment as well as rehabilitative planning and monitoring. The scope of practice may extend to certain circumscribed roles regarding faculty and staff, first aid for campus visitors, and limited care for alumni during Reunions, as outlined in the “scope of practice” policy. 





    Clinical Care

    • Provides outpatient care consistent with UHS policies and procedures and in accordance with NJBME 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 when qualified
      • Providing timely and appropriate documentation of the above in the electronic medical record, Medicat.
      • Assessing psychosocial emotional, spiritual, environmental, biological, behavioral and cultural factors impacting upon patient
      • Provides athletic medicine and education services to non-varsity athletes, including club sports, recreational athletes and graduate students as well as others with sports medicine needs
      • Participation in sports medicine clinics, as assigne
      • Participates in outpatient care weekend coverage by rotation with Nurse Practitioners or PA staff members. Occasional evening or weekend hours are required to accommodate student needs. There is the possibility of clinical appointments during early evening hours at times.
      • Performs other patient care related responsibilities such as telephone triage, consultation, and referrals to appropriate providers
      • Operates under the auspices of a designated University physician. Chart notes will be countersigned in accordance with NJBME standards
      • Maintains professional standards in the management of confidential information and with regard to relationships and communications with patients, in a manner consistent with NJBME and professional organizations’ standards.
      • Seeks only those privileges for which she or he has training and competence




      • New Jersey license as a Physician Assistant
      • NCCPA Certification
      • Current CDS and DEA registrations
      • CPR and AED certifications
      • At least 3 years of experience in the practice of Sports Medicine and/or Orthopedic
      • Ability to maintain professional standards with regard to relationships with patients, in a manner consistent with UHS values, NJBME and professional organizations’ standard
      • Ability to maintain professional standards in the management of confidential information and treat interactions with patients as privileged communications
      • Minor surgical skills, including suturing, I&D
      • Excellent computer skills, ability to learn the PUHS-specific program, Medicat.



      • New Jersey license as a Physician Assistant
      • College Health experience
      • Training in the fields of Sports Medicine or Orthopedic care


    Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. The candidate dashboard will not display status updates for this requisition.


    Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. The candidate dashboard will not display status updates for this requisition.


    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

    Salary Grade

    TMP, 001

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver’s License Required



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