Director of Employee Health & Assistant Director of Medical Services

Job description

Requisition # 2018-8392
Department Health Services
Category Health Services
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline


The Director of Employee Health is responsible for the overall management of the Employee Health service which includes occupational health care, workers' compensation and short term disability case management, immunization services, travel planning, medical surveillance for OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) mandated programs and outreach to campus partners regarding health as it relates to employment for approximately 6,250 staff and faculty at Princeton University, and students who are employed by the University.

The Director is responsible for ensuring that high quality occupational health care and customer service are delivered to internal and external customers in keeping with the mission and values of University Health Services (UHS). This individual represents UHS in campus collaborations involved in maintaining a safe and healthy workforce on the Princeton University campus.

The Director also serves as an Assistant Director to the Medical Director. In this role, they serve on the planning committee and lead initiatives for Medical Services.


While responsible for the overall management and oversight of the Employee Health service, the Director provides medical care for staff and faculty in the context of occupational medicine.

Clinical Care (30%)

- Oversees the clinical healthcare providers performing the following, and provides direct clinical service when needed:

    • Clinical care of employees with work-related injury and illness, with consultation or referral for follow-up care or rehabilitative services where appropriate.
    • Case management of workers' compensation and short term disability cases.
    • Close collaboration with outside physicians and consultants to communicate a philosophy of early return to work and transitional work possibilities.
    • Pre-placement examination for employees in specific occupations as required by the University (i.e. Public Safety).
    • Examination for those employees enrolled in medical surveillance programs as mandated by OSHA and including hearing, respirator, asbestos, animal worker and live virus worker examinations and follow-up.
    • Interpretation of specialized testing with regard to medical surveillance including laboratory tests, x-rays, hearing tests and spirometry.
    • Organization, scheduling and administration of the drug and alcohol testing for those employees included in the Department of Transportation regulated program.
    • Administration of immunizations in conjunction with a comprehensive travel planning service offered for faculty and staff through Employee Health.
    • Limited consultation for episodic health care issues with which employees may need assistance (i.e. suture removal, tick removal, conjunctivitis, blood pressure check, routine immunizations).
    • Emergency triage and episodic illness/injury care for employees who present to UHS or referral for same.
    • Ensure complete documentation of medical visits, OSHA mandated examinations and phone consultation through use of the electronic medical record while maintaining confidentiality.

Leadership/Management (60%)

- Provides leadership for the Employee Health clinical team and represents Employee Health on the Medical Services' leadership team.
    • Is involved in the strategic planning process and the development of service goals that align with overall UHS goals, in collaboration with the other UHS Directors and the Executive Director.
    • Communicates to staff and reinforces the mission and values of the organization.
    • Collaborates with the Employee Health staff in the development and review of existing policies and procedures in support of a safe and healthy workforce as well as efficiency and competency in practice.
    • Fosters a patient centered employee health practice taking into account best practices and evidence based medicine.
    • Provides oversight for encouraging an environment supporting and developing excellence in clinical practice through process improvement, peer review and quality improvement.
    • Collaborates with state officials, the Global and Community Health Physician, and the Director of Medical Services at UHS with regard to public health issues which involve employees.
    • Serves on committees and acts as a UHS liaison on university wide standing and ad hoc committees addressing staff and faculty issues relating to health and wellbeing, as assigned by the Director of Medical Services.
    • Maintains awareness of public health issues impacting employees in the university community and develops plans to mitigate the impact (i.e. H1N1, salmonella outbreak).
    • Supervises the Coordinator, Employee Health and the Clinical Services Associate for Employee Health (1.5 FTEs)
    • Supervises the clinical Employee Health staff (.5 MD, .5 NP)
    • Maintains and ensures compliance with federal and state regulations (i.e. review of workplace injury data, accident investigations, development of the post-offer physical program (POPES)).
    • Oversees the Employee Health budget of $590,000

Health Promotion and Education (10%)

- Supports, encourages and participates in health promotion programs in the workplace. These programs are designed to reduce injury and promote health and wellbeing of University staff and faculty by collaborating with the offices of Health Promotion and Wellness, Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety (i.e. smoking cessation program, screening programs, and blood borne pathogen training).
  • Collaborates with University departments including Risk Management, Human Resources, Environmental Health and Safety and department managers toward a common goal of maintaining and promoting the health and safety of faculty and staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Essential Qualifications

  • New Jersey licensure as a nurse practitioner with certification, physician's assistant or physician.
  • Minimum of 6-10 years of experience in management of an occupational health program
  • Supervision of clinical and administrative support staff.
  • Ability to handle complex employer/employee health related issues and problem solve with sensitivity and knowledge of state/federal regulations and university policy.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA mandated health programs, workers' compensation laws and regulations, short term disability and the Americans with Disabilities Act in the context of addressing health and safety issues at work.
  • BLS/AED certification
  • Computer literacy including familiarity with the OHM electronic health record
  • Management skills and demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Certification as a COHN-S or other occupational health professional certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant experience working in a university or in a similar academic research environment.

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

ADM, 080

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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Posted: 5/18/2018
Application Due: 7/14/2018
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