Temporary - Per Diem Nurse Practitioner

Job description

Requisition # 2018-9293
Department Health Services
Category Health Services
Full-Time / Part-Time Temporary
Application Deadline 10/13/2018


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 8,300 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. It builds on staff 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. UHS firmly believes that being an inclusive and culturally responsive community is one of the foundations of a vibrant, relevant organization. It aspires to develop the mindsets, knowledge and abilities to build equitable and inclusive systems, teams and culture.

UHS fosters an organization-wide commitment to quality improvement. Quality within UHS implies 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. 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. There are times when this aspiration will involve participating in conducting UHS research studies. Therefore, UHS seeks to hire individuals who constantly strive for excellence and support continuous quality efforts in all that they do via actions and attitudes.



The per diem Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides primary 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 Nurse Practitioner works collaboratively with physicians, physician assistants, nurses and other clinicians to provide high quality clinical, prevention, and consultations services. The Nurse Practitioner may also performs administrative and professional duties to support the delivery of high quality healthcare consistent with UHS policies, procedures, and professional standards.


Clinical Care

  • Takes a health history and performs a physical examination as indicated by the chief complaint.
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic tests.
  • Assesses psychosocial emotional, spiritual, environmental, biological, behavioral and cultural factors impacting upon patient.
  • Identifies, manages and monitors uncomplicated common health problems both acute and chronic, within approved guidelines.
  • Teaches, counsels and assists clients and their families to assume responsibility for the prevention of illness, and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health.
  • 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 Nurse Practitioners prescriptive authority of New Jersey Board of Nursing.
  • Works collaboratively with physicians and other disciplines in delivery of care; consulting and making referrals as needed.
  • Documents all patient encounters in the electronic medical record using Medicat.
  • Administers immunizations and maintains records of same as indicated by University Health Services protocols and guidelines when necessary.
  • Performs other patient care related responsibilities such as telephone triage, consultation, and referrals to appropriate providers.







  • Makes a point of understanding a person's view point and circumstances.
  • Holds others accountable for treating people with empathy and respect.

Values Differences & Diversity

  • Supports fair treatment and equal opportunity for all and enforces that policy within their sphere of influence
  • Provides programs to foster and enrich cultural understanding and promotes cross-cultural interaction
  • Fosters a climate of inclusion, where diverse thoughts are freely shared and integrated to develop plans and solutions that are best suited to circumstances

Instills Trust


  • Responds and relates well to peers and to those in positions of authority
  • Is seen as a team player and is cooperative
  • Looks for common ground and solves problems for the good of all
  • Represent their own interests and yet is fair to other groups
  • Is warm, pleasant, and gracious; easy to approach and engage in conversation
  • Builds strong relationships with others inside and outside their area or organization
  • Uses diplomacy and tact to diffuse tense situations comfortably

Communicates Effectively


  • Is effective in a variety of formal and informal presentation settings: one-on-one, small, and large groups
  • Communicates effectively, both inside and outside the organization, on both simple and complex topics
  • Commands attention and manages group process during the presentation
  • Changes tactics midstream when something isn't working
  • Writes clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles
  • Gets messages across that generate appropriate actions
  • Listens carefully, paying full attention to the speaker
  • Has the patience to hear people out
  • Considers opinions of others even when they disagrees

Drives Results


  • Pursues work with energy and drive.
  • Does not give up before finishing, even in the face of resistance or setbacks
  • Consistently meets goals
  • Continuously pushes self for results



  • Generates many new and unique ideas
  • Searches for new and more effective methods, making connections between previously unrelated ideas
  • Is seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings

Optimizes Work Processes


  • Oversees and directs moderately complex operations efficiently
  • Can figure out the processes necessary to get things done
  • Can organize people and activities for simple and complex processes
  • Knows what and how to measure
  • Simplifies complex processes

Manages Complexity


  • Uses a combination of logic, analysis, experience, wisdom, and methods to solve problems
  • Probes appropriate sources for relevant information and answers to key questions; demonstrates persistence and skill in gathering information.
  • Has solutions and suggestions that are effective and turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time
  • Is sought out by others for input and process support



  • Is personally committed to continually improving themselves and rigorously pursues multiple means to do so
  • Readily gets involved in activities that will challenge and stretch current skills and abilities.
  • Actively seeks feedback from others to determine areas to improve
  • Learns from success and failures, and helps others to benefit from their experiences
  • Monitors conditions to anticipate the need to change

Embraces Change


  • Effectively copes with change and shifts gears comfortably
  • Decides and acts without having the total picture
  • Handles uncertainty comfortably

Seeks & Shares Knowledge


  • Engages in practice-informed research that contributes to one's field and the public good
  • Manages knowledge in a way that promotes the integration of scientific methods with professional practice
  • Advances research-informed principles that support and/or enhance current practices






Functional/Technical Skills

  • Applies advanced functional or technical knowledge to do their job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Chooses appropriate tools or technology for the task; experiments with new processes, tools or technologies to determine applicability; improves or redesigns processes, tools, or technology to determine applicability.
  • Is sought out by others for technical expertise and knowledge and provides expertise for others to learn technical skills and concepts.

Customer/Client Focus

  • Dedicated to and openly communicates to staff that customer service is important
  • Directs staff to ensure stakeholder trust and respect for the organization
  • Interacts regularly with stakeholders to gain feedback and to ascertain ways to improve services
  • Investigates and analyzes external indicators to project stakeholder' future needs


  • New Jersey state certification as a Nurse Practitioner.
  • New Jersey Licensure as a registered professional Nurse.
  • Minimum of one year of experience working as a Nurse Practitioner with expertise in women's healthcare.
  • Completion of an Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner program, preferably MSN program.
  • Ability to perform physical assessments, including assessment of trauma wounds and pelvic exams.
  • CPR/AED certification.
  • Willingness to work in collaboration with consulting physicians.
  • Flexibility and dependability.
  • Excellent computer skills, ability to learn the PUHS-specific program, Medicat.

  • Recent emergency room experience
  • Expertise/experience in athletic injuries.
  • Trained and able to suture simple lacerations
  • Experience working autonomouly, i.e. community health, occupational medicine, supervisory hospital positions.


Physical Requirements


Lifts less than 10 lbs


Limited exposure


Lifts 10 to 20 lbs

Chemicals/careful use

Lifts 20 to 50 lbs

Chemicals/safety precautions

Lifts more than 50 lbs

Highly toxic chemicals



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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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Posted: 9/14/2018
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