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Team Physician Athletic Medicine

Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
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Team Physician Athletic Medicine


Job ID: 2021-12829
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Health Services

Princeton University


A fully accredited facility, University Health Services (UHS) at Princeton University provides responsive, high quality clinical, preventive, and consultative health services to over 8,000 Princeton undergraduate and graduate students and their dependents, and occupational health services to Princeton University faculty, staff, and employees. An integrated, evidence-informed model guides all UHS practices and services. UHS leverages clinical encounters and prevention efforts into meaningful opportunities for our members to learn about and adopt healthy living practices. UHS also supports a public health approach that prevents or responds rapidly to illness outbreaks and injury, and advances, preserves, or restores students’ capacity to take full advantage of their education.

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 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.

In addition, UHS embraces an organization-wide commitment to quality and performance improvement. We aspire to be an organization in which all employees devote themselves to individual and systemic efforts to improve what they do so that all clients are well-served. Consistent with this direction, we hire individuals who are engaged, strive for excellence, and support continuous quality efforts.

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.


The Athletic Medicine Team Physician provides services as a UHS physician, with special attention to the student athlete population. This physician serves as team physician for varsity athletes at the discretion of the Director of Athletic Medicine (DAM). This includes sideline event coverage, directing the care of student athletes receiving care from a highly skilled staff of Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists, and serving as a partner to the DAM. The physician participates as a member of the UHS physician group, including overnight call rotations and regular clinical sessions at the McCosh Health Center. Evening and weekend event coverage required.



Clinical Care (95%)

    Provides services as a UHS physician. These include same day appointments, appointments, inpatient care, day call and on-call coverage.
      Evaluation and management of problems presented by patients in a primary care setting.Assessment of laboratory reports and x-rays.Performance of minor surgical procedures (such as suturing, incision & drainage)Conducting rounds on inpatientsMaking judicious referrals to appropriate specialistsNight call for inpatients and after-hour outpatients on the inpatient service. This is done on a rotating basis with other staff physicians. Day call for patients being admitted to the InfirmaryWeekend and holiday duties, on a rotating basis with other staff physicians. Evening appointment hours (training room coverage and/or evening clinic hours) may be included.Administrative duties as assigned.
    Provides care to student athletes as well as providing emergency services as a sideline physician for high-risk sports. Sideline care often requires high complexity clinical decision making in emergency situations. The care of student athletes includes performing pre participation physical examinations, injury and illness evaluations, referrals to consultants and obtaining additional diagnostic tests. Serves as a medical decision-maker for the athletic training staff and oversight to residents and the sports medicine fellow during rotations at Princeton. Determines eligibility as well return to play status. This is an essential component of this position and requires independent judgment as well as integrating multiple outside opinions and factors for the variety of medical conditions. It sometimes also includes collaboration with administrative services and legal counsel for Princeton University.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 at Caldwell, as assignedEngage in clinical research activities related to sports medicine if requested by the Director, Athletic Medicine.

Performs other duties as assigned



    New Jersey license as a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy Primary specialty in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, or PediatricsExperience as a Team Physician at the college/university level.Primary care board certification, sports medicine sub-specialty certification (CAQ)Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automate External Defibrillator (AED) certifications.


    2 years or more of relevant experience as a physician practicing Athletic Medicine.Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) certification.

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



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