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Team Physician

Princeton University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 11, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Part Time
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Team Physician


Job ID: 2022-15574
Type: Part-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Health Services

Princeton University


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, Physical Therapists, a clinical registered nurse and a sports dietitian, 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; may include travel.

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.

This is a full time, 11 month position.


Clinical Care

* 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, as necessary.
* Serves as a medical decision-maker for the athletic training staff and may include oversight to the sports medicine fellows during rotations at Princeton.
* Determines eligibility as well as 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 a variety of medical conditions. It occasionally 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 field house, as assigned.
* Provides services as a UHS physician. These include same day and scheduled 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 inpatients.
* Making judicious referrals to appropriate specialists.
* Night 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 Infirmary.
* Weekend 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 and other duties as assigned.

Administrative Management

* Maintains professional standards in the management of confidential information and will treat interactions with patients as privileged communications.
* Is in compliance with regulatory requirements, such as reporting reportable diseases.
* Participates in various committees and work groups according to the needs of UHS.

Training & Professional Development

* Maintains current certification in CPR and AED with annual training sessions.
* Maintains current licensure in NJ, and current CDS and DEA registrations and will comply with NJBME and other regulatory standards. In addition, a physician will practice in a manner consistent with the standards of her/his professional specialty board.
* Participates regularly in professional continuing education activities and will meet NJ State CE requirements for licensure, as well as CE requirements as required by their specialty certification Board. It is expected that UHS physicians will continuously update their knowledge and skills in order to provide an optimal level of care.
* Completes standard in-house training annually in blood-borne pathogens and certain occupational risk areas, as determined by Occupational Health and the Director of Medical Services and will comply with adverse event/occurrence reporting policy.
* A physician may be asked to make presentations to other members of UHS or the campus
community. A physician may also be asked to participate in mentoring clinicians in training.
* Provides consultative guidance when requested by another UHS professional. The UHS model fosters a collaborative relationship between physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.

Other considerations:
* If a physician chooses to become involved in research activities or publications, this activity must be consistent with University policies.
* Malpractice insurance is provided by the University for any Professional Activity done within the UHS scope of practice. The University malpractice does not extend to activities that are not within this scope, such as private practice.
* The University has designated spokespersons. Any communications with the media, the public, or the general student body must be consistent with University policy.
* UHS leadership reserves the option (after proper notification) to institute evening hour appointments with coverage by a staff physician.



* New Jersey license as a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy
* Primary specialty in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, or Pediatrics
* Experience 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.
* Proficiency in musculoskeletal ultrasound
* 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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