Casual Hourly - Occupational Health Services Physician
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Internal Number: 195562302
Casual Hourly - Occupational Health Services Physician
Job ID: 2022-14866 Type: Temporary # of Openings: 1 Category: Health Services
The Physician provides clinical and professional support to the areas of Occupational Health Services (OHS). This role involves working collaboratively with the Nurse Practitioner to provide occupational health care, health education and the promotion of optimal health to Princeton University employees. This may occur at the time of application for temporary disability, on fitness for duty evaluation, or in the course of a worker’s compensation injury or exposure. The Physician also provides guidance and supervision as well as clinical services for the Medical Surveillance Program that includes Hearing Conservation, Respiratory Protection, UHS staff health status medical clearance, CDL driver examinations and medical compliance for laboratory researchers and employees entering animal facilities. The Physician will encourage and assist patients to take an active role in following through with their personal physician. The partnership will minimize the impact of impairment on the individual’s capacity to participate competitively in the work environment, with the goal of reduction in disability and lost workdays
Responsibilities in Occupational Health Services
Provides acute medical care for all work-related injuries
Provides continuing medical care for work related illnesses & injuries
Performs preliminary x-ray interpretation
Performs periodic evaluations and exit exams for employees with exposures to specific health hazards; e.g. asbestos, noise, toxic substances, and others as specified by government standards
Provides travel planning and immunizations for staff and faculty
Participates in case management for those staff and faculty requiring short term disability status
Performs evaluations and medical clearance for employees performing laboratory research with animals and live viruses and for other employees who need to enter those animal facilities.
Provide medical evaluations and tracking of laboratory exposures (animals, viruses, chemicals, radiation)
Assists department managers and Human Resources in the medical review for employees requesting workplace accommodations
Performs CDL examinations for PU employees who are required to hold a CDL license as mandated per DOT guidelines
Provides Hearing Consultations for employees enrolled in the Hearing Conservation Program who are noted to have a confirmed Standard Threshold Shift on audiograms
Assists department managers/Human Resources specialists with medical evaluation of employees when there is a concern regarding the employee’s fitness for duty
Provides evaluation and First-Aid for non-work related emergent medical concerns including coordination of hospital transport and notification to individual’s healthcare provider
Health Promotion & Education
Participates in Health Promotion activities (i.e. cardiac risk assessment)
Consultation and promotion of health lifestyle behaviors, referral to EAP and CareBridge for substance abuse and behavioral health issues
Participates on University and UHS committees
Maintains professional standards with regard to relationships with patients, in a manner consistent with NJBME and professional organizations’ standards
Maintains professional standards in the management of confidential information and treats interactions with individuals as privileged communications
Works with the Director of Occupational Health Services to update OHS Policies and Procedures
Maintains compliance with regulatory requirements, such as reporting reportable diseases
Participates in various committees and work groups according to the needs of UHS
Works collaboratively with key campus partners to ensure the health and safety of University personnel in keeping with compliance standards (EHS, Risk Management, HR, DPS, Facilities, Campus Dining, Building Services, Dean of Faculty, Library)
Other duties as assigned
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 continuing CE requirements for licensure, as well as CE requirements as required by her/his specialty certification Board. It is expected that a UHS physician will continuously update her/his 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 the Director of Occupational Health Services and the Director of Medical Services and will comply with adverse event/occurrence reporting policy
May be asked to make presentations to other members of UHS or the campus community. 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.
Performs other duties as assigned
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.
Though at present UHS does not have evening appointment hours, UHS leadership reserves the option (after proper notification) to institute evening hour appointments with coverage by a staff physician.
Physician seeks only those privileges for which she or he has training and competence
Physician applies for privileging for procedures he/she will perform and will not perform those procedures unless approved by the Medical Director.
Be assigned, in rotation, some nights and weekends on call. During the academic year this takes the form of on-site and phone coverage. During the non-academic year this will usually takes the form of administrative call by phone with rare on-site responsibilities.
When a UHS physician is “on-call” the Physician will be expected to provide care for the patients of UHS physicians who are not present and review and act upon the abnormal lab / x-ray results of clinicians who are not present.
New Jersey license as an MD or DO. Must have completed a residency in Family Practice, Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine. Further specialization in Occupational Medicine either via a secondary residency program or a fellowship, or comparable experience
3-5 years of experience working as an MD after the completion of a clinical residency
Experience in occupational/employee health
Ability to take initiative to solve problems; to be open and flexible in a changing workplace; to engage in helpful behavior toward colleagues; to demonstrate a positive attitude and to work as part of a team
Working knowledge of OSHA mandated health programs, workers’ compensation regulations, and federal and state health and safety regulations
Current CPR/AED certification.
Computer literacy and ability to develop maintain and update the computer skills required to fully utilize the Occupational Health Manager and Medicat computer management programs.
Be knowledgeable in principles and methodologies (e.g., Plan-Do-Study-Act, Root Cause Analysis, measurement, data collection, and analysis) needed to support and lead Quality Improvement projects and activities and/or willing to attend UHS-based Quality Improvement basic training within first 6-months of hire.
Experience working in a university setting.
Familiarity with total work systems (such as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, and Baldrige National Quality Program); and reviewing and analyzing data.
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