Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (Term Position)

Cornell University

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.


Student and Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. We provide support and services to roughly 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on multiple campuses in the U.S. and abroad.
Cornell Health’s more than 200 employees collaborate to provide integrated and culturally-sensitive mental health, medical, health promotion, public health, student accommodations, and occupational medicine care and services. Dually focused on holistic health of Cornell students and well-being of the larger campus community, the unit supports readiness to learn, to participate fully in the Cornell experience, and to achieve academic, work, and life success. Cornell Health is nationally recognized for innovation and leadership, and is committed to an ongoing journey toward integrated, cost-effective, and community-based services and campus health initiatives.
Cornell Health’s Medical Services is a collaborative, vibrant, innovative, inter-professional department which provides holistic clinical care to address students’ biopsychosocial needs. Working collaboratively with other Cornell Health departments, medical staff aspire to a data-driven approach to provide high-quality, accessible, cost-effective, culturally-sensitive, and developmentally-appropriate care and services to Cornell’s student population, meeting the routine and urgent needs of patients.


Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants (NP/PA) at Cornell Health provide direct ambulatory primary patient care to students of the university. All NP/PAs collaborate with physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nursing staff, ancillary and support staff, professional psychotherapist staff, physical therapists, and health educators. In their clinical work with students–which includes prescribing psychotropic medications as clinically indicated–Cornell Health NP/PAs are involved with the developmental, educational, social, and academic aspects of students’ lives, and often are called upon to interact with parents, faculty, and other professionals, both on and off campus.

This is a 1-year fixed-term position; extension beyond the intended term is dependent on business need, funding and performance. This position is OSHA category BBP1; TB1; ERG2.

Success Factors

  • A positive contributor to a team-based, inter-professional environment with an innovative, collaborative, improvement-oriented culture
  • Works independently, yet collaboratively, in managing their caseload
  • Experience regularly handling sensitive and confidential information
  • Keeps current on best practices for providing health care to a campus community, in a primary care model within a biopsychosocial framework
  • Fosters strong working relationships with all Cornell Health staff

Required Qualifications

  • Advance Practice Nurse with current NYS license (or license-eligible), BC/BE in primary care or other appropriate specialty.
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and an accredited nurse practitioner program
  • Current license to practice as a nurse practitioner in NYS
  • A master’s degree in a clinical specialty or equivalent experience
  • AANP/ANCC or nurse practitioner certification is required within one year of employment


  • Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant program
  • A master’s degree in a clinical specialty or equivalent experience
  • Current registration to practice as a Physician Assistant in NYS
  • A master’s degree in a clinical specialty or equivalent experience


  • CPR-BLS level certification achieved within one year of employment and maintained biannually, as applicable.
  • 2-3 years of clinical experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with knowledge and direct experience working with a diverse and multicultural population.
  • Knowledge and use of an electronic health record management system.
  • Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
  • Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and wellbeing.
  • Ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all ethnicities, genders, ages, and backgrounds. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in and concern for health problems encountered in a campus community.

While position responsibilities vary, every member of our community is expected to foster a culture of belonging and a psychologically healthy work environment by communicating across differences; being cooperative, collaborative, open, and welcoming; showing respect, compassion, and empathy; engaging and supporting others regardless of background or perspective; speaking up when others are being excluded or treated inappropriately; and supporting work/life integration of oneself and others.


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University Job Title:

Nurse Practitioner

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Pay Range:

$98,366.00 – $120,226.00

Remote Option Availability:

Fully Onsite



Contact Name:

Cutter Cramton

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Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience

  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position

  • Unique applicable skills

  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)

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