Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner – Cardiothoracic Surgery

Hartford Healthcare

Primary Location

: Connecticut-Hartford-80 Seymour Street (10008)


: Surgery


: Hartford Hospital

Job Posting

: Apr 18, 2024 

Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner – Cardiothoracic Surgery – (24155238) 


Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Benefits:

  • Market-leading compensation and benefits and generous paid time off
  • Paid CME time off plus CME budget, reimbursed professional licenses and dues
  • Enhanced Tuition Assistance and Higher Education Partnerships
  • Voluntary benefits include student loan programs, home, auto, renters insurance, identity theft protection, legal services, pet insurance and more!
  • Employee discount programs and colleague assistance programs offering resources and information for personal and work-life issues
  • Family care benefits through including emergency back-up care benefit for children, adults and even pets!

Position Details:

The Cardiac Surgical Service is seeking a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join their team at Hartford Hospital. The successful candidate will support patient care from the point of admission to discharge.

Duties include managing all pre-operative and post-operative patients within Hartford Hospital, performing H&P, assessing and documenting patient progress, participating in attending rounds, collaborating with a variety of consultants and specialties, and engaging in independent decision-making. This position requires management of emergency situation, care of a variety of cardiac surgical patients including all types of Durable Cardiac Assist Devices and heart transplants. The 9 bed Surgical Step Down includes patients who have high acuity and complexity. These patients require vigilant and consist management.

Role: Open to Physician Assistants and Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

Location: 79 Jefferson Street, Hartford, 06102

Setting: Inpatient, cardiac surgical services

Schedule: Full-time, includes day, evening, night, weekend, and holiday coverage. Premium differentials offered.

Call schedule: No call

Hartford HealthCare supports Physician Assistants in practice:

  • Dedicated support and voice for our for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants through the Office of Advanced Practice directed by Sarah Clark, MBA, MHS, PA-C, BSN, RN, System Director of Advanced Practice
  • Hartford HealthCare is one of the largest, non-profit, fully-integrated healthcare systems providing patient care in the state, allowing our providers to care for their patients no matter where they reside in Connecticut
  • With tools like EPIC, Hartford HealthCare’s state of the art clinical and informatics technology promotes improved patient outcomes, streamlined continuity of care and superior provider satisfaction

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioner Role Scope:

Under established guidelines and in collaboration and/or supervision with the practice physician(s), Advanced Practitioners perform routine physical examinations, and formulate medical, educational, and psychosocial plans to treat patients.

In consultation with the physician(s) and care team members, Advanced Practitioners develop plans for further evaluation of health needs, e.g., referral to other health team members or specialists.

Advanced Practitioners provide appropriate treatment for problems within the scope of the provider’s practice as designated by protocols and identifies problems outside of their scope of practice and refers appropriately to physician.

About Hartford Hospital:

Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals in New England. The Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center which provides cutting edge treatment to its patients. This is made possible by being home to the largest robotic surgery center in the Northeast and the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. When hospitals cannot provide the advanced care, expertise, and new treatment options their patients require, they turn to Hartford Hospital. 

About Hartford HealthCare:

  • Honored as a “Best Organizations for Leadership Development” by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL)
  • Prestigiously named one of the “Best Hospitals to Work for in Connecticut” by the Becker’s Hospital Review
  • Committed to continuous development through The Center for Education Stimulation & Innovation (CESI), our Provider Leadership Development Institute and a robust on demand learning platform including CME, special courses, learning series and tools and resources
  • Established Mentorship and Orientation programs specially designed for newly hired providers and providers new to practice



  • Licensure: Unrestricted State of Connecticut Medical License (or eligible)
  • Training: Certified or board-eligible Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
  • Experience: New graduates welcome to apply


  • 2+ years’ experience as a PA/APRN in critical care setting

Interested candidates please contact Jennifer Straka, Advanced Practice Recruiter, at [email protected] or (860) 996-4441.


Standard Hours Per Week: 40

Schedule: Full-time (40 hours)

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