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Nurse Practitioner (APRN) or Physician Assistant - Thoracic Surgery / Thoracic Hartford

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Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialists


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Mon - Friday

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group is one of the largest medical practices in New England with multiple locations throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island. Hartford HealthCare Medical Group consists of a team of professionals ranging from Medical Assistants to Physician Assistants and everything in between.  This physician led medical group enjoys an excellent reputation with patients and the medical community, offering primary care, urgent care and more than 30 different specialties.


Join a Vibrant, Expanding Thoracic Service Line in Connecticut!

 Role Scope:

Practice minimally invasive and robotic surgery in a community hospital setting-and practice complex cases at Hartford Hospital, an 867 bed academic/tertiary care medical center, one of the highest volume surgical hospitals in New England, and the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Alliance. Surgical cases and outpatient services will also be provided with Middlesex hospital.  This The Thoracic team culture is one centered on a commitment to excellence, with a collaborative yet autonomous environment. This is an opportunity to be the face of the practice and build relationships with patients, doctor referral networks, and assist top tier surgeons in the operating room.  This includes outpatient, inpatient, and operating room settings. The Monday through Friday schedule and potential for flexibility to four 10 hour shifts, with about one weekend on-call per month provides a great work-life balance. Physician Assistants on weekend call may be involved in assisting in the operating room and potentially inpatient rounding for emergent/urgent cases. Consultations and surgeries will be at Hartford Hospital, the Central region and Middlesex Hospital.


Hartford HealthCare’s Thoracic Surgery team is equipped with the latest techniques for dealing with benign and malignant conditions of the lung, chest wall, and esophagus. Minimally invasive techniques allow us to deal with lung cancer in a manner that maximizes patient comfort and minimizes hospital stays. SuperDimension and Monarch navigational bronchoscopy uses technology to pinpoint even small tumors deep in the lung. Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) allows us to sample lymph nodes in the center of the chest without the need for incisions. We are also committed to providing compassionate care for every stage of esophageal cancer. Working hand-in-hand with a multidisciplinary team, we are involved in formulating an individualized care plan for each patient. Furthermore, we are one of the few centers in the region with expertise in minimally-invasive esophagectomy (MIE), an advanced technique that permits us to remove esophageal cancers through small incisions.

Advanced Practitioners Enjoy:


At Hartford HealthCare newly graduated and experienced providers are provided with the support and mentorship they need to succeed through on the job, classroom, and procedural training. Our benefits include: 

  • A comprehensive on-boarding program
  • A supportive team of PA’s and physicians
  • Monthly M&M conferences
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Matching 401k, tiered medical, dental, and vision plans 
  • High volume, progressive and collegial group
  • Access to a 24,000 sq. ft. Education and Simulation center
  • Robust research -access to the MSK clinical trials and clinical expertise
  • Generous Paid-Time Off
  • Reimbursement for CME, professional society membership, licensure, and malpractice 
  • Comprehensive orientation program tailored to the needs of individuals



Advanced Practitioner Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Master’s program
  • Licensed as a Physician Assistant in the state of Connecticut
  • Certification as a Physician Assistant
  • Cancer related surgical experience preferred
  • Experience with DaVinci Surgical platform preferred
  • Thoracic surgical experience a major plus

We take great care of careers.

 With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.


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