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Nurse Pract - Cardiac Surgery / Department Of Surgery

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

Nurse Practitioner (APRN) or Physician Assistant - Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit/ Step-Down

 At Hartford HealthCare, we strive for a balance of career and lifestyle. We offer a stimulating work environment that inspires excellence. Join us in our vision to be nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care.

Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner (APRN)

Bliss 9i/ 9E/ Cardiac Surgery ICU Services

Full Time: 40 hours

The Cardiac Surgery Service is a 16-bed Cardiothoracic ICU and 9 Bed Stepdown Unit that cares primarily for cardiac surgery patients, including heart transplants and other critically ill patients as service needs dictate. These patients may require multiple technologies or advanced life support including: continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH), intra aortic balloon pump (IABP), ventricular assist devices (VAD), temporary pacing, nitric oxide (NO), and multiple vasoactive drug therapies. The patient population may require advanced technologies or advanced life support including: hemodynamic monitoring, ventricular assist devices (VAD), or temporary pacing.

Responsibilities include managing multiple patients with varied critical illness, comprehensive physical assessments, interpretation of diagnostic results, hemodynamic/ventilator management, daily progress notes, patient/family education and meetings. Extensive training and supervision is provided to the AP provider for skills such as arterial lines, central lines, chest tubes, feeding tubes, and removal of pacer wires.

The AP providers are part of a multidisciplinary team that plans and delivers care of patients under the direction of the attending cardiac surgeons in collaboration with the cardiologists, consultants and/ or a primary teams. The Cardiac Surgery Service is committed to creating an innovative and patient centered delivery system that continuously improves quality care.

Nurse Practitioners (APRN) & Physician Assistants Enjoy:

Exceptional benefits from a system known for exceptional care.

Hartford HealthCare doesn’t just take great care of its patients. It takes great care of its employees too. Our benefits include:

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Medical and dental plans
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Opportunities for advancement

Hartford Hospital has developed the only organization wide Office of Advanced Practice (OAP) - the first of its kind in acute care in New England.  The OAP was formed to:

  • Provide a centralized platform for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to forward their professional development
  • Tackle matters of common interest in advanced practice
  • Provide opportunities to engage in forwarding the position and interests of the Advanced Practice group
  • Improve Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant job satisfaction across the institution
  • Further elevate and promote the reputation of Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistants in the medical community and institution
  • Engage with regional training programs to form closer partnerships, provide greater opportunity to students for clinical rotations, and provide more outreach for recruitment

Hartford Hospital is the major teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut Medical School, serving the New England region. Our reputation for providing complex and innovative care to those in need is built on the foundation of excellence in patient care, teaching and research. Our quality programs have continually been recognized for excellence by the Federal Government, US News and World Report, Solucient, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and the National Cancer Institute, to name a few.

Hartford Hospital performed the first successful heart transplant in the state, and pioneered the use of robotics in surgery. We maintain the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region, and operate the state’s only air ambulance system, LIFE STAR

Hartford HealthCare Maintains a Culture of Integrity, Caring, Excellence and Safety




Nurse Practitioner (APRN) & Physician Assistant Requirements: 

  • ACLS
  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Current CT Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner (APRN) license
  • Federal DEA and CT Controlled Substance Registration
  • Critical Care/and or Cardiac Surgery experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to positively interact with medical/nursing staff and other members of multidisciplinary team
  • Willingness to learn and demonstrate proficiency in invasive procedures.
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