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Nurse Practitioner (APRN) / PA - Critical Care Liaison - Department of Medicine

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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

Advanced Practitioner Role Scope

  • Responsible for utilizing NEWS/epic deterioration index to identify those pts on the floors that require early intervention; round on those patients, touch base with nursing and primary team as indicated.
  • Support primary team/nursing with adjusting care plan  when certain thresholds are met on NEWS or epic index
  • Serves as a resource in the discussion with primary team, intervention/management for those patients found to be at risk for deterioration.
  • Triages urgency of care escalation and works with the CLC to prioritize which patients need step down and ICU beds most urgently
  • Serves as the Liaison with critical care intensivist when need urgent input/intervention is indicated.
  • Field escalation of care calls from floor teams and nursing staff for step down or ICU level of care
  • Helps to manage patients on floor that need a higher level of care until bed becomes available.
  • Attends floor RRTs if able
  • Educates floor teams around appropriate utilization for step down and ICU beds; creates standardization around this process.
  • Focuses on Quality structure by reviewing cases not transferred that have an adverse event; cases that transferred urgently that have deteriorated in ICU or SD. Makes recommendations such as earlier interventions, etc.


Full Time: 40 Hours per week with weekend, night, and call coverage

Advanced Practitioners Enjoy


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

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Matching 401k, tiered medical, dental, and vision plans 
  • Generous Paid-Time Off
  • Reimbursement for CME, professional society membership, licensure, and malpractice
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • LEAN process improvement to drive quality outcomes and positively enhance both the patient and the provider experience.
  • Proven and effective onboarding with supportive ongoing mentorship 
  • Access to Hartford HealthCare’s Office of Advanced Practice - an internal organization committed to the growth and development of our Advanced Practitioners
  • Leadership development opportunities through Hartford HealthCare’s Professional Leadership Development Institute



  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner Master’s program preferred
  • Licensed, or eligible to be licensed, as a Physician Assistant / Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the state of Connecticut
  • Certification or eligible to be certified as a Physician Assistant or National Board Certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse through AACN or ANCC. 
  • AGACNP Board Certification as an acute care nurse practitioner and / or critical care AP experience.
  • Ten (10) years’ advanced practice experience in acute care or in specialty area.
  • Minimum 5 years of supervising Advanced Practitioners.

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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