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Cardiothoracic APRN / PA Role Scope

  • Provide care for Cardiothoracic patients in the pre and post op phases, including ICU and step-down unit management
  • Cases include aortic valve repair, mitral valve repair, mitral clip, root, and interventional
    Responsible for procedures such as chest tube insertion, IABP removal, insertion of arterial lines and central lines
  • First assist in the OR for physician assistants
    Schedule: Full Time (40 hours) – Rotating Schedule (Days, Nights, Weekends, Holidays), In house call

Cardiothoracic Surgery APRN / PA Enjoy:

  • A community hospital setting with the support and resources of the Hartford HealthCare system
    Comprehensive training through the Heart and Vascular Institute
  • A supportive, family like, team environment providing collaborative mentorship
    Competitive Compensation
  • Reimbursement for CME, professional society membership, licensure, and malpractice
    Quarterly medical staff meetings with other specialties allowing you to continually network with other providers

Cardiothoracic Surgery APRN / PA – Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Master’s program preferred
    National certification or eligible to be certified as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner required
    Licensed, or eligible to be licensed, as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner in the state of Connecticut
  • Acute Care Board certification required for Nurse Practitioners
  • 2+ years’ experience in cardiovascular surgery preferred but not required
  • First assistant experience, including endoscopic vein harvesting skills preferred
  • EVH experience preferred
  • NCCPA certification required
  • ACLS/BLS certification required

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