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Nurse Practitioner (APRN) / Physician Assistant - CCU Neurosurgery

Hartford, CT


Hiring Company

Hartford HealthCare

Position Description

Nurse Practitioner (APRN) / Physician Assistant – Neurosurgical & Surgical

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.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit/ Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Step Down Unit

Full Time: 40 hours Weekend/ Nights/ Holiday rotation required. (Differentials offered.) Hartford Hospital's Surgical Critical Care Team is committed to creating an innovative patient centered delivery system that continuously improves quality care. The Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner (APRN) providers are part of a multidisciplinary team that plans and delivers care for complex multiple surgical patient populations including: general surgery, trauma, vascular, thoracic, liver transplants, neurology, neurosurgery, and other critical care patients as the service needs dictate.

The Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner (APRN) provider would rotate in two varied surgical intensive care units and one surgical stepdown units. The Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner (APRN) works in collaboration with the attending intensivist, critical care fellows, residents, the primary admitting team and consultants.

Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner (APRN) responsibilities include managing multiple patients with varied critical illness, comprehensive physical assessments, interpretation of diagnostic results, hemodynamic/ventilator management, continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH), daily progress notes, patient/family education and meetings. Extensive training and supervision is provided to the Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner (APRN) provider for skills such as arterial lines, central lines, chest tubes, feeding tubes, and transcranial dopplers.

Advanced Practitioners 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

The Office of Advance Practice

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

  1. Provide a centralized platform for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to forward their professional development
  2. Tackle matters of common interest in advanced practice
  3. Provide opportunities to engage in forwarding the position and interests of the Advanced Practice group
  4. Improve Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant job satisfaction across the institution
  5. Further elevate and promote the reputation of Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistants in the medical community and institution
  6. 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 Hospital is also first Comprehensive Stroke Center in the state of Connecticut.

Hartford HealthCare Maintains a Culture of Integrity, Caring, Excellence and Safety EEO/M/F/D/V

Hartford HealthCare is hosting an Advanced Practice Leadership Series this September. Our Provider Leadership Development team is hosting this CME accredited event, with guest speaker Gerry Lupachino, the Vice President of Experience, Engagement & Organizational Development. Space is limited, reserve your spot today.


Nurse Practitioners (APRN) positions require National certification in Advanced Practice, MSN, and current CT Nurse Practitioner (APRN) License or eligible required. Physician Assistants (PA) positions require current CT Physician Assistants (PA) License and Board certification or eligible, Federal DEA, and CT Controlled Substance Registration. All disciplines require the demonstrated ability to positively interact with medical and nursing staff. Critical Care experience in Neurosurgery / Surgical Intesive Care Unit (ICU). Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (AGACNP) board certification and/or Critical Care Advance Practitioner experience

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