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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.
Advanced Practitioner Role Scope
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 Advanced Practice Provider for skills such as arterial lines, central lines, chest tubes, feeding tubes, and removal of pacer wires.
The Advanced Practice 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.
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
• State of the art clinical and informatics technology.
• 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
Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant Requirements
ACLS, Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program. Current CT Physician Assistant /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.
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.