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Cardiothoracic Surgery Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant Cardiothoracic Surgery (operating room)
Hartford Hospital is an 867-bed Level 1 Trauma Center & regional referral center that provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines. The Hartford Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute is the regions premier cardiovascular program providing a wide range of surgical and endovascular procedures for our patients.
The Heart and Vascular Institute is seeking a dynamic and dedicated operating room Physician Assistant to join the busy and growing Department of Cardiac Surgery.
Under the direction of a cardiothoracic surgeon, the physician assistant is responsible for performing a variety of duties. These duties include, but are not limited to: first assisting cardiovascular surgical procedures, endoscopic vessel harvesting, preoperative history and physical examination, postoperative care in an outpatient clinical setting and patient education.
The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience in cardiovascular surgery and be skilled in the care of pre, intra and postoperative cardiovascular surgical patients. Prior first assistant experience, including endoscopic vein harvesting skills is preferred. The right new graduate would be considered for the position.
Applicants must be able to interact positively with medical/nursing staff and other members of the cardiovascular team as well as with patients and their families. Candidates must possess sufficient emotional intelligence to work collaboratively in a fast paced, high-acuity environment where quality and caring come first. The ability to work on a busy 24/7 365 service, that includes periodic weekend and night call is also needed.

Physician Assistants at Hartford Healthcare Medical Group enjoy a highly competitive compensation package including a healthy base and call and overtime pay. We also provide high quality, low cost medical and dental benefits, a generous 401(k) savings and retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid time off, and CME time and reimbursement.

Qualified candidates can apply at or email a resume to
We know what matters most when it comes to building a career you can be proud of. State of the art technology. Education. Quality. Coordinated patient care. And plenty of room to grow. You'll find all of these things within Hartford HealthCare, the largest, most comprehensive integrated health system in Connecticut. At Hartford HealthCare, clinical education and research are supported to bring the latest technology and discoveries, clinical excellence and innovation to the patient and community. And to provide physicians access to a wealth of expertise and resources. Hartford HealthCare aspires to be the next generation of integrated health systems, marked by strong patient focus, heightened efficiency, consistent quality performance and open, collaborative sharing of best practices. All of the partner organizations within Hartford HealthCare are united by this vision. Our partners include tertiary care and community hospitals, regional behavioral health centers, a statewide network of clinical laboratories, a large multispecialty physician practice, a regional home care system, comprehensive senior services, a rehabilitation network and more.