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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.)

The Surgical Critical Care Team is committed to creating an innovative patient centered delivery system that continuously improves quality care. The Advanced Practice (AP) 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 AP provider would rotate in two varied surgical intensive care units and one surgical stepdown units. The AP provider works in collaboration with the attending intensivist, critical care fellows, residents, the primary admitting team and consultants.

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 AP 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 doesnt 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
Hartford Hospital has developed the only organization wide Office of Advanced Practice- the first of its kind in acute care in New England. The OAP 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 states 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


Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Program. Current Connecticut Physician Assistant or APRN license. Federal DEA, and CT Controlled Substance Registration. Critical Care/Stepdown and Surgical experience preferred. ACLS required . 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 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.