Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant - Danbury, CT

Danbury, Connecticut
Competitive base salary, excellent benefits, PTO/CME time/allowance, 401k
Apr 06, 2021
Position Type

Danbury Hospital, now part of Nuvance Health, is seeking an experienced full-time Cardiothoracic Physician Assistant for our long established CTPA program at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut. We are located about 60 miles northeast of New York City in suburban Fairfield County and near the border of Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York.

The department has two cardiothoracic surgeons and four cardiothoracic PAs. Our highly experienced CTPA team provides 24/7 coverage, including OR assist, inpatient consults, pre and post-op rounding, and outpatient. This is a seasoned team with a growing case volume that includes traditional open heart, CABG, valve, robotics, MIS, and TAVR.

The ideal candidate will be a board certified physician assistant and have at least three years of Cardiothoracic specific experience, including OR assist. The position is a full-time variable schedule including days/overnights/weekends/holidays. Shift times are 7a-6p and 5p-7a. This is an employed position with Nuvance Health Medical Practice.

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Assists the surgeon with major cardiac surgery operations and is directly responsible for the care of critically ill cardiac and surgical patients.
  • Directly acts in the operating room during the performance of technical cardiac surgical procedures.
  • Provides the highest level of pre and post-operative care under the direction of the supervising physician.
  • Assists the surgeon in the operating room, acting as first or second assistant during various phases of the procedure. 

Established in 1885, Danbury Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital providing Greater Danbury area resident's convenient access to exceptional care. Danbury Hospital has 371 beds and is a Level II Trauma Center with approximately 70,000 ED visits per year. As a teaching hospital, we are associated with University of Vermont College of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Ross University School of Medicine, and the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Our employed Medical Group includes 900+ physicians and advanced practice providers, serving a geographically broad region throughout Western Connecticut and eastern New York.

Danbury, Connecticut, located on the border of New York State, is about 60 miles northeast of New York City and 60 miles west of Hartford, CT. As part of the greater NY metropolitan area, the city of Danbury enjoys both proximity to New York City culture and access to a wide array of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, and boating in state and regional parks and preserves. Boston, New York City, New Haven, and Hartford are easily accessible via train or car.  

Danbury Hospital is now part of Nuvance Health. Nuvance Health serves 1.5 million residents across New York and Connecticut and includes more than 2,600 aligned physicians, 12,000 employees, seven hospitals (Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Northern Dutchess Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center, Sharon Hospital, and Vassar Brothers Medical Center), a large network of primary care and specialty practices, and multiple affiliated organizations.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree and graduate of an approved Physician Assistant (PA) school
  • CT State Physician Assistant license, State of CT Controlled Substance Registration, and Federal DEA
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • ACLS and BLS certification
  • Must maintain 50 CMEs over two years
  • Strong Interpersonal and communication skills
  • At least three years of Cardiothoracic specific experience, including OR assist

Nuvance Health and its affiliates are Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations and therefore eligible employees may qualify for forgiveness of certain federal student loans under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other classification protected under applicable Federal, State, or Local law. We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at: 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

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