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Physician Assistant - Thoracic Surgery / Thoracic Bridgeport

East Haven, Connecticut
Job Type
1 Aug 2022


Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: monday-friday

Physician Assistant - General Surgery

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcare network.


Hartford HealthCare Medical Group is one of the largest medical practices in New England with multiple locations throughout

Connecticut and Rhode Island. Hartford HealthCare Medical Group consists of a team of professionals ranging from Medical Assistants to Physician Assistants and everything in between. This physician led medical group enjoys an excellent reputation with patients and the medical community, offering primary care, urgent care and more than 30 different specialties.

Join a Vibrant, Expanding Thoracic Service Line in Connecticut!

Physician Assistant Role Scope

The Thoracic team culture is one centered on a commitment to excellence, with a collaborative yet

autonomous environment. This is an opportunity to be the face of the practice and build relationships with patients as well as provider referral networks, and assist top tier surgeons in the operating room. This includes outpatient, inpatient, and operating room settings.

The Monday through Friday schedule allows great work-life balance. 

This role will allow one to fulfill both clinical and administrative roles. Clinically; by seeing outpatients in consultation, post operatively, and in follow up as well as rounding on inpatients. Administratively; by managing new patient referrals, the lung cancer screening program, and the development of the incidental lung nodule program.

Hartford HealthCare's Thoracic Surgery team is equipped with the latest techniques for dealing with benign and malignant conditions of the lung, chest wall, and esophagus. Minimally invasive techniques allow us to deal with lung cancer in a manner that maximizes patient comfort and minimizes hospital stays. Superdimension navigational bronchoscopy uses GPS technology to pinpoint even small tumors deep in the lung.

Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) allows us to sample lymph nodes in the center of the chest without the need for incisions. We are also committed to providing compassionate care for every stage of esophageal cancer.

Working hand-in-hand with a multidisciplinary team, we are involved in formulating an individualized care plan for each

patient. Furthermore, we are one of the few centers in the region with expertise in minimally-invasive esophagectomy (MIE), an advanced technique that permits us to remove esophageal cancers through small incisions.

Advanced Practitioners Enjoy

At Hartford HealthCare newly graduated and experienced providers are provided with the support and mentorship they need to succeed through on the job, classroom, and procedural training.

Our benefits include:

A comprehensive on-boarding program

A supportive team of PA's and physicians

Monthly M&M conferences

Competitive Compensation

Matching 401k, tiered medical, dental, and vision plans

High volume, progressive and collegial group

Access to a 24,000 sq. ft. Education and Simulation center

Robust research -access to the MSK clinical trials and clinical expertise

Generous Paid-Time Off

Reimbursement for CME, professional society membership, licensure, and malpractice


Advanced Practitioner Requirements

Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Master's program

Licensed as a Physician Assistant in the state of Connecticut

Certification as a Physician Assistant

Cancer related surgical experience preferred


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.

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  • Job Reference: 674019224-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Hartford HealthCare
  • Location: East Haven, Connecticut
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent