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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Cardiothoracic Surgery (IU Health Bloomington)

Bloomington, IN


Hiring Company

Indiana University Health

Positions Available

Full Time

Position Description

Join our team at Bloomington Hospital in the collegiate town of Bloomington, IN! We are seeking an experienced Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to collaborate with our highly skilled CT Surgery team.

The surgery practice is an integral part of the cardiology service line, with the goal that the cardiologists and surgeons would work together under the same umbrella, guiding the growth of the program in the region.  A new planned hospital space with attached ambulatory center and medical office building will be a unique opportunity to help develop the cardiology program in conjunction with future collaboration between IU Health and Indiana University School of Medicine. 

Career Opportunity Details:

  • Full Time
  • Days (Monday-Friday)
  • No Call
  • 90% Outpatient / 10% Inpatient
  • Experienced providers only
    • Previous surgical experience preferred. Experience in cardiology and CT surgery/assistance required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform patient histories and physical exams
  • Handles daily patient rounds (including the CVICU), patient education, and discharge summaries
  • Perform invasive procedures such as thoracenteses, chest tube insertions, placement of central venous, dialysis and Swan-Ganz catheters, arterial lines, and intra-aortic balloon pumps
  • Exhibits autonomy in the operating room when required
  • Retrieves vascular tissue, including greater and lesser saphenous, veins and/or radial arteries, for use as a bypass conduit
  • Often uses endoscopic retrieval methods and involved in the industrial aspect of EVH
  • Performs first-assist duties on all cardiac and pediatric cases, thoracic and major/minor vascular cases
  • Meets the specific needs of the attending surgeon, assisting all surgeons in the practice
  • Has exacting knowledge of each surgeon's idiosyncrasies to expedite the procedure and limit patient morbidity and mortality
  • Uses knowledge of medical model to promote synergistic relationship between physician and PA
  • Has extensive knowledge of the pharmacologic effects of vasoactive/ cardiotonic drugs, ventilator management and artificial cardiac devices
  • Performs duties of a primary care PA
  • Manages other diseases entities frequently encountered in the cardiac population, namely hypertension, diabetes, COPD, asthma, hyperthyroidism, etc.

​Competitive compensation package with benefits (PTO, 401k, Medical/Dental/Vision)

Community Description

Bloomington, Indiana is a very progressive college town with the perfect blend of charm and culture. A community that prides itself not only on education and diversity, but Bloomington has a robust arts and cultural scene including an officially designated cultural arts district (BEAD).

Residents of Bloomington enjoy not only energetic college town amenities but peaceful lakes and outdoor adventure.

  • Home of Big 10 conference member, Indiana University
  • Vibrant downtown:  arts, theaters, museums and concerts
  • Close proximity to Top ranked international airport: "Best Airport in North America" five consecutive years
  • Lively nightlife, award winning wineries, shopping and unique dining
  • Home to Indiana's only National Forest and Lake Monroe
  • Collegiate sports, boating, hiking, golfing, fishing and skiing
  • 45 minutes to Indianapolis, 90 minutes to Louisville and easy access to Cincinnati

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