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First Physicians Group | Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
Sarasota, Florida
Closing date
Jul 26, 2024

First Physicians Group of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is recruiting for BE/BC Neurologists to join our growing neurology program providing both inpatient and outpatient services. We are looking for the following subspecialty areas to join our team - neuromuscular/EMG, movement disorders and behavioral neurology.

Sarasota is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida approximately 60 minutes south of Tampa and 1.5 hours north of Ft. Myers. The area is known for the arts, great restaurants, excellent schools, and a wide variety of activities to please all ages.

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of care, provides services for more than 1 million patients each year across its 2 hospital campuses, freestanding ER, and network of outpatient care centers. The system's 897-bed flagship facility, Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Sarasota, has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best acute-care hospitals, with superior patient outcomes and a complete continuum of care - from trauma, emergency and urgent care services to laboratory and diagnostic imaging, home health, skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

SMH-Sarasota is Sarasota County's only state-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center. SMH-Venice has earned Primary Stroke Center specialty designation, while Sarasota Memorial’s freestanding ER in North Port is designated as an Acute Stroke Ready Center. All three facilities follow the same emergency care protocols to diagnose and stabilize patients experiencing stroke emergencies. CMS 5-Star rated hospital for overall quality.  The only hospital in Florida and one of just 33 across the nation to maintain this top rating since 2016.

  • Earned straight “A” Grades for Patient Safety from Leapfrog since 2016 Named among the World’s Best Hospitals for the 5th year in a row by Newsweek.
  • In Forbes’ Best-in-State Employers report, SMH ranked #4 overall and #1 among all healthcare employers in Florida.
  • U.S. News’ 50 Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation Services 2023-2024.
  • Earned Magnet Nursing Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the most prestigious distinction for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care. Sarasota Memorial first earned designation in 2003 and has remained the only hospital in the region with Magnet recognition for the past 20 years.

Program Highlights:

  • Join 13 highly trained, sub-specialty and general neurology colleagues
  • Equitable call
  • Established Parkinson’s and MDA/ALS clinics
  • Designated Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Separate neurology and stroke inpatient services O
  • Outsourced Telestroke coverage for nights and weekends
  • 24/7 Interventional Radiology stroke team Dedicated IR Neuro/Stroke Suite
  • 16 bed NICU/NPCU with 24/7 coverage by ICU Intensivists, Neurology and Neurosurgeons
  • Excellent relationship with Neurosurgery colleagues and Hospital Administration

Benefit Highlights:

  • Competitive salary with productivity bonuses, quality metric incentives and a full array of benefits – Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability, 403B Retirement Plan, CME, PTO, and much more.
  • Relocation allowance and a Commencement bonus is provided. 
  • As an employee of a public, State of Florida organization, physicians are entitled to sovereign immunity.
  • Sarasota Memorial and First Physicians Group are not-for-profit organizations. Physicians can participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program if employed by First Physicians Group.
  • No State income tax in Florida.

First Physicians Group is one of the Gulf Coast’s largest primary and specialty care groups. The group is comprised of 590+ Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers covering 49 specialties in 70 practice locations throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties. FPG has been delivering excellent care for the past 30 years, and it is backed by the tradition and strength of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. Our Board-Certified physicians come from some of the most prestigious medical schools and training programs in the nation, and we have earned a reputation of employing some of the community’s best physicians.



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