• Come Join Our Team

    First Physicians Group of Sarasota is one of the gulf coast’s foremost primary and specialty care groups. Backed by the resources and reputation of Sarasota Memorial, the group of more than 250 primary and specialty care physicians and advanced practice providers have been carefully selected and recruited to provide the community with compassionate and comprehensive medical care. Specialties include: Bariatric Surgery; Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery; Orthopedic Trauma Surgery; Gastroenterology; General Surgery; Internal Medicine and Family Practice; Medical, Neurological and Surgical Hospitalists; Memory Disorders; Pediatrics; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Obstetrics/Gynecology; Gynecological and Gastrointestinal Oncology; Endocrinology; Dermatology; Gastroenterology; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Psychiatry; Palliative Care; and Urology.

    Hospital Overview

    Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, an 839-bed regional medical center, is among the largest public health systems in Florida. With about 5,000 staff, 900 physicians and 600 volunteers, it is one of Sarasota County’s largest employers. A community hospital founded in 1925, Sarasota Memorial is governed by the nine-member elected Sarasota County Public Hospital Board. It is a full-service health system, with specialized expertise in heart, vascular, cancer, and neuroscience services, as well as a network of outpatient centers, long-term care and rehabilitation among its many programs. Sarasota Memorial is the only hospital providing obstetrical services, pediatrics and Level III neonatal intensive care in Sarasota County.

    Sarasota County, Florida

    Sarasota, Florida is located on the beautiful West Coast of Florida. Sarasota offers a dazzling spectacle of lifestyle options. In the Sarasota area, you can enjoy the breathtaking sunsets, educational museums, operas, ballets, plays, golf tournaments, and boat races. You can join in tennis, lawn bowling, water skiing, shell collecting, bird watching, growing exotic tropical plants, university classes, golf, or boating.

    Cultural landmarks include the John and Mable Ringling Museum which features the works of Peter Paul Rubens, as well as fine Baroque and Renaissance collections. Sarasota takes center stage as a thriving center of the arts. Professional theatre companies include: Asolo Theatre Company, Florida Studio Theatre, Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, Players of Sarasota, Theatre Works, Lemon Bay Playhouse and Venice Little Theatre. Sharing the spotlight are the Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Sarasota Opera, the Florida West Coast Symphony and the Venice Symphony. The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall provides a full season of touring Broadway productions, ballet, symphonic concerts and performances by a wide variety of musicians.

    For the finest shopping and dining, you can enjoy bustling St. Armand’s Circle. Located on one of Sarasota’s beautiful barrier islands, St. Armand’s boasts over 145 shops, boutiques and restaurants. Main Street in downtown Sarasota is always special with its unique specialty shops, cafes and popular nightclubs.

  • Insurance and Benefits

    The Sarasota Memorial Benefits Program offers a number of different options to fit individual health care and financial needs. Eligible employees can design a personalized benefit plan following 60 days of employment at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System.

    We offer three plans that feature extensive medical and wellness benefits:

    The Comprehensive Medical & Wellness Plan provides health care services through a wide network of local physicians and facilities, and allows you to visit any number of in-network specialists twice during the year without prior authorization or referral. With no deductible and the lowest out-of-pocket costs, the Comprehensive Plan is geared toward those who want broad access to providers at good value.

    The Basic Medical & Wellness Plan is the lowest cost plan and is designed to provide catastrophic health care coverage. Health care services are provided through a network of SMHCS physicians and facilities. All care is coordinated by your Primary Care Physician, who will provide referrals and authorizations.

    The Extended Medical & Wellness Plan has the highest premiums and out-of-pocket costs. It features a network of a large number of local providers and is the only plan that provides out-of-network coverage. You may visit any specialist or facility in or out of our network without referrals or authorizations.


    Sarasota Memorial offers three dental plans to fit your personal dental care needs. Regular, professional dental care can prevent serious and costly problems later on.


    The vision plan provides benefits for eye exams, prescription glasses and contact lenses if medically necessary.

    EAP Services

    EAP Sarasota (EAP) provides professional counseling, referral, and follow-up services for you and members in your household. EAP can provide you with confidential information regarding personal problems or information regarding special services including:

    • Marital and Family Related Issues
    • Parent-Child/Adolescent Problems
    • Relationship Issues
    • Depression and Anxiety
    • Grief and Loss
    • Work or School Problems
    • Substance Abuse
    • Financial and Legal Difficulties
    • Child Care Facilities
    • Emergency Mental Health Care

    Retirement Plans

    Sarasota Memorial provides employees with a Pension Equity Plan pension plan. A voluntary 403(b) plan is also available.

    Section 529 College Savings Plan

    Financing a college education may be one of the biggest financial challenges your family will face. Sarasota Memorial offers a savings plan that allows you to put aside money for higher education expenses with significant tax benefits.

    Disability Plans

    Our Benefits Program includes a short-term disability plan and a long-term disability plan that are designed to work together to provide important financial protection if you are unable to work due to an illness or injury. SMHCS’s long-term disability plan combines with Social Security and other benefits you may receive to provide you with a percentage of your pre-disability income.

    Employee Life & AD&D Insurance and Supplemental Life and AD&D

    Although most of us never think about life and AD&D insurance, it’s important to have protection against unexpected tragedies. Life insurance provides benefits in the case of your death; accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) provides benefits in the case of death or severe injury due to an accident.

    Flexible Spending Accounts

    The Flexible Spending Accounts allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay eligible health care and dependent care expenses that aren’t covered elsewhere.

    Paid Time Off (PTO)

    PTO is provided to regular employees for time off for vacation, holidays, personal days, an occasional illness and an extended illness. Hours are accrued each pay period based upon your hours worked.

    Child Care

    Two child care facilities are available for the use of our employees.

    Tuition Reimbursement

    We offer tuition reimbursement at approved education institutions.

    Voluntary Benefits

    SMHCS provides you with opportunities to purchase additional voluntary benefits and pay for them through payroll deduction.

    • Healthplex Wellness and Fitness Program
    • AFLAC Insurance
    • Eating Well For Life
    • Legal Assistance
    • Employee Discounts
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Identity Theft Insurance
    • Pet Insurance