Sep 11, 2020

GI Hospitalist - Sarasota, FL

  • First Physicians Group
  • Sarasota, FL, USA

Job Description

First Physicians Group of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is seeking to employ a Board-Certified/Board Eligible Gastroenterology Hospitalist to join their successful employed physician group on the West Coast of Florida. Sarasota is located approximately 60 minutes south of Tampa. The area is known for the arts, great restaurants, world-class beaches, excellent schools and a wide variety of activities for all ages.

First Physicians Group is one of Florida's gulf coast's leaders in primary and specialty care with an impressive 26-year history in the community. With 250+ Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers in 29 different specialties and 42 practice locations, it is backed by the tradition and strength of Sarasota Memorial Hospital. 

Sarasota Memorial is a CMS 5-Star rated hospital in Florida for its overall quality. It is the only hospital in Florida and one of just 52 across the nation to maintain their top rating since 2016.

The group is opening a premier Gastroenterology practice in Sarasota, Florida based on Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Main Campus. The Gastroenterology practice will reside in a specialty-specific building adjacent to the hospital, which will include a state of the art ambulatory surgery center and clinic, set to open in October 2020. 

Additionally, Sarasota Memorial is opening a 56-bed Comprehensive Cancer Institute on the Main Campus by October 2021.  A new Radiation Oncology Center opened in August 2020. The size and diversity of the campus, as well as tremendous inpatient and outpatient volume, offers opportunity for the recruitment of Gastroenterologists with all skill sets and interests.

The Gastroenterology Division will be comprised of an Interventional Endoscopy Section as well as a section of General Gastroenterology both dedicated to inpatient and outpatient services. Opportunities for academic affiliation and/or appointment from Florida State University College of Medicine are also available.

Highlights of the position include:

  • 7 on/7 off with night call responsibility Friday through Sunday only.
  • GI Hospitalist will be supported by Advanced Practice Providers.
  • EUS/ERCP is not required for the position.
  • High volume and efficiently run endoscopy unit with more than 7,500 endoscopic procedures performed annually at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
  • State of the art equipment and generous budget for fostering new technologies and equipment.
  • Procedures currently performed include: EGD, Colonoscopy, Diagnostic and Interventional EUS, ERCP, Single Balloon Enteroscopy, Endoscopic Resection, Ablation of Barrett Esophagus, Capsule Endoscopy, and High Resolution Esophageal Manometry
  • Excellent relationships with First Physicians Group Primary Care, Inpatient Hospitalists, and Surgical Divisions.
  • Competitive salary with productivity, quality incentives and a full array of benefits – CME, PTO, Health, Dental, Vision, 403B Retirement Plan, and much more.
  • Licensed in the State of Florida is required but we will accept CVs from physicians interested in applying for a FL license.
  • We are a not-for-profit entity. Physicians can participate in the PSLF program if employed by FPG.
  • As an employee of a public, State of Florida organization, physicians are entitled to sovereign immunity.
  • Teaching of SMHs IM and ER Residents in addition to Medical Students from FSU is available if interested.

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, an 839-bed regional medical center, is among the largest public health systems in Florida. With over 6,000 employees, 1,000 physicians and 750 volunteers, it is one of Sarasota County's largest employers. It is a full-service health system, with specialized expertise in gastroenterology, heart, vascular, cancer, and neuroscience services, as well as a network of outpatient centers, long-term care and rehabilitation among its many programs. The hospital has been awarded Magnet Nursing designation four times – the nation's highest honor for excellence in nursing.

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