Jobs Surgical Advanced Practice Provider - Cardiovascular - Thoracic Group - Nationally Ranked - Sarasota, Florida!

Cardiac Surgery - Cardiovascular Surgery Physician Assistant Job with First Physicians Group in Sarasota, FL

Job ID: 1250259

Surgical Advanced Practice Provider - Cardiovascular - Thoracic Group - Nationally Ranked - Sarasota, Florida!

Sarasota, FL 34239

Job Description

Surgical Advanced Practice Provider - Cardiovascular-Thoracic Group – Sarasota, Florida

First Physicians Group of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has an excellent opportunity for an Advanced Practice Provider to join a busy and successful CV & Thoracic Surgery group.  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. 

Program Highlights:

·                Sarasota Memorial’s nationally ranked Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery program features world-class facilities, one of the most advanced surgical        teams in Florida and the region’s largest Robotic Thoracic Surgery program.

·                Our physician led team performs more than 1,700+ Cardiovascular-Thoracic surgeries each year. 

·                Our surgeons routinely perform some of the most complex procedures, while consistently delivering results that exceed national benchmarks.

·                Columbia Heart Source program, a CMS 5-Star rated Hospital, and STS 3-Star overall rated program.   

Position Highlights:

·                Join an inpatient team of 12 APPs assisting a busy and growing practice of six surgeons. 

·                Desirable rotating on-call schedule, typically 1:8 weeknights and weekends.

·                No in-house overnight call requirement. 

·                APPs are scheduled 8 shifts per 2 week pay period.  

·                We strive for work/life balance and a four shifts per week schedule.      

·                APP will be responsible for providing expert comprehensive health assessment, evaluation, planning, and administration of quality patient care              under the direction of our physicians within the Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery Department. 

·                APP will practice in collaboration with and at the direction of the surgeon(s) during the intraoperative phase of the perioperative experience.


·                PA-C or AGACNP   

·                APP will ideally have 2+ years of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery first assisting experience, and Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting experience,                      (Saphena-Venapax and Getinge-Hemopro 2 are available).

·                Current NCCPA Certification for PAs or ANCC certification for APRNs. 

·                Active or be eligible for licensure by the State of Florida (Department of Health/Nursing, Medical Quality Assurance section). 

·                BLS and ACLS certification   

·                Case/Procedure Logs for credentialing.

Compensation & Benefits:

·                Competitive Salary

·                No contract or non-compete clause – candidates sign offer letters only.

·                Full array of benefits offered including health, dental, vision, long term disability, PTO, 403B Retirement Plan, and much more.

·                As an employee of a public, State of Florida organization, APPs are entitled to sovereign immunity.

·                We are a Nonprofit 501(c)(3).  APPs can participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program if employed by the group.

·                No state tax in Florida.

Please contact Lana Griffin, Provider Recruiter for more information about this opportunity.

First Physicians Group is one of the Gulf Coast’s foremost 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. Backed by the tradition and strength of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System as the employed medical group for 30 years! Our Board Certified physicians with backgrounds and training to include some of the most prestigious universities in the nation have earned a reputation as being some of the community’s best physicians.


Sarasota Memorial has a history of quality care delivery:

  • CMS 5-Star rated hospital in 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 Hospitalists for a 5th year in a row by Newsweek, 2024.
  • Forbes’ Best-in-State Employers, 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.
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