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Sarasota Memorial Hospital Overview

Sarasota, FL
5001 to 10000 employees
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, an 839-bed regional medical center, is among the largest public health systems in Florida. With more than 6,000 staff, nearly 1,000 physicians and 750 volunteers, it is one of Sarasota County's largest employers. A community ... Read more

Mission: Mission
To provide health care services which excel in Caring, Quality and Innovation.

Our community will be served by the best health care system in America. SMHCS will be the best place to be a patient, the best place to work ... Read more

Sarasota Memorial Hospital – Why Work For Us?

Your Community Hospital

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, an 839-bed regional medical center, is among the largest public health systems in Florida. With over more than 6,000 staff, nearly 1,000 physicians and 750 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. Because it is a public hospital, it must meet strict requirements regarding governance, taxing authority and the services it provides to the community.

Sarasota Memorial is a full-service health system, with specialized expertise in heart, vascular, cancer and neuroscience services, as well as a network of urgent care and outpatient centers, long-term care and rehabilitation among its many programs. It is the only hospital in the area providing labor-delivery services, pediatrics, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a Level II Trauma Center.

Our Vision

Our community will be served by the best healthcare system in the nation. Sarasota Memorial will be the best place to be a patient, the best place to work and the best place to practice medicine. Our extraordinary people, innovative clinical technology and effective use of information systems will set us apart. We will deliver services that are safe, result in desired outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge.

Our Values

To create an environment that supports and rewards:

  • Safety
  • Caring and compassion
  • Excellence and professionalism
  • Teamwork and trust
  • Mutual respect and recognition
  • Accountable and ethical behavior



Enjoy job satisfaction, low turnover and the ability to take part in decision making in your patients’ outcomes. That is part of what makes us a Magnet status hospital. Join us and our highly skilled and highly recognizable nurses who continuously strive to make a positive difference in the lives of their patients as well as their fellow team members. In addition, you can advantage of the various career options and continued education provided to ensure that you are on the path to your career success.

Various opportunities await you in the areas of:

  • General Surgical
  • Pediatrics
  • Operating Room
  • Medical Surgical
  • Cardiac Telemetry Med/Surg
  • Oncology
  • Ortho
  • Rehab
  • And More!

At Sarasota Memorial Hospital, you will be a part of a diverse environment where all people are valued and respected. With our talented team of employees, you will help us to become the best community hospital and healthcare system in the United States.

Our highly engaged workforce at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has enabled us to perform on a very high level, consistent with prestigious academic medical centers. Team members merely use their job descriptions as a springboard to a greater mission. Employees operate above and beyond and at the very top of their licenses. They take the utmost pride in their work and make it personal. Quite simply, they care and it shows in our results.

We link employee engagement directly to our overall human capital strategy for talent management. Engaged employees are more likely to be creative, make suggestions, provide constructive feedback and recommend their company as an employer to other people looking for jobs. Most importantly, they are much more likely to excel in their role supporting patient care or in the front line providing great care to our patients.


The Nursing Division has been recognized nationally for its excellence in engaging staff, as demonstrated by its continuous designation as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The recognition indicates the organization has met criteria indicating superiority in all aspects of nursing services. As part of the designation process, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System demonstrates its adherence to the Forces of Magnetism — attributes that exemplify nursing excellence. These forces promote an environment that supports engagement and quality outcomes.

A central component is Nursing’s shared governance program, a best practice that gives direct care nurses a voice in decisions that affect nursing practices. Each nursing area supports a Unit Practice Council (UPC) led by direct care nurses who work collaboratively with leaders to ensure issues receive the support they need.

Leaders of the UPCs are members of the Global Unit Practice Council, which provides a forum for topics that transcend a single practice area. Additional councils address professional development, evidence-based practice, policies, and documentation and informatics. Leaders of these councils are direct care nurses who meet monthly with the Chief Nursing Officer in an overall Coordinating Council, which helps communicate best practices house wide.

Come join us in beautiful Sarasota, Florida — Home to one of America’s number one beaches. Located minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches of Florida’s West Coast, our Magnet hospital is continuing to grow and expand! Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a community-owned regional medical center and leading acute care hospital and named by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals”, ranking above all other Florida institutions in several specialties. These awards combined with our supportive team environment help to ensure your success!

Our Location: Conveniently located to most major Florida cities and attractions, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System offers our team members all the amenities associated with an active “Florida Lifestyle”. Surround yourself with world-class shopping, PGA quality golf courses, award winning theater, hiking trails and some of the nation’s top beaches. We invite you to explore all of the opportunities found right here in Sarasota, FL!


The Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMHCS) is proud to offer an evidence-based approach to the integration of a new graduate into our healthcare system. A nurse residency program is a proven approach to assist new graduate registered nurses successfully integrate into the workforce.

As a Magnet facility, SHMCS strongly encourages BSN graduates to apply. In order to advance the nursing profession we are committed to increasing the number of BSN prepared nurses at the bedside. It is expected that non-BSN graduates will be committed to completion of the BSN degree within three years. Nurse residency participants are asked for a two-year commitment.

Positions for our RN Residency Program are posted online. Please only apply for requisitions with New Graduate RN Residency in the job title.  Those candidates who are interested in the BSN Transition Team are encouraged to apply for requisitions with BSN for Transition Team in the job title.

Benefits of our RN Residency program include:

  • Enhanced critical thinking and problem solving
  • Enhanced leadership skills
  • Improved patient outcomes
  • Increased nurse retention
  • Development of effective decision-making skills
  • Increased confidence in clinical nursing practice

Residency Program Design

  • Nurse Graduates work closely with a Clinical Coach. A Clinical Coach is a skilled and experienced nurse who uses evidence based approach to learning, providing direct instruction, coaching, mentoring and evaluating the performance of new graduate nurses.
  • Fourteen month program that includes class-room settings, support groups, case studies, simulation, shadowing opportunities and content speakers. More information regarding the SNAPP program will be provided during the orientation period.
  • A “new graduate” is defined as a Registered Nurse who has been licensed for 12 months or less.

Application Process

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is accepting applications year round. You must be licensed by the state of Florida by the residency start date in order to apply.

Standing out from the Crowd

  1. Apply online to “New Graduate RN Residency” or BSN for Transition Team for BSN candidates.
  2. Complete the online application.
  3. A Nurse Recruiter will review your information and notifications will be sent via email. We anticipate that there will be a large number of interested and eligible candidates.
  4. Candidates may be invited to an interview with hiring managers.

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital Awards & Accolades

  • Magnet Status for Nursing Excellence, ANCC Magnet, 2018

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