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Cleveland Clinic Paramedic - Emergency Department in Euclid, Ohio

Job ID: 132785

Provides immediate medical treatment to injured or ill patients on-site and/or during transport to hospital.

Responsibilities:

  • Obtains and records vital signs.

  • Perform EKGs.

  • Performs CPR.

  • Initiates cardiac monitoring, notifies RN and/or physician of rhythm changes.

  • Initiates oxygen therapy.

  • Performs oral, nasal, and ET suctioning.

  • Performs phlebotomy and initiates saline locks.

  • Applies orthopedic appliances and simple splints.

  • Sizes crutches and teaches crutch walking.

  • Assists with equipment set-up, chest tubes, gastric lavage, LP, etc.

  • Assists with restraint and seclusion of patients and application of restraint devices.

  • Sitter to provide direct observation to patients as directed.

  • Transport patients as required: stable unmonitored and monitored patients without titratable cardiovascular medications.

  • Transport specimens to lab when needed.

  • Assists with sterile procedures and adhere to sterile technique, universal precautions, and handling of hazardous materials.

  • Assists with cleaning and maintenance of supplies and equipment.

  • Point of care testing as applicable.

  • Maintains confidentiality of patients; respects patients’ dignity and right to privacy.

  • Supports the concept of teamwork and demonstrates a cooperative/collaborative demeanor.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Completion of an accredited EMS-Paramedic training program.

Certifications:

  • Current licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMTP) in the current State.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) required.

  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) preferred.

  • If in an ED, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire or within one year of beginning work in the Emergency Department.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • One year experience as a EMT-P preferred.

  • Clinical experience through a EMS Paramedic Training program required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full body motion to move and lift patients, manual finger dexterity with good eye-hand coordination; involves extensive standing and walking.

  • Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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