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Cleveland Clinic Emergency Department Paramedic in Medina, Ohio

Join Cleveland Clinic's Medina Hospital where research and surgery are advanced, technology is leading-edge, patient care is world-class, and caregivers are family. This 148-bed community-based hospital has been providing the communities in and around Medina County with top-quality patient care for over 75 years. Here, you will work with and learn from some of our best caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world.

Medina Hospital's Emergency Department is focused on providing treatment based on each individual patient's specific needs, expediting patient care and reducing wait times. As an Emergency Department Paramedic, you will assist in providing patient care in the Emergency Department under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Some of your duties will include obtaining and recording vital signs, performing EKGs, performing CPR, initiating cardiac monitoring, performing phlebotomy duties, and initiating oxygen therapy.

The ideal future caregiver is someone who:

  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic.

  • Excels in a fast-paced environment.

  • Thrives working as part of a team.

  • Can critically think and problem solve for patients' best interests.

  • Is currently licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMTP) and has Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

In this role, you will work in a dynamic and technologically advanced environment that allows you to discover, learn and grow. You'll remain professionally challenged as you shape the career of your dreams and find where you belong, here at Cleveland Clinic.

At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare.

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.

  • May perform fluid/drug administration.

  • 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.

Salaries [which may be] shown on independent job search websites reflect various market averages and do not represent information obtained directly from The Cleveland Clinic. Because we value each individual candidate, we invite and encourage each candidate to discuss salary/hourly specifics during the application and hiring process.

Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities

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