Emergency Room Paramedic – PRN

Cleveland Clinic

As a caregiver in the Emergency Department Paramedic role, you can perform the skills as a medic in the emergency setting. You will have the chance to witness patient-centered care in a controlled setting while understanding hospital care versus prehospital care. While supporting the department, you will be making improvements and sharing your knowledge with patients, family, and friends. Your primary duties will include but are not limited to:

Performing EKGs, oral and nasal suctioning, and CPR.

Initiating cardiac monitoring and oxygen therapy while reporting rhythm changes.

Assisting with equipment including setup, chest tubes, gastric lavage, and more.

Assisting with cleaning procedures, sterile procedures, sterile techniques, and handing hazardous materials.

The Ideal caregiver is someone who:

Can work under minimal supervision and is motivated daily.

Works well in a close-knit, teambuilding environment.

Has a positive attitude with a willingness to learn

Has strong critical thinking skills.

Currently is licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMTP), has a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, and an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification

Join Cleveland Clinics Brunswick Family Health Center and become a part of one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world. Brunswick Family Health Center is committed to providing world-class care close to home by offering primary care, emergency services and a wide array of specialties. Here, you will work alongside passionate and dedicated caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation and build a rewarding career.

As a Paramedic, some of your primary duties will include:

Obtaining and recording vital signs.

Performing EKGs, phlebotomy, CPR and oral, nasal and ET suctioning.

Initiating cardiac monitoring and oxygen therapy while reporting rhythm changes.

Assisting with equipment including setup, chest tubes, gastric lavage and more.

Assisting with cleaning procedures, sterile procedures, sterile techniques and handling hazardous materials.

The ideal 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 a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. Thats why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, youll 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, youll 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:

Maintains equipment.

Assesses nature and extent of illness/injury and patients history from available sources.

Determines appropriate independent or collaborative response.

Administers appropriate emergency medical care including life support procedures, decontamination protocols, obtaining EKG readings and vital statistics monitoring.

May perform fluid/drug administration.

Communicates with medical personnel at hospital.

Reports or records observations.

Follows directives until report and hand-off at hospital.

Navigates ambulance to scene of accident in response to emergency calls.

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; Current 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.

Current valid State Drivers License (VDL) preferred.

State licensure if required by state law.

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.

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