Cleveland Clinic Paramedic in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains equipment.

  • Assesses nature and extent of illness/injury and patient's 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.

  • Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA) and International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) preferred.

  • Current valid State Driver's 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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