PRN, EMS Instructor

Cleveland Clinic

Akron, OH

Job posting number: #7234051 (Ref:ccf20171594)

Posted: April 1, 2024

Job Description

Join us at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital where we have been providing world-class care to our community for over 100 years. Cleveland Clinic is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation. At Akron General, we strive for patient-centered care and comfort with our collaborative team of healthcare professionals. We are committed to serving the community and treat our patients as family.  

Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Paramedic Instructor will assist the Program Director in the coordination, implementation and on-going evaluation of the Paramedic Education Program. Your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Planning laboratory sessions, identifying equipment needs and enlisting evaluators.

  • Directing regarding equipment/product purchases.

  • Offering one-on-one tutoring on practical skills and didactic material to EMT and Paramedic Students.

  • Instructing assigned EMS courses in the classroom and laboratory setting.

  • Maintaining accurate inventory of all paramedic program supplies and equipment.

  • Evaluating new EMS products and equipment.

  • Making recommendations to Program

The Future Caregiver is someone who: 

  • Has High-level management and leadership skills. 

  • Has two years of Paramedic experience (required).

  • Has teaching experience (preferred).

  • Has teamwork and motivational skills.

  • Has written and verbal communication skills.

This is a rewarding opportunity that offers growth-oriented projects, mentorship, support, and resources. You will experience great exposure to both the institute and department leadership and have numerous opportunities for career growth.


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. 


  • Assists with class coverage, monitoring lectures, and lecturing as necessary.
  • Assists with written test administration and evaluation.
  • Evaluates students in clinical/field internship rotations as necessary.
  • Submits student evaluations to the Program Coordinator.
  • Assists EMT and Paramedic instructors in scheduling equipment for classroom instruction and practical testing.
  • Establishes cooperative working relationship with community health and EMS organizations and agencies.
  • Maintains current licensure/certifications throughout tenure of duty.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Follows Hospital and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code and display of ID badge, and safety.
  • Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department-specific competencies and requirements.


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Associates degree preferred.


  • State of Ohio Paramedic Certification required.
  • BLS required.
  • ACLS required.
  • PALS required within one year.
  • State of Ohio EMS Instructor (EMS-I) – required within one year.
  • Basic Life Support Instructor – American Heart Association (BLSI) – required within one year.
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Instructor - American Heart Association (ACLSI) -required within one year.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor - American Heart Association (PALSI) - required within one year.
  • ITLS Instructor (International Trauma Life Support) instructor certification – required within one year.
  • National Registered Paramedic- preferred

Work Experience:

  • Five years EMS experience as an EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic.

Physical Requirements:

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

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.

By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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Job posting number:#7234051 (Ref:ccf20171594)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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