PRN, EMS Instructor

Cleveland Clinic

Akron, OH

Job posting number: #7107101 (Ref:ccf16390471)

Posted: August 2, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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.

This position is for classes taught at The University of Akron Medina County University Center.


  • Plans laboratory sessions, identifying equipment needs and enlisting evaluators.
  • Offers one-on-one tutoring on practical skills and didactic material to EMT and Paramedic Students.
  • Instructs assigned EMS courses in the classroom and laboratory setting.
  • Maintains accurate inventory of all paramedic program supplies and equipment.
  • Evaluates new EMS products and equipment.
  • Makes recommendations to Program Director regarding equipment/product purchases.
  • 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.
  • Two years of Paramedic experience is required.
  • Teaching experience preferred.

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.

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