Paramedic - Home Care Program

Cleveland Clinic

Independence, OH

Job posting number: #7196926 (Ref:ccf19515796)

Posted: November 29, 2023

Job Description

Join the Cleveland Clinic team, where you will work alongside passionate caregivers and provide patient-first healthcare. Cleveland Clinic is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation. At Cleveland Clinic, you will work alongside passionate and dedicated caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world. As a Paramedic in our Homecare program, you will be out in the field every day, being a part of a team that strives to keep our patients safe and healthy at home, reducing the number of unnecessary trips to the Emergency Room and hospital. Your duties will include but are not limited to: • Providing home-based care that supports optimal health and wellness for the patient. • Performing assessments and reporting findings of both in-depth and focused healthcare assessments, screenings and examinations to the appropriate team member. • Providing Basic Cardiac and Advanced Life Support as outlined in existing Cleveland Clinic EMS protocols. The ideal future caregiver is someone who: • Has strong critical thinking skills. • Can demonstrate decisive judgement in stressful situations. • Shows strong communication skills. • Is flexible, organized, and can multi-task. We provide the opportunity for you to be a Certified Community Paramedic. It is required within the first 18 months of hire, and we cover the cost of the book and testing fees. 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Examines, screens, treats and coordinates health services for patients (may include point of care laboratory testing based on paramedic’s education, training and competency):
  • Conducts/assists with  post-hospital care including, but not limited to,  home safety/living condition evaluations, medication adherence/education, dressing changes, checking of vital signs and reinforcement of post-discharge/post-office visit education;
  • Observes, records and reports to the care team/LIP, patient’s condition, response to medications and/or treatments and any significant findings/incidents (actual /potential – Risk Assessment);
  • Conducts patient education including chronic disease management (Diabetes, Hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), fall/injury prevention, basic nutrition, post-operative wound monitoring and care;
  • Administers care consistent with program policies, standard operating procedures and LIP orders;
  • Coordinates appointments, additional home health visits  and follow-up with providers and facilities as appropriate/ordered;
  • Provides both Basic and Advanced Life Support within their scope and capabilities (equipment limitations) in collaboration with local EMS agencies. 
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Completion of accredited paramedic training program (EMT-P). 


  • Current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic in the State of practice.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through the American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s license upon hire; per policy 8-175 thereafter.
  • Must have reliable transportation and proof of automobile insurance coverage with $100,000/$300,000 coverage, upon hire; per policy 8-175 thereafter.

Competencies (Complexity of Work):

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Requires ability to work collaboratively with healthcare professionals and family/caregivers to ensure “Patients First” philosophy and achieve shared goals. 
  • Must be able to work in a residential / community environment and take appropriate action.
  • Position requires travel and driving.
  • Position is outside the normal “hospital” environment and requires working in patient’s homes/care areas. 

Work Experience:

  • At least two years of recent clinical experience as an EMT-P

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full body motion to assist patients and practice within a home environment.
  • Ability to move and lift patients, manual finger dexterity with good eye-hand coordination, involves extensive standing and walking. 
  • MEDIUM WORK – Exerting 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 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.
  • Access to Cleveland Clinic provided cellular phone and IPad. 
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:#7196926 (Ref:ccf19515796)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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