Hospital EMS Liaison - #603920

Cleveland Clinic

Date: 11/25/2021 20:00 PM

City: Sugarcreek, Ohio

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

EMS Coordinator

Under the direction of the Director of Emergency Services and EMS Manager, the Coordinator EMS is responsible for the coordination and implementation of EMS education and programs. The Coordinator supports hospital programs including chest pain, trauma and stroke that affect and connect the community and EMS with Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital. Works to improve coordination of EMS services and provide continuing education for pre-hospital providers. The Coordinator works closely with the Medical Directors of each of the EMS services.

  • Develops a strategic plan to improve alignment of Mercy Hospital’s directed EMS squads and to recruit other area squads.
  • Annually develops a capital and operating budget with the assistance of the Director of Emergency Services.
  • Coordinate, develop or implement continuing education programs for purposes of EMS re-certification, enhancement of relationships for local or surrounding EMS agencies; develop and coordinate EMS Lecture Series to be held monthly
  • Maintain records and provide reporting as required by the Ohio Division of EMS for all continuing education courses provided. Works cooperatively with the assigned Emergency Medicine Physician over EMS continuing education.
  • Monitor ODPS EMS continuing education site requirements and maintains files and prepares for site inspection
  • Serve on various Stark County committees and EMS Advisory Committees and other committees as required. Attends State EMS Board meetings and Education Committee meetings to be alert to any changes in state policy or procedure.
  • Facilitates feedback communication with EMS agencies that transport/refer patients to Mercy Hospital; works with the Trauma Center, Chest Pain Center and Stroke Center to facilitate feedback to EMS services that transport patients to Mercy Hospital.
  • Maintain relationships with EMS and referring facilities in the region through regular visits, conducting assessments and providing feedback on patients.
  • Assist with course offerings specific to various patient populations (BLS, ACLS, PALS, TECC, ITLS)
  • Review, communicate and coordinates with the Medical Director of any Emergency Medical Services regarding any complaints or quality issues related to EMS
  • Participate in educational conferences and maintains professional knowledge and skills related to areas of responsibility.
  • Serves as a communication conduit to senior leadership and EMS
  • Works to support the role of Mercy Hospital in the community as a Level 2 Trauma Center, Certified Chest Pain Center and Certified Stroke Center. Participate in each of these areas of excellence by attending committee meetings to represent EMS.
  • Complete annual on-going competency requirements. Attends continuing education programs and completes mandatory training in order to maintain certification/licensure requirements (EMT-P, CPR Instructor, ACLS Instructor, EMS Instructor)
  • Assist with performance improvement projects of surrounding EMS systems, collects and distributes run reports to various EMS agencies served by Mercy Hospital.
  • Coordinates with Materials Management, ED, Pharmacy and Purchasing Department for the exchange of supplies and equipment for EMS Providers.
  • Conduct needs assessments of EMS services that transport to Mercy Hospital.
  • Plans and implements Mass Casualty Drills involving EMS services and Mercy Hospital
  • Tracks and records the number of transports to Mercy Hospital ED by EMS Services
  • Other duties as assigned


  • EMS Instructor preferred.


  • Current certification as a paramedic in the State of Ohio. Current certification as an ACLS and BLS provider
  • EMS Instructor Certification
  • ACLS, BLS, PALS and TECC Instructor within 6 months of hire.

Complexity of Work:

  • Knowledge of State EMS grant application processes to assist Mercy Hospital EMS services in obtaining grant funding for education and equipment. Ability to be self-directed. Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.

Work Experience:

  • Three years clinical experience in trauma care to include emergency, critical care, or transport. Excellent written and verbal/non-verbal communications skills required, as well as experience in public speaking or teaching required. Working knowledge of computers, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and web management.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required

The policy of Cleveland Clinic Health System and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic Health System) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic Health System's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days.

Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic Health System facility.

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