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AHA BLS, ACLS, PALS Instructor

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH 44114

Job Summary:

Coordinates the classroom aspects of the American Heart Association (AHA) courses. Ensures all courses are to be held according to the standards and guidelines.

Candidate must have a minimum of two years experience teaching BLS, ACLS, or PALS.
Monday - Saturday, 7:30-5:00pm, Self-scheduling.
Required to complete a minimum of 24 hours per Month.



  • Reserves and organizes classrooms and equipment to conduct scheduled classes.
  • Ensures instructor, equipment, classroom instruction and student ratios meet the standards set by the American Heart Association and Cleveland Clinic.
  • Applies adult learning techniques. Adapts and develops training materials. Prepares and adapts lesson plans based on American Heart Association curriculum and principles using competency based education. Instructs and imparts information in an interactive participative manner eliciting frequent responses.
  • Selects and uses audiovisual hardware and software to reinforce learning.
  • Evaluates and documents classroom and laboratory reaction and learning of trainees utilizing the program and state approved formats.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    • Associate's Degree or equivalent licensure education required.
    • Bachelor's degree preferred.


      • Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMTP) or Doctor of Medicine (MD) required.
      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Life Support (PALS) required.

        Complexity of Work:

        • Requires strong verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
        • Strong delegation, planning, organizational and teaching skills also required.
        • Requires initiative, self-direction and result orientation.
        • Requires ability to gain cooperation, manage conflict and demonstrate empathy.

          Work Experience:

          • Four years of experience as a Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) provider or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA) including two years of experience as an American Heart Association instructor in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Life Support (PALS) required.

            Physical Requirements:

            • A high degree of dexterity to produce documents on a PC.
            • Normal or corrected vision, hearing and speech.
            • Extensive sitting, standing and walking, occasional lifting or carrying up to 25 pounds.

              Personal Protective Equipment:  

              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required. 

                The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) 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’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 facility.

                Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities",


Posted: 2019-08-16 Expires: 2019-10-17

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AHA BLS, ACLS, PALS Instructor

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH 44114

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