Working at Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Cleveland Clinic Akron General has been named one of the ninety-nine best places to work in Northeast Ohio by the Employers Resource Council. This recognition, called NorthCoast 99, recognizes employers who excel in compensation, benefits, health & safety, training & education, diversity, community service, recruitment & retention and employee communication.

Along with exciting healthcare careers, we offer competitive wages and comprehensive benefit packages which may include medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, a matched savings plan, life insurance options and educational reimbursement for qualified programs. Most employees are eligible for paid time off for holidays and sick days.

Our employees also enjoy perks, like on-site dry cleaning pick-up and film developing and discounts on local family entertainment, area businesses and more. We strive to offer services that help make life a little easier for our employees - because we know that their schedule sometimes gets even busier after the workday is through.

We look forward to meeting you and hope that you'll choose Akron General.

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Benefits for benefit-eligible positions 

Medical Insurance
Employees are offered medical insurance to meet individual and family needs. This coverage has minimal employee expense when employees and family members have inpatient or outpatient procedures performed at the following locations: All Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Akron General locations, and Akron Children’s Hospital.

The plan includes a pharmacy benefit. Employees can also take advantage of many perks such as payroll deduction, lower copays, discounted maintenance medications, and over-the-counter products when utilizing Akron General’s outpatient pharmacy.

Dental Insurance
Cleveland Clinic Akron General offers dental coverage to help with the costs of routine dental care, major dentistry and orthodontics.

Vision Insurance
Employees and family members are offered discounts on exams, glasses or contact lenses through Cleveland Clinic Akron General. An eye exam every two years is covered by all medical insurance plans.

Flexible Spending Accounts
Contributions to Health Care or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) help you save for medical or daycare expenses. These tax-free contributions could result in significant tax savings. Use the Stored Value Card (debit card) to pay at point-of-purchase for convenience.

Life Insurance
Cleveland Clinic Akron General offers term life insurance coverage at no cost to you. Coverage for full time and semi full time employees equals 1 x annual salary, limited to $500,000. You may elect additional coverage as well.

Dependent Life Insurance
You may elect dependent life insurance for your spouse and each dependent child.

Disability Insurance
Coverage provides a supplemental income while you are unable to work due to your own illness or injury.

  • Short-term disability (STD) coverage of 50% of weekly earnings with a maximum of $500 per week. STD insurance payments are generated after 30 days of a consecutive absence or on day 1 if hospitalized overnight.
  • Long term disability (LTD)- insurance to cover absences in excess of 90 consecutive days.

Cleveland Clinic Akron General offers a 401k plan to employees. Employees will automatically be enrolled in the 401k plan at 3% of pay, beginning 45 days after date of hire. Employees are eligible for employer match after completing one year of service with 1,000 hours worked.

Cleveland Clinic Akron General also offers periodic education sessions, seminars and tools to help with your retirement savings.

Voluntary Benefits
Available through payroll deduction, you may choose polices such as Auto and Home insurance, Prepaid Legal, Pet insurance, Critical Illness and Whole Life insurances.

Paid Time Off (PTO)
PTO combines traditional vacation, holiday and sick time programs. Employees begin accruing PTO on the first day of employment and are eligible to take PTO after 90 days of employment.

STD Hours Bank
Available after completion of 90 days of employment, this bank covers an employee’s absence due to illness in excess of 3 days.

Tuition Reimbursement
All full-time and semi-full time employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement after completing one year of service. The amount of reimbursement varies by union status and length of service.

Adoption Assistance
All full-time and semi-full time employees with at least one year of service are eligible to receive paid time off and reimbursement on expenses related to adoption.

Perks at Work
Our employees also enjoy perks, like on-site dry cleaning pick-up and film developing and discounts on local family entertainment, area businesses and more. We strive to offer services that help make life a little easier for our employees - because we know that their schedule sometimes gets even busier after the workday is through.



Akron General Medical Center is committed to diversity by providing an environment where every individual is respected, honored and supported. Each employee has equal opportunity and support to achieve his/her full potential, in an organization where human differences in no way interfere with the ability or willingness to recognize, support and reward. We strive to provide an environment that is open and creative and inspires best efforts and results, and where cooperation and teamwork thrive along with each individual's personal growth and contribution.

At Akron General Medical Center, we accept the moral and practical imperatives of our changing society, as well as the impacts of these changes on our personal and professional lives. We value and seek the strengths of human variety with respect to age, culture, gender, national origin, personal values and beliefs, physical abilities, race and religion. In principle and in practice, Akron General Medical Center commits time and resources to increasing diversity of our workforce.

We believe that diversity is about values and relationships. Building and maintaining a diversified workforce is essential to our business success. Diversity directly impacts Akron General Medical Center in the following ways:

  • It builds value for our communities, our people, our company and our patients.
  • It makes us better neighbors in our communities.
  • It makes our workforce more reflective of the patients entrusted in our care.
  • It makes us a better employer and business partner.
  • It helps us compete more effectively.

We subscribe to a common mission to improve the health and lives of our patients and community. We consider one another as equals in pursuit of our common goals -- none more or less protected, entitled or worthy of personal respect than another -- and all contributing to an integrated whole made stronger by our mutual commitment. The result is that both individuals and the organization itself achieve the highest standards of performance and potential.

Supporting Our Community

Supporting Our Community

Akron General Health System is a not for profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities we serve.

Fulfilling Our Mission 
Many Akron General employees contribute of themselves to our community initiatives which support our mission. Pictured in the slide show above and mentioned below are some of these activities:

  • Akron Reads
    AkronReads is a community tutoring partnership between the Akron Public Schools and local businesses, government agencies, nonprofit and civic organizations. Akron General participates in this initiative which has become the model for collaborative tutoring partnerships in Ohio. Since its inception, Akron-area businesses, government agencies, nonprofit and civic organizations have committed the time and financial resources needed to help make a significant difference in the reading test scores of students in the Akron Public Schools.
  • Akron Regional Food Bank
    The number of families and individuals who live in hunger in the United States is on the rise. Many come from our most vulnerable populations - children and seniors. Akron General employees have helped out in the warehouse by sorting, inspecting and repackaging food donations and by repackaging the Foodbank’s ESSENTIALS personal care products.
  • Downtown Akron Partnership: Green & Clean
    On the first Friday of May, Downtown Akron is overrun with volunteers clad in "safety green" shirts putting a deep clean on the Downtown footprint. These projects focus on making a vibrant impact, going beyond the regular clean team services. The goal of the event is to engage the community in making our Downtown "vibrant and valuable." During the Downtown Green & Clean event, Akron General employees participate by forming teams and doing projects around Downtown properties or within the district. Downtown Akron Partnership's goal is to promote and build a vibrant and valuable Downtown.
  • Habitat for Humanity
    Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit organization, is founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat volunteers and its homeowner families have built or rehabilitated more than 400,000 houses.
  • American Heart Association Heart Walk
    Akron General joined more than a million people in 300+ cities across America taking a stand against heart disease and helping to save lives! Embracing a healthier life is one of the best gifts we can give to ourselves and those we love. Akron General employees form teams to raise money that goes to research and getting life-saving information to those who need it. 

We look forward to meeting you and hope that you'll consider an opportunity with us.

Tobacco Free

Tobacco Free

Tobacco-Free Environment

In keeping with our mission to improve the health and lives of our patients and community, Akron General Medical Center, Edwin Shaw Rehab, Akron General Health & Wellness Center - West, Akron General Health & Wellness Center - North and other Akron General Health Centers prohibit smoking and the use of tobacco products by patients, staff, visitors and all others on their grounds, including property regularly maintained by Akron General. This includes not smoking in a vehicle parked on these grounds. Staff is also prohibited from smoking or using tobacco products any time between start and end of their shift.

Effective January 1, 2009, Akron General will not hire anyone who smokes or uses tobacco. Former smokers and tobacco users must be free from use of any nicotine product for at least 90 days before being considered for employment. The pre-placement screening process will include a urine screen for cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine found in cigarette smoke.

All About Akron

All About Akron

Located in Northeast Ohio, Akron is the fifth largest city in the state and is a great place to live and work, offering the benefits of being close to major cities, but having a small-town feel. The Akron community provides a family-friendly atmosphere with endless entertainment options, excellent education institutions, along with the natural beauties of the Cuyahoga Valley. Travel from Akron is convenient with access to several major highways and airports located nearby in Akron-Canton, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

We invite you to explore the City of Akron, Summit County and all that Northeast Ohio living has to offer you.

Distance from...

  • Boston: 650 miles.
  • Chicago: 365 miles.
  • Cleveland: 35 miles.
  • Columbus: 125 miles.
  • Detroit: 180 miles.
  • New York: 455 miles.
  • Pittsburgh: 120 miles.
  • St. Louis: 555 miles.
  • Toledo: 125 miles.


  •  199,110.

Median income

  •  $50, 538.

Cost of living

  •  2.1% below national average.

Over 65 denominations represented in the greater-Akron area:

  • Protestant churches: 632.
  • Catholic churches: 76.
  • Eastern Orthodox: 17.
  • Synagogues: 3.

Racial composition

  • White: 62%.
  • Black/African American: 31%.
  • Hispanic: 2%.
  • Asian: 2%.

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