Temporary Residential Summer Camp Nurse - Varysburg, NY
July 7, 2018
Varysburg, New York
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County Camp Wyomoco has an urgent opening for temporary residential Summer Camp Nurse(s) for weeks July 29 to August 3rd and August 5th to 10th.
The Camp Nurse is responsible for overseeing the onsite health care services and safety of campers and staff.
Under the direction of the Camp Director, the Camp Nurse will be responsible for monitoring the health and wellness of approximately 165 residential campers and 50 staff; collecting, securing, and dispensing medications; ordering and restocking supplies; maintaining appropriate records and log books; attending to injuries and illnesses as they occur; coordinating health care with local doctors and/or health care institutions; maintaining the health center in accordance to policies and regulations; organizing paper work and maintaining file organization; and communicating health-related information to campers, parents, staff, and supervisors.
Physical requirements include bending, lifting, sitting, standing, stooping, stretching, walking, running, and swimming. Hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and a normal range of eye-sight and hearing required to communicate with staff and manipulate camp equipment. Must operate with daily exposure to the cold, heat, rain, sun, and varying other weather conditions, as well as under irregular working hours in a camp environment.
Health and Safety Functions
Coordinate and oversee the camp medical facility. Maintain cleanliness and order within the health lodge.
Inventory and order necessary medical equipment and supplies as needed.
Follow appropriate emergency, medical, and safety policies and procedures at all times. Follow proper storage protocol for all medications.
Ensure each staff member and camper has current health history and examination forms on file, as required.
Organize and maintain accurate and detailed camper and staff medical records. Utilize all applicable daily medical forms for camper medications and camper and staff medical treatment.
Facilitate the medical aspect of camp registration, including the verification of any camper medical or mental health conditions and any medication details. Return any medications and update parents or guardians on any health concerns on closing day. Be on-site for resident camper check-in on Sunday afternoon to review health histories and other medical forms. Screen incoming campers on Sunday afternoon and incoming day campers during the week to identify any observable evidence of illness or communicable diseases.
Secure and maintain all medications used by campers. Makes sure that medications brought to camp are locked in the medication cupboard in the clinic unless discussed and approved by the camp doctor.
Administer both over-the-counter and prescription medications to campers and staff per written protocol at designated times. Ensure all medications are dispensed as directed by camper's physician.
Establish and follow appropriate medical routines, including record keeping in daily medical log, disposal of medical waste, managing and safeguarding medications, and utilizing approved standing orders. Follow health care policies/procedures as described in the Standing Orders and Health Care procedures. Keep clear, accurate and concise records on all campers and staff.
Prepare, maintain, and issue first aid kits as needed.
Provide medical care to meet the health and safety needs of campers and staff.
Attend to illnesses or injuries of both campers and staff per written protocols. Follow health care policies/procedures as described in the Healthcare Manual and treatment procedures.
Report illness, injury or abuse to proper authorities when necessary per written protocol.
Work directly with the Camp staff, EMS, fire department and hospital either by phone or in person when such need may arise to attend to the illness or injury of a camper or staff.
Provide First Aid for minor injuries and illnesses such as cuts, scrapes and bruises; bee stings; dehydration and sunburn; home sickness, etc.
Communicate with parents and guardians by phone, or in person, when necessary. Contact parents concerning the status of their child's health by telephone in the following situations: any injury requiring an x-ray, illness requiring an infirmary stay and emergency treatment/accident, etc.
Collaborate with food service and other staff to properly manage allergies.
Maintain accurate and detailed medical records according to established policy and procedures. Keeps a daily medical log and maintains and documents the camper/staff chart.
Prepare, organize, maintain and log incident reports into applicable medical log(s)/records. Prepare and maintain accident/incident reports that can be used for risk-management assessment.
Monitor/evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions and suggest modifications that would create more healthful conditions at camp.
Maintain accurate and up to date records of medication administration as well as illness and injury care delivered to campers and staff per written protocols.
Report any health problems or symptoms of illness to the Camp Director.
Maintain strict confidentiality of all health information. Ensure complete confidentiality of sensitive information regarding campers and staff at all times.
EEO/EPO, Health and Safety, and Other Duties
Arrive on time for all scheduled activities and duties.
Participate in all orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
Observe curfew and/or quite hours each night.
Keep all relationships on a platonic basis during camp hours and camp season.
Maintain a clean, professional, well-groomed appearance while on duty keeping in compliance with the Association and Camp Dress Code Policy at all times.
Be familiar and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standards.
Assist Supervisor with implementation of camp crisis management plan and/or emergency management procedures as required.
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with staff, campers, parents, volunteers and the public.
Interact with campers, staff, parents, families, and the general public in a professional manner at all times.
Aware of, and adhere to, all policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
Carry out assignments and other duties as directed by supervisor.
Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Physician Assistant or Physician with a license as required by that state law.
Experience as a camp nurse at a residential summer camp preferred.
Current First Aid certification and experience in first aid and emergency management.
Experience in both children and adult illness/injury care.
Ability to manage health forms and paperwork.
Experience collecting, securing, and dispensing medications.
Ability to monitor health center, maintain records, and implement health care plans.
Ability to read and follow directions on medication labels, health forms, physician orders, and parent letters.
Ability to relate effectively to children, parents and college-age staff.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
Available to work one or more full weeks between late-June to Mid-August.
Valid drivers' license, proof of insurance, and access to reliable transportation. Emergency or occasional travel may be required.
Ability to live on camp property for the duration of the camp employment period. Evenings and weekends are necessary. Camp sessions run Sunday through Friday).
Ability to work flexible hours which will include evenings and weekends.
Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to work long hours, in an outdoor/indoor setting, requiring regular physical activity such as walk extensively on uneven terrains in all types of weather.
Ability to interact with campers, staff, parents, families, and the general public in a professional manner at all times.
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