Camp Nurse

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Keystone, CO
United States

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Keystone Science School Mission:

Keystone Science School educates youth and adults to broaden perspectives and foster appreciation for engaged citizenship.  We accomplish this through meaningful and collaborative learning experiences in the natural mountain environment that incorporate non-biased scientific inquiry, leadership development, civic engagement and academic rigor. 

The employees of Keystone Science School collectively work for the Mission, and truly live the Vision and Values! We offer competitive health and welfare benefits, and employee housing (based on the position offered). Our campus is located at 9,200 feet on the site of Old Keystone Village in Keystone, Colorado. Our historic 23-acre campus serves as the ultimate outdoor laboratory and is the home base for our diverse suite of programs. Our facilities include modern log-style dormitories, a central dining hall, an outdoor amphitheater, a state-of-the-art observatory and geothermal field. Visit to learn more!

Program Overview and Job Summary

The Camp Nurse works with our Day Camp, Residential Camp, and Teen programs. The Camp Nurse is the primary caregiver for each camper while on Keystone Science School campus and is responsible for planning, administering, and documenting all staff and camper health related issues. Fellow staff, campers, and parents will rely on the Camp Nurse to keep a safe and healthy camp community throughout the summer.

Our ideal candidate will focus on the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Attend to illnesses or injuries of both campers and staff;
  • Work within written protocols and scope of practice;
  • Administer both over-the-counter and prescription medications to campers and staff per written protocol at designated
  • 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 illness, injury or abuse to proper authorities when necessary per written protocol;
  • Maintain a watchful presence to the overall wellness of campers and staff;
  • Work directly with the Camp Physician, EMS, fire department and hospital either by phone or in person when needed to attend to the illness or injury of a camper or staff;
  • Attend morning supervisory staff meetings and other camp meetings and functions when assigned by the Camp Director;
  • Maintain, clean and stocked health center, purchase first aid supplies when necessary;
  • Track and maintain all KSS medical supplies;
  • Support Camp Director in staff training in relation to child health and safety;
  • Attend meals in the Rives dining hall if directed to do so by the Camp Director;
  • Manage all documentation and protocol in relation to Colorado State Child Care licensure;
  • With the help of the entire staff, maintain cleanliness and order within the Health Center;
  • Other duties as assigned.

The minimum requirements in knowledge, skills, and abilities for the candidate of our choice:

  • Additionally, we require and expect this person to be disciplined in thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence;
  • Strong work ethic and will work until the job is complete;
  • Motivation to contribute positively to the KSS at-large community;
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form;
  • Multi-task efficiently while managing a high-volume workload in a fast-paced, changing environment;
  • Superior customer service skills with the ability to be creative and think ‘outside the box’;
  • Strong command of communication, writing, and organizational skills;
  • Effectively interact with people of diverse backgrounds and different levels of experience;
  • Ability to work in a busy environment with many distractions;
  • Write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals with attention to detail;
  • Ability to create, manage, and maintain a budget utilizing Microsoft Excel;
  • Ability to track information and manage high volume of data such as contacts, prospective donors, and participating teachers. 

Staff Training:                   

If over 21 years of age, you will be required to participate and pass a driver’s training session. You will be required to drive a 15-passenger van;
Abide by and uphold the policies and procedures set forth by the Keystone Science School.       

In addition to the above-required talents, our ideal candidate will have these preferred skillsets:

  • Desired computer skills include proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.);
  • Comprehension of the Spanish language via written and/or verbal form.
  • Our travel expectations:

There will be no travel outside the state, but a lot in Colorado and around Summit County.

Our required experience, and certifications (You will be required to provide copies of these certifications prior to your arrival):

  • American Red Cross Emergency Response Certificate, certified nurse’s assistant, licensed physician assistant, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, or licensed physician;
  • Current Medication Administration certification;
  • Excellent driving record and a valid driver’s license;
  • Must be on campus while programs are in session;
  • Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check.

The physical demands of this position:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or hold objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee must be able to lift and carry at least 40 pounds for an extended duration. The employee is occasionally required to travel for extended periods over rugged terrain. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Our work environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This position requires the employee to work in close contact with his/her teammates. The office space is small and the employee must have the ability to stay focused while others are working in close proximity. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but varies seasonally due to programs and staffing on campus. 

How to Apply:

Want to find yourself at the heart of Science. Adventure. Fun? Apply now!

Please submit the Employment Application found on the Keystone Science School Employment In your cover letter, please include desired salary, and attach resume. Application materials will be accepted until position is filled.

Keystone Science School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.