Summer Camp Nurse

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, May 27, 2022, 5:00pm

Address:

South Kingstown, RI
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Camp Director and technical direction of a licensed physician, the Nurse/First Aider is the health and safety manager for the camp. The Nurse/First Aider will work to ensure the health and safety of every person in camp.  The position will supervise health and cleanliness standards and uphold current COVID-19 policies. The Nurse/First Aider is required to live on site. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitor health of all staff and campers 
  • Monitor and evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions and suggest modifications that would create safer and more healthful conditions in the camp.  
  • Conduct inventory of supplies and place orders when necessary
  • Coordinate coverage of health area with Administrative Team 
  • Participate in and lead specific areas of staff training pertaining to camp health and safety, CPR, first aid, and use of universal precautions for infection control 
  • Prepare a summary and evaluation of the camp season including inventories, staff evaluations, camper reports on health problems, and make recommendations for the following season 
  • Responsible for completion and organization of health-related paperwork such as accident/incident reports that can be used for risk management purposes, insurance claim forms, health department records, and health forms 
  • Maintains health standards as outlined by federal, state, local, GSUSA, GSSNE, and ACA regulations 
  • Responsible for storing and dispensing camper prescription medications, approved over-the-counter medications, and all medical supplies 
  • Ensure that each staff member and camper has medication paperwork on file
  • Set up system for health screening for arriving campers and staff within 24 hours of arrival, as well as a system for health screening for trips out of camp.  Notify appropriate camp staff of any health concerns or needs 
  • Establish and follow appropriate medical routines as outlined in the standard operating procedures including recordkeeping in the daily medical log, disposal of medical waste, managing and safeguarding medications, and utilizing approved standing orders 
  • Establishes and maintains regular hours.  Responsible for cleanliness and organization of health area.
  • Fill, issue, check and maintain all first aid kits 
  • Notify Camp Director of any safety or health concerns, especially those requiring consultation with physician or families 
  • Effectively interact and communicate with families 

Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum age 21 
  • Current state license as RN, LVN or MD or equivalent certification preferred and ability to practice health care in Rhode Island
  • Public Health or school nursing experience desirable, experience with children preferred 
  • Ability to make decisions and act wisely in emergencies 
  • Ability to originate, update, and/or monitor health care, maintain records, and implement healthcare standard operating procedures 
  • Have a desire and ability to work with children ages 5 – 17 and summer camp staff
  • Interact with girls, staff, volunteers, and families in a positive, professional manner  
  • Serve as a positive role-model for campers and staff
  • Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments 
  • Patience and capacity to show interest and compassion for every camper and staff member 
  • Belief in the Girl Scout Mission and willingness to subscribe to the principles as stated in the Girl Scout Promise and Law 
  • Must have a valid driver license, reliable transportation, and current insurance 
  • Be able to pass a background check 
  • Must be available for the full duration of the employment period 
  • Ability to work and live in a rustic camp setting

How to Apply:

Please apply for this position online by May 27, 2022. Please contact the Sr. Manager of Girl Experience with any questions at caudette@gssne.org.