Camp Nurse 

The nurse works to provide first aid care for campers and staff, overseeing the administration of medications to campers and staff, coordinating visits to a physician when needed, monitoring health and cleanliness standards, organizing paper work and maintaining file organization. Work with the summer camp director and various staff, help provide adequate physical health conditions for all, and assist staff with tasks as necessary. RESET will cover out-of-town staff overnight stay in NOLA (3 nights only), meals, and other general staff expenses. Specific requirements and responsibilities are as follows:

Camp Nurses will meet these minimum requirements:​

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree

  • Medical background

  • Pediatric or camp experience a plus

  • Ability to manage health forms and paperwork

  • Hard-working, enthusiastic and committed to the safety and well-being of campers

  • Adaptable and comfortable living in a camp setting and interacting positively with other camp staff.

  • Good communicator with campers, staff and parents.

  • Friendly and energetic

  • Ability to originate, update, and/or monitor healthcare, maintain records, implement a health plan

  • Ability to make decisions and take initiative

  • Ability to observe and assess unsanitary or unhealthy conditions of camp

  • Ability to keep neat and orderly records

  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.

  • Ability to read prescriptions and heath exams for the nurse practitioner or camp consulting pediatrician

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Camp Nurse

Specific Responsibilities: Pre-Arrival camper health form review Establishing health needs during camper arrival time Overall health and well-being of campers and staff Medication administration Illness and injury management Overnight on-call hours Activate urgent care or higher level of care if needed Communication with parents Health care documentation
General Responsibilities include: Ensure each staff member and camper has on file a health history and examination form, as required. Be on-site for Resident Camp check-in on Friday afternoon to review health
histories and other medical forms. Organize all camper medication and set up “dispensing system” with Boys’ and Girls’ medication binders with instructions. Organizing all of our Resident camper medications for dispensing that week Organize incoming Day camper medication if necessary Be the point of contact with parents when receiving medication and their
dispensing instructions. Conduct inventory of supplies and place orders when necessary, ensuring timely arrival
of supplies. 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. Be on the camp site during camper check-ins and be “on call” when not on camp site. Make appointments, when necessary, with medical/dental offices in the local
community. Check, maintain, and issue first aid kits when needed. Participate in and lead specific areas of staff training pertaining to camp health and safety, CPR, first aid, and use of universal precautions for infectious control. Keep accident/incident reports that can be used for risk-management assessment. Organize and log incident reports into medical log (maybe be an online log) Care for ill or injured campers or staff Providing First Aid for minor injuries and illnesses Cuts, scrapes and bruises Bee stings Dehydration and sunburn Home sickness Prepare a summary and evaluation of the camp summer season including inventories,
staff evaluations, camper reports on health problems, and make recommendations for
the following summer season. Monitor health of all staff. Be a medical resource that would bridge the gap between basic medical knowledge and calling 911. (Sometimes we just need someone with medical knowledge to tell us what to do when it's not a 911-emergency.) Monitor/evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions and suggest modifications that would create more healthful conditions at camp. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required. Perform Program Support duties as needed