Camp Nurse - Camp Hidden Lake
The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith based organization, has a temporary job opening for a Camp Nurse for Camp Hidden Lake located in Lexington, MS.
Plans, directs, facilitates, coordinates, and monitors the day-to-day medical needs of camp staff and campers; reviews medical information and stays abreast of techniques and medical information needed to maintain a healthy environment; offers medical advice to the staff and campers as needed; dispenses medications to staff and campers as needed according to physician’s prescription. Supervises the activities of the nursing staff and ensures compliance with established policies and procedures.
Essential Functions: Provides or ensures orientation is provided that includes standing orders, clinic hours, specific camper health and social needs, health center procedures, emergency procedures, growth and development of age groups, staff health assessment of campers, polices and contacting parents, transportation to outside health facilities, accident prevention and risk management, nutrition, and first aid in the camp setting. Develops, plans, delivers and assesses the effectiveness of health-related instruction and trainings at the camp, (i.e. C.P.R., first aid, etc.).Trains the counselors in regard to their responsibilities in noting and reporting illness, injury or unsafe practices and conditions that might contribute to camper or staff accidents. Supervises the activities of the nursing staff and ensures compliance with established policies and procedures. Ensures the health and safety of all campers and staff by providing a safe environment as determined by the ACA Health and Wellness Accreditation standards. Assists at registration by collecting Health History Forms and medication and be responsible for all drugs, medicines and kits brought to camp by campers. Oversees the registration process of checking campers upon arrival at camp for lice and other evidence of illness, injury or communicable disease. Reviews all Health History Forms (Camper and Staff) within 24 hours of their arrival (verify at camp that everyone at camp has a Health History Form), and identify any camper or staff who has a health or medical situation that needs to be discussed with the Camp Director. For each cabin, list for the counselors, all camper medications or medical problems that they need to be aware of. For campers who come to camp with medicines – dispense all medication and treatments in accordance with directions on the medicine bottles, and keep accurate records of such treatments on camper medical form. Facilitates the initial set-up of the Health Center; ensures the Health Center area and supplies are clean and free from debris at all times. Identifies potential hazards and responds appropriately and in a timely manner.All medications are to be locked up at all times. Maintains accountability and inventory of all medical supplies; orders or purchases needed supplies as approved. Maintains a daily log of all transactions and staff and camper visitations to the Health Center; completes a statistical report on health services rendered and provides to appropriate staff on a predetermined schedule. Reports all admissions to the DCCC/Associate Camp Director. If asked to contact the parent/guardian of camper, document this call in the communication log. Compiles a listing of doctors and hospitals in the immediate area and corresponding driving directions to the facility to be used in an urgent time of need. Evaluates campers and staff and determines appropriate treatment based on symptoms. Follows-up with sick campers and staff to determine if an emergency doctor's visit is necessary. Assists in organizing transportation to doctor and/or hospital as needed. Fill out necessary insurance claim form. Orders meal trays for sick campers and staff as needed. Be on call for all camp medical emergencies. Analyzes the sanitary conditions of the camp on a predetermined schedule; reports any deviances to the DCCC/Associate Camp Director. Participates enthusiastically as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights and other all-camp activities and camp functions. Sits with camper tables during meals and serve as a table monitor when needed. Keeps personal living quarters neat, clean and ready for inspection. Be available to participate and assist with camp programs and activities as directed by the Camp Director. Cleans and disinfects Health Center daily. Washes all linens used in the Health Center. Prepares and replenishes first aid kits for use in programs, dining hall, vehicles, cabins, pool, lake, challenge course, office, etc.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional nursing. Knowledge of the principles and practices of C.P.R., First Aid, and Nutrition. Knowledge of general medical terminology. Ability to determine the ability of sick campers to participate in camp activities and to determine if a doctor's visit is necessary. Ability to detect and prevent illnesses in adults and children. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate medical records. Ability to build and maintain effective mentor relationships with children and youth. Ability to communicate effectively with campers and camp staff. Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff. Ability to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity. Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid; Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers. Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language. Ability to conduct examinations of campers and staff.
Education and Experience
Current Registered Nurse certification required AND Four years progressively responsible experience supervising nursing activities, preferably in a camp, school or related environment preferred OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Licenses and Certifications
Current State License as a Registered Nurse (RN) (state based on camp location)
CPR and FirstAid Certification
Current and Valid State Driver’s License
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Some physical requirements of the Camp Nurse position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate Nurse equipment and activities are required. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering a program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions.
Camp Staff Orientation will be held 06/12/2023 – 06/18/2023 and participation is required.
The 2023 summer Camp program will be held 06/19/2023 – 07/22/2023. If you are unable to work the entire program session, please let us know on your application.
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
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Application Submittal Period: January 9, 2023 - April 30, 2023
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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- Job Family ALM-EXEMPT
- Job Function Camp
- Pay Type Salary
- Employment Indicator Seasonal
- Job Start Date Monday, June 12, 2023
- Job End Date Saturday, July 22, 2023
- ALM - Lexington, MS 626 Oregon Road 39095, 626 Oregon Road, Lexington, Mississippi, United States of America