Title: Camp Nurse
Status: Seasonal Employee
Reports to: Director of Programs & Weekly Adventure Camp Manager
JOB SUMMARY: The Camp Nurse provides services primarily for our Adventure Camp program. Duties include checking in camper medications on the first day of camp with counselors and other staff, dispensing oral and injected medications to campers morning and evening, overseeing oral medication dispensing by counselors, providing appropriate medical treatment for children or adults as needed and managing all medical and first aid supplies. The Camp Nurse will provide training in Universal Precautions for counselors and volunteers during orientation before campers arrive on the first day. The position includes tracking and maintaining incident reports and communicating information to either the Director of Programs or the Adventure Camp Manager as well as to the appropriate authorities/organizations. The camp runs on a weekly basis and each week is run from Sunday at 9:00 AM through Friday at 2:00 PM.
The Camp Nurse should relate well to adults and children of all ages. The nurse should have experience with children of diverse populations, particularly populations including children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Accommodations and evening meals will be provided.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: The Camp Nurse must:
· be 21 years of age, licensed, and currently registered, or have reciprocity, to practice in the state of Colorado
· Preference will be given to nurses who have field experience with diverse populations, particularly including populations with developmental disabilities.
· have current CPR and first aid certifications
· The Camp Nurse is responsible for providing basic health assessments and First Aid treatments to campers with special needs and our staff.
· Duties also include medication administration delegation to unlicensed assistive personnel (counselor staff).
· be able to lift 35 lbs. and walk 1 mile over uneven terrain possibly multiple times a day
· Pediatric nurse experience and a working knowledge of communicable disease transmission required
· Current CPR and First Aid certification also mandatory.
* Attend a pre-camp training in the Spring and orientation on the first day of camp.
* Be present at the registration of designated camp session to check in, record individual problems, check in medication and note medications
* Ensure each Adventure Camp camper and staff member has on file a health history and examination form, as required
* Perform a health screening for arriving campers and staff
* On the first day, prior to campers arrival, provide training for the staff in preventative health care both for themselves and their campers, rules and guidelines for the treatment of illnesses and injuries, policies on health and safety, and use of universal precautions for infection control
* Conduct inventory of medical supplies and place orders with the Adventure Camp Coordinator when necessary, ensuring timely arrival of supplies
* Establish and follow appropriate medical routines including record keeping in the daily medical log, disposal of medical waste, managing and safeguarding medications, and utilizing approved standing orders
* Ensure strategies for proper use of First Aid kits and keeping them properly supplied
* Keep accident/incident reports that can be used for risk management assessment
* Prepare a summary and evaluation of the camp session including inventories, and make recommendations for the following sessions/camp year
* Monitor health of all staff including kitchen staff
* Monitor/evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions and suggest modifications that would create more healthful conditions in the camp
* Schedule appointments and prepare appropriate paperwork for visits to a doctor’s office or emergency facility
* Contact parents/guardians within a reasonable time period if their child is seen by a doctor or spent more than two hours in the Infirmary or if the Adventure Camp Program Manager and/or Director of Programs determine that communication is necessary
* Keep beds ready in the Infirmary for emergencies
So that whereabouts are known at all times, the nurse must carry a 2-way radio (provided by Adam’s Camp). There is direct communication to lines in and out of the camp; ambulance services on call within 5 minutes; physician on call 24 hours per day; “Flight For Life” airlift on call; and three major hospitals within 30 minutes.
REPORTS / EVALUATIONS: The Camp Nurse will make certain that cabin health screenings have been returned to the office and staff know which of their campers are taking medications; Report any unusual circumstances/situations with the counselor, trip or leadership staff; Report all admissions to the Health Center to the Adventure Camp Manager and/or Director of Programs in a timely manner; Maintain an accurate Camp Health Log; Provide Report to the Adam’s Camp office and camp manager for the Department of Social Services in writing within 24 hours each injury or illness which required that the camper be sent home or admitted to a hospital; and report any confirmed communicable disease to Adam’s Camp office and the appropriate authorities according to state regulations.
CONCLUDING DUTIES: On the last day of camp, the Camp Nurse must turn in the weekly summary of accidents and incidents to the Adventure Camp Manager. They must also compile an end of the week report including: equipment inventory, suggested purchases, facility needs, and a summary of trends with suggestions for avoiding problems (if applicable to that week) in the future.
Daily Job Duties (Subject to Change)
9:00 Check in at Independence Cabin
9:15-9:45- Health Screenings for Adventure Camp Volunteers and Staff
10:30- Go over any health information with All Adventure Camp Staff
10:45-11:45 Meet with Adventure Camp Counselors giving meds individually to go over the med book and answer questions
12:00-1:00 Lunch & Orientation
1:00-2:30 Prepare supplies in summit, make inventory list of anything needed, check first aid bags for cabins refill as needed.
2:30 – Meet with Adventure Camp Manger, detail and needs for the week. Receive keys for room
3:00-4:00- Check in, free time
4:00 (Admin) Meet with Volunteer nurses and counselor meds – give notes on campers you have questions for.
4:30-6:30 Camper Check in
8:00- Night Rounds
Days 2- 5
7:00 Check in with Adventure Camp Manager, review schedule for the day, make list of activities to attend. Discuss any med needs, camper concerns or incidents as needed
7:30-8:30 Drive around to the various Adventure Camp cabins to dispense medications
9:00-4:00 Attend activities assist with medical needs as arise, answer questions.
As needed- Dispense intravenous medication, attend to injured or sick campers, and make runs to emergency care as needed, contact parents
Dates of Camp:
Week one of Camp (Snow Mountain Ranch): June 13-18
Week two of Camp (Snow Mountain Ranch): June 20-25
Off week – No Camp: June 27-July 2
Week three of Camp (Snow Mountain Ranch): July 4-9
Week four of Camp (Snow Mountain Ranch): July 11-16
Off week – No Camp: July 18-23
Week five of Camp (Snow Mountain Ranch): July 25-30
Week six of Camp (Snow Mountain Ranch): August 1-6