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Head Camp Nurse - RN

The Salvation Army Camp Mt. Crags and Gilmore
26801 Dorothy Drive
Calabasas, CA 91302
United States
818-222-6327 (Main Phone)
Job Start Date
Job End Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Summer Camp
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Located in the heart of Malibu Canyon, Camp Mt. Crags, Gilmore and Wilderness have been providing life changing Christian summer camp experiences for up to 2000 children every summer since 1939.

Our nursing department is vital to the continuation of our ministry. By ensuring campers are taken care of properly, you take part in the most important part of that ministry. Main job duties include distribution of medication and proper record keeping, taking care of minor injuries and illnesses.

We provide room and board in sunny Malibu California as well as a weekly stipend.

Job Requirements

• Provide health care and first aid to meet individual needs of camp staff and campers.
• Follow camps health care policies and procedures.
• Organize, maintain, and utilize adequate resources for serving the health and medical needs of the
campers and staff.
• Set up and stock the camp dispensary before the first camp.
• Maintain inventory of all medical supplies and equipment.
• Be aware of and follow all American Camp Association standards relating to health care.
• Maintain accurate and detailed medical records according to state and American Camp Association
• Ensure staff and camper health examinations are current and on file.
• Prepare and utilize daily medical log for treatment and medications.
• Prepare and record insurance and accident report forms.
• Prepare and distribute first aid kits throughout camp including camp vehicles, kitchen, offices, pool, and
activity areas.
• Ensure supplies are well stocked all summer.
• Ensure a staff orientation session is delivered on health care policy and procedures.
• Ensure camp staff and campers know their role related to health care and first aid.
• Ensure orientation is provided that includes standing orders, dispensary hours and procedures, specific
camper health and social needs, emergency procedures, staff health assessment of campers, policies on
contacting parents, transportation to health facilities out of camp, and risk management procedures.
• Screen all campers and staff within 24 hours of their arrival to camp.
• Verify emergency authorization for each camper and minor staff member.
• Identify any observable evidence of illness or communicable diseases.
• Conduct a health assessment.
• Keep all medications used by campers and staff secured.
• Supervise sanitary conditions of dispensary.
• Observe daily cleanliness in the food service facility and other areas throughout camp.
• Report any health problems or symptoms of illness to the Camp Director.
• Be responsible for contacting parents concerning the status of their child’s health by following camp
policy and procedures.
• Be knowledgeable of outside health resources.
• Assist with and be involved with the supervision of campers at chapels
• Assist with and be involved with the supervision of campers at during Sunday Services
• Assist cabin leaders in the supervision of campers and participate/lead nightly cabin devotions.
• Assist with and be involved with the supervision of campers at during campfires
• When time permits, away from main responsibilities, be involved with cabin buddy assignment to assist
with camper activities.