Camp Nurse - May 2019 Weekends
Salvation Army Camp Happyland
21457 Happyland Drive
Richardsville, VA 22736
21457 Happyland Dr, Richardsville, VA 22736, USA Req #5476
The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a temporary job opening for a Camp Nurse for Camp Happyland located in Richardsville, Virginia.
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.
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.
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.
The Men’s and Women’s Adult Camp program will be held May 3rd – 5th & May 17th – 19th 2019. 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.
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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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)
CPR and First Aid Certification
Current and Valid State Driver’s License