Health Center Coordinator
The Camp Alonim Health Center Coordinator will oversee the Health Center operation and medical staff. This position is full-time when living on-site as a camp nurse/coordinator when camp is in session (nine weeks during the summer, one week in December and one weekend in the spring), and part-time during the remainder of the year to complete tasks and responsibilities.
ROLE DURING CAMP SESSIONS:
1. Supervise the operation of a safe, effective, efficient, and service-oriented Health Center, including overseeing the successful implementation of policies and procedures by other medical staff (see below).
2. Inventory, set up, and maintain Health Center, including ordering medical supplies and over-the-counter medications for each session.
3. Ensure all first aid kits, AEDs, and other emergency medical supplies are current.
4. Provide orientation sessions for Camp Alonim staff prior to the beginning of camp sessions.
5. Coordinate Health Center responsibilities on Opening Day, including checking in medications, answering parent questions, and managing organization of medication and camper MARs.
6. Pack up and inventory Health Center at end of each season.
7. Supervise and serve in residence as one of the nurses for 9 weeks of summer camp, 1 week of winter camp, and 1 weekend of spring family camp.
RECRUITMENT AND SUPERVISION OF MEDICAL STAFF:
1. Responsible for recruiting and scheduling nurses and doctors for summer and winter seasons in consultation/coordination with the Assistant Director.
2. Obtain and review necessary medical licenses from nurses and doctors.
3. Develop nurse, doctor, and Health Center Counselor schedules.
4. Training, supervision, and oversight of nurses, doctors, and Health Center Counselors.
OVERSIGHT OF HEALTH CENTER POLICIES AND OPERATIONS:
1. Review and revise Health Center Procedures and Standing Orders annually and as necessary.
2. Maintain familiarity with American Camp Association medical standards and applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
3. Identify a physician to serve as Medical Advisor and consult with him/her as necessary.
4. Maintain system for medication distribution.
5. Coordinate with Assistant Director and communicate with parents, as needed, concerning camper medical issues.
6. Review health history forms for campers and staff each season before the start of each session.
7. Communicate with Assistant Director regarding general camp health issues.
8. Communicate regularly with Assistant Director about ways to improve the Health Center experience for parents, campers, staff, nurses, doctors, and Health Center Counselors.
Compensation includes room and board during camp sessions. Minimum requirements: Current active R.N. license by California Board of Registered Nursing, 5 years of nursing experience, and some management experience.
For more information, or to apply, contact Karen Garelik, Camp Alonim Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (877) 225-6646.
The Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University offers year-round and summer programs. Summer programs include Gan Alonim Day Camp for campers ages 5-11, Camp Alonim overnight camp for campers ages 7-17, and Ziering Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI) for participants ages 20-29.