Under the supervision of the Resident Camp Director and technical direction of a licensed physician, the Resident Camp Health Manager is the health and safety supervisor for the camp. The Health Manager will work to ensure the health and safety of every person in camp. The position will be responsible for all health and cleanliness standards.
• Monitor health of all staff and campers
• Monitor and evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions and suggest modifications that would create safer and more healthful conditions in the camp. Supervises sanitation and safety practices throughout the camp, including kitchen, dining hall, and BIFFYs.
• Conduct inventory of supplies for Health Hut and place orders when necessary, ensuring timely arrival of supplies
• Coordinate coverage of Health Hut with Administrative Team
• Participate in and lead specific areas of staff training pertaining to camp health and safety, CPR, first aid, and use of universal precautions for infection control
• Prepare a summary and evaluation of the camp season including inventories, staff evaluations, camper reports on health problems, and make recommendations for the following season
• Responsible for completion and organization of health-related paperwork such as accident/incident reports that can be used for risk management purposes, insurance claim forms, health department records, and health forms
• Maintains health standards as outlined by federal, state, local, GSUSA, GSSN, and ACA regulations
• Responsible for storing and dispensing camper and staff prescription medications, approved over-thecounter medications, and all medical supplies
• Knowledge of camp crisis manual and associated procedures
• Familiarity with nearby health care providers and emergency response services Program
• Ensure that each staff member and camper has on file a Health History and Medication
Release Form as required
• Set up system for health screening for arriving campers and staff within 24 hours of arrival, as well as a system for health screening for trips out of camp. Notify appropriate camp staff of any health concerns or needs
• Establish and follow appropriate medical routines as outlined in the standard operating procedures including record keeping in the daily medical log, disposal of medical waste, managing and safeguarding medications, and utilizing approved standing orders
• Establishes and maintains regular Health Hut hours. Responsible for cleanliness and organization of Health Hut
• Establishes and maintains contact with area physician. Make appointments, when necessary, with medical/dental personnel in the community. Accompany patient to medical facility.
• Fill, issue, check and maintain all first aid kits
• Notifies Resident Camp Director of any safety or health concerns, especially those requiring consultation with physician or parents
• Effectively interact and communicate with parents about their camper’s health and safety needs
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Individual should possess great communication skills, be able to work with campers, staff, volunteers, and parents.
Individual should possess the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work, while managing the Resident Camp health program.
Authority and Accountability
Accountable to Resident Camp Director.
Incumbent has the authority to carry out work performance objectives agreed upon with their supervisor.
Objectives are outlined at beginning of camp season and reviewed as needed, with a formal evaluation at the end of the camp season.
No supervisory responsibilities.
Training Five to ten days of pre-camp training including but not limited to Safety, Risk Management, Youth Development, Child Health and Welfare, and Program Activities. Language Skills Ability to read documents, write reports and correspondence, speak effectively in English.
Must be able to understand and perform math skills needed for the position (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, ratios, fractions, and proportions to practical solutions) either with or without a calculator.
Candidate must also be able to calculate measurements related to dosing of medicine.
Reasoning Ability Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form and carries them out.
To perform this job successfully an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software (MSWord, Excel, and Outlook).