Now is your chance to work in the beautiful San Juan Islands of Washington State!
We are an 86-yr old summer camp that offers two, one-month sessions. We are looking for a Nurse Assistant who loves working with kids, appreciates nature and the beauty of rustic living, and brings a strong desire to help our campers have a meaningful and healthy summer!
Contract dates for Summer 2021 are negotiable - please contact us for more information.
Staff Opportunity – Nurse’s Assistant
Qualifications for any Position at Camp Nor’wester
A genuine interest in working/living with and teaching children
Ability to relate to one's peer group
Ability to accept supervision and guidance
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
Good character, integrity, and adaptability
Current CPR and First Aid Certification
Qualifications for Nurse’s Assistant
Currently enrolled in AN or BSN program or certified EMT preferred
Experience with children and young adults desirable
Ability to assist in originating, updating, and/or monitoring
health care, maintain records, and implementing the health care plan
Desire to work and live in a camp community
Sense of humor
Ability to handle stress and work on a team
Advanced or Wilderness First Aid preferred
Desired minimum age 19
Establish a wholesome community based on trust, respect and
appreciation for others.
Support personal development in the areas of maturity,
self-confidence, respect for others and themselves
Encourage the acquisition and development of recreational and work
Provide the opportunity to develop an appreciation and respect for
the natural surroundings
Accountable To: Camp
Nurse and Camp Directors
To maintain the health center facilities and care systems of the
To assist the Camp Nurse in the following duties:
Clean and prepare health center for use; remove brush from paths
to and from the HC
Prepare, and restock as needed, first aid kits for all units,
departments, and out-camp trips
Inventory all supplies at the beginning of the season and notify
directors of purchases needed
Check unit showers and bathrooms for cleanliness weekly.
Keep health center clean
Order supplies as necessary to replenish stock (through director),
keeping track of all additions to inventory
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.
Promote the use of, collect and organize accident/incident reports
for use in risk-management assessment
Keep Directors informed of significant illnesses, injuries and
Clean health center at the end of the season
At the end of the season, wash and store bed and pillow linens
At the end of the season, label and store all
equipment/supplies. Keep outdated or
near outdated medications in separate box for disposal or give away
Inventory supplies at the end of the season and determine what
needs to be ordered for the following year
Prepare a summary of the camp season from the nursing perspective
indicating procedures used and their effectiveness, and make recommendations
for the following season.
To educate and train staff in appropriate health care and first
As directed by the Camp Nurse assist in the following duties:
1. Assist in first
aid presentation during staff training
Make presentation to staff on Blood Borne Pathogens and Universal
To provide health care and health supervision of campers and
staff; supervise health and cleanliness standards.
As directed by the Camp Nurse assist in
the following duties:
Review all camper and staff health forms for possible allergies to
foods, medications, and/or pollen. If some
are found; notify the kitchen, directors, and counselors.
Talk with parents of campers who have special health problems
Meet with each camper at the beginning of the session to discuss
medications, and health concerns and to check for head lice
Visit with all units to check campers for obvious health needs
Collect all medications from campers
Distribute all medications during meals; have medications prepared
ahead of time for overnights, outcamp trips, or other times when campers will
not be at meals
Have "office hours" after meals to see campers with
medical/nursing non-emergency needs
Make judgments regarding the necessity of sending campers to the
doctor or dentist; check with Camp Directors before doing so
Isolate campers who may be infectious
Contact parents/guardians of campers needing outside medical
attention; or if admitted to Health Center
for over 12 hours or overnight.
Prepare forms needed to accompany campers/staff to clinic
Prepare forms needed to accompany campers/staff on off-island
trips or overnights.
To supervise and participate with campers
To participate in unit
and camp activities
when available, and to assist unit
staff at all times when department duties are not in effect
To share interests and
skills that contribute to a wholesome, positive learning atmosphere
To act as unit relief
staff at the direction of the Administrative
Ability to assist campers and staff in
an emergency (fire, injury, evacuation)
Cognitive and communication abilities
to relay health and emergency information in writing and by phone to physician and parents
Physical ability to transfer patients
4. Visual ability to read prescriptions and
Ability to dispense medications
Visual ability to observe unspoken
symptoms and other non-verbal cues about health and well-being.
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.