Summer Camp Nurse (LPN/LVN)


Brown Ledge Camp
71 Brown Ledge Rd
Colchester, VT 05446
United States

Category
Industry
Camping
Job Start Date
6/15/2022
Job End Date
8/24/2022
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Flexible
Travel
No Travel

Job Description

Brown Ledge Camp Nurse

Job Title: Camp Nurse

Classification: Seasonal, FT

Reports to: Director and Assistant Director and Head Nurse

Position Purpose: The camp nurse oversees all health care needs of the campers and staff. This includes doing health screenings, supervising medication administration, treating minor injuries and illness, keeping excellent records of treatments, accompanying campers to the doctor, and communicating with parents. The nurse lives on-campus.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Pre-camp health screens on all staff and campers- incoming, switchover, and outgoing

  • Read staff and camper health documentation and be aware of significant issues
  • Screen all staff within 24 hours of their arrival
  • Screen campers on arrival day, at switchover times, and the day prior to end of session
  • Relay all pertinent health information to the appropriate staff
  • Conduct camper lice checks weekly

2. Provide primary assessment and care for the health needs of all campers and staff

  • Assess any camper or staff who complains of injury or illness and decide on plan for treatment
  • Provide care to your level of training
  • Seek advice/ check in with camp Pediatrician or Head Nurse as needed
  • Accurately document all treatments in Camp Minder in a timely fashion

3. Oversee all aspects of medication administration for campers

  • Manage all incoming meds via the Brown Ledge established system to ensure all meds are present, correct and secure
  • Train qualified staff in medication administration (trips, overnights)
  • Resupply medications to groups when needed

4. Oversee all camper health care, including care given by outside providers, and act as primary

communication with parents

  • Maintain final authority in deciding whether a camper or staff needs further care
  • Act as liaison between other care providers, camp administrators, and parents
  • Log all interactions with parents in Camp Minder
  • Maintain discretion, privacy, and follow all HIPAA regulations surrounding camper and parent information

Other Job Duties:

  • Drive and accompany campers to medical appointments when possible, acting as camp liaison
  • Supervise the infirmary when any patients are staying there
  • Keep appropriate staff and administrators informed of all significant health issues for individuals or campus-wide
  • Maintain open communication with parents, keeping them informed of health issues for their children and responding promptly to communication from parents
  • Train staff in medication administration, common treatments and use of med pack contents for trips out of camp
  • Keep the infirmary clean, organized and ready for patients
  • Keep up with infirmary inventory, ordering supplies as needed
  • Advise on needed health policy changes
  • Educate and advocate for preventive health care and sanitation practices across camp
  • Keep all health care records updated in our online system- CampMinder

Relationships:

The nurse will interact with program, kitchen, office and facility staff as co-workers, and is expected to do so with an intention of cooperation, great customer service, policy adherence and high-quality care for campers. The nurse has final authority over all direct health-related issues, including separating contagious people from others and determining level of medical care for children. In other areas, issues requiring a higher level decision should be referred to the supervisor.

Job Requirements
Required:
Registered Nurse (or LPN) with valid license in VT or reciprocal state (Brown Ledge will pay for transfer)
21 years of age minimum
CPR professional level certification
Ability to be on feet for long periods and to travel around campus on foot
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail
Accurate record keeping
Positive, customer-oriented attitude

Preferred:
Experience working with children
Prior camp nurse experience
Understanding of ADHD, depression, and eating disorders
Mental Health First Aid certification
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Abby Lovshin-Smith
71 Brown Ledge Rd
Colchester VT 05446
United States
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