Wildwood Nurse Job
The Camp Nurse in conjunction with the Health
Care team is responsible for overseeing the health and safety of campers and
staff. Heath Care team consists of Nurse, heath care assistant and camper and
staff inclusion specialist.
health care to meet individual needs of camp staff and campers.
Collaborate with other
medical staff to meet medical needs.
Follow health care
policies/procedures as described in the Healthcare Manual and treatment
Assist with daily
Help supervise and care
for people admitted to the Health
Center for care.
Provide direct care to
staff and campers within the scope of their skills, the camp’s health care
manual, and treatment procedures.
2. Organize, maintain, and
utilize adequate resources for serving the health and medical needs of the
campers and staff.
Keep health center neat
and organized throughout the summer.
3. Maintain accurate and
detailed medical records according to state and American Camp Association Standards.
Prepare and utilize daily
medical log for treatment and medications.
Prepare and record insurance
and accident report forms.
4. Oversee First Aid procedures
Prepare and distribute
first aid kits throughout camp including camp vehicles, kitchen, offices,
waterfront, activity areas, out-of-camp trips.
Ensure supplies are
well stocked and distributed as needed.
5. Ensure a staff
orientation session is delivered on medical services with the Health Care
Ensure camp staff and
campers know their role related to health care and first aid.
Provide or ensure
orientation is provided that includes standing orders, clinic hours, specific
camper health and social needs, health center procedures, emergency procedures,
growth and development of age groups, staff health assessment of campers,
policies on contacting parents, transportation to outside health facilities,
accident prevention and risk management, nutrition, and first aid in the camp
6. Screen all campers and
staff who are arriving and departing camp
Verify health history
and examination. (with Health Care Supervisor)
Identify any observable
evidence of illness or communicable diseases.
Keep all medications
used by campers and staff.
Other Job Duties:
Perform any tasks
beyond those assigned as help is needed.
Provide leadership in
the camp’s risk management program.
assistant and/or first aid position.
Develop a resource file
and obtain information and/or literature concerning health in the camp
Be responsible for
contacting parents concerning the status of their child’s health by telephone
in the following situations: any injury requiring an x-ray, illness requiring a
health center stay and emergency treatment/accident, etc.
Be knowledgeable of
outside health resources.
The Camp Nurse has specific relationships with
other health care staff which may include volunteer/staff physicians, EMT’s, or
other designated medical staff. General camp
clean-up and housekeeping often identifies the relationship with the Camp Counselors
and the Health Care Supervisor with reference to cleanliness and camper and
staff health and to communicate specific health issues.
The health center has basic first aid supplies.
EMS is one half mile away from Drumlin Farm; we call them for support on
anything above what our standing order outline.
Qualifications: (Minimum Education
Registered nurse (RN)
with a license as required by New Hampshire state law.
Current First aid
certification and experience in first aid and emergency management.
Experience in both
children and adult illness/injury care.
Desire to work with
children and young adults. Must enjoy working with children ages 6-17.
Knowledge, Skills, and
Should understand needs of children and how to
give TLC to our youngest campers. Not all visits to the health center are
Physical Aspects of the
Ability to lift/assist campers
Ability to quickly get
to remote locations on camp property over uneven terrain.
Ability to read and
follow directions on medication labels, health forms, physician orders, and
Ability to use a
Maintain camper and
staff online record system using Camp Doc registration program.
Observe and assess sanitation
and safety conditions of the camp.
Ability to communicate
with parents, staff, and administration about camper health concerns.
Possess endurance to
meet emergency needs.
Ability to drive to offsite
camps, physician, or emergency treatment locations.
Ability to drive a golf