Camp Nurse

Outdoor Journeys
Upland, CA 91786
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
From $2,880 To $5,040
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Sleep-Away Camp

Job Description
Outdoor Journeys is a non-profit youth development organization, which operates a resident camp, Camp Nawakwa, near Angelus Oaks, California and a day camp program, Camp Blue Sky, near Upland, CA. Outdoor Journeys is looking for motivated individuals with a passion for working with youth to serve as Camp Nurse at Camp Nawakwa.
The Position
The Camp Nurse will be responsible for ensuring the safety of campers as they participate in a wide range of camp activities including hiking, archery, arts and crafts, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing, tomahawks, paintball, nature, and outdoor living skills. The Camp Nurse is responsible for coordinating the dispensing of medication to campers and staff. Nursing care consists of evaluating and treating camper's minor injuries and illnesses; keeping a log of Health Center visits; giving supportive advice to counselors and other camp staff, if requested; and identifying health problems serious enough to require a physician's attention. The Candidate shall understand that he/she is an employee of Outdoor Journeys and shall conduct himself/herself as an ambassador of the organization.

Job Requirements
The key duties of the Camp Nurse will be:
• Ensure each staff member and camper has current health history and examination forms on file.
• Be the designated, on call medical first responder while camp is in session
• Carry out a system for health screening for arriving campers and staff.
• Respond to medical and camp emergency situations.
• Inventory medical supplies and report needs for ordering supplies.
• Establish and follow appropriate medical routines including dispensing medications, record keeping of a daily medical log, managing and securing medications, and applying camp medical procedures.
• Coordinate coverage of the infirmary.
• Stock and issue first aid kits.
• Participate in and lead specific areas of staff training.
• Maintain accident/incident reports.
• Ensure that all medical procedures and operations of the health center meet Local, State and ACA requirements.
• Monitor health of all staff and campers.
• Monitor/evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions to maintain healthful camp environment.
• Inform staff of camper health needs prior to the beginning of each session.
• Abide by and enforce camp policies.
• Communicate with campers, families and staff in a mature and professional manner at all times.
• Attend Leadership Training and Staff Training.
• Maintain a clean camp and activity area.
• Live on-site while camp is in session.
• Clean camp areas after programming.
• Be a positive role model for campers.
• Work with Camp Facilities Director for facility needs (housekeeping and maintenance).
• Attend Staff Meetings.
• Be an active member of the Camp Leadership team.
• Other duties as assigned.

• At least 18 years of age.
• Must possess either a valid M.D. or R.N. or L.P.N. or Paramedic or EMT or Wilderness First Responder certificate.
• Current Red Cross First Aid & CPR.
• Read and implement prescriptions and health forms from physicians, observe and assess sanitation and safety of camp facilities.
• Desire and ability to work with children in the outdoors.
• MUST have a positive “can do” attitude, patience, enthusiasm, and integrity.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and to be accountable.
• Ability to work with a wide-range of children and staff members.
• The ability to take initiative and work both as a team and independently.
• Ability to lift up to 20 pounds and hike up to 3 miles.
• Ability to pass background check & TB test.

Compensation & Benefits:
• Dynamic work environment
• Competitive Salary (Salary depending on experience)
• Professional development

Key Dates:
• Leadership Training – June 3rd – June 5th
• Staff Training – June 6th – June 14th
• Summer Season – June 17th – August 10th
Outdoor Journeys
Patrick Walsh
4650 Jenks Lake Road East
Angelus Oaks CA 92305
United States
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