Enchanted Hills Camp Nurse

POSITION:  Camp Nurse, RN

REPORTSTO:  Camp Director

STATUS: Exempt (Seasonal)



Founded in San Francisco in 1902, the LightHouse’s purpose is to promote the independence, equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or visually impaired. The LightHouse is currently in a period of growth, increasing our capacity to serve more low-vision and blind clients. Enchanted Hills Camp is hiring for the position of Camp Nurse R.N for this summer.

Role Overview:
General Description:
The residential nurse is responsible for overall camper health and well-being in conjunction with the Director, Head Cook, and counselor staff. He/she acts on standing orders of the Camp Physician Consultant. He/she implements the camp health care plan.

• R.N. with a valid California license to practice
• Current First Aid and CPR certifications
• Experience working with persons who are blind/visually impaired or otherwise disabled
• Experience working with all age groups: from children to seniors
• Minimum of one season as a camp nurse
• Minimum of three years as an R.N.
• Knowledge of Braille and/or sign language preferred

Physical Demands:

• Must be willing to live on camp premises
• Must be able to lift 70 pounds
• Must possess endurance in emergency situations
• Ability to quickly get to remote locations on camp property over uneven terrain

Agency Expectations of Employees:
As employees, we should:
• Read, understand, and adhere to all agency policies and procedures.
• Conduct ourselves in a professional manner on and off the job, knowing that we are representatives of LightHouse.
• Perform all job responsibilities.
• Maintain a positive and respectful attitude toward everyone.
• Communicate regularly and appropriately with our supervisors and colleagues within our own departments.
• Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
• Demonstrate efficient time management and the ability to prioritize our assignments.
• Consistently report to work on time and be ready to begin performing our assigned duties and responsibilities.
• Work productively.
• Continue to learn and communicate a blindness-positive philosophy based on current best practices in the field.
• Maintain the confidentiality of campers and staff relating to issues such as health, behaviors, and other situations that may arise.
• Be culturally sensitive.

Job Responsibilities:
• Provide 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 procedures
• Organize, maintain, and utilize adequate resources for serving the health and medical needs of the campers and staff
• Set up the camp Health Center
• Inventory and order all necessary medical supplies and equipment
• Maintain accurate and detailed medical records according to state and American Camp Association Standards
• Ensure staff and camper health examinations are current and on file
• Prepare and utilize daily medical log for treatment and medications
• Prepare and record insurance and accident report forms
• Oversee First Aid procedures and supplies
• 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
• Ensure a staff orientation session is delivered on medical services
• 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 setting
• Screen all campers and staff who are arriving and departing camp
• Verify health history and examination
• Verify emergency authorization
• Identify any observable evidence of illness or communicable diseases
• Conduct a health assessment
• Keep all medications used by campers and staff
• Supervise sanitary conditions throughout camp
• Observe daily cleanliness in the food service facility and other areas throughout camp
• Report any health problems or symptoms of illness to the Camp Director.
• Responsible for contacting parents or guardians concerning their camper’s health
• Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings
• Coordinate special diets with the Head Cook and counselors
• Other duties as assigned
• Volunteer

Working Conditions:
LightHouse personnel are employed on an at-will basis. Employment at-will means that the employment relationship may be terminated, with or without cause and with or without advance notice at any time by the employee or the Agency. We strive to maintain a scent-free environment and a drug-free workplace.
LightHouse provides equal opportunity to all, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.
All employees at LightHouse are hired for an indefinite and unspecified duration and consequently, no employee is guaranteed employment for a specified length of time. Employment is at the mutual consent of the employee and LightHouse. Accordingly, either the employee or LightHouse can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause (“employment at will”).

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