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The Nurse Manager of Camp Health Services is responsible for overseeing the overall operations of the health center for all camping and recreation programs, including summer camp, assisted travel, respite weekend, and winter camp. The Manager of Camp Health Services is responsible for meeting all healthcare needs of campers and staff and ensuring The League continues to be pre-emptive in reducing health risks.
Oversees the day-to-day function of the camp health center when operational.
Assess campers’ health to ensure we can safely serve them.
Supervise and delegate to all camp health center/care staff.
Take an active role in ensuring The League is following best practices in camp nursing.
Administer medications & delegate medication administration to all of Camping & Therapeutic Recreation’s medication administration staff.
Assist in ensuring all proper reporting of health issues is completed within the required timeframes.
Collaborate with Case Manager to ensure the campers have provided the necessary paperwork. (i.e. correct orders for medications; medications match the medication orders, medical form has been completed and signed by a physician in the appropriate time frame etc.)
Collaborate with Case Manager to prepare all needed paperwork for all camp programs. (i.e. assessment forms, Medication Administration Records, Bowel Charts etc.)
Identify trends in illnesses/injuries and assist in developing strategies to reduce illness/injuries.
Take an active role in the updating of the Health Center’s Policies and Procedures.
Ensure Camp exceeds the requirements of American Camp Association (ACA), Board of Nursing and Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.
Provide all required documentation as required for Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), ACA, and League requirements.
Assist in the orientation and in-services of all Camping & Recreation staff, including providing the Medication Delegation.
Communicate camper health concerns in a timely manner to camp director, parents/ caregivers.
Keep the camp leadership team informed of current camp health issues.
Ensure all the paperwork and health center forms needed for the sessions are completed and reviewed before the session begins.
Reside on camp site when programs are in session.
Provide trainings for the League in CPR/ First Aid/ Communicable diseases, seizure awareness, etc.
Ensuring that all communication with the community, (written or verbal) is professional in nature and appearance.
Representing The League and its services to the public in a positive manner.
Participating in the program’s quality assurance system.
Equipment used may include, but are not limited to the following: blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, first aid kit, pill crusher, nebulizer g/j/c tubes, suction, catheters, injections, computers, printer, fax machine, and copier, access to internet, MS Office.
Ensure Camping & Recreation Department’s nursing program is carried out in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
During the summer the majority of the day is spent in the health center, which is an air-conditioned building with standard lighting and available ventilation. During the weekends the health center is a section of the dining hall which is also standard overhead florescent lighting and 65 – 80 degree air temperature and available ventilation.” Since this is camp, there are times the nurse will be required to work outside.
Mid May – Late August
· When camp is in session 8 am – 10 pm and as needed during the overnight,
· Off when camp is not in session - will be expected to stay at camp during one break
September – Mid May
· Respite Weekends (~12 – 15 weekends / year) - Friday at 3:00pm – Sunday at 3:00pm
· Winter Camp 8am – 10pm while in session and as needed overnight
· One day per week in the office (8hr day) for reviewing health forms/ preparing paperwork or leading trainings
· Intake for Assisted travel trips (about 3 hours) and on-call during the trips (about 3 – 4 times per year). If staffing needs are not met, the nurse may be required to attend the trip and assist the Travel Leader/Program Manager.
Maryland State (or compact state) certification as a Registered Nurse in good standing.
Delegating RN in the state of Maryland (will have 3 months to complete this requirement once starting at The League)
Trainer in First Aid/CPR (will have 3 months to complete this class once starting with The League)
A minimum of one year direct experience with people with disabilities in a health care setting.
Experience working in a camp setting preferred
Driving license with no more than 2 points on record a plus
Physical Abilities: Must be able to work long hours and respond quickly to emergencies. Must be able to ambulate quickly from one part of camp to another, able to sit for extended periods, finger dexterity, hand-eye coordination, effective verbal communication, fine motor skills, gross motor skills. Able to live, stay overnight in at a camp setting when programs are in session.
Nurse practice act
Extensive experience in dispensing medications
Safety procedures and proper body mechanics
Documentation procedures to ensure proper care.
The needs of special populations
Basic word processing and e-mail
Handle emergency situations in a calm and effective manner; administer medications safely; maintain accurate records and prepare reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; supervise staff effectively this includes: plan, coordinate, evaluate and direct the work of subordinate staff; read and interpret governmental laws, regulations and related materials; direct the work of others.
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