Head Nurse

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Reports To: Assistant Director and Camp Owner/Director

Number of Positions Available: 1 (for all 8 weeks & Staff Training)

The Head Nurse takes the lead role in our camper and staff's health and safety.

General Responsibilities:

• Manage and supervise the Health Centre nursing staff.

• Ensure that appropriate care is provided to all campers and staff with medical needs.

• Ensure that safety and health regulations are strictly adhered to.

• Handle first aid and medical issues as they arise.

• Assist with the general camp community as time permits.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Lead the organizing and setting up of the Health Centre.

• Be on site for daily clinic hours as established.

• Be on call and prepared to assume a lead role in crisis management/emergency response.

• Ensure inventory of First-Aid kits is supplied and maintained.

• Inspect and test all AEDs

• Assess, interpret, and respond to injuries and complaints from campers and staff of varying degree including but not limited to concussions, broken bones, sprains and strains, gastrointestinal and respiratory ailments.

• Diagnose medical issues and refer if necessary to the local Medical Centre / Hospital.

• Ensure that all Health Centre staff maintain the log of campers and staff who receive medical attention in our camp management system.

• Overnight monitoring of ill campers and staff as necessary.

• Administer medications to campers and staff as required.

• Communicate with parents/guardians any necessary information regarding campers or staff who require medical treatment.

• Review medical forms/health history forms prior to registration day in order to discuss current and potential medical needs with parents by phone or email prior to check-in.

• Prepare Health information reports in order to provide special health needs information and directions to the appropriate camp staff (e.g. Directors, Kitchen, Basketball, Coordinators, Activity Instructors, General Camp Staff).

• Weekly health teaching for campers and staff on sun safety, asthma, anaphylaxis, ADD/ADHD, and first aid.

• Ensure that all medications are organized and prepared to return to parents during check-out.

• Use best practice guidelines, and evidence-based research to establish and maintain policies and procedures for the Health Centre.

• Inform Director when Health Centre supplies need to be replenished and make recommendations regarding the improvement of the Health Centre/products / equipment.

• Ensure that the Health Centre is kept clean and orderly at all times.

Required Qualifications:

• Nurse applicants must be RN or RNP licensed in Ontario

• Current CNO membership (liability insurance)

• Current CPR and First Aid certification

• Vulnerable Sector Background Check

• Valid G drivers license.

• Excellent working skills including: communication skills, organizational skills and attention to details.

Employment Period:

• One week of Staff Training (June 26, 2021 - July 3, 2021)

• 8 weeks of Camp (July 4, 2021 - August 28, 2021)

• Some pre-camp work may be needed in May and/or June