Provide medical services and first aid within established protocols and standing orders of allopathic and homeopathic physicians. Monitor the health, cleanliness, and risk management standards of the overall program. Provide / ensure adequate health conditions for all. Must be a registered nurse, eligible for licensure in Virginia. CPR and first aid certified, and a valid drivers license. Knowledge of homeopathy and tropical diseases helpful but not necessary.
Licensed (or eligible for licensure) in Virginia as a registered nurse.
Experience in working with youths, ages 13-18, and adults, in a health care setting, preferably outpatient.
Training and experience in treating childhood and adolescent diseases and injuries.
Ability to implement the Global Youth Village health care plan and maintain records.
Ability to establish work priorities, to respond to unanticipated needs and emergencies, and work under pressure.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others.
Ability to train others in general health care practices.
Desire and ability to work in a rural, camp setting.
Fluent in English, ability to converse in other languages helpful.
Current CPR and first aid certifications.
Minimum age, 21 years old.
Valid, U.S. driver’s license, with a good driving record.
Knowledge of homeopathy, tropical diseases, and multicultural approaches to health and illness helpful.
Responsible To: Staff Director
- Ensure each staff member and participant has a health history and emergency treatment release form on file.
- Set-up Health House.
- Stock and issue first aid kits to all cabins and activity areas. Have first aid kits and release forms on hand for trips out-of-camp.
- Conduct inventory of supplies and place orders as needed, ensuring timely arrival of supplies. Monitor budget.
- Set up system for health screening of staff and youths, as well as a system for health screening for trips out-of-camp.
- Participate and lead specific areas of staff training pertaining to health and safety, CPR, first aid, risk management, and use of universal precautions for infection control.
- Keep accident / incident reports for risk-management assessment.
- Establish overall emergency communications system, and train staff in how to activate this system.
- Consult with the Pool Director, Rock-Climbing Instructor, Sports & Recreation Leader, & other staff engaged in high-risk activities to set-up an emergency communication system at their related program sites.
- Provide competent first aid and emergency treatment for sudden illnesses and injury. Follow appropriate medical routines including record keeping, proper disposal of medical waste, managing and safeguarding medications, filing insurance claims, and utilizing standing orders.
- Ensure coverage of the Health House, especially when youth are present.
- Ensure emergency transportation is always available for nursing staff use.
- Attend counselor’s meetings on a regular basis, to keep abreast of behavioral and social issues among the youths, and to report health & safety trends to staff team.
- Post hours for daily medications and health call.
- Make appointments, as needed, with medical / dental professionals in local community, arranging or providing transport as needed.
- Monitor health of all youths and staff, especially kitchen staff. Conduct weekly infection checks for kitchen staff.
- Oversee prevention and control of contagious diseases.
- Monitor safety and sanitation procedures.
- Monitor and evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions, and suggest modifications that would create more healthful conditions.
- Conduct end-of-season inventory of Health House supplies.
- Prepare a summary and evaluation of the summer season, including reports on health problems, evaluating Health House procedure and role, and making recommendations for the following season.
- Assist in the design and delivery of select evening programs or other special events, approximately once a week, as health care duties allow.
- Teach occasional afternoon activities or electives or fulfill some other programmatic role of interest
- Fulfill other support functions as outlined in the general job description, applicable to all staff (i.e. being part of a meal clean-up team once a day, helping set up and break down facility, etc.)
- Ability to effectively communicate with youths and staff.
- Ability to communicate to staff and youths the safety regulations and emergency procedures in case of an all-camp emergency.
- Visual, tactile, auditory and ambulatory ability to identify and respond to medical emergencies, and environmental and other hazards related to area.
- Cognitive and communication abilities to carry out specific