JOB DESCRIPTION – Health Care Coordinator

Provide health care services and first aid within established protocols of GYV’s camp physician to participants and seasonal staff. Monitor the health, cleanliness, and risk management standards for GYV. Provide / ensure adequate health conditions for Village youth, staff and guests. Must be a registered nurse, eligible for licensure in Virginia. Current CPR certification and a valid US drivers license with a good driving record also required. . Knowledge of homeopathy and tropical diseases helpful but not necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Licensed (or eligible for licensure) in Virginia as a registered nurse.
  • Experience working with youths (ages 13-18) and adults in a healthcare setting, preferably outpatient. (Ideal candidate will have previous experience as a camp or school nurse.)
  • 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, especially under pressure.
  • Ability to train lay people in general health care practices.
  • Desire and ability to work in a rural, camp setting. Comfortable practicing in a setting where emergency medical services/back up is not readily available. (10-20 minute response)
  • Fluent in English, ability to converse in other languages helpful.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • 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

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure each staff member and participant has a health history and emergency treatment release form on file.
  2. Set-up Health House.
  3. 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.
  4. Conduct inventory of supplies and place orders as needed, ensuring timely arrival of supplies. Monitor budget.
  5. Set up system for health screening of staff and youths, as well as a system for health screening for trips out-of-camp.
  6. 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.
  7. Keep accident / incident reports for risk-management assessment.
  8. Establish overall emergency communications system, and train staff in how to activate this system.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Ensure coverage of the GYV “Health House”, especially when youth are present.
  12. Ensure emergency transportation is always available for nursing staff use.
  13. Attend counselor’s meetings on occasion, to keep abreast of behavioral and social issues among youths, and to report health & safety trends to the counseling team.
  14. Post hours for daily medications and health call.
  15. Make appointments, as needed, with medical / dental professionals in local community, arranging or providing transport as needed.
  16. Monitor health of all youths and staff, especially kitchen staff. Conduct weekly infection checks for kitchen staff.
  17. Oversee prevention and control of contagious diseases.
  18. Monitor safety and sanitation procedures.
  19. Monitor and evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions, and suggest modifications that would create more healthful conditions.
  20. Conduct end-of-season inventory of Health House supplies.
  21. 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.

Secondary Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:

  1. Ability to effectively communicate with youths and staff.
  2. Ability to communicate to staff and youths the safety regulations and emergency procedures in case of an all-camp emergency.
  3. Visual, tactile, auditory and ambulatory ability to identify and respond to medical emergencies, and environmental and other hazards related to area.
  4. Cognitive and communication abilities to carry out specific
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