JOB DESCRIPTION – Health Care Manager

Work under the guidance of the Health Care Coordinator (an RN) to provide basic health services. Monitor the health, cleanliness, and risk management standards of the overall program. Provide / ensure adequate health conditions for all.  Duties include: assisting the nurse with health screenings and general first aid, serving as the initial point of contact when a health needs arises among staff or participants, escorting people to physicians for treatment, administering routine medications.

Must be 21 years of age or older with a valid U.S. driver’s license and a good driving record. First aid and CPR certification is also required.


  • Experience working with youths (ages 13-18) and adults, preferably in a health care role. (Student nurses will be considered.)
  • Ability to establish work priorities, to respond to unanticipated needs and emergencies, and work under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others (oral & written), especially under pressure.
  • Desire and ability to work in a rural, camp setting.  Previous residential camp experience preferred.
  • Fluent in English; ability to converse in other languages helpful.
  • Current CPR and first aid certification (including use of AED; adult only needed).
  • Minimum age, 21 years old.
  • Valid, U.S. or Canadian driver’s license, with a good driving record.
  • Interest in health care and multicultural approaches to health and illness.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Assist RN in establishing system and carrying out health screening of arriving and departing participants.
  2. Stock and issue first aid kits to cabins and activity areas. Have travel first aid kits and release forms readily available for trips out-of-camp.
  3. Ensure each staff member and participant has a health history on file, including written authorization to treat if medical needs arise.
  4. Implement appropriate first aid measures as needed, reporting incidents to the RN daily, and referring people to the RN as needed.
  5. Assist RN in providing medical care, including record keeping, administering routine medication, managing and safeguarding medications.
  6. Cover the health house during open hours (two 30 minute periods per day) to:
    a. administer medications as guided by RN
    b. administer general first aid
    c. screen and refer to RN as needed for health problems
  7. Arrange appointments and escort youths or staff to physicians for treatment.
  8. Participate in and assist RN in leading specific topics of staff training pertaining to health and safety, CPR, first aid, and universal precautions for infection control.
  9. Assist RN in completing and filing accident and incident reports.
  10. Monitor health of staff, including weekly screening of food service staff on a weekly basis.
  11. Monitor GYV’s “Health House” when a participant is admitted for rest, medical care or isolation.
  12. Keep the Health House clean and orderly.
  13. Along with the nurse, monitor / evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions and suggest modifications that would create more healthful conditions in the camp.
  14. Maintain sanitation standards, conducting daily checks and ensuring logbooks are properly kept.
  15. Monitor use of equipment and supplies. Ensure rescue equipment and first aid kit are readily accessible, in good repair and properly stocked.  Identify maintenance needs and report them to administration.
  16. Communicate with administration and cabin staff as necessary regarding an individual youth’s performance and/ or special needs.
  17. Clean and close down health care office at end of the season. Complete evaluations as a team, with recommendations for next season.
  18. Perform other duties as necessary. Some duties may be reassigned or others may be added as needs arise.

Secondary Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:

  1. Ability to effectively communicate with youths, staff and supervisor.
  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 responsibilities of the position.
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