We are glad to know that you might be interested in employment at Geneva Glen for the position of Camp Nurse this coming summer!
Being a camp nurse is an ideal component to a person's nursing career! Good, hard work in a beautiful, healthy Colorado mountain environment; opportunities for play and regeneration; working and playing day in and day out with healthy, happy campers and staff; and a supportive, harmonious atmosphere.
Many benefits beyond pay such as room and board, insurance’s, as well as, and most importantly, a wonderful experience working with children and youth. Recreational opportunities like swimming, horseback riding, backpacking, sports, arts and crafts and much more.
Check out the information on this page and let us know if you have any questions - we'd love to hear from you! Contact our Director, Ken Atkinson: firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-697-4621x10
Job Description for Camp Nurse
- The Camp Nurse position at Geneva Glen is the same as the Health Care Supervisor. The Nurse is in a Full Charge role.
- The Camp Nurse works under a licensed physician secured by the camp.
For the 2017 season, the pay is $6,000 from June 3rd - August 12th. Travel allowance is also provided if travel is necessary from out of Colorado, on a scale from $150 to $350 depending on distance. Room and board is also provided as well as health and accident insurance, worker's compensation, and malpractice insurance. However, it is strongly recommended that the Camp Nurse also retain personal medical malpractice insurance. The Nurse is provided private quarters in one of the camp's newest buildings, the R&R Health Center which is clean, modern and fully equipped. All amenities are provided.
Time off includes one day per week (24 hours), and one night per week. More time may be provided depending on the availability of substitutes.
The Camp Nurse must be licensed, and be currently registered, or have reciprocity, to practice in the state of Colorado. A Nurse Graduate who passes the NCLX prior to the beginning of the June season will be qualified and is considered for the position.
The Camp Nurse should relate well to groups of young people and enjoy outdoor activity, fresh air, and beautiful mountain scenery! Her (his) experience and temperament should have prepared her(him) to function independently and accept the responsibility of the camp health care program.
Often nurse applicants have children which must be considered as a part of the employment package. Our greatest difficulty has been in finding space to enroll a child in the camp program. Geneva Glen enrolls campers from the ages of 6 to 16. If space is available (which depends upon the age - i.e., the younger the camper, the easier to enroll - we will regard your application giving some due consideration of camper tuition against salary.
Nursing care consists of evaluating and treating camper's minor injuries and illnesses; keeping a log of Health Center visits; giving supportive advice to counselors and other camp staff, if requested; and identifying health problems serious enough to require a physician's attention.
Include stocking First Aid supplies in the Health Center and all areas of camp and controlling their outflow; safeguarding the camper's prescription medications; administering the medications at the prescribed dosages and hours; completing insurance forms; and supervising and maintaining the Center's housekeeping standard. A staff member is provided to assist in the housekeeping of the Health Center. The Camp Nurse can expect the Camp administration to provide whatever necessary equipment and supplies may be needed for the nurse and the Health Center.
Toward the end of the staff orientation week prior to camp, the Nurse provides training for the staff in preventative health care both for themselves and their campers, rules and guidelines for the health care program, and a counselor’s approach to the treatment of illnesses and injuries. The Camp Nurse is expected to be present with a physician at the registration of each camp session (every two weeks) to check-in and file the incoming health forms, record individual problems and note medications. An outline of some of the suggested duties is on the reverse. A complete Health Care Plan is available for review, and is provided as part of the job training.
Job Profile - Camp Nurse
- Licensed (in Colorado or reciprocity) as a registered nurse
- Experience with young adults and children desirable
- Ability to supervise, update and and/or monitor health care plan
- Current CPR and first aid certifications
- Desire to work and live in a camp community
Administrative Director / Camp Directors
The Goal of Geneva Glen Camp is to provide experiences for children and youth that promote discovery of one’s own dignity and worth; encourage respect for all races, creeds and backgrounds; stimulate love for and care of the natural world; develop commitments to enduring values; train youth as creative school and community leaders; and to empowering participators to live at their highest level and to enrich their home communities through what they have learned at Geneva Glen.
To be in direct charge of the health program at GG, and respond to any emergency. To manage medical records of campers and staff, supervise health and cleanliness standards, and help provide adequate physical health conditions for all.
- Ensure each camper and staff member has on file a health history and examination form, as required
- Set up system for health screening for arriving campers and staff, as well as a system for health screening for trips out of camp including overnight camp-outs
- Set up a system for responding to special dietary requirements and coordinate with the Food Service Supervisor
- Conduct inventory of supplies and place orders when necessary, ensuring timely arrival of supplies
- Establish and follow appropriate medical routines including record keeping in the daily medical log, disposal of medical waste, managing and safeguarding medications, and utilizing approved standing orders
- Coordinate coverage of the health center
- Post hours for daily medications and health call
- Make appointments, when necessary, with medical/dental personnel in the community, secure transportation for such appointments (with camp administration)
- Check and issue and keep First aid kits appropriately stocked
- Participate in and lead specific areas of staff training, pertaining to camp health and safety, CPR, first aid, and use of universal precautions for infection control
- Keep accident/incident reports that can be used for risk management assessment
- Prepare a summary and evaluating of the camp season including inventories, and make recommendations for the following season
- Monitor health of all staff including kitchen staff
- Monitor/evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions and suggest modifications that would create more healthful conditions in the camp
- These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required
- Ability, certification to drive to doctor or emergency treatment locations
- Ability to read prescriptions and health exams from physicians
- Physical ability to get to remote locations on camp quickly
- Oral and Audio ability to use phone and emergency communication devices
- Ability to observe and assess unsanitary or unhealthy conditions of camp