Have a passion for helping youth in care?
Looking to get out of the hospital or office and into nature this summer? As a volunteer camp nurse, you will be a member of our medical team (2-3 members). Our volunteer nurses are responsible for caring for ill or injured campers, sorting and dispensing medication (almost every camper comes with medication), responding to emergencies, maintaining accurate medical documentation and promoting health maintenance and accident prevention. Nursing volunteers stay onsite the entire week.
Our nursing team consists of one licensed RN and one to two medical assistants (typically nursing students and those working toward licensure).
Minimum 21 years of age
Desire and ability to work with youth outdoors
Ability to work with others collaboratively and effectively
Patience, adaptability, flexibility and self-control
Enthusiasm and sense of humor
Safe, child-centered and professional
Have an active PA State RN License or LPN
Nurse and/or Assistant Responsibilities:
Comply with all CTB medical standards and protocols.
Participate in counselor training and assist in facilitating medical training/protocol
Management of medication administration (experience in psychotropic medications)
Follow medical directives and pre-planned safety plans
Administer and manage all medical records during camp
Maintain incident/accident reports
Ensure security of all medications, supplies and records
Nursing volunteers have supervisory role over children at camp. Nursing staff are required to stay-onsite throughout the week and therefore, are required to complete a background check and Child Abuse Clearance Report and/or fingerprints. Visit our Background Check Policies to learn more.
Do You Have These Skills?
Pediatric or camp experience
Ability to manage health forms (paper or electronic)
Enjoy working with kids ages 8-18
Enthusiastic and committed to the safety and well-being of campers
Adaptable and comfortable interacting positively with other camp staff
Good communicator with other health care providers, campers, staff, and parents
Ability to make decisions and take initiative
STEPS TO APPLY AS A NURSE VOLUNTEER:
Complete online application
Complete background check and child abuse clearance (view background check policies)
Submit three references
Complete online volunteer training