The University of Florida/IFAS Extension 4-H Camping Program is looking for a Camp Health Director for 4-H Camp Timpoochee in Niceville, FL. The Camp Timpoochee Summer Leadership Team is comprised of the Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, Camp Health Director, and the Summer Camp Coordinators. The Camp Health Director reports directly to the camp directors. The Camp Health Director is the lead medical professional on the camp staff, responsible for managing the health center and handling any and all medical related situations that arise. The Camp Health Director is responsible for distribution of approved prescription and over-the-counter medications/first aid to our campers. Campers or staff members with serious ailments/injuries are transported to the local urgent care facility or hospital by camp staff. All camp staff will be required to have American Red Cross certification in CPR/FA/AED before summer camp starts. For staff not yet certified, training will be provided prior to start of camp. The Camp Health Director will be provided housing on-site and will be expected to be on-call 24 hours a day, Monday morning through Friday afternoon.
General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Serve as the primary and only licensed health care professional of the camp.
- Review camper medical records before campers arrive.
- Oversee and perform health screenings for all campers and staff upon arrival at camp.
- Provide simple diagnosis of injuries and medical concerns. Administer medical care to campers and staff that is needed during residential and day camp weeks.
- Refer severe medical cases to local, professional medical services (i.e. hospital or urgent care) and be willing to accompany injured/sick person(s) to the medical facility.
- Sort, dispense and log medication distributed to campers and staff.
- Document all medical care information.
- Assist in developing and establishing best practice health care protocols and policies for camp.
- Reports directly to the Camp Director for any issues/communication needs to parents.
- Supervise sanitary conditions throughout medical area.
- Oversee the day-to-day operations of the camp Health Center including set up, organization, ordering supplies, and communications with the Camp Director.
- In Health Center, clean floors, hallways, and bathrooms so that health standards are met. Cleaning duties in the Health Center include but are not limited to: empty trash cans and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas, clean floors, keep storage areas and carts well-stocked, clean, and tidy, and wash, dry, fold and sort clean linens and store them in linen areas.
- Set a positive example for all participants, including cleanliness, punctuality, language, sportsmanship, and table manners.
- Follow all camp rules and regulations, including those of appropriate attire, no smoking, vaping, or use of alcohol or illegal drugs.
- Encourage and practice respect of personal property, camp equipment, and facilities
Meals are provided during camp events. Lodging provided on-site (if living on-site). The Camp Health Director is not required to work weekends and will have at least 24-48 hours off between Friday and Sunday.
The official first day of camp will begin on Monday, June 5, 2023, and will end Friday, July 28, 2023. We are looking for applicants that can work any number of weeks (1-7 weeks). Training will begin a few days before the employee’s start date and will consist of training in youth protection and time for organizing the health center. Training will also include going through program certifications (if not already certified), familiarizing staff with their facility, traditions, and making final preparations for summer. Please reach out with any questions to Ariel Blanton at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requires a valid Licensure (RN, ARNP, PA, or Physician) with the ability to practice in the state of Florida, which is part of the Nursing Licensure Compact.
Must have current CPR/First Aid/AED certification or be willing to get certification before camp starts.
Ability to accept and adapt to guidance and supervision.
Background screenings are required.
Experience working with pediatrics and/or desire and ability to work with youth and adults in an outdoor, camp setting.
Residing on premises is preferred and available, as work schedules vary to meet the needs of campers and staff. This is flexible, though, and daily visits could be arranged instead.
Excellent organization, communication, and people skills.
Detail oriented and able to keep accurate and detailed records of medication, incidents, supplies, and equipment.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Able to maintain a friendly, upbeat, encouraging attitude throughout a full workday.