La Cima Looking for Camp Medic

CAMP NURSE JOB DESCRIPTION            TITLE: La Cima Camp Medic

 

JOB SUMMARY

Camp medics are responsible for the care of ill or injured campers and staff and related administrative duties. This is not a paid position; all senior camp staff receives up to a $400 stipend for the week of service and travel reimbursements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be present on site during camp to attend to any medical situations that may arise.
  • Ensure appropriate medical supplies are available on site and securely managed.
  • Receives medicines from students upon bus arrival, and returns them to students upon camp departure.
  • Controls and dispenses all medicines during camp; Administer camper (and staff) prescription medications as directed. Dispense over-the-counter medications as appropriate
  • Assess campers and staff who are ill or injured and determine if further medical attention is needed.
  • Assist in stabilizing campers and staff requiring transportation to medical facilities.
  • Contact parents of ill or injured campers and staff (if appropriate) and update them as necessary
  • Documentation of all injuries and care rendered. This involves documentation of all over-the-counter medicines, first aid treatment, communication with parents, doctors or any other off-camp facilities.
  • Keep infirmary clean and organized 
  • Counseling as needed- (such as homesick campers)
  • Responsible to La Cima Tri-Directors 

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • First Aid/CPR training – wilderness medical training and/or nursing qualification preferred.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Maturity and sound judgment
  • Ability to work within a bilingual context 

PRACTICAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to work and live in a rustic camp environment at Cispus Learning Center with varying weather conditions
  • Able to respond physically and emotionally to first-aid and emergency situations including patient evacuation
  • Possess the strength, endurance and patience to maintain oversight of campers in a 24 hour residence camp
  •  Possess the visual and auditory skills to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to camp activities.

COMMITMENT

La Cima Staff Dates: Thursday, June 26 through Wednesday, July 2, 2014

CONTACT

Vincent Perez, 360.497.5323 or email