Job Posting

Head Nurse

Job Title: Head Nurse

Reports To: Camp Director 

The Head Nurse takes the lead role in our camper and staff’s health and safety.

General Responsibilities:

~ Manage and supervise the Health Centre nursing staff.

~ Ensure that appropriate care is provided to all campers and staff with medical needs.

~ Ensure that safety and health regulations are strictly adhered to.

~ Handle first aid and medical issues as they arise.

~ Assist with the general camp community as time permits.

Specific Responsibilities:

~ Lead the organizing and setting up of the Health Centre.

~ Be on site for daily clinic hours as established.

~ Be on call and prepared to assume a lead role in crisis management/emergency response.

~ Ensure inventory of First-Aid kits is supplied and maintained.

~ Inspect and test all AEDs

~ Assess, interpret, and respond to injuries and complaints from campers and staff of varying degree including but not limited to concussions, broken bones, sprains and strains, gastrointestinal and respiratory ailments.

~ Diagnose medical issues and refer if necessary to the local Medical Centre / Hospital.

~ Ensure that all Health Centre staff maintain the log of campers and staff who receive medical attention in our camp management system.

~ Overnight monitoring of ill campers and staff as necessary.

~ Administer medications to campers and staff as required.

~ Communicate with parents/guardians any necessary information regarding campers or staff who require medical treatment.

~ Review medical forms/health history forms prior to registration day in order to discuss current and potential medical needs with parents by phone or email prior to check-in.

~ Prepare Health information reports in order to provide special health needs information and directions to the appropriate camp staff (e.g. Directors, Kitchen, Basketball, Coordinators, Activity Instructors, General Camp Staff).

~ Weekly health teaching for campers and staff on sun safety, asthma, anaphylaxis, ADD/ADHD, and first aid.

~ Ensure that all medications are organized and prepared to return to parents during check-out.

~ Use best practice guidelines, and evidence-based research to establish and maintain policies and procedures for the Health Centre.

~ Inform Director when Health Centre supplies need to be replenished and make recommendations regarding the improvement of the Health Centre/products / equipment.

~ Ensure that the Health Centre is kept clean and orderly at all times.

Required Qualifications:

Nurse applicants must be RN or RNP licensed in Ontario

Current CNO membership (liability insurance)

Current CPR and First Aid certification

Vulnerable Sector Background Check

Valid G drivers license.

Excellent working skills including: communication skills, organizational skills and attention to details.

Employment Period:

One week of Staff Training (June 26, 2021 – July 3, 2021) & 8 weeks of Camp (July 4, 2021 – August 28, 2021)

Some pre-camp work may be needed in May and/or June

Please use the link below to apply on our camp’s website: 



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April 5, 2021

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