Job Title: Head Nurse
Reports To: Camp Director
The Head Nurse takes the lead role in our camper and staff’s health and safety.
~ 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.
~ 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.
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.
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: