Health Care Director
Health Care Director
Number of Positions: 2
Reports To: Senior Manager of Recreation and Facilities
Compensation: $250.00/day + meals and accommodation during summer; Pre-season 5-10 hrs/week at $20.00/hr.
Locations: Camp Woodeden (London, ON) and Camp Merrywood (Perth, ON) each require 1 Health Care Director
Pre-season: Feb 1, 2023 – May 23, 2023.
Camp Merrywood: May 24, 2023 – August 31, 2023.
Camp Woodeden: May 24, 2023 – August 15, 2023.
At Easter Seals Ontario, we provide overnight camping opportunities for kids and young adults with physical disabilities. Each summer we welcome staff from all over the world and pride ourselves on providing an awesome pre-camp training, so our staff are equipped with all the skills they need to give our campers a great experience. Our camps make many traditional summer camp activities accessible and inclusive, such as swimming, boating, archery, high ropes, and more! Check out our website to learn more about our locations in Perth, Ontario and London, Ontario.
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Recreation and Facilities and working in close cooperation with the Camp Director, the Health Care Director is responsible for the overall well-being of campers, staff, and volunteers, including the review of all camper applications to determine eligibility to attend an Easter Seals overnight camp program. The Health Care Director is responsible for supervising, scheduling, and supporting a team of 6-8 healthcare providers, including RNs, PSWs, and Health Care Assistant (nursing students). The Health Care Director monitors and ensures compliance with policies, procedures, and best practices as defined by the CNO and outlined in the Nursing Manual and Nursing Guidelines.
Summary of Essential Job Functions
- Provide nursing care to the campers and staff during overnight and day camp sessions.
- Collaborate with the nursing team to provide for the health care needs of the campers and staff.
- Follow Easter Seals policies/procedures as set out in the Nursing Guidelines, Leadership Manual, and Camp Resource Manual.
- Be familiar with the Ontario Camping Association standards and CNO guidelines pertaining to heath care and recreational camping settings.
- Organize, maintain, and utilize adequate resources for serving the health care needs of the campers and staff.
- Set up the camp Health Center.
- Inventory and order all necessary supplies and equipment.
- Manage the Health Care budget.
- Schedule and supervise the members of the Healthcare Team.
- Maintain accurate and detailed nursing documentation as stated by the College of Nurses of Ontario documentation standards and communicate with parents.
- Ensure staff and camper health reports are current and on file.
- Prepare and utilize daily medication and treatment records.
- Prepare and record accident report forms.
- Ensure all documentation is stored in a secure manner.
- Be responsible for contacting parents concerning the status of their child.
Oversee First Aid procedures and supplies.
- Prepare and distribute first aid kits throughout camp including camp vehicles, kitchen, offices, waterfront, and activity areas and for any out trips.
- Ensure supplies are well stocked and distributed as needed.
Participate and lead sessions during pre-camp.
- Ensure camp staff and campers know their role related to camper care and first aid.
- Facilitate the training of the staff on specific care for various disabilities.
- Take a lead role is assessing and updating Camp’s overall risk management plan.
- Provide a staff orientation that includes specific camper health and social needs, health center procedures, emergency procedures, staff health assessment of campers, accident prevention and risk management, nutrition and first aid in the camp setting.
- Shares responsibility for planning, implementing, and overseeing an inclusive, anti- oppressive, camper-focused camp program and culture.
Screen all campers and staff who are arriving and departing camp.
- Verify health history and examination.
- Verify emergency authorization.
- Identify any observable evidence of illness or communicable diseases, including Covid19.
- Conduct health assessments.
- Keep all medications used by campers and staff locked in the Health Centre.
Supervise sanitary conditions throughout camp.
- Observe daily cleanliness in the food service facility and other areas throughout camp.
- Report any health problems or symptoms of illness to the Camp Director or Senior Manager of Recreation and Facilities.
Other duties as assigned by the Senior Manager of Recreation and Facilities.
Physical Aspects of the Job
- Ability to communicate and work as a team leader.
- Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers and staff.
- Able to manage lifting, some bending, stooping, and stretching as well as daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions.
- Ability to quickly get to remote locations on camp property over uneven terrain.
- Observe and assess sanitation and safety conditions of the camp.
- Ability to communicate with parents, staff, and administration about camper and staff health concerns.
Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse holding current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Previous leadership and supervisory experience required. Current CPR ‘HCP’ is required. Paediatric and/or camping experience an asset. Must be comfortable managing schedules, have strong communication skills, the ability to teach/train staff during pre-camp and enforce care standards during session. Willingness to manage Healthcare in a semi-rural setting that necessitates information being captured in both digital and paper formats.
- Work part-time offsite from February – May and full-time onsite from May – August.
- Easter Seals Ontario camps are fully accessible and provide camping experiences to kids and young adults with disabilities.
- It is required that all staff be fully vaccinated against Covid19 and follow the health and safety recommendations provided by Provincial and Regional Health Units.
- Should be capable of lifting and transferring 15 – 25 kgs in a safe manner.
- Onsite housing (shared) provided for camping season; meals provided during camp sessions.
- June – August eight-day work period, 24 hours/day on call with scheduled breaks throughout the day and three days off between sessions.
How to Apply: Application forms can be completed through our website at https://www.eastersealscamps.org/staff/positions
Please include a resume in the upload area.
Easter Seals Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Easter Seals Ontario fosters an environment of inclusivity, empowerment, and safety for participants and staff alike. Easter Seals Ontario is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws of Ontario.