Health Care Director
Number of Positions: 2
Reports To: Manager of Camp Operations
Compensation: $172.50/day plus room and board
Locations: Camp Woodeden (London, ON) or Camp Merrywood (Perth, ON)
Employment Dates: February 1, 2022 – May 31, 2022 (Part-time, offsite)
Woodeden: June 1, 2022 – August 8, 2022 (Full-time, onsite)
Merrywood: June 1, 2022 – August 22, 2022 (Full-time, onsite)
Reporting directly to the Manager of Camp Operations (MCO), 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 directly supervising, scheduling, and supporting the Camp Nurses and Health Care Assistants, and developing and implementing a training program for the health care staff. Additionally, the Health Care Director is responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance with policies and procedures outlined in the nursing manual and ensuring that the registered staff are in compliance with the standards set by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
Summary of Essential Job Functions
- Provide nursing care to the campers and staff.
- 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.
- 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 budget.
- Maintain accurate and detailed nursing documentation as stated by the College of Nurses of Ontario documentation standards.
- 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.
- 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 the specific disabilities.
- 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 a health assessment.
- 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 MCO.
Other Job Duties
- Provide leadership in the camp’s risk management program.
- Supervise and evaluate the camp nurses, health care assistants, and nursing volunteers.
- Be responsible for contacting parents concerning the status of their child.
- Be knowledgeable of outside health resources.
- Be familiar with the OCA standards, the Ontario Regulation 503/17: Recreational Camps and Ontario Regulation 494/17: Public Pools.
- Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager of Camp Operations.
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. Standard First Aid or higher. Paediatric and camping experience an asset.
- Work part-time offsite from February-May and full-time onsite from June – 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: Please submit a completed Application Form and updated resume to Katrina at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.