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Health Centre Assistant

Want to have an AMAZING SUMMER EXPERIENCE full of growth and fun? Camp Wenonah is a three-season overnight Summer Camp and Outdoor Education Centre that operates each year from May to October. During May, June, September, and October, Wenonah operates as Wenonah Outdoors. During July and August, Camp Wenonah operates as Camp Wenonah – an inclusive overnight Summer Camp.

All Wenonah programs operate with the same mission statement:
Surrounded by nature and guided by accomplished leaders, Wenonah campers have fun and learn lifelong skills in a safe and respectful community. In the words of a camper, “Camp Wenonah makes us better people.”

We know that a skilled, dedicated, and experienced staff is the best asset any summer camp and outdoor education centre can have. Our approach to staffing is to provide each staff member with the tools to make a significant and lasting contribution to the experience of each of our camper and outdoor centre participants.

We are extremely proud of our Health Care Team! We have RN’s and NP’s who have returned to Wenonah Summer after Summer for decades to provide exceptional care to our campers and staff members. Working on the Health Care team is rewarding and fun! Join our Health Care Team in Summer 2023 to have a growthful experience with a fabulous staff community. Add to your résumé and nursing experience by working in a fast-paced healthcare environment while making friends to last a lifetime.

At Camp Wenonah, we are completely committed to creating a safe and inclusive space for everybody. Ours is a caring community where everyone belongs, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, ability, or sexual orientation. Campers, guests, and staff are celebrated for who they are.
We especially welcome applications from individuals who would be integral towards serving our community, including those who self-identify as women, Black, Indigenous, or as a racialized person. If you identify in one of the former groups, we encourage you to self-identify in your cover letter.

Role Health Centre Assistant
Reports to Director of Health and Wellness with onsite support from other leadership team members

Primary Responsibilities

Leads camp wellness initiatives – Head to Toe Checklists, Wellness baskets & Ouch Pouch supply management.
Coordinates with directors and managers, and supports cabin staff and POLARIS/Roots Staff/WCIT staff to support a broad understanding of the health needs of individual campers and staff (Health check on arrival to camp, ongoing public health measures)

Represents health team on the onsite management team – attends Round-Up/Touch Base meetings on a PRN basis. Attends daily Health Centre Huddle meetings regarding current medical issues in the camp population.
Support, coach and provide direction to the resource team on how to clean the HC which includes laundry, garbage, and things that need repair
Camper support: homesickness; managing camper personal needs that affect their health and wellbeing; assisting with shower routines; those with special needs e.g. diabetics or other medical illnesses – being the main contact person and helping to set up check-in routines; campers needing to go to town for medical care – facilitate transport, information and accompany camper/staff PRN; communicate with HC team, camp leadership and camp staff (including documenting in CampBrain database); assist with medical aspects of canoe trip pack prep; HC inventory – communicate and anticipate needs to nursing staff; new camper arrival organization

Partnership with Nurses
Assist the nursing team with getting campers to adhere to medication times and reminding campers to take their meds

More specific/additional responsibilities Supports the day-to-day functioning of the health centre (medication administration, camper health issues, tech support, infection prevention, and control, etc.)
Who covers when unavailable Nursing Team
Additional competencies & example behaviours that demonstrate these competencies Leadership – initiative re: responsibilities i.e. anticipate needs, looks ahead for what is coming up.
Nursing Skills: development and gaining confidence in basic nursing skills (e.g. vital signs, wounds, care of minor derm issues, functional inquiry)



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