The Health Officer is responsible for the direct oversight and quality delivery of all camp health services, safe distribution of staff/camper medication and the administration of the camp infirmary in a resident camp setting. The Health Officer will oversee the Health Assistant and will ensure compliance with all American Camp Association and Department of Health and Human Services policies regarding camp health management contributing to the positive overall camp experience for campers ages 8-15 years old.
1. Provide exceptional customer service to contribute to positive experiences for all Y members and guests.
* Oversee all camp medical policies and regulations, and provide first-aid and basic medical care to both campers and staff. 3. Ensure the cleanliness, preparedness, inventory and organization of the camp infirmary in order to best meet the needs of campers and staff.
Ensure the efficient and safe administration and secure storage all camper and staff medications. Maintain the inventory, preparedness and check in/out log of all first aid kits, both onsite and those supporting offsite camp trips. Complete camper “check-in” physicals for all incoming campers over the course of the camp season. Maintain an “on call” status at all times with the exception of scheduled time off. Clearly communicate and post location when not onsite at the infirmary. Provide necessary camper health forms in all instances of offsite and/or overnight trips. Regularly inform and advise the Camp Director of the health status of the campers and staff. Take part in all camp activities i.e. meals, chapel, etc. Effectively utilize the camp health care software CampDoc and maintain a daily medical log within the software. Comply with all Bangor Y and Camp Jordan policies, and ACA standards. Exemplify the YMCA philosophy in teaching to reflect a positive image, promoting the healthy growth and development of all participants. Maintain open communication of needs and the status of the camp health care program with the Camp Director. Serve as a mandatory reporter of suspected child abuse and neglect and will follow DHHS reporting guidelines. Follow Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention notifiable conditions and reporting requirements. 17.Build effective, authentic relationships with participants and / or parents; help them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourage program involvement and identify potential volunteers.
Model relationship-building skills and the YMCA core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring in all interactions. Communicate member concerns, community inquiries and complaints to supervisor in a timely manner. Positively represent the YMCA through professional conduct and appearance. 21.Follow all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Complete incident and accident reports as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
1. Must hold a current certification, recognized in the State of Maine, in one of the following areas: RN, LNP, DO, or MD.
2. Must have strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and multitasking skills.
3. Must have previous experience working with children, school and/or camp nursing background preferred.
4. Must be available to attend mandatory camp training from June 26- July 2, 2018. Season runs from July 3rd - August 20th.
* onsite room and board throughout term of employment.
* complimentary, individual Bangor YMCA membership throughout term of employment.
* the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors in the beautiful state of Maine.
The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan is a residential camp perfectly situated on 200 acres along the shores of Branch Lake approximately 30 minutes from the Bangor YMCA in Bangor, Maine and 45 minutes from Acadia National Park. The Wilderness Center is an ACA accredited resident camp with 106 years of camping history, the capacity to serve 180 campers and is surrounded by the breathtaking scenery traditional to the state of Maine.