Our campers and their families have the right to have the best medical care a Health Officer and Assistant Health Officer can provide; care that is empathetic and caring, but not overly solicitous; medical care that is of high quality and of ethical standard; care that considers the child's emotional and physical well-being.
Our Health Officer is a part of Camp Jordan and is involved in camp activities. It is through involvement outside of the Infirmary, the Health Officer and Assistant Health Officer will get to know the campers and the campers will see the Health Officers as people who understand what camp is all about. Our Health Officers will generate and display a professional manner that will instill confidence by campers and staff in the Health Officers’ ability as well as create a mutual respect between Health Officers and camper, parent, and staff.
The Health Officers must exhibit the qualities and philosophies upon which the YMCA program was founded, an unequivocal spirit, sound mind, and healthy body. They must believe in equality of treatment to all who are a part of the YMCA camping program.
The Health Officer must oversee all medically related camp polices and regulations, and provide first-aid and basic medical care to both campers and staff. Under the direction of the Camp Director, the Health Officer will assist the Camp Director in organizing the total medical programs by following the guidelines and policies of the Bangor YMCA. The Health Officer must be able to meet the physical demands of a resident camp employee. The Health Officer must understand all Bangor YMCA, Camp Jordan, and ACA policies and standards for a residential camp health care program. The Health Officer must maintain that all policies and standards are in practice at all times. The Health Officer will be responsible for the Assistant Health Officer, ensuring that he/she is an effective asset to the camp’s health care program.
QUALIFITICATIONS: The incumbent must maintain a current certification, recognized in the State of Maine, in one of the following areas: RN, LNP, DO, or MD.
- Be “on call” at all times except during scheduled time off.
- Post your location on the Infirmary door when you leave the infirmary.
- Effectively organize, administer and store all camper and staff medications.
- Provide a brief, check-in physical for all necessary incoming campers.
- Stock, check-in and out, all first-aid kits for out of camp trips.
- Provide a copy of the health form if a camper is leaving camp for a trip or overnight and place those forms in the first-aid kit.
- 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 CampBrain.
- Keep a daily medical log within the CampBrain software.
- Comply with all Bangor Y and Camp Jordan policies, and ACA standards.
- Effectively manage the Assistant Health Care Officer.
- Follow the Bangor YMCA mission and YMCA philosophy.
- 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.
- The Health Officer is 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.
- Accept other duties as assigned.