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Genesee Country Museum Summer Day Camp Nurse in Mumford, New York

Classification: Nonexempt-hourly, Seasonal, Temporary

Reports to: Director, Nature Center // Manager Youth and Family Programs

Dates and Hours: July 7 - August 27, 2021; weekdays, 35 hours per week

Compensation: $20 to $28 per hour based on availability and experience

Primary Function: Responsible for camper, visitor, volunteer, and staff care including: first aid, emergency care, medication dispensing, health communication with parents/doctors, and record management

Overview:GCV&M operates a summer day camp program for seven weeks from July through August. Each week up to 130 youth ages 4 through 15 and peer volunteers ages 15-18 participate in one of about a dozen themes classes across the Museum campus. They are supervised by adult teachers and teacher assistants at an overall ratio of about 1:10. GCV&M is regarded for having programs that support fun and learning in nearly every area of child and youth development by providing opportunities for physical play, problem solving, role play, team projects, design thinking, creative expression, and more.

Responsibilities:Camper and Camp Staff Care - 75%

  • Meet with Camp Director prior to opening of camp to review policies and procedures

  • Review camper health history forms prior to start of camp season and prior to each week of camp, refer incomplete records or concerns to camp administrators

  • Interact with parents and campers each Monday to review/update health history forms, accept campers medications, become aware of special problems/issues that may impact campers’ abilities to participate in camp activities

  • Supervise daily health screening of campers (general wellness observations plus COVID or other screening protocols as needed) and generally monitor infection/contagion control techniques for the duration of camp; identify any observable or suspected indication of illness, contagion, infestation, etc.

  • Distribute camper medications as prescribed by doctors and as directed on camper medication forms

  • Administer first aid to campers and camp staff when and where needed - at the site of incident as well as in the designated first aid station

  • Support camp staff and administration in camper behavioral intervention as needed

  • Fill out and submit incident reports to camp administrators

  • Participate in and/or lead staff training pertaining to camp health and safety

  • Establish and maintain appropriate medical routines including daily medical log, disposal of medical waste, managing and safeguarding medications.

  • Prepare evaluation of camp season, including inventory and recommendations for next session

  • Help ensure camp staff and campers know their role related to health care and first aid

First Aid Consultation and General Care for Museum Staff and Guests - 10%

  • Administer first aid to general Museum guests and staff on Camp duty days

  • Serve as a part of the site incident response team if needed

  • Serve as emergency services health care point of contact along with camp or Museum administrators if needed

Maintenance of First Aid Spaces, Kits, and Protocols Museum-wide - 10%

  • Maintain first aid area and first aid kits throughout the Museum campus conducting supply inventory and replenishing supplies as needed

Other Job Duties - 5%

  • Contribute to verbal and written camper incident communications as requested

  • Identify other tasks or duties that this position may be expected to perform but are not necessarily the primary focus of the role

  • Participate in Summer Camp Staff orientation

Equipment Used:

  • Nurses will use golf carts to respond to incident and transport campers.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Registered nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or other professional with a license as required by NY state law to administer medication and render aid

  • Fully insured

  • Current First Aid/CPR certification, experience in emergency management a plus

  • Valid driver’s license

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated understanding the health needs of youth

  • Proficiency in maintaining records and required documentation in a organized manner

  • Proficiency in reading and following directions on medication labels, health forms, physician orders, and parent letters

  • Experience in communicating with parent/guardians or other designated proxies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Experience in assessing behavior and providing appropriate interventions and behavior management techniques as needed to support camper safety and well-being

    Physical Aspects of the Job:

  • Ability to lift/assist campers and staff - up to 30 pounds unassisted

  • Ability to quickly get to remote locations on camp property over uneven terrain