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The New York Foundling Camp Health Director in Putnam Valley, New York

  • Administration

  • CAMPH04090


Putnam Valley

Putnam Valley, NY, USA

  • The Health Director works under direct supervision of the Camp Director to achieve Camp Felix goals and objectives by providing on-site medical care to staff and campers, helping them maintain optimal health and wellness while at camp. Specific responsibilities include
  • Prior to camp: review all campers' medical applications and communicate with health care providers as needed; review/edit the camper alert and allergy list and medications list; assist Camp Felix admin staff in ordering all medical supplies and equipment.
  • Live on-site for the duration of each camp session.
  • Supervise health and sanitation at camp.
  • Oversee the implementation of the written safety plan's medical components.
  • Review and maintain campers' confidential medical records.
  • Ensure that nurse's office is maintained properly and provides an environment that is neat, clean, professional, and conducive to healing; report maintenance issues to Camp Director immediately to reach resolution.
  • Oversee the initial health screening of campers and daily health surveillance of campers and staff.
  • Handle health emergencies and injuries, including emergency preparedness procedures and follow up for professional health care.
  • Facilitate contact with proper health care providers; assure doctor's standing orders are followed.
  • Maintain camp's daily medical log.


  • BA/BS required; NYS RN License, LPN License, or EMT license required.
  • Familiarity or experience with summer camps.
  • Must have at least 2 years clinical experience in pediatrics.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be proficient in managing and maintaining confidential medical records.
  • Updated First Aid and CPR certifications required.
  • Wilderness training certificate preferred.
  • Must be able to utilize best safety practices to protect the health of him/her, other staff, and the campers.
  • Must be able to work well with other staff and relate well to groups of young people.


Bachelor's Level Degree or better



2 years:clinical experience in pediatrics

Posted: February 4, 2019