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

  • Child Care

  • HEALT04989


Putnam Valley

Putnam Valley, NY, USA


We are currently seeking Health Director for Camp Felix, 2020 (Staff Training: July 27 – August 2; Camp Dates (Monday – Friday): August 3 – August 28). Staff must be available to work training week and all 4 camp sessions. Staff and campers go home for weekends.

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.

  • Make appointments, when necessary, with medical personnel in the community.

  • Check and maintain first-aid kits.

  • Ensure medications are self-administered to all children as per health care provider’s orders.

  • Ensure all medications and medical supplies are securely stored, properly maintained and packed up at the end of camp (if reusing).

  • Inform Camp Director of any injuries/diseases so that Health Department can be notified as required.

  • Participate in end-of-summer inventory process of all medical supplies and equipment.

  • Monitor/evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions and suggest modifications that would create more healthful conditions in camp.

  • Lead specific areas of staff training pertaining to camp health.

  • Participate in pre-camp training (7 days).

  • Other duties as assigned. Additional Responsibilities (during off periods, mealtime, evening activities, special events, etc)

  • Help supervise campers and implement their schedule of activities.

  • Ensure safety, personal hygiene and physical/emotional well-being of campers.

  • Assist with all special events (i.e. Olympics, Open House, Evening Activities, etc.)

  • Helps to prevent dangerous situations by minimizing risks and responding to emergencies as needed.

  • Provide leadership and guidance to campers including encouraging participation in activities.

  • Work collaboratively with other counselors to best meet the needs of the campers.

  • Assist during mealtime, if necessary.

  • Assist during transportation to/from camp and/or bus loading/unloading at camp.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SPECIAL NEEDS REQUIRED BA/BS required; NYS RN License or LPN 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/herself, other staff, and the campers. Must be able to work well with other staff and relate well to groups of young people. Must be available for training week/weekend and all 4 weeks of camp




Detail Oriented:Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Leader:Inspires teammates to follow them

Functional Expert:Considered a thought leader on a subject



Ability to Make an Impact:Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization



Bachelor's Level Degree or better in Nursing


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.

Licenses & Certifications


First Aid

Registered Prof. Nurse

Posted: January 17, 2020