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

  • Child Care * HEALT06032 Full-Time Putnam Valley, NY, USA ### Description We are currently seeking Health Director for Camp Felix, 2021 (Sunday, August 1 - Friday, August 27) Staff must be available to work training week/weekend and all 3 weeks of camp 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 (including COVID-19 screening) of campers/staff and daily health surveillance of campers and staff. * Coordinate with contracted COVID-19 testing agency to ensure all campers and staff are following COVID-19 testing policies and procedures. * Follow appropriate health plan for any camper or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19. * 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) * Ensure safety, personal hygiene and physical/emotional well-being of campers. * Helps to prevent dangerous situations by minimizing risks and responding to emergencies as needed. * Work collaboratively with counselors/staff 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, 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/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 3 weeks of camp #LI-WY1 ## Qualifications ### Behavior Required 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 ### Motivation Required Ability to Make an Impact:Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization ### Education Required Bachelor's Level Degree or better in Nursing ### Experience 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 Required First Aid Registered Prof. Nurse Posted: February 6, 2021