Position: Summer Camp NursePurpose: To implement and manage health services and related polices for the summer camp population at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital. The nurse is uniquely qualified in preventive health, is able to provide training and education, possesses strong health assessment skills, and works well with people from diverse backgrounds.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for organizing, maintaining and reviewing camper/staff health records for health concerns and immunizations/physical status.
- Nurse will provide services for up to 2 summer camps in close proximity to each other with regular travel between assigned camps
- Effectively communicates with BGCB nurse team and other colleagues, campers, parents, health care providers and BGCB management
- Monitor and communicate evolving state and federal guidance for COVID-19 best practices and safety considerations.
- Provide training and education to staff on common childhood health concerns in addition to allergy prevention and management, asthma management, seizure management, head injury prevention/concussion protocol review, diabetes care, specific camper health and social needs, staff health assessment of campers, accident prevention, first aid in the camp setting, universal precautions, lice and pest management and medication administration delegation to health care supervisor
- Responsible for contacting parents/guardians when relevant to health issues
- Develops and implements individualized health care plans for campers requiring medications and/or medical care while at summer camp
- Responsible for informing camp director, camp health care supervisor and BGCB RN of any specific camper health problems including but not limited to positive COVID-19 cases.
- Implements BGCB summer health and medication policy and procedures including: the collection, documentation and obtaining the required paperwork for medication administration, storage and administration of medications to campers and staff
- Responsible for general and COVID-19 health screenings, administering first aid and emergency care
- Strong understanding of allergic/anaphylactic reactions and able to effectively and independently manage related care, including:
- Identifying the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction and providing related nursing care and monitoring
- Administering Epinephrine injections
- Assist in maintaining accurate and detailed medical records including:
- Staff and camper health forms, with special attention to immunization and physical screening compliance
- Medical Log of daily “clinic” visits including injuries and all care provided
- Medication Administration Records
- Incident Report forms
- Promote and assist in the control of communicable diseases and ensure compliance with state school and childcare vaccination laws
- Implement and comply with policies established by federal and state law in the area of health services
- Review and implement emergency policies, including in-service health and safety programs for personnel
- Assist in maintaining the inventory of necessary medical supplies and equipment including the First Aid kits.
- Coordinate referrals to health care professionals as needed
- Other related duties as required
General BGCB Expectations:
Healthy Behavior Modeling – Teaching youth/teens the importance of living an active, healthy lifestyle is a BGCB priority. As a result, all staff are expected to model healthy behavior while working with our members.
Inclusive Environment – BGCB values creating child-friendly environments, where youth/teens of all abilities can be successful and participate. BGCB expects employees to embrace its focus on inclusion of all members, regardless of disability or developmental challenge.
Continuous Learning – Building the capacity of staff is central to BGCB. The organization encourages and requires that all staff participates in annual professional development opportunities that continue to cultivate their skills in the youth development field.
Safe Spaces – Every staff member shares the responsibility for ensuring BGCB is, and remains, an environment free of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse.
- Graduate of an accredited nursing program approved by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing
- Current unrestricted Massachusetts Nursing License
- Current CRP/First Aid Certification
- Firm understanding of HIPAA compliance
- Experience as a school or summer camp nurse (or similar experience) preferred
- Knowledge of professional and legal requirements
- Ability to work with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds
- Knowledge of child growth and development
- Techniques in health counseling/guidance
- Ability to provide emergency care/assessment
- Ability to covey medical information to the general public; in an easy to understand manner
- Ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with community partners
- Ability to lead or assist in the teaching of an activity to staff or campers
- Physical ability to get to remote locations on camp property quickly
- Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control
- Strong commitment to the goals, mission and philosophy of BGCB
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills required
- Basic computer skills including data entry and word-processing.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast paced environment
- Well organized, self-starter, assertive and able to build a healthy rapport with others
- Ability to work part-time (25 hours/week), M-F, from June 14th – August 20th. The first three weeks will be devoted to medical record review and staff training. Full commitment to these dates and total weekly hours required.
Job Type: Full Time
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston requires all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Consistent with State and Federal Laws, employees who are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious objection may qualify for an exemption to this requirement.