Responsible to: Executive Director
- Develop and execute all policies which will protect the health and safety of individuals and to promote healthy camp living.
- Supply individuals with prompt and adequate medical and nursing care as needed.
- Maintain camp health supplies and equipment.
- Keep medical logs listing the date, name of camper/staff, ailment, and medical treatment provided.
- Remain on grounds at all times (during the camp week) except when a quailed and certified health officer is present and okayed by the Executive Director.
- Make sure the Health Station is adequately supplied with any needed equipment or supplies.
- Make sure the Health Station is clean at all times.
- Instruct campers and staff on health and safety matters
- At orientation
- During the week
- Keeping alert to mental and physical health of the campers.
- Teach first aid classes when asked requested by Executive Director.
- Inspect and maintain first aid supplies and equipment for program activities.
- Screen all campers within 24 hours of their arrival at camp, including the following:
- Check in all camper and staff medications at registration
- Review all health history statements
- Discuss with campers any current health needs
- Observe and screen campers paying attention to potential contagious diseases and possible abuse.
- Dispensing all medications at the prescribed time.
- Inform counselors, program staff, cook or waterfront director about any medical conditions that a camper has if it affects their area and record and keep record of having done so.
- Make sure that daily rest time schedule is adhered to.
- Inform Executive Director when a camper is admitted to health station or requires additional treatment.
- Make sure that Executive Director calls for additional doctor visit, emergency care.
- Make sure that a emergency vehicle and a responsible adult are always available.
- Accompany the patient to emergency care if directed by the Executive Director and only if there is a qualified health officer to fill in while you are gone.
- Arrange for any meals and serve anyone who is staying in health station (let cook know ahead of time).
- Inspect all camper and support staff residence quarters daily.
- Keep ice packs available at all times.
- Make recommendations for improvements in health care, sanitation, and safety whenever advisable.
- Take all precautions to protect the camp and yourself from lawsuits.
- Help out where needed in support staff, program activities, and counseling positions.