Director of First Aid

Multiple Locations, CT

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of First Aid works with the camp administration and Camp Director to ensure the overall general health and safety of campers and staff.  She/he is responsible for maintaining accurate and timely records according to state and local health department regulations, ACA Standards, Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints and GSOFT Policies.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Reviews all health forms prior to opening day of camp to ensure compliance.  Contacts families before camp session to inform them of the status of their camper’s paperwork.  Informs Camp Director on the status of missing health forms for campers and staff.
  • Ensures camp administration and staff are aware of any health issues that may impact camp programs.
  • Attends all scheduled advisory meetings to inform Leaders of health and behavioral issues.
  • Confirms that all medications are in compliance with state standards.  Ensures that all medications are dispensed as directed by camper’s physician.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all health information of campers and staff.
  • Be available to respond to emergencies within the camp.
  • Provides care to all injured and sick campers and staff as outlined by physician standing orders.
  • Responsible for properly documenting the health care log with all care provided.
  • Ensures health care log is signed by Camp Physician on a weekly basis.
  • Prepares incident reports as necessary for campers and staff (illness/injury) as applicable.  Informs Camp Director in a timely manner of all incidents.
  • Prepares all necessary paperwork as required by state guidelines:  MAR records and health logs.
  • Ensures cleanliness and infection control guidelines are maintained.  Maintains the Health Center in a clean sanitary manner.
  • Ensures the cleanliness of all kitchen and bathroom facilities by daily inspection.
  • Reports needed repairs of equipment and facilities.
  • Participates in opening and closing procedures of the healthcare center during the camp season.
  • Follows Camp Staff Personnel Policies.
  • Maintains and restocks inventory in the Health Center and in all mobile first aid kits.
  • Participates in all regular camp activities such as meals, flag ceremonies, all-camp activities, cookouts, opening and closing days and kapers.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled meetings and trainings to ensure open and positive communication.
  • Participates in opening and closing procedures of the healthcare center during the camp season.
  • Keeps the Camp Director and her/his designee informed of activities, problems and concerns on an ongoing basis.
  • Strong verbal/non verbal communication skills required.
  • Maintains professional camper/staff relationships throughout the camp season.
  • Perform lice checks at the start of every new session for all campers.
  • Must attend all three overnights
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS:

21 years or older.

2 years experience in the health care industry preferred

RN, LPN, Paramedic, or EMT preferred licensed in CT

Must hold a current First Aid Certificate, CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED, Medication Administration Certification with epi-pen and inhaler training.

Ability to work with a diverse group of campers and staff (background and abilities).

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and physically able to endure out-of-doors work environment in extreme weather conditions.

The ideal candidate will possess management experience which relates to job responsibilities including successful experience in camping, swimming, group leadership, and organizational skills. Must possess experience working with children. Must demonstrate his/her lifeguarding and swimming competency skills. The candidate must show willingness to abide by the policies and practices of Girl Scouts of Connecticut.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree preferred