Director of First Aid (Seasonal)
This position works with the camp administration to ensure the overall general health and safety of campers and staff. The Director of First Aid is responsible for maintaining accurate and timely records according to State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, local health district, American Camping Association (ACA), Girl Scout Safety Activity Check Points(SAC), and GSOFCT policies.
• Works with the camp administration and camp staff to coordinate and deliver quality healthcare and safety procedures with overall camp operations for both campers and staff.
• Ensures cleanliness and infection control guidelines are maintained. Maintains the designated First Aid Station in a clean sanitary manner.
• Reviews all health forms and ensures they are compliant. Ensures the Camp Director is informed on the health status of campers and staff. Further ensures that camp administration and staff are aware of any health issues that may impact the camp program.
• Direct the health screening at the beginning of each session. Meets with parents during check in and check out. Maintains ongoing communication with parent/guardian.
• Ensures all medications are dispensed as directed by camper’s physician.
• Keeps on file all reports, such as; daily first aid log, insurance forms, accident/incident reports and any other health reports required. Submits these to the council office along with governing state agency as necessary.
• Supervise, evaluate, train and schedule healthcare staff to ensure staff has all the necessary skills, supplies and equipment needed to meet the needs of the campers.
• Assist with the planning and implementation of pre-camp training, in-service training and staff meetings throughout the summer.
• Maintains and restocks inventory in the First Aid Station and in all first aid kits.
• Be available to respond to emergencies. Assists campers and staff in emergency situations.
• Maintains confidentiality of all health information.
• Participates in all regular camp activities such as meals, flag ceremonies, all-camp activities, cookouts, opening and closing days and kapers.
• Reports needed repairs of equipment and facilities.
• Participates in regularly scheduled meetings and trainings to ensure open and positive communication.
• Maintains the paperwork necessary for efficient coordination of the First Aid Station.
• Participates in opening and closing procedures of the healthcare center during the camp season.
• Ensures the Camp Director, and her/his designee informed of activities, problems and concerns on an ongoing basis. Participates in supervisory conferences.
• Ability to effectively communicate and work with a diverse group of staff and campers (background/abilities) to encourage full participation in Girl Scouting.
• Maintain professional camper/staff relationships throughout the camp season.
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
• Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
• 21 years or older
• Bachelors degree in Nursing or RN preferred
• Current certification in Basic Life Support or CPR for the Professional Rescuer required.
• Alternate acceptable certifications, must be current:
o National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians(NREMT): Paramedic, EMT,
o State of Connecticut licensed: Paramedic, EMT, or EMR,
o American Red Cross: First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, EMR
o American Heart Association: First Aid,
o American Safety and Health Institute: First Aid, Wilderness First Aid.
• If other than RN, must be willing and able to obtain Medication Administration training.
Physical Aspects of the Job:
• Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
• Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.
• Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards of the site and facilities, and camper and staff behavior.
• Ability to provide first aid and to assist campers and staff in an emergency with a clear and level head.