3rd Year Nursing Student
Camp Health, Hope & Happiness, Alberta’s leading summer recreational facility for individuals with mental and physical disabilities is seeking 3rd Year Nurse for the season beginning in May and continuing through to August. Camp Health, Hope & Happiness is a residential camp where campers and staff are on-site 24/7 during their 6-day stay.
The 3rd Year Nurse is required to participate in the mandatory 3-Day nurse orientation and the 9-Day summer staff orientation both in May. The term of employment is from May to August.
Note: The 3rd year nurse works under the mentorship of the Registered Nurse.
Dedicated individuals committed to the personal care and recreational needs of persons with special needs will find this position both challenging and rewarding. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Personal experience with people with special needs, sign language, arts & crafts, water sports (ie. canoeing, paddle boating, fishing), performing arts and leadership would be an asset but not necessary.
The 3rd year nurse must have successfully completed their 3rd year of nursing school.
A current standard first aid and HCP CPR certificate (that will not expire while you are at camp) and the completion of a clear Police Criminal Clearance Check (including vulnerable sector) are required before the start of employment.
3rd Year Nurses – $13,000 for the term of employment (before taxes).
Accommodations are provided for the term of employment listed above. Meals will be provided during camp days.
You can also earn up to 500 volunteer hours in this position.
JOB DESCRIPTION – 3RD YEAR NURSE
Administration of Medications:
- Control and administer all prescription medications to campers.
- At his/her judgment, administer PRN medications.
- All medications are to be administered by nurses only.
- In case of medication errors, the nurse must immediately complete an incident report and submit it to one of the Camp Coordinators. They must also complete any follow-up phone conversations deemed necessary after consulting with Camp Coordinators.
- One nurse must be on-site at all times.
- Documentation of all drugs administered.
- Keep notes of PRN medications given, the date and the time and any action taken in ‘care of camper and staff’ in the nurse notebook; this is a legal requirement.
- Decide if further attention is required; ie. a trip to the hospital or a call to the personal physician, etc. and ensure that this is carried out. This includes transporting patients to the facility or calling an ambulance.
Applications and Personal Care:
- Suppositories are to be administered by nurses.
- Changing of catheters and colostomies is to be done by nurses.
- Nurses are to do periodic checks for personal care and activities of daily living.
- Provide information on camper care to staff; ie. specific care of colostomies, catheters, braces, behaviours, etc.
- Assist in activities in cabins and other areas when additional help is required.
- Administer first aid promptly when required.
- Act as a resource person to staff.
- Nurses assist campers with any physio exercises that they may have to do while at camp.
- Provide 1:1 Camper attention when and where required; ie. sickness, etc.
- Abide by the Camp philosophy, “Campers Come First”.
- Facilitate personal care sessions during the summer staff orientation.
- Assist in activities in cabins and in specialty areas when additional help is required; i.e. swimming, climbing wall, etc.
- Participate in activities and programs as much as possible.
- Prepare first aid kits for pool, waterfront, climbing wall, arts and crafts, Medical center, kitchen, barge, cabins and the office.
- Maintain an inventory of medical supplies and replenish first aid kits as needed at the end of every camp.
- Keep the Medical center clean and orderly.
- Provide prompt feedback to parents, group homes, hospitals, care facilities, etc. of camper health problems, accidents, or other pertinent information after consultation with the Camp Coordinators or Executive Director.
- Attend meetings as required.
- Ensure wheelchairs, commodes and bed rails are returned to the Medical center basement at the end of the camping season.
- One nurse is to attend each evening program.
- Facilitate sessions during orientation.
For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest. Applications for this position are currently CLOSED. Please check back in December 2022 for all 2023 summer camp job opportunities.