Medical Officer

A. The Medical Officer is responsible to the Camp Director for all Health and safety considerations. Is responsible for the supervision, training, and direction of the Emergency Services staff and the operation of its’ program.

B. The Medical Officer is at least 18 years of age and holds a current license or training as required in at least one of the following fields: Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse (RN, LPN, LVN), Physician’s Assistant, Medical student (completion of second year or more), Paramedic, EMT, First Responder Program, Military Corpsman 697.

C. The Medical Officer has completed the one-time computer-based self-study course, Camp Health Officers. Training Course, No. 19-141.

D. Also, must be able to demonstrate and teach at a level to pass all requirements for merit badges and activities offered. He/ she also must be physically and mentally capable of supervising other staff members and campers and be able to make immediate judgments and take action regarding the safety of any and all participants in all emergency situations and daily activities.

E. Is additionally expected to:
o Learn the camp in order to facilitate emergency procedures when needed.
o Operate the Health Lodge.
o Conduct opening check-in and medical re-checks of campers and leaders as they arrive on the first day of camp. Maintain files of all medical forms.

F. Other members of the emergency Services staff will assist him in fulfilling and supervising the following program, with the approval of the Program Director:
o First Aid Merit Badge
o Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge
o CPR Instruction
o Adult Leader First Aid Training

G. Keep attendance and advancement records, turning them in weekly.

H. Is responsible for recording ALL first aid and sickness cases in the Camp Health Log. (Separate logs for staff and campers.)

I. The Medical Director is responsible to see that lesson plans are written for all subjects instructed and these plans are approved by the Program Director.

J. Serves as a Merit Badge counselor and instructor for all Medical related badges and training.

K. Attend all Training/ Staff meetings

L. Encourage and direct free time events in First Aid, including competition of an individual, patrol, and troop basis.

M. Give support in personnel, facilities, and equipment to the other directors.

N. Follows responsibilities as outlined in the Functions of the Program Staff.

O. Accept other duties as assigned by the Camp Director or Program Director.

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