Camp Health Officer / Medic

Qualifications:

  • Be at least 18-years old, and preferably 21-years old or older.
  • Possess and use the ability to get along with others, to delegate in emergency situations, and coordinate all medical response with camp management and other staff team members.
  • Be knowledgeable in standard First-Aid/AED/CPR practices, patient care, and emergency medical response procedures.
  • Must currently maintain one of the following medical professional licenses/certifications:
    • Physician
    • Physician’s assistant
    • Nurse practitioner
    • Nurse (RN, LPN or LVN); nurse’s aides and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) do not qualify.
    • Paramedic
    • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT, basic or intermediate certification)
    • Emergency medical responder, i.e. current certification in state of California or current Nationally-Certified First Responder listed on the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (www.nremt.org)
  • Complete all required BSA-approved training (Youth Protection, Hazardous Weather, Camp Health Officer for Long-term Camps, Blood-borne Pathogens, Council SOP review, etc.)
  • Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license.
  • Be currently-registered with a local Council of the Boy Scouts of America, or be willing to become a registered Camp Staff member of the Marin Council, BSA.
  • Must live on-site and be on call at all times when on the property, and hold no other jobs or responsibilities for the duration of the camp season contract.

Position Description:

Under the direction of the Council health supervisor and Risk Management Committee, the Seasonal Camp Health Officer is responsible for opening and closing the Camp Marin-Sierra health office (Med Shack), provide for health screening of all participants and staff, render care according to the scope of his or her professional practice and the Council-approved camp treatment procedures (SOP), and coordinate the emergency response/treatment for individuals who are too ill or injured to be treated in camp. He or she may also be involved with the Camp Director and others in conducting health-related program hazard analyses to assist in preventing or mitigating health risks.

Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to the Resident Camp Director, Council professional staff advisor and Physician(s) who are part of the Council Risk Management Committee.
  • As an integral part of the Camp’s leadership, set high standards for customer service excellence.
  • Render care according to the scope of his or her professional practice and the Council Risk Management-approved camp treatment procedures (SOP).
  • Direct, supervise, and be responsible for the effective organization and operation of the Camp Health Office and First-Aid facilities in accordance with BSA National Camp Accreditation Program standards prior to, during, and until all closing reports are submitted to the Council.
  • By maintaining a high degree of both personal and workstation cleanliness, ensure the camp health office (Med Shack) meets all facilities and sanitation requirements, and is opened and closed daily according to an opening/closing checklist.
  • Identify other professional medical personnel in camp each week who could be called upon for assistance with the general population or in the event of an emergency situation.
  • Conduct medical screenings of all camp staff and, on the first day of each camp week, for all campers.  Ensure that all persons on who are in camp overnight or longer, have on file a current BSA Annual Health & Medical Record approved by a physician, and a further medical screening by the Camp Health Officer or their designated and trained staff member.  These screenings are not physical examinations but rather a paperwork check and interview.
  • Responsible for the control of all medicines, medical supplies and materials, the training of staff and campers, and general first aid and safety operations of the camp.
  • Provide a secure area for all prescription medications brought into camp and store them properly in a locked storage cabinet or refrigeration unit.
  • In accordance with approved camp treatment procedures maintain and administer personal medications directly or through another qualified/designated adult in each unit.
  • Through the camp health office, provide, maintain, and check all first-aid kits for the camp staff/other first-aid providers, and maintain all first aid supplies in their proper manner according to standard medical practices.
  • Make recommendations and requests for medical supplies as needed to the Camp Business Manager, Resident Camp Director or Council professional staff advisor.
  • Coordinate the emergency response/treatment for individuals who are too ill or injured to be treated at camp.
  • Work closely with the Resident Camp Director, Camp Commissioner and Camp Ranger to protect the integrity and good name of the camp, the council, and the Boy Scouts of America during emergency situations and at all times.
  • Promptly and appropriately recorded all health-related interactions and incidents, and review the separate first-aid log records for staff and campers with the Resident Camp Director weekly.
  • Be familiar and follow the policies, procedures, and regulations in the Camp Marin-Sierra First-Aid & Emergency Response Manual, National Camp Accreditation Program standards, and any applicable Nevada County or California State public health regulations (i.e., for Recreational and Educational Camps).
  • Attend scheduled camp staff and camp leader meetings as required for effective communication.
  • Carry out other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Resident Camp Director.
  • By upholding the Scout Oath & Law, and the Aims & Methods of Scouting, be a positive example to all others in dress, speech, and actions.

To apply for this job email your details to mandrews@boyscouts-marin.org

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