Health Center Coordinator
The Camp Alonim Health Center Coordinator will oversee the Health Center operation and medical staff. This position is full-time when living on-site as a camp nurse/coordinator when camp is in session (nine weeks during the summer, one week in December and one weekend in the spring), and part-time during the remainder of the year to complete tasks and responsibilities.
ROLE DURING CAMP SESSIONS:
- Supervise the operation of a safe, effective, efficient, and service-oriented Health Center, including overseeing the successful implementation of policies and procedures by other medical staff (see below).
- Inventory, set up, and maintain Health Center, including ordering medical supplies and over-the-counter medications for each session.
- Ensure all first aid kits, AEDs, and other emergency medical supplies are current.
- Provide orientation sessions for Camp Alonim staff prior to the beginning of camp sessions.
- Coordinate Health Center responsibilities on Opening Day, including checking in medications, answering parent questions, and managing organization of medication and camper MARs.
- Pack up and inventory Health Center at end of each season.
- Supervise and serve in residence as one of the nurses for 9 weeks of summer camp, 1 week of winter camp, and 1 weekend of spring family camp.
RECRUITMENT AND SUPERVISION OF MEDICAL STAFF:
- Responsible for recruiting and scheduling nurses and doctors for summer and winter seasons in consultation/coordination with the Assistant Director.
- Obtain and review necessary medical licenses from nurses and doctors.
- Develop nurse, doctor, and Health Center Counselor schedules.
- Training, supervision, and oversight of nurses, doctors, and Health Center Counselors.
OVERSIGHT OF HEALTH CENTER POLICIES AND OPERATIONS:
- Review and revise Health Center Procedures and Standing Orders annually and as necessary.
- Help develop and maintain protocols related to COVID-19, in conjunction with the Ventura County Health Department, American Camp Association, and Centers for Disease Control.
- Maintain familiarity with American Camp Association medical standards and applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
- Identify a physician to serve as Medical Advisor and consult with him/her as necessary.
- Maintain system for medication distribution.
- Coordinate with Assistant Director and communicate with parents, as needed, concerning camper medical issues.
- Review health history forms for campers and staff each season before the start of each session.
- Communicate with Assistant Director regarding general camp health issues.
- Communicate regularly with Assistant Director about ways to improve the Health Center experience for parents, campers, staff, nurses, doctors, and Health Center Counselors.
Compensation is $30,000 and includes room and board during camp sessions. Minimum requirements: Current active R.N. license by California Board of Registered Nursing, 3 years of nursing experience, and some management experience.
The Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University offers year-round and summer programs. Summer programs include Gan Alonim Day Camp for campers ages 5-11, Camp Alonim overnight camp for campers ages 7-17, and Ziering Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI) for participants ages 20-29.