Camp Grant Walker Camp Nurse - Grant Parish - R00077268

Work Location: Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center – Pollock, LA.

Position Description: The Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center seeks a certified nurse to manage the Infirmary during 4-H Summer Camp. Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center serves as a 4-H summer camp for 4th – 6th-grade youth. Our facility can camp between 300-350 youth during any given week.

Expectations: Camp Nurses will provide basic medical care, dispense over-the-counter and prescription medication, and provide basic triage and simple diagnosis of injuries/medical problems. Nurses must document all medical care information. The Camp Nurse reports directly to the Camp Director.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Licensed as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.
  • Three-year prior professional nursing experience preferred, preferably with youth.
  • Must complete the employee background screening process and be approved by the LSU AgCenter Human Resource Management Unit.
  • Experience with children and young adults.
  • Maintain current CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Desire to work in a camp community.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure each camper has a health form on file. Review camper forms before camp weeks as needed.
  • Dispense medications as prescribed by the camper’s physician and as detailed on the health form.
  • Prepare accident/incident reports for all accidents/incidents.
  • Follow appropriate medical procedures, including record-keeping in the daily medical log and medication administration records, managing and safeguarding medications, and utilizing approved standing orders.
  • Conduct onsite training for staff as needed.
  • Meet with Camp Director daily to review any camper issues and specific areas of need that may arise.
  • Administer over-the-counter medications as directed.
  • Assess campers and ill or injured staff and determine if further medical attention is needed.
  • Assist in stabilizing campers and staff requiring transportation to the hospital.
  • Documentation of all injuries and care rendered. Nurses must document all over-the-counter medicines, first aid treatment, and communication with 4-H agents and parents regarding camper health.
  • Monitor/evaluate camp procedures, facilities, and conditions and suggest modifications that would create more healthful conditions at the camp.
  • Other duties assigned by the Camp Director.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies.
  • Keep Infirmary clean and organized.
  • Ability to communicate and work with campers, staff, and 4-H agents of various skill levels and provide necessary instruction regarding medical care.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Flexible – able to adapt to different environments and schedules.
  • Responsible and hardworking.
  • Excellent bedside manner, friendly and personable.
  • Strong assessment abilities.
  • Prior experience with children.
  • Team player.

Working Conditions:

  • Primary working area will be the Infirmary.
  • Camp Nurses have private quarters in the dormitory across the hall from the Infirmary. Meals and snacks are also included.

Hours/Salary: The Infirmary is open Monday 11 a.m. – Thursday 11 a.m. each week. Day/Night shifts and shift rotations are available. Salary will commensurate with experience. Required training days will be scheduled before camp begins and determined upon hire.

Date Available: Camp begins on May 22, 2023, and ends July 28, 2023. LOST Camp is August 3-6, 2023. Camp is not in session the week of June 19-23, 2023.

Application Deadline: February 10, 2023, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Deadline: Must apply online at LSU AgCenter Careers

MUST submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and official transcripts for the application to be complete.

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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