STEM Summer Camp Nurse
Job Details
Whispering Cedars - Dallas, TX
2 Year Degree


The STEM Summer Camp Health Officer will be responsible for directing and implementing camp health care, monitoring and safeguarding camper and staff health, safety, and cleanliness standards in an outdoor setting. The Camp Health Officer will also participate with camper check-in, including a health check and collecting camper medication.  Staff training is May 26 - 29 and June 1 - 5 and camp kicks off June 8 - July 31.

•Checks incoming campers’ health documents prior to their arrival at camp, notifying the appropriate staff members of any health precautions of campers while maintaining compliance with HIPPA.  
•Assists with camper health screenings at check-in and reviews medication turned in for use by the camper while at camp and for staff during staff training.
•During camp sessions, monitors the camper and staff health, promotes an interest in basic cleanliness, health education and safety practices.  
•Reviews and implements general sanitation and safety practices throughout camp, including dining hall and units.
•Maintains required records of medical treatments, accident reports, insurance claims, and health documents/exams, to include daily treatment log, health department reports, and incident and injury reports as appropriate and forward to appropriate party according to the agreed upon schedule. 
•Maintains first aid equipment and supplies for all buildings and key locations in camp; recommends first aid equipment and information necessary for the health and safety of campers and staff while engaged in camp program.
•Maintains health care facility.
•Secures and dispenses as required all medications to campers and staff.
•Evaluates health care incidents and provides first aid treatment or seek appropriate outside medical assistance.
•Carries out health care procedures and standing orders as designated by camp doctor on call.
•Serves as and is responsible for being a role model for campers in behavior and attitude while following the Girl Scout Promise and Law and camp procedures.
•Identifies potential situations that may be a hazard to camper and staff health and wellness, and takes appropriate measures to mitigate.
•Follows established emergency procedures as required

•Must be able to travel within established geographic areas and council service centers, as necessary. 
•Must have reliable transportation, hold a valid drivers’ license and meet GSNETX driving record & automobile insurance requirements
•Performs other duties, as assigned.


JOB REQUIREMENTS—Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA’s):
•Experience and certification in First Aid, CPR and AED
•Current license/certification as a LVN 
•Ability to spend extended periods on-site, including but not limited to overnight stays on property and the ability to adapt to camp life, which includes spending periods of time outdoors and working with limited supplies and facilities
•Knowledge of and ability to work with children, staff and adults and to inspire confidence in children, adults and staff in the camp setting
•Ability to react quickly and calmly in an emergency
•Keen attention to detail
•Good communication skills
•Ability to function as part of a team and adapt to group living situation
•Self-motivated and able to work with a minimum of supervision
•Demonstrate and promote a climate of courtesy, respect and professionalism to coworkers, the volunteers served by this council, and others with whom her/his job puts her/him in contact
•Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings, overnights and weekends if asked.
•Adheres to the GSNETX’s equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies, which ensure that there will be no discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, creed, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability, or age.
•Must hold membership in the Girl Scout organization and subscribe to the tenets of the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
•Attendance is an essential job requirement defined as having regular, consistent, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance including the ability to work regular hours and shifts, before and after hours, and on weekends, when required.
•Must complete and pass a criminal background check.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, work in an office environment, work in a seated position, and work with computers.

The employee must be able to drive and have a valid driver’s license.  The employee must be able to lift or move 40 pounds or perform light work exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Activities occur both inside and outside and employee is subject to both environmental conditions; however, employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.


CPR and First Aid, required
Current license/certification as a RN or LVN
TR 402: Protecting Our Girls (GSNETX provided)