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Resident Camp Nurse

Job Details

Camp Widjiwagan - Antioch, TN
Camp Widji/Joe C. Davis Outdoor Center


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Pay:  $160 per day


Position Summary:

Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Resident Camp Director, the Camp Nurse is responsible for the coordination of the operations of the Health Lodge Center, supervision of health lodge assistants, and assisting with overall coordination of the health of the camp community.


Essential Functions:

  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Supervise and develop summer schedule for health lodge assistants
  • Conduct periodic inventories of all supplies and order necessary items
  • Conduct an orientation for staff and health lodge assistants during staff week
  • Maintain quality relationships with local doctors, clinics and hospitals
  • Submit at the conclusion of the summer season to the Resident Camp Director: inventory of all equipment and supplies; recommendations for following year; medical charges for campers and staff
  • Maintain good communication with Day and Resident Camp Directors about camper and staff charges, insurance and worker’s compensation issues
  • Report all maintenance needs to Resident Camp Director
  • Post necessary emergency procedures in the Health Center
  • Hold brief staff meetings with health lodge assistants on each session’s first day
  • File all insurance claims
  • Ensure that communication with parents occurs whenever necessary regarding a camper’s medication or illness. Any overnight stays in the Health Center will warrant a phone call to parents within 24 hours
  • Assist in the pre-camp Health Center set-up
  • Assume responsibility for coordination of end of summer Health Center shut down
  • Perform daily visual observation of all Health Center operations, and weekly visual inspections of all equipment
  • Follow all rules and safety regulations as set forth by camp
  • Carry out all other tasks/objectives as assigned by the Camp Director; maintain a positive working relationship with all staff



Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

An enthusiastic personality with the desire to serve volunteers, guests, participants and staff to create a culture of service

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work on a team and willingness to work outdoors
  • Ability to understand the needs of participants and to place these needs ahead of his/her own
  • Ability to think in the abstract, solve problems, make decisions, instruct, evaluate, lead others
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • 4 year college degree required
  • Current RN License for the State of Tennessee
  • Experience supervising others preferred


Certifications Required:

  • Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation Certification
  • Within two weeks of hire or before 1st shift with children (whichever comes first): CPR/First Aid/AED, Camp Staff Training Orientation
  • Before start of 1st shift: must sign and return the Hepatitis B Declination/Acceptance form indicating acceptance or declination of Hepatitis B vaccine


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