Campfire Circle, in Muskoka, is looking for a General Care Nurse for the 2023 season.
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Muskoka Start Date: June 18th 2023 End Date: September 3rd, 2023
Rainbow Lake Start Date: June 18th 2023 End Date: September 1st, 2023
Rate: $7,500 (for the full contract) *Training/virtual training dates may occur prior to this date and are included in your full contract rate*
1. ASSESSMENTS AND TREATMENTS: 20%
a) Review of health information received from campers, staff and volunteers.
b) Assist with initial first day assessment of campers.
c) Provide general first aid and triage to campers as well as assessment of injuries and illness, and provision of treatment to campers, staff and volunteers.
d) Provide oncology specific care under direction of the on-site or on-call physician, charge nurse or year round medical team, if applicable.
e) Respond to all major land and water emergencies (mock and actual), and participate in debriefs.
f) Provide individualized supportive and therapeutic care.
2. DOCUMENTATION: 10%
a) Appropriate documentation in camper and staff treatment records, medication records, visit logs, and accident/incident reports
b) Act as a resource to the medical teams in navigating CampSite, our online charting system.
c) Responsible for backing up digital documentation
3. MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION: 10%
a) Supports transfer of care through medication reconciliation.
b) Preparation, dispensing and administration of medications.
c) Administration of scheduled prescription, over-the-counter medications and PRNs.
d) Administration of rescue medications such as epi-pen or other similar device in the case of medical emergency.
4. HEALTH TEACHING, GENERAL SAFETY, AND COVID-19:15%
a) Assisting in the facilitation of on-site volunteer and medical team training sessions
b) Assisting in planning, implementation, and enforcement of COVID protocols.
c) Planning and teaching of staff, volunteers and campers in priorities of healthy communal living (i.e. handwashing, cleaning, maintaining overall health, etc.).
d) Active participation in program areas for health promotion with staff, volunteers and campers regarding COVID protocols, sun safety, sleep hygiene, healthy eating, and hydration.
5. CAMPER CARE: 25%
a) Working with campers aged 0 -18 through one-to-one support where additional personal care support considerations have been identified such as; a. bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, skin and hair care; assisting with toileting needs; positioning, lifting and transferring, monitoring bowel routines, and toileting.
b) Work directly with the Charge Nurse, Program Manager and medical teams to schedule support of campers, complementing the volunteer cabin counsellor teams when there are campers with more individualized needs.
6. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: 20%
a) Supports camper transportation to and from the Camp by acting as the bus nurse from various locations across Ontario.
b) Ensures open lines of communication between the Medical Center, Camp Management and staff team.
c) Supports the preparation of supplies needed for out-trips, or participation on the trip as required.
d) Supporting and communicating camper information to out-trip nursing staff
e) Participate in the daily operations (cleaning, laundry, inventory, general camp cleanliness and safety inspections)
f) Maintain clean and well stocked first aid kits, and daily medical equipment checking
g) Support Medical Centre inventory management h) Support weekly medical teams in staff team transitions
i) Positively contributes to a healthy culture within the Medical Centre. Recording of various summer statistics
7. As well as the above, the General Care Nurse will abide by the staff Code of Conduct, and maintain client confidentiality. The General Care Nurse will use skills, knowledge and judgement while practicing within their scope of practice deemed by the College of Nurses of Ontario. The nurse will provide quality care within camping guidelines set out by the Ontario Camps Association and the Children’s Oncology Camping Association.
8. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their Manager or their designate.
a) Current Registration with College of Nurses of Ontario (Registered Practical Nurses considered)
b) Current BLS (HCP) level C & First Aid
c) Paediatric experience preferred
d) Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and foster positive relationships within a team.
e) Clear police reference check and vulnerable sector screening
a) Registered Nurse (RN)
b) APHON Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Certification
c) Valid driver’s license
d) Experience working in a camp environment and/or working with children in a recreational setting.
a) Enthusiastic, flexible, excellent oral and written communication, work well under stress, critical thinking skills, able to work independently and with a team.
Particular Working Conditions:
a) The role includes working outside for periods of time as well indoors in the Medical Centre. Work schedule includes days, evenings and weekends. Occasional travel long distances whether by bus or car.
b) In consideration of the population Campfire Circle serves, the incumbent is a non-smoker.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. Standing for long periods of time and time spent outdoors walking are included as part of the role.
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