YMCA Camp Carter serves over 1,400 campers each summer through its weeklong day and overnight camp sessions filled with fun and adventure. The Camp Health Center Manager is an integral part of the Camp experience and provides health, safety, and general medical services to campers and staff in accordance with the policies and procedures of YMCA Camp Carter, the Fort Worth YMCA, and the American Camp Association. The Camp Health Center Manager’s primary responsibilities will be to administer medications, provide basic first aid and support to campers and staff, maintain records, and respond to emergencies in a professional manner.
Dates and Times: The Camp Health Center Manager must be available from June 16th through August 3rd, 2024, during the overnight camp season. Onsite room and board is available and it is preferred that the Health Center Manager live onsite. During the overnight camp season (June 16 – August 3), the Health Center will operate from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, with the potential of hours between 10:00 pm to 7:00 am to administer night medications and assist any ill campers. The Camp Health Center Manager and the Health Center Assistant will be responsible for coordinating with each other and Camp leadership staff to ensure that medical needs of campers and staff are served during those times. Depending on applicant response and availability, we are open to a weekly arrangement for the Health Center Manager rather than serving all six weeks – please note in your application if you are available for only a portion of the June 16 – August 3 time period.
This position pays between $400-600/week before taxes and depending on the candidate’s qualifications.
- Must have a current EMT, RN or LPN license
- A clean driving record is preferred; the Health Center Manager will be operating a golf cart.
- Ability to carry 50 lbs
- Ability to quickly reach more remote areas of the camp property over uneven terrain in the event of an emergency.
- Must be organized
- Proficient in Microsoft and understanding databases
- In collaboration with the Health Center Assistant, provide health care to meet individual needs of camp staff and campers.
- Practice within standards set forth by the Texas Department of Health, the American Camp Association, the YMCA, and any applicable laws and regulations.
- Administer medications in a timely and safe manner, demonstrating knowledge of pharmacology.
- Ensure accurate transition of care and follow-up as needed to Emergency Medical Services, hospitals, physicians, and parents.
- Ensure camp staff understand their role related to health care and first aid.
- Screen all campers before and at the time of their arrival at camp, verifying health history and emergency authorization, identifying any observable evidence of illness or communicable diseases, noting any allergies or other medical needs, keep all medications used by campers and staff.
- Maintain accurate documentation per Camp Carter, state, and American Camp Association policies and procedures.
- Prepare and utilize daily medical log for treatment and medications.
- Prepare and record incident reports when necessary.
- Ensure staff and camper health examinations are current and on file.
- Communicate with parents as necessary regarding camper illnesses and/or injuries.
- Communicate with staff regarding any camper medical conditions or necessary accommodations, medications, and allergies.
- Report any health problems or illness symptoms to the Camp leadership team.
- Organize, maintain, and utilize adequate resources for serving the health and medical needs of the campers and staff.
- Set up the camp Health Center.
- Inventory and order all necessary medical supplies and equipment.
- Prepare and distribute first aid kits throughout camp including camp vehicles, activity areas, and common areas, and distribute first aid kits to camp staff. Once distributed, ensure that first aid kits remain well-stocked.
- Supervise sanitary conditions throughout camp.
- Interpret and enforce all camp policies, rules, and regulations.
- Maintain security of medications and health records.
- Follow COVID-19 policy and protocols.
- Facilitate staff and guest awareness of unsafe or at-risk behaviors and conditions.
- Participate in emergency drills and trainings.
- Manage and implement emergency procedures and safety protocols for the organization.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Director and Camp leadership team.
The Health Center Manager has specific relationships with other health care staff which may include volunteer/staff physicians, on-call nurses, or other designated medical staff. The Health Center Manager relates to the Facilities Director to ensure sanitation is upheld in the kitchen and food service areas. General camp clean-up and housekeeping often identifies the relationship with the Camp Counselors and the Health Center Manager with reference to cleanliness and camper and staff health and to communicate specific health issues.
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Build Your Resume: Working at Camp develops skills that apply in any number of future career fields - learn leadership and decision-making skills; how to communicate with kids, parents, coworkers, and others of various backgrounds and life experiences, and hard skills like how to shoot bullseyes with an arrow, tie-dye like a true artist, and run a zipline; or obtain certifications including lifeguarding. Camp staff achieve great things on and off camp - just ask former First Lady Michelle Obama and former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, who both served as camp counselors.
Free Gym Membership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth with access to other YMCA facilities.
Opportunities for growth: In addition to personal growth through learning hard and soft skills, there are opportunities for continued employment with YMCA Camp Carter of the Fort Worth YMCA year-round.
Community Involvement: YMCA Camp Carter has been a vital part of the community for over 75 years.