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ID# 000408

Head Nurse

Camp Tidnish - Easter Seals Nova Scotia
130 Irwin's Point Rd.
Baie Verte, NB NB
9024536000 ext.227 (Main Phone)
Summer Camp
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

The Head Nurse will ensure the health and well-being of Camp Tidnish campers, volunteers and
staff in accordance to Camp Tidnish and Easter Seals Nova Scotia policies and procedures.

Job Requirements

 Must be a graduate of a Nursing program and be an RN or LPN licensed to practice in New Brunswick
 Must be a team player
 Must be in good physical health, be emotionally mature, have good morale and be professional
 Must possess strong initiative, leadership, communication and organizational skills
 Must be willing to adjust and adhere to camp policies and procedures
 Must always keep in mind the “Campers Come First” philosophy
 Must have the qualities required to be a positive role model to campers and staff
 Must show ability to work independently with minimal supervision and be prepared to
take initiative
 Experience working with persons with disabilities an asset
 Clear Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search

 Take part in all recommended training sessions;
 Responsible for all aspects of health, safety and welfare of campers and staff
 Maintain all health and safety aspects of the camp at the highest possible level, in
cooperation with other camp staff;
 Use all available tools to get the necessary knowledge from each camper’s application
and medical forms to ensure the best possible and most appropriate treatments;
 Administer all campers’ medications and treatments according to physician’s orders and
at the scheduled time;
 Record all medication administered to campers;
 Draft a list of stock medications, giving indications for their proper use, appropriate
dosages, route of administration and frequency (done prior to start of camping session
and kept in the medication binder);
 Ensure the Health Lodge is locked when not in attendance;
 Let appropriate staff know his/her whereabouts at ALL times;
 Report all admissions to the Infirmary and any pertinent information to the Camp
 Ensure the “Disease Outbreak Management Plan” is appropriate and is followed when
 Maintain the Health Lodge and emergency kits;
 Regularly clean and sanitize the Health Lodge throughout the camping season;
 Ensure documents such as Incident and Accident Reports, Seizure Reports, etc. are
understood and properly filled out by staff;
 Be available to campers and staff 24 hours per day during each camp session;
 Maintain an inventory of Health Lodge supplies, and follow a given budget (all supply
orders must have prior approval from the Camp Director);
 Complete an end of season inventory of all Health Lodge supplies;
 Ensure that all nursing records and reports are completed accurately and kept up to
date. A short report of all pertinent information must be updated daily;
 Ensure that Bath and Bowel Charts are posted in every cabin, checked daily and
appropriate action is taken as required;
 Gather and communicate any pertinent information to the parents/guardians of the
campers on the first and last days of each session;
 Be familiar with the Crisis Management Plans in order to be comfortable in the role of
Crisis Manager;
 Supervise the Infirmary Assistant in conjunction with the Camp Director;
 Other duties as requested by the Camp Director;