Be Part of Our Mission
The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 20 membership centers, five camps, early learning, school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.
The Resident Camp Health Officer is a seasonal position. Under the direct supervision of the Camp Director, the Health Officer is responsible for proper health care and first aid for campers and staff.
Scope and Responsibilities:
- Collect all campers and staff medication keep them locked up and dispense as directed
- Perform a wellness check all campers & staff for communicable diseases, health problems, illnesses as directed in the written health procedures.
- Collect and file all camper and staff health forms.
- Maintain all first aid kits.
- Maintain standing order medication and report medication or supply needs to the camp director.
- Maintain daily treatment log.
- Be readily available for first aid emergencies and other contingencies.
- Secure proper treatment for campers and staff requiring a Doctor's or hospital attention.
- Give a brief health check to campers leaving the camp property for overnight trips. Make sure accompanying staff members have necessary first aid information, daily and pm medication, first aid orientation and health forms.
- Contact parents of camper requiring physician's attention, overnight stay in health center or whenever is deemed necessary.
- Issue written health information to all staff of campers requiring medication and special allegories so that staff are aware.
- Report any incident to the camp director. All incident reports are filled out by camp director.
- Observe and advise camp director and staff on health, disease, sanitation and cleanliness issues.
Child Abuse Prevention:
Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:
- Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
- Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
- Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
- Completing all child abuse prevention training as required
Commitment to Inclusion:
Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations. Appropriate training and development will be provided to YMCA team members based on your role and responsibilities.
- Must have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or equivalent education experience
- Must be licensed by the state as a RN, EMT, or LP
- Must have current CPR and First Aid Certification
- Must have 1-3 years of nursing and/or related experience
- Prior camp experience is preferred