Camp Healthcare Provider

  Job Title: Camp Healthcare Provider  Classification: Seasonal

Reports to: Overnight Camp Director  OT Exempt: (Salaried) 

Compensation Options: 1) Tax-deductible Donation of Time, 2) Trade for credit to Namanu camps or rentals, OR 3) Monetary compensation ($1050/week)

Organization Overview: 

At Camp Fire Columbia, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark– a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future. Founded in 1910, our comprehensive programs start with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. For more information, please visit:

Camp Fire is committed to building a diverse team and culture. We recognize that there are many aspects of one’s life experience that contributes to the growth of our organization. We encourage everyone to apply. If you believe in our values and mission and want to contribute to the work we do, we want to hear from you, even if you don’t meet every one of the qualifications listed. 

Position Overview:

This is a 1-week position that is responsible for providing comprehensive health care to campers and staff at summer camp, observing regulations of nursing practice, Covid-19 safety protocols and compliance with policies established by Camp Fire Columbia. The Camp Nurse will remain on-site and on-call for 24-hour coverage to provide medical aide, consultation and/or intervention to ill or injured campers and staff. This position will collaborate with our Seasonal Healthcare Coordinator on management of healthcare center inventory, camper and staff medication, and other healthcare related tasks.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Follows established Covid-19 protocols and management systems to ensure compliance with health guidelines including prevention measures, incident and outbreak response, and any other related preparation needs. 

2. Work with Healthcare Coordinator to manage healthcare building and services including assessing individual’s physical or mental health needs, providing appropriate interventions for campers and staff at camp, maintaining dispensary inventory and equipment, and requesting supplies as needed. 

3. Works with Healthcare Coordinator to review incoming camper and staff health forms and establishes procedure to secure, monitor, and administer all medication brought to camp per administrative rules and policies. 

4. This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.

· Ability to commit to learning and applying an equity lens to the delivery of youth programming and community building.

· Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation including supporting Namanu by assisting with duties outside of this role.

· Open to feedback and contributing to an environment of continual learning. 


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Responsible for the overall wellbeing of campers and supports staff with direct child supervision. No staff supervision responsibilities.


Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Displays excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, volunteers, parents, and contractors; including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.

· Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

· Pediatric, ER, or camp nursing experience is preferred.

· Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, manages time and stress levels, and proactively solve problems.

· Ability to interact with campers of varying age levels.

· Ability to comprehend and interpret instructions.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Required to be a licensed prescriber or Registered Nurse in the State of Oregon.

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently move up to 25 pounds and occasionally move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to traverse varied terrain over the 60 acres of main camp, be stationary for prolonged periods, gather supplies from various heights and locations. In compliance with covid-19 protocols, employees may be asked to wear a face mask when not actively consuming food/beverage.

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is exposed to outdoor weather conditions 95% of the time. The employee may be occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and work in high, precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with occasional periods of excessive noise (i.e. meal times, talent show).

Our Commitment:

Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all youth of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities. We are committed to creating a culturally-responsive, inclusive, and safe environment for all children, families and staff.

Camp Fire Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, gender expression and identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.