Camp Nurse

Volunteer Position Available: Camp Nurse

In addition to the qualifications we seek in all volunteers, as outlined on the Volunteer & Support Camp Oasis page, the Camp Nurse role has its own set of parameters:

General Responsibility

Assist in overseeing the camp's medical operations according to the camp mission, guiding principles, and medical manual; to distribute medication, keep medical records, and assist Camp Physician(s).

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist in staff training related to Health Center, Medical Manual and OSHA requirements
  • Carry out medical procedures as directed by the Medical Director & Camp Physician(s)
  • Prepare and maintain Camp Health Center
  • Properly store and dispense any medicines brought to camp by campers and staff, in accordance with the Camp Medical Manual and with the local state's laws
  • Complete appropriate forms (Incident Reports, Medication Log, etc.) in a timely manner
  • Assist in evaluating the entire camp operation with suggestions for the following season
  • As needed, speak with campers' parents
  • Perform other duties as designated by the Medical Director & Head Nurse

Essential Functions

  • Ability to assist in staff training
  • Ability to help monitor health and safety of camp population
  • Ability to provide care under the instruction of the Medical Director, Head Nurse, & Camp Physician(s)
  • Ability to reach patients on rugged terrain

Specific Qualifications

  • Possess a valid license (or obtain appropriate reciprocity) to work as a nurse in the state in which camp is located
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults with IBD in a camp setting
  • Preferred: Experience with pediatric GI patients or emergency rooms
  • Preferred: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training

*Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Camp Oasis is going all virtual again this year which requires much fewer volunteers. We greatly appreciate your commitment to the program, and encourage you to apply in 2022 when we will hopefully be able to host in-person residential camp.