Camp Physician

Volunteer Position Available: Camp Physician

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

General Responsibility

Oversee the camp's medical operations according to the camp mission, guiding principles, and medical manual; to supervise all medical care.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assume overall responsibility for any medical situation that may arise
  • Assist with staff training, discussing IBD in children and its impact
  • Provide direction on and supervise all treatment and medical procedures
  • Order medications (if needed)
  • Transfer care to and from other camp physicians upon arrival and departure from camp
  • Complete appropriate forms (Incident Reports, Medications 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 Medical Director

Essential Functions

  • Ability to assist in staff training
  • Ability to help monitor health and safety of the camp population
  • Ability to diagnose ailments and provide care as needed
  • Ability to reach patients on rugged terrain

Specific Qualifications

  • Possess valid DEA and physician's licenses (or obtain appropriate reciprocity) to practice medicine in the state in which camp is located
  • Possess medical liability insurance
  • 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.