SUMMER INTERNSHIP: NURSING ASSISTANT EASTER SEALS NOVA SCOTIA TIDNISH CAMP

  • Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: January 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Work Term: June 3, 2020 – August 21, 2020

Reports to: Camp Director and Head Nurse

Pay: $70.00/Camp Day*

PURPOSE

The responsibility of the Nursing Assistant is to support the Head Nurse in ensuring the health and well-being of campers while in the care of Camp Tidnish. The Nursing Assistant will conduct themselves in a professional manner and uphold and the values and high standards of Easter Seals Nova Scotia and Camp Tidnish.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate of, or current enrolment in, a recognized LPN, Pharmacy, Nursing or related educational program
  • Understanding of health and other issues related to providing services to persons with disabilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Medication awareness training

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Experience working in a camp setting and working with or volunteering with persons with disabilities considered an asset though not a requirement

Under the supervision of the Head Nurse and Camp Director, the Nursing Assistant will:

  • Take part in all recommended training sessions
  • Take responsibility for all aspects of health, safety, and welfare of the campers and staff
  • Be responsible to maintain all health and safety aspects of the camp in the highest possible level, in cooperation with other camp staff and in a professional manner
  • Be responsible to assist in the administration of campers’ medications and treatments according to physicians’ orders and at the scheduled time
  • Be responsible to record every medication administered to campers
  • Be responsible to ensure Health Lodge is locked when not in attendance
  • Be responsible to let staff know their whereabouts at ALL times
  • Be responsible to report all admissions to the Health Lodge to Head Nurse/Camp Director
  • Be responsible to assist Head Nurse with regular cleaning and sanitizing of the Infirmary throughout the camping season
  • Be available to campers and staff 24 hours per day during the camp session
  • Assist the Head Nurse in posting bath and bowel charts in every cabin, check daily, and take appropriate action as required
  • Be responsible to manage minor cuts, abrasions, bruises, and other minor injuries from campers and staff
  • Be responsible to ensure staff and campers have adequate protection from sunburn, sunstroke, and mosquito bites with regular consumption of fluids and application of sun block and mosquito repellent
  • Be responsible to assist with camper activities when primary Infirmary responsibilities are completed
  • Other duties as required.

*Pay includes room & board The Camp Tidnish season operates from May 24 – August 20. During this time the Nursing Assistant is required to live on site during camp sessions and be on call as required to provide effective management. Hours of work are directly related to a typical camp day plus any additional hours required to fulfill the duties associated with the position.

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the Online Application

Questions can be directed to Camp Director, Donna MacPherson – camping@easterseals.ns.ca