Health Coordinator

Job Title: Health Coordinator

Classification:   Seasonal

Reports to:  Program Director

COVID Requirements for All LOMC Staff: 

  1. All LOMC staff will be required to have a full/complete COVID vaccination before starting work.
    1. A copy of the vaccination card needs to be on file with the LOMC office.
  2. All LOMC staff are encouraged to have a COVID booster when available to the staff person.
  3. All LOMC staff must adhere to any/all mask wearing, hand washing and other COVID prevention measures.

General Ministry Responsibilities: 

  1. Live in and help foster Christian community.
  2. Must affirm ELCA Lutheran Theology; however you do not have to be and ELCA Lutheran. 
  3. Maintain safe and clean environment.
  4. Seek to increase our care for creation.
  5. Promote peace and justice.
  6. Willingness to share personal faith in God through words and actions so others may grow in their relationship with God through Christ.

Health Coordinator Description

Position Purpose:

The Health Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the health and safety of campers and staff.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Provide health care to meet individual needs of camp staff and campers.
    • Follow health care policies/procedures as described in the Healthcare Manual and treatment procedures.
  1. Organize, maintain, and utilize adequate resources for serving the health and medical needs of the campers and staff.
    • Set up the camp Health Center including cleaning and sorting.
    • Inventory and order all necessary medical supplies and equipment.
  1. Maintain accurate and detailed medical records according to state and American Camp Association Standards.
    • Ensure staff and camper health examinations are current and on file.
    • Prepare and utilize daily medical log for treatment and medications.
    • Prepare and record insurance and accident report forms.
  1. Oversee First Aid procedures and supplies.
    • Prepare and distribute first aid kits throughout camp including camp vehicles, kitchen, offices, pool area, activity areas, out-of-camp trips.
    • Ensure supplies are well stocked and distributed as needed.
  1. Ensure a staff orientation session is delivered on medical services.
    • Ensure camp staff and campers know their role related to health care and first aid.
    • Provide or ensure orientation is provided that includes specific camper health and social needs, health center procedures, emergency procedures, growth and development of age groups, staff health assessment of campers, policies on contacting parents, transportation to outside health facilities, accident prevention and risk management, nutrition, and first aid in the camp setting.
  1. Screen all campers and staff who are arriving and departing camp.
    • Verify health history.
    • Verify emergency authorization.
    • Identify any observable evidence of illness or communicable diseases.
    • Conduct a health assessment.
    • Keep all medications used by campers and staff.
  1. Supervise sanitary conditions throughout camp.
    • Clean, organize and sanitize the Health Center weekly including all rooms, bathroom and hallways.
    • Observe daily cleanliness in areas throughout camp.
    • Report any health problems or symptoms of illness to the Program Director.

Other duties and expectations.

  • Perform any tasks beyond those assigned as help is needed.
  • Provide leadership in the LOMC’s risk management program.
  • Develop a resource file and obtain information and/or literature concerning health in the camp community.
  • Be responsible for contacting parents concerning the status of their child’s health by telephone in the following situations: any injury requiring an x-ray, illness requiring an infirmary stay and emergency treatment/accident, etc.
  • Be knowledgeable of outside health resources.
  • Evaluate medical services.
  • Participate enthusiastically in camp activities.
  • Contribute to verbal evaluations and communication as requested.
  • Participate enthusiastically in worship, campfires, staff meetings, all-camp activities.

Equipment Used:

  • The camp has a designated Health Center where the Health Coordinator is stationed. This is the hub center for all medicines, health histories, and for any sick campers seeking additional help beyond minor first aid relief.

Relationships:

The Health Coordinator has a specific relationship the Food Service Manager to ensure that food allergies are addressed each week (and each upcoming week), and with the LOMC counselors with reference to cleanliness and camper and staff health and to communicate specific health issues.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age.
    • We prefer 21 years of age with at least 2 years of college or related experience.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR/AED.
  • Experience in both children and adult illness/injury care.
  • Desire to work with children and young adults.
  • Community health knowledge.
  • Must submit health history record form prior to first day of work.
  • Ability to interact with all age levels.
  • Must have a clear background check completed by LOMC.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of LOMC grounds will be required.
  • Knowledge of LOMC and its mission.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Understand the development needs of youth.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift/assist campers and staff.
  • Ability to read and follow directions on medication labels, health forms, physician orders, and parent letters.
  • Ability to use a telephone.
  • Maintain written/digital record system.
  • Ability to quickly get to remote locations on camp property over uneven terrain.
  • Observe and assess sanitation and safety conditions of the camp.
  • Ability to communicate with parents, staff, and administration about camper health concerns.
  • Possess endurance to meet emergency needs.
  • Ability to drive to off-camp health provider, physician, or emergency treatment locations.
  • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to activities.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Willingness to live (not required if local) in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivery program in the facility available.
  • Operate with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and varying water conditions.
  • Endurance to be on your feet and on the go while working irregular camp hours.
  • Willing to live in a camp setting during the week (not required if local) with limited or simple equipment and facilities; and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and bugs.
  • Endurance for walking long distances, hiking, and canoeing.
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