Other Outdoor Summer Programs Nurse (nonexempt)
Job title: Summer Programs Nurse (nonexempt)
Department: Camp Programs
Employment Class: Seasonal Part-time
Pay Status: Nonexempt
Expected Hours: Minimum 40 hours/week
Dates of Employment/Start Date: June 1, 2018 – August 18, 2018
Reports To: Camp Programs Director
Housing Available: Yes
Number of Positions Available: 3-4
At Keystone Science School, we believe that the power of inspiring curiosity and critical thinking, through the lens of science, changes lives and strengthens communities. We create future leaders who can problem solve and work together in an ever-evolving world and workplace environment.
The employees of Keystone Science School collectively work for the Mission, and truly live the Vision and Values! We offer competitive health and welfare benefits. Our campus is located at 9,200 feet on the site of Old Keystone Village in Keystone, Colorado. Our historic 23-acre campus serves as the ultimate outdoor laboratory and is the home base for our diverse suite of programs. Our facilities include modern log-style dormitories, a central dining hall, an outdoor amphitheater, a state-of-the-art observatory, and a geothermal field. Visit KeystoneScienceSchool.org to learn more!
Program Overview and Job Summary:
KSS offers a range of programs that provide a balance of hands-on science activities, field-based exploration, and adventure programming. All programs are based upon a theme including but not limited to aquatic ecology, forest ecology, earth science, snow science, health, and leadership.
The Summer Programs Nurse works with our day, residential, and teen leadership programs. The Summer Programs Nurse is the primary caregiver for each child while on KSS campus and is responsible for planning, administering, and documenting all staff and child health-related issues. Fellow staff, children, and parents will rely on the Summer Programs Nurse to keep a safe and healthy community throughout the Summer.
Our ideal candidate will focus on the following essential duties and responsibilities:
• Attend to the illnesses or injuries of both program participants and staff;
• Supervise and maintain high standards of health and safety, and follow Risk Management policies in all activities;
• Administer over-the-counter and prescription medications to program participants and staff per written protocol at designated times;
• Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of medication administration and illness/injury care delivered to campers and staff per written protocol;
• Report illness, injury, and abuse to proper authorities when necessary per written protocol;
• Manage all documentation and protocol in relation to Colorado State Child Care Licensure;
• Maintain a watchful presence to the overall wellness of campers and staff;
• Work directly with the Camp Physician, EMS, fire department, and hospital, either by phone or in-person, when needed to attend to the illness/injury of a participant or employee;
• Maintain, clean, and stock the Health Center, and purchase first aid supplies when necessary;
• Track and maintain all KSS medical supplies;
• Attend and facilitate all staff meetings and trainings as assigned;
• Attend meals in the Rives Dining Hall as assigned;
• Candidates age 21+ with a minimum of 5 years driving experience will be required to participate in and pass Van Driver Training, and they will be required to drive a 15-passenger van;
• Abide by and uphold the policies and procedures set forth by KSS;
• Other duties as assigned.
The minimum requirements in knowledge, skills, and abilities for the candidate of our choice:
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including days, nights, and weekends;
• Have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with children;
• Disciplined in thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence;
• Strong work ethic and will work until the job is complete;
• Motivation to contribute positively to the KSS at-large community;
• Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form;
• Multi-task efficiently while managing a high-volume workload in a fast-paced, changing environment;
• Superior customer service skills, with the ability to be creative and think ‘outside the box’;
• Strong command of communication, writing, and organizational skills;
• Effectively interact with people of diverse backgrounds and different levels of experience;
• Ability to work in a busy environment with many distractions;
• Write incident reports and lesson plans with attention to detail.
Our required education, experience, and certifications:
• Licensed Practical Nurse;
• Current First Aid and CPR certifications, from an approved vendor, or the ability to obtain before the first day of employment;
• Medication Administration training and certification, from an approved vendor, or the ability to obtain before the first day of employment;
• Candidates must complete a pre-employment physical exam;
• Excellent driving record and a valid driver’s license;
• Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check.
In addition to the above required talents, our ideal candidate will have these preferred skillsets:
• Desired computer skills include proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and Adobe;
• Comprehension of the Spanish language via written and/or verbal form.
There will be limited travel within Summit County, Colorado.
The physical demands of this position:
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or hold objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee must be able to lift and carry at least 40 pounds for an extended duration. The employee is occasionally required to travel for extended periods over rugged terrain. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Our work environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires the employee to work in close contact with his/her teammates. The office space is small and the employee must have the ability to stay focused while others are working in close proximity. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but varies seasonally due to programs and staffing on campus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works outside in various weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
How to ApplyReady to find yourself at the heart of Science. Adventure. Fun? Apply now! Please submit the General Employment Application found at KeystoneScienceSchool.org/Employment. All applications will require a cover letter, resume, and 3 references. In your cover letter, please indicate your desired salary/wage. The first review of applications will begin in January of 2018, however applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. For more information, please contact the Human Resources department at HR@KeystoneScienceSchool.org. Keystone Science School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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