Healthcare Provider

Healthcare Provider

The UMaine 4-H Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove provide environmentally focused summer camps for youth in Lincolnville and Tenants Harbor. Programs emphasize community living, respect for others, fun, safety, responsibility, and the joy of being a part of the natural world.

The essential duties of this position are to provide first aid and healthcare treatment for all campers and staff at the University of Maine 4-H Camps at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove. These positions are seasonal (June-August) and are located in Lincolnville and Tenants Harbor, Maine. We hire a Health Care Provider for each site. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide first aid and healthcare treatment for all campers and staff.  This includes assessment of illnesses, the first response to emergencies, and compassionate care.
  • Coordinate coverage of the health center, including some nights and some weekends.
  • Be responsible for the administration of all medications and treatments.
  • Post hours for daily medications and notify staff regarding camper health concerns.
  • Evaluate and monitor the health of all campers and staff including various complaints and concerns, and report major concerns to the Director.
  • Establish and follow appropriate medical routines including record-keeping in the daily medical log, disposal of medical waste, managing and safeguarding medications, and utilizing approved standing orders.
  • Create a system for the daily health inspections of the camp to ensure a healthy and safe environment for all.
  • Maintain first aid kits, restocking with specific supplies as necessary.
  • Conduct inventory of supplies.
  • Maintain a neat, sanitary, and welcoming health center.
  • Report accidents/incidents to the Director for reporting within 24 hours.
  • Participate in and lead specific areas of staff training pertaining to camp health and safety.
  • Prepare a summary and evaluation of the entire camp season including inventories, staff evaluations, camper reports on health problems, and make recommendations for the following season.

These are not the only duties to be performed.  Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse (current in the State of Maine) or other appropriate training as approved by the camp physician, e.g. EMT, WFR, CNA, LPN
  • Experience in a summer camp setting is desirable
  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Ability to update and/or monitor health care, maintain records, and implement the health care plan
  • Genuine compassion for and ability to get along well with children of all ages
  • Ability to travel outdoors over various terrain, responding efficiently in the event of an emergency

Compensation:

  • June 12-August 20, 2022, 10-week full-time position
  • $600/week ($6,000 pre-tax salary estimate) pay increases based on experience, background, and certifications
  • Benefits include: optional rustic housing, meals during programming

Apply online at umaine.edu/tanglewood/employment/apply. For more information please contact extension.tanglewood4h@maine.edu

Please note:

  • That while we are moving forward with camp planning, covid-related program changes are possible and may require us to cancel positions at any time.
  • The University of Maine System is considered a federal contractor and therefore required to comply with the directives of civil authorities regarding COVID vaccinations. As of January 4, 2022, new hires are required to be fully vaccinated or have submitted a request for a religious or medical exemption on or prior to their start date. Further information can be found here.

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