The goal of SIG is to provide an exceptional three week experience by creating a community of student learners who share common interests, abilities, and goals. It is a team responsibility to promote a safe environment where students can grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
The Nurse is responsible for first aid triage, medical information and operations in the infirmary. The Nurse is responsible for effective infection control procedures. Students requiring first aid treatments due to injuries, infections or illness or requiring administration of prescribed medications are directed to the care of the Nurse. The Nurse participates in setting up the program infirmary, training staff on emergencies, and advising the Director on medical issues affecting students and staff. The nurse maintains the medical log, records and processes workers compensation claims, maintains all medical records and advises on infection control procedures in the outbreak of a virus and/or triage center for emergencies.
The infirmary is staffed by a Nurse from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. The Nurse reports to the Director.
- Minimally one year of experience in providing first aid treatments, triage, infection control and/or distribution of prescribed medical drugs to children in a medical institution, school or camp environment is preferred
- Proof of a Registered Nursing (RN) Degree (Preferred) or Licensed Practical Nursing Degree (based on state camp regulations) from an accredited college or nursing program
- Proof of a valid state registered nursing license in good standing (state license must be issued by the state where the program is conducted)
- Proof of valid certificate in first aid training or equivalent program (American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certification is preferred)
- Proof of a valid CPR Certification
- Nurse must provide a professional insurance certificate for Personal Liability Insurance. The certificate will include an endorsement for $1,000,000 umbrella coverage.
- Makes medical assessment of immediate medical care.
- Provides first aid treatments for all minor injuries of students and SIG Staff.
- Refers students and/or staff for acute medical care to doctor, hospital, emergency care center, walk-in center per physician's order and/or as the nurse's immediate emergency assessment warrants.
- Administers prescribed medications based on a physician's order.
- Records all medications received and times that each distribution is administered in medical logs.
- Records accurate information in medical records, attaching supplementary notes, medication sheets, completed accident forms, and claims reported to the Workers' Compensation carrier.
- Refers student to the Director for evaluation by a mental health professional after conferring with parents, if student threatens to harm self or others, shows signs of drug abuse, or appears to be emotionally unstable.
- Communicates with parents, physicians, Director, and staff advising them of emerging student health issues and related problems.
- Identifies communicable diseases and isolates infected students as needed until arrangements are made for student's departure.
- Coordinates set-up of infirmary, its supplies, and first aid equipment, and takes inventory of prescribed and administered medications.
- Maintains sanitary and infection control procedures in health care rooms.
- Daily inspects infirmary to identify repairs to medical equipment.
- Replenishes and maintains medical supplies.
- Collects student medications that are received with an authorized prescription from a doctor during registration.
- Reviews students' health forms for completeness and accurate information.
- Follows and adheres to policies and procedures for SIG programs.
- Follows all state health regulations for camp programs and assists during health inspections (as applicable).
- Reports information to the Director on emergency medical problems; telephone conversations with parents, doctors, students and/or accidents involving SIG students or staff.
- Provides training for first-aid and emergency procedures.
- Assesses medical needs for each student from their medical forms prior to the program.
- Must be with students during lunch and activity period.
- Discards medication and supplies which have expired.
- Produces inventory of medical supplies to be replenished for the next program.
The Summer Institute for the Gifted is an equal opportunity employer.