Nurse – Day Program

Job Description

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 the team responsibility to promote a safe environment for students to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

The infirmary is staffed by a Nurse at the day program weekdays 8:15 am – 4:15 pm. The Nurse reports to the Director. Lodging for a day program Nurse is not provided and employees in this position are expected to commute daily.

For 2015 campuses, SIG will only be hiring a Day Nurse for the Fairfield University program in Fairfield, CT and the Stuart Country Day School program in Princeton, NJ.

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.


  • 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.
  • Proof of a Registered Nursing (RN) Degree or Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Degree (based on state camp regulations) from an accredited college or nursing program. RN Preferred.
  • 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.
  • Proficient in technology to manage student health records online.
  • A professional communication style and creative problem solving skills.

General Responsibilities

  1. Adheres to policies and procedures as outlined in the SIG Nurse manual, the SIG Day Employee Guidebook, and the SIG Staff Code of Professional Conduct.
  2. Manages all medical aspects of the program for students and staff members.
  3. Attends and participates in pre-camp residential training, include virtual webinars, online trainings, reading through provided manuals, and conference calls.
  4. Reviews all submitted student medical forms prior to Parent Orientation.
  5. Assesses medical needs for each student from their medical forms prior to the program.
  6. Sets up the on-campus infirmary, its supplies, first aid equipment, and takes inventory of prescribed and administered medications.
  7. Makes medical assessment of immediate medical care.
  8. Provides first aid treatment for all minor injuries of students and SIG Staff.
  9. Leads training for asthma inhalers, EpiPens, first aid, and emergency procedures.
  10. 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.
  11. Administers prescribed medications based on a physician's order.
  12. Records all medications received and times that each distribution is administered in the Nurse Log.
  13. Records accurate information in online medical records; attaching supplementary notes, medication sheets, completed accident forms, and/or claims reported to the Workers' Compensation carrier.
  14. Refers students 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.
  15. Work with Director to track student insurance through on-campus portal.
  16. Communicates with parents, physicians, and staff advising them of emerging student health issues and related problems.
  17. Identifies communicable diseases and isolates infected students as needed until arrangements are made for student's departure.
  18. Maintains sanitary and infection control procedures in health care rooms.
  19. Completes daily inspections of infirmary to identify repairs to medical equipment.
  20. Replenishes and maintains medical supplies through on-campus budget.
  21. Supervises campus recreation times and any other activities as requested.
  22. Collects student medications that are received with an authorized prescription from a doctor.
  23. Follows all state health regulations for camp programs and assists during health inspections.
  24. Reports information to the Director on emergency medical problems; telephone conversations with parents, doctors, students and/or accidents involving SIG students or staff.
  25. Attends staff meetings and advises staff on related issues based upon state health regulations for camp programs at the staff orientation.
  26. Produces a list of existing medical supplies at end of program and a list of supplies to be replenished for the next year's program.
  27. Packs up the infirmary with the residential staff. Discards medication and supplies which have expired.

Physical Characteristics of a Director

  • The Nurse picks up to 20 lbs frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs constantly to move, push, or pull objects. The physical demands require frequent walking or standing, kneeling, crouching, and climbing stairs.
  • Physical demands are in excess of sitting and require walking or standing to a significant degree. The Nurse may be needed to move throughout the campus and building on a routine basis.
  • Works long hours, frequently required to work extended hours (weekdays and weekends), especially during emergency operations and unexpected situations related to student and staff medical issues.
  • Activities frequently require a full range of physical movements including but not limited to stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling. Routinely uses fingers and hands to assess skin abnormalities, apply first aid treatments, and triage injuries.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively for those activities in which employees must impart oral information to parents, medical professionals, students, public health officials, and staff. In these activities the Nurse must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Hearing used for those activities which requires ability to receive and give detailed information through oral communication. Visual requirements include far acuity in visual efficiency required in day and night/dark conditions. A field of vision is needed to see large areas while keeping the eyes fixed.
  • Required to work with and without air conditioning during hot, humid summer weather conditions.
  • Equipment used may include computers, specialized medical equipment, (stethoscope, thermometer, blood pressure machine), telephones, walkie-talkies, and office equipment (copiers, fax machines).
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Summer Institute for the Gifted is an equal opportunity employer.