SIG Employment: Open Position

Nurse – Residential 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 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 Nurse is required to reside on campus throughout the entirety of the program. The Nurse is on-call throughout the program 24 hours/7 days a week.


  • Proof of a Registered Nursing (RN) Degree or Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Degree from an accredited college or nursing program. State license must be issued by the state where the program is conducted.
  • 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 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.


The Nurse reports to the Director of the campus and to the Program Director located in the SIG central office in Stamford, CT. The Nurse does not supervise staff.

Pre-Program Responsibilities

  1. Attends and participates in pre-camp residential training, including webinars, online trainings, reading through provided manuals, and conference calls.
  2. Reviews all submitted student medical forms through prior to student arrival.
  3. Assesses medical needs for each student from their medical forms prior to the program.

Program Responsibilities

  1. Adheres to policies and procedures as outlined in the SIG Nurse manual, the SIG Residential Employee Handbook, and the SIG Staff Code of Professional Conduct.
  2. Manages all medical aspects of the program for students and staff members.
  3. Sets up the on-campus infirmary, its supplies, first aid equipment, and takes inventory of prescribed and administered medications.
  4. Makes medical assessment of immediate medical care.
  5. Provides first aid treatment for all minor injuries of students and SIG Staff.
  6. Leads training for asthma inhalers, Epi-Pens, first aid, and emergency procedures.
  7. 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.
  8. Administers prescribed medications based on a physician’s order.
  9. Records all medications received and times that each distribution is administered in
  10. Records accurate information in online medical records; attaching supplementary notes, medication sheets, completed accident forms, and/or claims reported to the Workers’ Compensation carrier.
  11. 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.
  12. Communicates with parents, physicians, Director, Deans, and staff advising them of emerging student health issues and related problems.
  13. Identifies communicable diseases and isolates infected students as needed until arrangements are made for student’s departure.
  14. Maintains sanitary and infection control procedures in health care rooms.
  15. Completes daily inspections of infirmary to identify repairs to medical equipment.
  16. Replenishes and maintains medical supplies through on-campus budget.
  17. Supervises daily recreation hour and any other activities as requested.
  18. Collects student medications that are received with an authorized prescription from a doctor during registration.
  19. Follows all state health regulations for camp programs and assists during health inspections.
  20. Reports information to the Director on emergency medical problems; telephone conversations with parents, doctors, students and/or accidents involving SIG students or staff.
  21. Attends staff meetings and advises staff on related issues based upon state health regulations for camp programs at the staff orientation.
  22. 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.
  23. Packs up the infirmary with the residential staff. Discards medication and supplies which have expired.
  24. Attends all meals (when possible); ensures all students receive their mealtime medications.
  25. Additional duties as assigned.

Terms of Employment

  1. Starting salary is $6,325 pre-tax for a three-week period.
  2. Room and board cost of approximately $2,100 are covered by SIG.
  3. Employees pay their travel to and from program locations.

Essential Characteristics of a Residential Nurse

  • Ability to move, or push objects by using hands and arms to install or position materials up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, and crawl for prolonged periods of time to perform general operations.
  • Routinely use fingers and hands to apply first aid treatments and/or triage injuries.
  • Work with various office equipment including, but not limited to: cell phones, walkie-talkies, computers, recreational equipment, photo copiers, fax machines, or scanners.
  • Ability to work with specialized medical equipment including, but not limited to: stethoscope, thermometer, and blood pressure machines.
  • Ability to demonstrate speech clarity and recognition by speaking frequently for long periods of time to students, parents, faculty, SIG staff, public health officials while conveying detailed and important information.
  • Monitoring the health and safety of others by scanning large areas at both night and during the day.
  • Ability to live and work potentially without air conditioning during hot and humid summer months for days on campus.
  • Maintain constant contact with others by interacting with staff and students and within dorm living situations, campus facilities.
  • Be able to work 24/7 shifts in order to anticipate unexpected or assist situations or assist during emergency operations.

All requirements will be interpreted and applied consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and state counterparts.

Summer Institute for the Gifted is an equal opportunity employer.

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