Healthcare Aides (HMA)

Hiring for 2016 at all sites: Camp Courage, Maple Lake; Camp Friendship, Annandale; Camp Eden Wood, Eden Prairie; Camp Courage North, Lake George


The Health and Medication Aide (HMA)- may be a graduate nurse, nursing student with clinical experience, other be of another health care major, or have experience in a health care setting. The Health and Medication Aide must complete an orientation/training session conducted by the Director of Health Care Services or Health Center Staff and successfully demonstrate all pertinent skills. First Aid/CPR certification or equivalent is required. HMA will reside in Health Center and rotate on-call status. Pleasant, positive attitude and good customer skills are required. Must be detail orientated and organized.

Functions and Responsibilities

Work under the direct supervision of the Camp Nurse to:

• Set up and administer medication
• Assist with cabin staff training regarding treatments, cares, transfers and emergency procedures
• Administer First Aid and treatment to minor wounds
• Evaluate participants’ medical needs and report to the RN.
• Monitor health care concerns of staff / campers and report to the RN as necessary.
• Rotate overnight on-call status
• Attend staff meetings, display effective communication and implement solutions.
• Interact daily with assigned cabin groups at mealtimes, selected activities, and as assigned
• Write Health Care Profiles
• Prepare/restock/monitor Health Center supplies and cabin health supplies
• Maintain cleanliness of the Health Center
• Answer the phone in the health center
• Communicate/clarify camper medical details with care giver/physician
• Accompany participants to clinic or hospital as needed
• Rotate respite weekends throughout the summer
• Perform miscellaneous duties as requested by supervisor (i.e., order supplies, errands)
• Maintain personal health throughout the camp season
• Complete self-evaluation, seasonal evaluation and final program evaluation
• Be a role model and appropriate example for other camp staff, volunteers and campers

Physical Demands

• As an employee, you may also need to perform duties that involve a variety of physical challenges. Appropriate training will be given to ensure that correct techniques and precautions are used in this area.
These may include
1. Extreme heat or cold
2. High decibel noises
3. Physically exerting activities (walking, lifting, crouching, sitting for lengthy periods)
4. Exposure to ionizing/non ionizing radiation (from radios, walkie talkies, microwaves etc)
5. Physical aggression from campers who may display challenging behaviors

Work Environment

• You may also be exposed to some hazardous substances and harmful physical agents on a routine basis, meaning you may be exposed during the normal course of your work assignments. You will receive training on how to avoid illness or injury in this area.
These areas may include
1. Hazardous materials for cleaning (MSDS sheets available at each site)
2. Chemicals associated with protection of others (bug spray, sunscreen etc)
3. Environmental factors (Poison ivy, pollen, insect bites etc)
4. Gasoline or exhaust fumes from vehicles
5. Infectious agents such as blood or other bodily fluids
This job description is intended to describe the general nature of this job. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all requirements for this position, nor does it constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.