ESF Camps

  • Camp Nurse

    Job Location US-MD-Baltimore
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    ESF Camps at Gilman School
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Targeted Job End Date
    Seasonal Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    An ESF Nurse ensures the health and safety of all on-site campers, Team members and visitors; obtains and maintains health records and documents as required by ESF, state agencies and accreditation agencies; administers basic first aid and medications and responds to emergencies as necessary. 

    Position Objective/Purpose

    We are seeking motivated Team members who believe deeply in the organization’s mission and who display a record of achievement in nursing as it pertains to working with children and young adults.  This candidate must be capable of completing multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment while maintaining the professional standards of ESF. This position is critical to daily camp operations and the overall success of the summer, as ESF’s number one priority is SAFETY.

    Position Scope Factors

    Nurse oversees health and safety for all campers (ages 3 – 16), Team members, and visitors.


    Must have active nursing license in the state in which you are employed and/or reciprocity in that state if your license is out-of-state.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    1. Participate in all ESF Team Trainings as required, as well as pre-camp opening activities
    2. Collect and maintain health records of campers and Team members in accordance with ESF Policies
    3. Monitor, evaluate and follow appropriate ESF health and safety procedures and routines
    4. Monitor health of campers and Team members participating in camp activities
    5. Administer appropriate care in compliance with ESF Standards, Policies, Guidelines and Procedures
    6. Serve as a liaison between ESF Camps and parents/guardians and campers
    7. Understanding of, and ability to articulate and support, ESF Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
    8. Assist parents and Team members with medical and health questions
    9. Educate Team members on health and safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to,; basic first aid, Epi-Pen and rescue inhaler administration and serve as a resource for emergency response procedures
    10. Manage camp Nurse’s office/area; ensure the office/area is clean, organized, and well-maintained
    11. Maintain supply inventory; order as necessary
    12. Work effectively with co-workers, typically one other Nurse on site, as a team and collaborate on various responsibilities
    13. Serve as a positive role model to campers and Team members
    14. Follow the ESF Code and maintain the” ESF Look” at all times
    15. Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and adhere to all Company Policies
    16.  Other responsibilities as assigned
    17. Have fun

    Position Competencies for Success

    1. Understanding and support of the mission of the Organization
    2. Commitment to producing consistent, high-quality work
    3. The ability to work effectively with others, in all levels of the organization, in a professional manner
    4. Excellent judgment, ability to identify problems and work quickly to find solutions
    5. Exceptional customer service skills
    6. Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
    7. Positive attitude
    8. Patient, kind, caring and creative
    9. Flexible, adaptive and a Team player
    10. Desire to make a difference in the life of a child

    Experience Requirements

    1. Pediatric  nursing  experience  (required)
    2. Proven success in  working with children and young adults with medical conditions, including but not limited to; food allergies, diabetes, seizure disorders (preferred)
    3. Proven success in working with children and young adults with special needs and/or disabilities (preferred)

    Certification Requirements

    1. Valid license as a professional Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
    2. First Aid Certification preferred
    3. Basic Life Support (BLS) preferred
    4. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred

    Education Requirements

    1. A certificate or diploma from an accredited nursing or training program [i.e. an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing (BSN) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN) certificate] is required

    Other Skill Requirements

    1. Outstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and spoken language in all aspects of interactions with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the community at large


    Reporting Relationships

    1. Reports directly to and takes direction from Site Director and Assistant Site Director regarding daily camp operations.  
    2. Reports directly to and takes direction from Director of Nursing and Camp Medical Doctor regarding nursing practice.

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

    1. Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35lbs
    2. Endurance to work outside, in varying temperatures and conditions,  and on your feet for up to 10 hours per day
    3. Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs
    4. Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position

    ESF, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!


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