The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Health Officer - Summer Seasonal (LPIC)

    Job Locations US-MI-Comstock Park
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Seasonal Full-Time
  • Overview

    Mission Statement

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

    WMNI Vision Statement

    We envision an army, united in its dedication to boldly follow where God leads, maximizing every opportunity to reach out in love with the life changing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


    Ensure that all aspects of the camper experience are conducted in a compliant fashion for The Salvation Army “Safe From Harm” program.


    Work with Direct Supervisor regarding health policies and sanitary conditions. Ensure that the camp health service is operating according to Michigan rules and American Camping Association standards.


    The camp health officer is responsible for the care of all the campers and staff who need first aid or who are hurt on the campgrounds.


    The camp health officer is responsible for the campers check in for their particular camping session to see that they have a completed medical history form and a signed emergency authorization and shall conduct a health screening to include:


    The checking in of prescription and non prescription drugs and medications.

    A review of the health history statement.

    A discussion with the camper concerning current health needs.

    An observation of the camper’s physical state, paying particular attention to potential contagious diseases and possible signs of abuse.

    Check campers for lice.

    Report any significant problems to the child’s counselor and any dietary needs to the food service manager or head cook.


    Inform Direct Supervisor of needed supplies after checking the current inventory.


    Perform 2 scheduled evaluations with documentation on the staff under your supervision.


    Maintain records: Collect medical forms from each camper at beginning of each camp period and staff during orientation.  Daily patient consultations, as needed.


    Dispense daily medications and keep proper documentation. The health officer is solely responsible for delivery of meds.  Generally meds will be given at meals times and before call to cabins, unless otherwise called for in the prescription.


    Keep regular office hours (one hour after each meal and after evening programs) and be available for emergency 24-hour coverage.


    The health officer is to contact the local doctor or emergency care unit regarding diagnosis of special care.


    Assist in maintaining and updating the camp health policy manual and ensure compliance to that policy in the operation of the health services of the camp. The health officer should review the policy each summer both for operational understanding but also for personal input for improvement. It is also the duty of the health officer to confirm that the           practices in place meet the specific needs of the campers.


    Report any accidents requiring a doctor’s care to the Camp Director or assistant as soon as possible. The health officer should be involved in daily informal observation of all children to ascertain their physical condition and recommend any action to be taken when problems are discovered.


    For all treatment provided and medications given it is imperative to keep accurate and complete medial logs for campers and staff. When illness is discovered, the health officer must make every effort to implement a plan to prevent further spread to other children and staff. Any camper may be excused or kept from activities at the health officer's direction for medical reasons.


    Prepare any remaining medications for return to the agency representative at the child's departure. Assist in the early departure of any camper as outlined in the Emergency Procedure & Camp Policies section, Camper Release Plan found in the staff manual.


    The health officer should obtain the authorization of the camp director or his designate before attempting any parental notification. The health officer may contact Emergency Service Providers in any situation deemed necessary to ensure prompt response in a time of emergency.


    Other related duties as assigned


    Must hold certification that is equivalent to community first aid and CPR for the professional rescuer requirements in the American Red Cross manual number 656137, AND be 1 of the following:

    A licensed physician

    A licensed physician’s assistant

    A licensed nurse practitioner

    A registered nurse

    A licensed practical nurse

    A licensed emergency medical technician

    A licensed medical first responder

    An adult who is certified as a wilderness first responder or has met the requirements equivalent to those set forth by the National Outdoor Leadership School manual number 16175.


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