The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Summer Camp Nurse

    Job Locations US-IL-Peoria
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Seasonal Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army 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 Christ. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


    1. Check Health Forms with Lay Leader/Officer regarding their campers.
    2. Take medications and instructions. Inform DYS if proper medication has not been brought. CAMPERS MAY NOT STAY ON CAMP WITHOUT PROPER MEDICATIONS AND PROPER FORMS.
    1. Distribute medications as instructed. Normal times include meal times and after the evening programs.
    2. All medications must be kept in locked cabinet in clinic. No one but the camp nurse is to handle the medications, unless instructed by the camp nurse.
    1. Maintain adequate medical supplies. The Camp Director will make supply runs as needed.
    2. The First Aid Station must be kept well stocked, cleaned and in working condition.
    3. Clinic linens are to be washed daily, or as needed.
    Clinic Calls
    1. Log all Clinic Calls. The information collected in the log needs to be maintained and given to the Camp Director at the end of the camping season.
    Emergency Care
    1. Arrange transport of camper in case of emergency. Contact Hospital or Proctor First Care regarding emergencies, appointments and transportation. In case of prolonged sickness or contagious illness, camper must be sent home. Camp related injuries are to be taken care of by insurance, all other non-camp related illnesses are the personal responsibility of the camper.
    2. Contact Camp Director and/or Camp Administrator immediately
    3. Contact Chesterfield by telephone within 48 hours of injury. 1-800-321-0935
    4. Contact TRUDY @ DHQ regarding injury.
    Sick Campers
    1. When a camper is sick and must remain in the nurse’s cabin or be taken to the doctor, please notify the Camp Director.
    2. If special food trays are required for sick campers, the nurse is responsible for the return of the trays.
    1. Responsible for the completion of insurance and health forms. See Camp Director for instructions on how to complete the forms. Completed forms should be turned in to the office so copies can be made for the file. All insurance forms need to be completed and filed within 24 hours of the incident.
    Check Out
    1. Prepare medications to be returned to the Officer/Lay Leader to be given back to the camper’s family on return.
    2. Prepare supplies and equipment for next camping session.
    Attend Evening programs and assist other staff with campers as needed and/or assigned
    Attend daily staff devotions
    Other duties as assigned
    At the end of the camping season prepare a report with inventory and suggestions for improvement.
    At the end of the camping season, prepare supplies and equipment for storage.
    At the end of the camping season, give all important paperwork to Camp Director.



    Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Classes and/or degree in nursing field.


    Experience: Individual must have specific knowledge and work experience related to
    the field of Nursing. Also, individual must be willing to become familiar with and support the mission of The Salvation Army; must be able to pass background check.


    Physical Demands/ Work Environment: This Position is required to do moderate physical work. In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the individual is regularly required to be standing for long periods of time, use hands and fingers, communicate, move, occasionally required to position self to stoop, kneel or crouch, frequently required to reach with and use arms and hands as required with working with kids. Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to focus. The work environment for this position is in a cabin and outdoors with varying degrees of heat and with a moderate noise level.


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