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Camp Nurse (RN or LPN) Posted Jan 26
Chewonki Foundation , Wiscasset, ME
Nurses at Chewonki maintain the social, emotional, and physical health of Chewonki Foundation participants and staff, under the guidance of the Maine State Board of Nursing and our medical director. They contribute to the day-to-day operations of Chewonki’s Health Center and support the Director of Health Services to ensure that the Health Center is meeting the needs of participants and staff.

The Chewonki Foundation ( is a year-round, nonprofit environmental education center based on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine. Our mission is to inspire transformative growth, teach appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenge people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives. We offer a place-based elementary and middle school, a semester school for high school juniors, summer camps and wilderness expeditions, outdoor education programs, a youth mentorship program, and traveling natural history programs.

Position Title: Camp Nurse (RN or LPN)
Permanent/Temporary: Seasonal
Reports to: Director of Health Services
Exempt/Non-exempt: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: No


Participate in pre-camp training
Uphold health care standards and procedures of the Chewonki community.
Provide care for ill or injured participants and staff.
Perform health screenings for all participants and staff.
Available to assess and assist with employee illness and injuries, make recommendations for medical follow up, after reporting work related injuries to HR and Director of Health Services within 24 hours of occurrence.
Communicate with summer program directors, appropriate staff, and parents regarding health issues.
Provide a comfortable, restful, non-judgmental therapeutic environment for those who feel ill, anxious, or who are injured
Oversee the use and maintenance of the First Aid Kits.
Monitor the storage of medicine (per Maine state law) and other medical equipment.
Screen health forms for Chewonki participants and staff.
Report to the Director of Health Services and act under the accordance of the
Maine State Board of Nursing regulations.
Provide phone triage and support to Expedition Trip Leaders
Maintain complete and accurate documentation of all health care provided to participants and staff utilizing an electronic medical record system
Have a basic understanding of COVID-19 risk management strategies, competently assess participants for COVID-19 symptoms, and understand they may be asked to take care of a COVID-19 positive patient.

Current professional license, in good standing, with the Maine State Board of
Nursing or an approved compact state
Two years of professional experience preferred
Two years of camp employment experience preferred
Valid Driver’s License approved by Chewonki’s insurance carrier
Must Pass Background Criminal Check
Current professional license, in good standing, with the Maine State Board of
Current BLS certification
Staff may be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine prior to employment
Salary depends on experience, licensure, and certifications. Benefits may include room & board and generous discounts on Chewonki programs. We consider individuals for shorter periods than the full season.

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