MDA Camp medical staff are responsible for passing daily medications, promoting camper and volunteer safety, and tending to other accidents and incidents that may occur in the camp setting. The volunteer counselors, who are paired one-on-one with the campers, are responsible for the camper’s 24/7 care. Our camp is overnight so we need medical volunteers to commit to being on site for part of or the entire week. It does not cost anything to volunteer and lodging and meals will provided to you while at camp. In order to be eligible, volunteer medical staff must have a valid medical license in NJ!
MDA Volunteer Camp Nurses Duties
A qualified medical team at MDA Summer Camp is vital to the success of the camping program. Nurses need to be licensed in the state of New Jersey. The role of the camp nurse before and during camp is as follows:
- Review volunteer applications in July for medical needs.
- Use MDA Medical Log to set up database or listing for all medications listed on camper and volunteer applications.
- Set up system for controlled medications.
Check-in (Arrival Day)
- Head lice check on each person
- Accept all medications and place in labeled bag
- Review medical and/or behavioral issues with parents/legal guardians
- Update MDA Medical Log with any new medications and NAME ALERT labels.
- Review behavioral contract signed by parent/legal guardian.
- Set up system to insure that each person receives appropriate meds each day.
- Record treatments/medications dispensed at camp in the MDA Medical Log
- Complete Accident/Incident/Behavior Reports for anyone with medical concerns or injury.
- Accompany sick/injured person to hospital if possible.
- Meet each morning with MDA Staff Camp Director to discuss camp medical issues.
- Along with an MDA staffs do night rounds.
- Attend camp activities whenever possible.