Camp Nurse, Diabetes Camp

WDR-00043180 Camp Nurse, Diabetes Camp - Yaphank, NY

Provide first aid and emergency medical treatment for children enrolled in Diabetes Camp Summer Fun Days at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation for recognized high school or equivalent.
  • Current RN/LPN certification.
  • Licensed to practice in New York State.
  • Current insurance certificate for the duration of camp.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to respond to medical emergencies
  • Ability to assist children and staff experiencing an illness or injury.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with children, parents, and staff.
  • Ability to educate youth about the equipment associated with administering diabetes medications.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
Program Responsibilities:
Program Delivery – 10%

  • Providing education on managing diabetes, insulin equipment, and nutrition for managing diabetic issues.

Administrative Responsibilities:
Management – 5%

  • Teach the Farm Camp staff to respond appropriately in a medical emergency.
  • Manage Farm Camp staff to prevent accidents by working with them to ensure that the site, facilities, and equipment utilized in the program promote the safety of the children.

Coordination/Operation – 80%

  • Provide first aid and emergency medical treatment for the children enrolled in Diabetes Camp Summer Fun Days.
  • Review medical forms completed by parents for chronic illnesses, previous injuries, and known allergies.
  • Interview parents regarding their child’s particular health needs, as required.
  • Keep medications locked in the medicine cabinet and dispense as written by the child’s physician.
  • Work with the local medical personnel, including members of the volunteer ambulance and staff at the community hospital, to ensure a rapid response in the event of a serious accident at the Farm.

Professional Improvement – 5%

  • In cooperation with Supervisor and Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and address changes and Association priorities.
  • Collaborate in activities in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.

Health and Safety – Applied to all duties and functions

  • Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Be familiar with and strive to follow applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement, and standard.
  • Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.

EEO/EPO and Policy – Applied to all duties and functions

  • Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
  • Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Suffolk County policies procedures, and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
  • Contribute to the organization's overall success by performing all assigned duties professionally, timely, and accurately.

Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and support diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Salary: $23-28 per hour (30 hrs. per week)

Schedule: NON-EXEMPT – TEMP: July 15, 2024 – July 26, 2024

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available


Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.

In the "Experience" section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the "Drop Files Here" box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations), please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their essential functions. If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Human Resources at (631) 727-7850 or via email at

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Last updated March 14, 2024