Health Director - SCF

WDR-00041838 Health Director - Suffolk County Farms, Yaphank, NY

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The Health Director is responsible for implementing all medical requirements described in the camp safety plan submitted to the Suffolk County Department of Health and ensuring compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

Responsibilities include reviewing, evaluating, protecting, and maintaining campers’ health records; securing and administering medicines and treatment to campers according to physicians’ orders; recording all treatment according to established procedures and reporting required incidents to the local health department within 24 hours. The Health Director determines when a camper must receive attention from a physician or other medical professional and arranges transportation as needed. The Health Director provides training to camp personnel as needed including, but not limited to first aid, epi-pen assist, inhaler assist. The Health Director oversees the initial health screening of campers and provides a safety briefing as needed to staff and campers every Friday. The Health Director is responsible for maintaining supply inventory in the Health Center and submitting order requests as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • RN, licensed to practice in New York State; Certifications in CPR/AED and epi-pen
  • Able to lift 20 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or background in school, visiting, or public health nursing.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Administrative Responsibilities:

Direction – 5%

  • Set up a system for dispensing medications with instructions.

Management – 45%

  • Review camper health forms.
  • Ensure campers’ health records and medicines are kept secure and confidential.
  • Oversee initial health screening of campers and daily health surveillance of camp occupants.
  • Conduct initial health screening for each camp participant will include, but not be limited to overview of individual’s medical information; noting health restrictions or concerns; inspecting at check-in for signs of illness or injury.
  • Determine when a camper must receive attention from a physician or other medical professional.
  • Act at the primary contact with parents or guardians when there are health concerns or an emergency.
  • Safeguard all medications per product directions; controlled substances must be double-locked.
  • Supervise health and sanitation at camp and day-to-day activities.
  • Clean and sanitize the Health Center daily.
  • Monitor medical log entries daily for common ailments and increased frequency of cases of illness with similar symptoms (e.g., headache, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, eye infection, sore throat). If noted, the local health department will be contacted immediately for the appropriate intervention strategies to be implemented at the camp to prevent the spread and reoccurrence of the illness.

Coordination/Operation – 45%

  • Provide a health and safety briefing to campers every Sunday during camper orientation.
  • Keep records of all camper treatments performed and medicines administered.
  • Share information about allergies, special diets, activity restrictions, or other conditions/special needs with the appropriate staff in charge of the activity (e.g., camper's counselor).
  • Store all medications per product directions; controlled substances must be double-locked.
  • Organize all camper medication.
  • Implement the medical requirements and procedures described in the camp safety plan submitted to and approved by the Suffolk County Department of Health.
  • Administer medicines and treatment to campers according to physicians’ orders.
  • Handle health emergencies and injuries, including emergency preparedness and provisions for professional health care.
  • Lead health training for camp staff during pre-service orientation, including but not limited to first aid, epi-pen assist, inhaler assist.
  • Report required incidents to the local health department within 24 hours.
  • Coordinate transportation for patients requiring off-site medical attention.
  • Prepare and re-stock as needed first aid kits and equipment for use by program staff.
  • Maintain campers’ health records and medicines.
  • Maintain supply inventory and submit order requests.
  • Maintain the camp’s daily medical log.

Professional Improvement – 5%

  • Prepare for and actively participate in staff training and meetings.
  • 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.

POSITION DETAILS:

Salary: $23 per hour

Schedule: NON-EXEMPT – TEMP: July 1, 2024 – August 16, 2024

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available

HOW TO APPLY:

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 HR-CCESuffolk@cornell.edu

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 January 3, 2024