Campers can start as young as 4 years old and can return to Loyaltown through their adult lives. Our individuals have a range of disabilities; Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Tourette’s Syndrome and Rett’s Syndrome among others.
Registered nurses work fulltime, on site in Hunter NY. RN’s work in a complete and mutually supportive team with the Cabin Counselors, Program Staff, Kitchen Staff, and Administration, and campers to ensure that the campers (and staff) are safe and healthy during their stay at Loyaltown.
The following is an outline of the responsibilities of Camp Loyaltown’s Registered Nurses:
- Assume responsibility for the review of medical records, preparation and administration of daily mediations to the assigned unit
- Maintain ongoing communication with camper’s family/guardian, and/or residential setting regarding ongoing health issues/concerns
- Participate in daily activity of running the clinic portion of the infirmary. To follow routine first aid/triage approach to care of campers and staff
- Participate in daily activities of running the in-patient portion of the infirmary
- Make arrangements at local Doctor’s office if condition requires an office visit
- Follow up with urgent care, emergency room, or hospital to keep up to date medical information, and plan appropriate care in the event of illness/injury
- Make arrangements at local pharmacy to obtain prescriptions/supplies
- Take night call and/or backup call as schedule requires
- Respond to all emergencies/seizures/falls occurring on camp
- Participate in orientation education activities
- Administer Hepatitis B Vaccines
- Obtain and maintain Health Records for staff
- Collect and manage all staff medications
- Assist staff with completion of insurance paperwork
- Physical Aspects may include but are not limited to lifting and transferring of an adult/child participant.
- New York State Professional Nursing Certification.
- CPR/AED Certification.
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