This is a permanent part-time position (15-22.5 hours per week)
WHY JOIN THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY (CCS)?
As Canada’s largest national health charity, we fund the most promising cancer research, champion cancer prevention efforts and deliver programs and services that benefit Canadians affected by cancer. Join us and you can work with passionate and committed individuals from coast to coast who are working towards a world where no Canadian fears cancer.
To learn more about us, visit cancer.ca.
Since 1985, Camp Goodtimes has been committed to providing a camping experience for children affected by cancer. Camp has grown from assisting 25 children in our first year, to providing a supportive and fun camping experience for almost 600 children and family members each year.
The Clinical Coordinator works a few days a week at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Vancouver office to support the overall health and safety of Camp Goodtimes participants, staff and volunteers.
The Clinical Coordinator’s primary role is to work with the Medical Director to health screen all campers and volunteers as well as recruit, train and liaise with the medical team during summer camps as well as for year-round programs. The Clinical Coordinator will also work with the r Medical Director from BC Children’s Hospital to review and update medical policies and processes. The Clinical Coordinator will be accountable for the management of the medical team during camp. During summer, they will be on-site at camp at least one day a week, where they train the team and the appointed Nurse lead to oversee the day to day operations of the medical team.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:
1. OFF SITE Responsibilities
Recruits, trains and supports the health care staff for camp programs:
Assist in the screening of camper/sibling applicants:
- Recruits & screens health care staff
- Trains the health care staff, clarifies roles and responsibilities and sets expectations for each team member
- Liaise with the health care staff and ensures all information and paperwork for participants and health care providers is complete and reviewed. Action plans and emergency plans are prepared and reviewed.
- Develops schedules for onsite nursing coverage
- Evaluation: drafts and implements evaluations of health care staff post-camp; reviews results and amends plans for future based on learning
- Remains up to date with recent medical procedures, best practices for nursing at camps, any communicable disease outbreaks in the local communities. Liaises with Public Health Officers on an on-going basis
Onsite health care center coordination:
- Screens application forms, organizes medications and treatments accordingly, and reviews and updates camper health forms
- Communicates with parents and guardians regarding health concerns of campers before, during, and after camp programs
Provide medical-related input in various ways:
- Coordinates the inventory, supplies, medication, and equipment – this is done in consultation with Medical Director
- Review daily operating procedures for health care centre (including first aid equipment) –emergency response is considered in collaboration with Camp Doctor(s)
- Establish relationships with community resources (e.g. Pharmacy, EMS, local hospital, laboratory, arranging with local hospital for quick access to emergency services)
- Review all medical policies with the Medical Director and reach out to Public Health where need be.
- Health care set-up and pack-up: Before camp, assist with setup of health centre, first aid kits, and emergency equipment; After camp, oversee or delegate the taking of inventory, dismantling, packing, and cleaning of medical equipment, supplies, and health centre
- Maintain and distribute medical-related training materials to volunteers (including health care team members)
- Facilitate or delegate medical-related session(s) at staff training day(s)
- Review staff health forms
- Provide feedback in regard to program activities
- Assist with development and updating of nursing/emergency policies and procedures – for, this is undertaken in collaboration with the medical director, CAPOC medical committee members
- Conduct end of session debrief sessions and contribute to the annual debrief report.
Review, update, and develop policies and procedures for camp programs
- Medical policies and procedures for onsite, including development of manuals for medical and non-medical staff and volunteers.
- Site-based policies and procedures around risk management, safety, hygiene, medical emergency procedures, and so on. This includes development of procedures for staff to review these standards onsite.
- Policies and procedures linked to accreditation standards (including BC Camping Association and CCPHOD: Council of Canadian Pediatric Hematology Oncology Directors).
2. ON SITE Responsibilities
- To be at camp on the first day of each session to ensure everything is set up.
- Attends atleast 1-day of Camp Goodtimes Leadership Team training and team-building session for all Coordinators (permanent staff) and Supervisors (contractors).
- Facilitates training sessions at the Camp Goodtimes overnight volunteer training weekend.
- Plans and delivers training to Health Care Team
Site preparation, clean-up, and inventory
- Leads the med shed-specific site set-up at the beginning of the in-session season.
- Leads the med shed-specific site clean-up at the end of the in-session season
- Keeps an accurate inventory of medical-related materials, ensures that full compliments of materials are present at the end of the in-session season. Ensures that any materials not present at the end of the in-session season are listed on a purchase inventory list that is kept on file for the following in-session season.
- Submits session-end reports and a summer-end report (for the Onsite Directors of Camp Goodtimes).
Ensure that the Weekly Nursing Lead can implement the following:
Health, hygiene, and safety of site, campers, and staff members:
Schedule and assign duties:
- Coordinate health screening of staff and campers upon arrival to camp and through out camp session
- Monitor the safety of camp areas in regards to cleanliness, control and prevention of communicable diseases and the safety and well being of campers and staff; monitor the effectiveness of risk management to reduce camp's injury-illness profile
- Maintain a medication record and health log (monitors camp injury and illness events)
Communicate and liaise:
- Supervise health care staff
- Organize or delegate allergies list for each camp session
- Schedule medical attendant coverage each day of camp
- Maintains communication with various stakeholders within and outside camp settings, including hospitals, parents, health care team, volunteers, the Canadian Cancer Society staff, campers, and appropriate professionals in regard to health and safety concerns, medical information, and so on.
3. Accountable for role modeling the Society’s values by demonstrating appropriate behaviour in Accountability, Caring, Integrity, Respect, Quality, Responsiveness and Teamwork
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Experience in General Pediatrics and oncology is preferable
- Previous camp experience – residential and/or day camp is preferable
- PALS or PEARS certification, or other extended first aid certificates is preferable
- Possession of a valid BC Drivers Licence and access to a motor vehicle preferred
1. Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of British Columbia – or eligible to become registered
2. Minimum 2 years full time Nursing Pediatric Oncology work experience (or equivalent)
3. CPR and First Aid
4. Experience in general pediatrics or emergency
5. Previous camp experience – residential and/or day camp
6. APHON chemotherapy and biotherapy certification
7. Central Line Certification
8. Mental Health First Aid
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US:
CCS offers meaningful opportunities to make an impact in the fight against cancer. We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values: CARING COURAGE INTEGRITY PROGRESSIVE.
In return for your skills and dedication, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day.
HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter and salary expectations by February 5, 2020.
The Canadian Cancer Society is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. CCS will make available reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request.
We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please note that in keeping with the mandate of the Canadian Cancer Society to model and promote healthy lifestyles, employees are not permitted to smoke in or about Society premises or while carrying out CCS business.
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