June - August 2020
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 Summer Oncology Nurse will live onsite at Camp Goodtimes. The Camp Goodtimes programs operate out of UBC’s Loon Lake just outside of Maple Ridge for the first five weeks and at Camp Pringle on Shawnigan Lake for the last two.
The Summer Oncology Nurse will be part of the Camp Goodtimes Medical Team which provides medical support and safety of up to 70 Camp Goodtimes participants and 60 staff and volunteers. All within the scope of practice and the resources available at the Health Care Centre.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:
The summer camp nurse will be onsite for all Camp Goodtimes sessions in the summer. The summer Camp nurse will:
- Perform treatments and follow procedures as required to care for the Camp population.
- Clearly document medical treatment, required follow up, and incident reports on any and all issues that may need further attention.
- Support the general health and well-being of the campers, volunteers, and, staff
- Be oriented with the Health Care Facility (Med Shed) and the camp:
Emergency equipment, phones, fire and earthquake drill, missing child procedure, waterfront accident, procedure for sending a camper home or to hospital (Health Care Team Member to accompany in cases due to medical reasons).
- Lead health checks and medical intake during registration.
- Perform treatments and follow procedures as required within your scope of practice and in accordance with BCCH policies and procedures.
- Be in regular communication with the Clinical Coordinator regarding any exceptional occurrences or serious issues.
- Help maintain on-going stock inventory.
- Behave in a sensitive, responsible, mature manner at all times and be a positive role model for campers. Demonstrate leadership, initiative, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude.
- To communicate with the volunteers and staff to ensure the safety and well-being of the campers.
- Ensure all participant, volunteer, and staff health and medical information is available and ready for use during registration and at camp
- Coordinate health screening of all camp attendees upon arrival to camp.
Pre- and Post-camp
- To assist in dismantling and packing up medical equipment at the end of each session.
- To help ensure the campers are safely picked up and signed out by a family member or designate.
- To help ensure that each camper has medications returned and that any problems or issues are discussed with the parent(s) or guardian.
- To maintain camper confidentiality at all times
This position is paid at a competitive hourly rate at 37.5 hours per week from June 23 to August 21, 2020. This position receives accommodation and meals for the duration at camp.
Camp nurses must be able to work flexible hours during camp sessions and be on site 24 hrs for the duration of the overnight camp which are outlines below:
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
- Family Camp 1: June 30 – July 3 at Loon Lake
- Kids Camp 1: July 5 – July 10 at Loon Lake
- Kids Camp 2: July 12 – July 17 at Loon Lake
- Family Camp 2&3: July 19 – July 25 at Loon Lake
- Kids Camp 3: July 27 – August 1 at Loon Lake
- Family Camp 4&5: August 8 – August 14 at Camp Pringle
- Teen Camp: August 16 – 21 at Camp Pringle
- Current CPR-C
- Current CRN BC license
- Knowledge of children and families who have a history of pediatric cancer, including treatment and side effects (both long and short term)
- Knowledge of oncology emergencies and their treatment
- Interpersonal skills, including team-building, and facilitation skills
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Problem-solving and evaluation skills.
- Strong leadership and organizational skills
- Ability to prioritize and multi-task various projects
- Flexible, motivated and a quick learner
- Ability to work independently without supervision
- Ability to work in a team environment with children and volunteer
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US:
- Experience in general pediatrics or emergency
- Previous camp experience – residential and/or day camp
- APHON chemotherapy and bio therapy certification
- Central Line certification
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 a competitive salary 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 14, 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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