Camp Nurse

Status: Applications are not yet open for summer 2020. Stay tuned.

Canada/USA Mathcamp is an academic summer camp. Each year, we hire an RN (or a licensed medical professional with comparable credentials) for a part-time position to serve as our Camp Nurse.

Dates & Location:
Monday, July 6 to Saturday, August 8, 2020
Champlain College, Burlington, VT

This is an ideal role for a school/university nurse who wants to keep working during the summer. (Individuals with further advanced degrees, such as FNPs, are also welcome to apply.) The on-campus hours are 8am - 10am, Monday through Saturday, plus on-call time by phone during the day all week. (You can expect just a few hours per week of daytime phone calls.) Regular hours are July 6 to August 8, 2020; plan on a few additional hours for orientation in the week before regular hours begin.

The camp nurse is the healthcare professional for our population of 120 students (ages 13 - 18) and 30 staff (adults of all ages, all 18+), providing adjunctive care while the students and staff are away from their primary care providers. Responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing each student's health record before they arrive at camp; verifying that immunizations are up-to-date and advising the director of any medical conditions that require special attention.
  • Organizing and supervising the regular administration of daily medications.
  • Assessing and treating minor illnesses and injuries that come up.
  • Deciding when patients should be seen at Urgent Care or the hospital, and monitoring their progress and after-care regime when they return.

In past years, the role has been very relaxed because the program is so small, so you will have plenty of time to yourself or to interact with the students and join program activities. With just two hours of commitment per day, you would also have the flexibility to have most of the day free. The pay will be $25/hour for an LPN and $30/hour for an RN. Your expected hours would be: 2 hours for reviewing medical records, 2 hours for staff training, 2 hours/day for 30 program days (60 hours), 5 hours on-call time, and 1 hour for wrapping up at the end of the program for a total of approximately $1750 (LPN) or $2100 (RN).

How to Apply

To apply, please prepare a cover letter and resume describing your interest in the role and relevant experience. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

If you have any questions about the role or the application process, feel free to contact us. Thanks for your interest in working at Mathcamp!