Staff Health Care Positions
Health Positions Available
Room and board is included with all positions. Salary is based upon the position and applicant experience. Please inquire directly with the Personnel Department at 800-221-3796 for more details on these positions or the application procedure. Camp health care providers must have a minimum certification of American Red Cross First Aid and Safety (incl. CPR), or American Heart Association equivalent, and a valid US driver’s license. Health Staff will also receive more extensive detailed training on providing health care, documentation, camp communication, addressing emergency situations, team building, and developing creative thinking and problem solving skills.
Health Assistants (15 Positions Available): Work with the Health Lodge Directors and Camp Nurses to provide a variety of health care services including basic first aid, medication management/distribution, transportation of campers off camp for evaluation when necessary, and emergency medical care. Team members receive practical hands-on experience with short-term patient care and assessment, documentation, triage, and basic diagnostics. Minimum certification required: American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR, or American Heart Association equivalent, and valid U.S. driver’s license.
Health Lodge Co-Directors (2 Positions Available): Work together with the Director of Health Services and each other to train and supervise health staff, maintain work schedule, communicate with camper parents, monitor medical supplies, support camper needs, serve on the summer camp leadership team, and serve as the primary Camp Health Officer. Experience at Blue Lake and minimum certification of American Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder required (training provided). Previous experience with Blue Lake Leadership and/or experience in the Health Lodge preferred.
Camp Nurses (8 2-Week Positions Available): Work with the Director of Health Services and Health Lodge Directors to provide a variety of health care services including basic first aid, medication management, and evaluation and referral of campers for off-camp medical care. Nurses serve office hours daily and remain on-call (w/ cell phone) for emergencies. Commuter and residential positions available. Minimum Certification: Valid Registered Nurse license and current BLS certification (or equivalent).
Camp Medical Provider (Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant; 4 2-Week Positions Available): Provide limited daily office hours and 24/7 on-call support throughout the 12-day camp session. Evaluate campers and staff, supervise medical procedures, and prescribe medication and treatments. Work with the Director of Health Services to provide support and guidance for the Camp Nurses, Health Lodge Directors, and Health Assistants. Commuter and residential positions available. Must be licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner in the State of Michigan (or able to obtain). Preference given to specialty in pediatric, family, or emergency medicine.