Health Officer/Medic

Work on beautiful Lake Guntersville in Alabama’s countryside with endless wilderness recreation opportunities right outside your door.

Sponsoring YMCA

Camp Chalakee Branch YMCA


Guntersville, AL 35976-7706

Camp Information

Camp Cha-La-Kee
4380 Cha-La-Kee Rd
Guntersville, AL 35976

Job Description

The Health Officer will tend to the medical needs of campers and staff. They will maintain records of all the health care needs of the camp, as well as providing a safe and nurturing environment for the campers at Camp Cha-La-Kee.



  • Willingness to carry out the mission of the YMCA and its programs.
  • Desire and ability to work with and relate to children and one's peers outdoors
  • Experience working with children
  • Ability to assist with camp wide health care, maintain records, and implement camp health care plan
  • Good role model, high integrity, and adaptable
  • Ability to assess and implement risk management procedures as needed
  • Ability to understand and follow directions
  • Positive attitude and ability to build a cohesive team
  • Sound judgment, integrity, problem-solving skills and risk management.
  • Human relation skills with general public and staff.
  • Strong understanding of characteristics and issues of all age groups.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Physical assessment skills with children ages 6 – 17 years old.
  • Field experience in a camp environment preferred.

Essential Functions

  • Follow established state laws, ACA regulations, and camp policies regarding camp health care.
  • Demonstrate and teach the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility to all campers and staff.
  • Help to maintain an inventory of supplies and equipment; let camp director know so they can place orders as needed including maintaining first aid kits throughout camp
  • Help out with all camp activities and participate as a member of the camp staff team.
  • Maintain a daily medical log and submit accident/incident reports to the Camp Director.
  • Inform Camp Director of any camper or staff problems, issues, or concerns.
  • Help to ensure each person has on file a current medical form, with required physical exam, immunization record and insurance card.
  • Correct and document, as necessary, situations that endanger the emotional or physical safety of any person.
  • Ensure copies of medical records are prepared and delivered to the camp director prior to any trip off camp, including all trips to emergency services or in the event of an ambulance transporting campers off site.
  • Help to ensure coverage of the infirmary, especially when campers are staying in the ward or the isolation room.
  • Oversee the administration and storage of medication, health screens, disposal of medical waste, making medical appointments, and providing routine medical attention.
  • Determine, in accordance with the standing orders, when individuals must be transported to the hospital or clinic.
  • Communicate medical concerns and injuries with parents.
  • Consult with Doctor (named in healthcare consult agreement) on any and all concerns requiring second opinion.
  • Follow all camp rules, regulations and policies and enforce them among peers.
  • Maintain positive public relations with parents, visitors, and the general public at all times.
  • Able to visually and audibly identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to assigned activities.
  • Capable to respond appropriately to emergencies and situations requiring first aid and/or CPR.
  • Submit all required paperwork on time.
  • Responsible for any other duties as assigned by the Camp Director.


  • Current certification in highest level of training
  • Nursing student, EMT, Paramedic. Registered Nurse, LPN
  • At least 21 years old, valid driver’s license, and an acceptable driving record
  • Current First Aid and Adult and Child, AED certifications
  • Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.


  • Able to work as a team leader and builder/member.
  • Has a leadership presence in all situations.
  • Able to work with diverse populations.
  • Professional appearance and behavior.
  • Able to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Able to research, analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Adhere to drug-free/tobacco-free workplace policy.
  • Desire to work in a YMCA setting in accordance with the YMCA mission.


$350.00 - $500.00

Other Compensation

The individual selected for this position will receive free camp for their children, ages 6+ for day camp and ages 8+ for resident camp. They are also eligible for a free YMCA membership.

Room and board provided


How to Apply

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