Camp Nurse

Status: Applications have closed for 2024. Stay tuned for next year.

Canada/USA Mathcamp is a residential academic summer camp for talented high school students. Each year, we hire a Registered Nurse (preferred) or Licensed Practical Nurse for a residential or part-time position to serve as our Camp Nurse.

Dates & Location: June 27 to August 4, 2024, University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA

This is an ideal role for a local school/university nurse who wants to keep working during the summer. The on-campus hours are a minimum of two hours per day (typically 8am - 10am), Monday through Saturday. When not on-campus, we ask that you are available for phone consultations to advise our staff if any incidents develop.

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. The camp nurse will:

  • Review each student's health record before they arrive at camp (in June); verify that immunizations are up-to-date and advise the camp directors of any medical conditions that require special attention.
  • Attend staff training before the summer to learn procedures and give basic advice to staff for responding to medical issues
  • Be on-site at least 2 hours/day, including a window in the morning (for any students taking medications). The specific hours are flexible based on your needs and the program's needs, and can be fully arranged ahead of time.
  • Organize and supervise the regular administration of daily medications.
  • Assess and treat minor illnesses and injuries that come up.
  • When not on-site, remain on-call to advise staff for any other issues.
  • Decide when participants should be seen at Urgent Care or the hospital, and monitor their progress and after-care regime when they return.

Residential position details

If residential, you can expect to be in office every morning from 8am to 10am, and to be on call from 10am to 8pm. You would also join in as general camp staff when free from nursing duties – we are a fun and dynamic community, and you might find this to be one of the most rewarding parts of the job. Compensation for the residential position will be $5,500; in addition we will cover transportation to/from camp (including ground transportation) up to $1000, and provide room and board for the duration of the program.

Part-time/commuter position details

For a part-time position, your expected hours on campus would be: 4 hours for reviewing medical records; 6 hours for staff training and orientation; and 2 or more hours/day for 30 program days (60 hours). Pay will be $40/hour for an LPN and $50/hour for an RN, for a minimum of $2800 (LPN) or $3500 (RN) base salary. Additional time (whether on-site or by responding to calls by phone) will be compensated at the same rate.

How to Apply

To apply, please email us with your resume and a brief description of your interest in the role. Must be licensed as an RN or LPN in Washington state (which is a nursing compact state.)

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!