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Northwest Association for Blind Athletes

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Northwest Association for Blind Athletes

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes provides life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. To learn more about our organization, please visit

Job Summary: Reporting to the Camp Co-Directors, the NWABA Camps in Oregon and Washington Nurse will provide first aid for campers and staff, overseeing the administration of medications to campers and staff, coordinating visits to a physician when needed, monitoring health and cleanliness standards, organizing paper work and maintaining file organization. Work with all campers and staff to provide adequate physical health conditions for all, and assist staff with tasks as necessary.

Position Requirements:

  • Be able to practice in the state of Oregon and Washington
  • Nursing experience, pediatric or camp experience desired
  • Ability to manage health forms and paperwork
  • Enjoy working with kids ages 8-15 years old
  • Hard-working, enthusiastic and committed to the safety and well-being of campers
  • Adaptable and comfortable living in a camp setting and interacting positively with other staff
  • Good communicator with campers, staff and parents
  • Ability to originate, update and/or monitor healthcare, maintain records, implement a health plan
  • Ability to make decisions and take initiative


  • Reviewing health history and information of campers prior to camp start date
  • Caring for complex medical needs of campers and staff at camp
  • Be on-site for resident camp check-in and check-out to review health histories and other medical forms.
  • Oversee the health and wellness of approximately 40 campers and 50 staff per camp
  • Conduct initial health screening of all campers and staff
  • Provide medical attention to campers and staff with any health concerns and document in health log
  • Distribute and record camper medications in manner most accessible to them
  • Maintain health center record and medical forms
  • Safeguarding the camper’s medical information, prescription medications in a secure area
  • Communicate specific camper health needs (allergies, special diets) to staff and coach and advocate for camper towards independence with effective teaching tools
  • Communicate with nursing staff and camp directors about camper and staff health issues
  • Schedule appointments for sick/injured campers or staff to the hospital or clinic
  • Be a "primary care giver" to all camp attendees
  • Communicate with parents when appropriate
  • Communicate with other health professionals when appropriate


  • RN degree (licensed in Oregon and Washington)
  • Must be able to pass background checks
  • Flexible - able to adapt to different environments and schedules
  • Confidence in nursing skills
  • Good bedside manner, friendly and personable.
  • Desired -- Experience working with individuals with visual impairments or other physical disabilities

Other Job Duties:

  • Ability to commit to being on duty 24/7 during the time that camp is in session
    • Camp Sessions:
      • Session A (Oregon): 8:00am on July 21, 2019 to 4:00pm on July 26, 2019
      • Session B (Washington): 8:00am on July 28, 2019 to 4:00pm on August 2, 2019
    • Transportation will be provided from Session A (Oregon) to Session B (Washington) on July 26, 2019
  • Ability to be at orientation on:
    • July 20, 2019 8:00am-8:00pm for all staff working Session A (Oregon)
    • July 21, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm for all staff working Session A (Oregon)
    • July 27, 2019 8:00am-4:00pm for staff working only Session B (Washington)
    • July 27, 2019 4:00pm-8:00pm for staff working both camps
    • July 28, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm for all staff working Session B (Washington)
  • Ability to be moderately active regardless of environment and able to stand 12-14 hours daily
  • Ability to self-direct and work well without constant supervision
  • Ability to be on-call 24/7 with the assistance of a co-nurse.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25lbs.
  • Current First Aid card and CPR training


  • $1000/week stipend, travel accommodations and certification fees paid for by NWABA.
    • Position runs July 19-26, 2019 for interns working Session A (Oregon) only
    • Position runs July 27-Aug. 2, 2019 for interns working Session B (Washington) only
    • Position runs July 19-Aug. 2, 2019 for interns working both camps
      • Nurses working both camps will have some time off between both camps
    • Full time.
      • Nurses will be on duty 24/7 July 21-July 26, 2019 for Session A (Oregon)
      • Nurses will be on duty 24/7 July 28-Aug. 2, 2019 for Session B (Washington)

Application Instructions:

For consideration, please complete the staff initial application:

  • Complete application
  • Complete interview process

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Sat Jul 27, 2019 - Fri Aug 02, 2019


1500 N Warner St.Tacoma, WA 98416



  • Nursing
  • Children Medical Services
  • EMT
  • Patient Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Special Needs




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • o Nurses will be on duty 24/7 July 21-July 26, 2019 for Session A (Oregon) o Nurses will be on duty 24/7 July 28-Aug. 2, 2019 for Session B (Washington)

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