Health Care Coordinator

Conserve School is looking for an energetic and dedicated individual with an interest in environmental sustainability and education to serve as Conserve School Health Care Coordinator.

The Health Care Coordinator position is a three-quarter hourly position with a majority of the hours occuring when school is in session.

The successful applicant will demonstrate: experience in working with youth, a love of the outdoors, flexibility, a strong work ethic, enthusiasm, positivity, excellent role modeling, perseverance, and readiness to contribute to community.

Conserve School employees are self-motivated, team oriented, creative, and organized individuals capable of working hard in residential, outdoor, and academic settings. They have the maturity to contribute as full colleagues with faculty members in education and guidance of students. Conserve School employees must have a deep interest in working with teenagers.

Conserve School is a drug-free community, and all new employees will be tested for illegal drugs at the beginning of their employment term.

Salary and Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Meals are provided when students are on campus. Benefits include health insurance, employer contributions to retirement, and access to professional development funds. Other benefits include use of a school laptop, and access to the resources of Conserve School’s 1,200-acre campus, which includes access to eight lakes, more than 15 miles of trails for hiking, biking and skiing, and a Fitness Center. Applicants should use our Employment Application Form to upload their letter of interest, resume, and three letters of reference. Click here for our Employment Application Form.

For questions about the Health Care Coordinator position, contact Phil DeLong, Director of Student Support, at 715-547-1320, or click here to email Phil DeLong directly.

Conserve School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Description

Essential Functions

The Health Care Coordinator is a nonexempt position following the academic calendar, and reports directly to the Director of Student Support. The Health Care Coordinator provides health care services to Conserve School students, coordinates the development, implementation, and review of health care policies, procedures, and protocols, manages the Health Center and health care supplies, and coordinates  training for staff in their responsibilities for supporting the health and wellness of students.

The Health Care Coordinator must hold valid licensure or certification as a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, licensed prescriber (MD, NP, or DO),  Paramedic, EMT, Wilderness EMT, or Wilderness First Responder. A willingness and ability to become certified as a trainer for Wildnerness First Aid is preferred. The following physical and cognitive skills and abilities are necessary for the Health Care Coordinator to successfully perform the essential functions listed above:

  • Ability to work on the campus of Conserve School.
  • Up-to-date working knowledge of health care practices, within the scope of licensure or certification.
  • Physical ability to administer medical care, within the scope of licensure or certification.
  • Ability to see and hear sufficiently well to monitor activity, interactions, and environmental sounds. Aware of surroundings.
  • Ability to effectively communicate clearly to children and adults, orally and in writing, using the English language.
  • Ability to use judgment to solve problems and make decisions, including in stressful situations.
  • Ability to effectively regulate emotions.
  • Ability to establish respectful rapport with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to take direction and correction.
  • Ability to work for prolonged periods in various postures and positions, including standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, and kneeling.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.

Nature and Scope of Duties

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide basic health care, within the scope of their training, to Conserve School students; respond to urgent student health care issues, when available. [52%]
  • Maintain accurate, timely records of health care and medication administration, in keeping with state law and American Camp Association standards. [8%]
  • Coordinate review of student medical records. [2%]
  • Establish policies, procedures, and protocols for student health care, in collaboration with Conserve School’s consulting physician. [7%]
  • Coordinate health screening of new students on move-in day, and reporting of student health concerns to staff, as appropriate. [2%]
  • Coordinate the acquisition, storage, and administration of medications to students. [5%]
  • Serve as a liaison with local health care providers. Arrange student appointments with outside providers, when necessary. [3%]
  • Communicate with students’ parents regarding health care concerns and administration, as needed. [4%]
  • Maintain student health records. [2%]
  • Coordinate training of Conserve School staff in areas such as first aid, CPR, wellness, and health care policies, procedures, and protocols. [5%]
  • Coordinate health and wellness awareness-raising and training for Conserve School students. [2%]
  • Acquire and maintain health care supplies, including first aid kits and AEDs, across campus. [4%]
  • Contribute to the success of the school in the following ways: [4%]
    • Support and communicate to students, staff, guests, and community the mission, vision, and values of Conserve School.
    • Assist students in developing a trusting, supportive living-learning community by teaching and role-modeling the Conserve Code, (which includes refraining from the possession or use of illegal drugs), maintaining appropriate relationships, and practicing skills such as listening, communicating clearly and directly, demonstrating flexibility, managing stress, making thoughtful decisions, seeking help when needed, and resolving conflicts professionally.
    • Ensure the safety and good order of students at all times. Staff are expected to take the initiative and keep or restore order wherever and whenever it is needed, and to respond to emergencies at all times, even if not on duty.
    • Participate sincerely in the staff assessment and evaluation process.
    • Participate, as needed, in all-school projects, including accreditation.
    • Support the school and its leadership.
    • Other duties as assigned.

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Additional Information

  • Start Date: January 2019
  • Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Three-quarter time with paid vacation and holidays
  • Retirement Plan Match: 5% of salary
  • Health Insurance: 80% of premium covered by Conserve School
  • Life insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Short and long term disability
  • Flex benefit plans
  • Use of the recreation facilities on the Conserve School campus
  • Meals provided when students are on campus