Seasonal Summer Staff
Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provides “a different kind of healing” to more than 20,000 seriously ill children and family members annually - all completely free of charge. For many of these children and families, Hole in the Wall provides multiple Camp experiences throughout the year at the facility in Ashford, Conn., in more than 40 hospitals and clinics, directly in camper homes and communities, and through other outreach activities across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.
The Infirmary hires Unit Nurses each summer as the backbone to the care we provide Campers in our traditional summer program. These nurses will be the first point of contact and primary nurse for Campers assigned to their group each session. The unit nurses will work as a team, along with the rest of our infirmary staff, to manage both scheduled and walk-in needs of campers. The Unit Nurse will dispense medications, chart in the electronic medical record, and triage needs. They will also function as an integral part of our COVID response team, including screening, evaluation, testing, and care as needed. As part of the Infirmary team, the Unit Nurse will help assess the safety of Camp programs and communicate clearly and effectively with the Camp community.
Our Summer Nurses can expect to...
- Provide primary nursing care to Campers aged 7-15 in the traditional summer program. This includes medication administration (PO, GT/JT, IV, SQ, inhaled, and topical), procedures (IV placement, blood draws, wound care, etc.) assistance with ADLs, assistance with meal planning, supervision at high-risk activities, and emergency care.
- Manage and coordinate care of all Campers of the Unit Nurse’s assigned group of Campers (typically ~25 campers per session).
- Triage and treat acute issues among campers and staff.
- Support, model, and participate in COVID safety protocols and procedures including mask wearing, appropriate distancing, handwashing, etc.
- Participate in Camper COVID response protocols including screening, testing, transporting, and caring for Camper under investigation or with confirmed Covid-19.
- Serve as a role model and provide support to infirmary volunteers.
- Work closely with cabin/program staff to adapt the Camp program to each child’s medical needs.
- Function as a leader and medical resource for assigned unit, as well as Camp as a whole.
- 18 years of age.
- As of January 1, 2023, staff & volunteers within Summer 2023 programming are required to have the primary series AND one booster dose (bivalent) received after September 1, 2022*, to prevent against COVID-19.
- Registered Nursing Degree (BSN preferred).
- Current Connecticut RN license (prior to arrival at Camp).
- Current CPR certification.
- Current PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification (prior to arrival at Camp).
- Physically and mentally capable to handle the care of campers.
- Be familiar with and enforce all safety policies, emergency policies, and camp policies.
- Serve as a role model and provide support to Camp volunteers.
- Commitment to foster a community that celebrates inclusivity and our camp values, which are inclusion, gratitude, possibility, friendship and safety.
- Be flexible with the changing needs of the program.
- The ability to work with a diverse community in a multicultural environment.
- Perform other duties as deemed necessary by Camp leadership.
- All positions are residential and are hired for the duration of our summer program. The time commitment is the beginning of June through end of August.
- Pediatric hematology/oncology, inpatient, and pediatric emergency nursing experience is valued.
- Comply with and remain flexible with COVID-19 specific precautions and requirements through the duration of the program, as outlined/advised by the CDC and HITWGC Medical Team.
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of age, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex, and is committed to a diverse workforce.