The Wilderness-EMT (W-EMT) or Wilderness First Responder (WFR) provides in-house, professional medical services to MEC programming based on an agreed upon schedule set with the MEC Director. This is a residential camp position, living alongside the camp community in similarly rustic housing and busy summer camp schedule. At times, the W-EMT may be called upon for on-call medical services to assess or care for ill campers or staff via the on-site, MEC infirmary. Primarily, this position will serve as a qualified Health Care Supervisor to monitor the appropriate administration of prescription medication to students and campers.
Join our Team: June 6 – August 28 (12 weeks)
• Review Camper Medical Forms and Medical Summary Reports to advise MEC leadership on appropriate care for campers.
• Prepare necessary MEC Medication Administration Records and documentation to be sent to the Health Care Consultant for acknowledgment at the start of each summer camp session.
• Provide side effects information of prescription medications, or advise camp leadership on how to attain and provide this information. Ensure the appropriate staff understand how to look for and report side effects.
• Train and document competency for all designated health care supervisors (camp staff assigned to the care of campers and who meet minimum requirements to perform the duties of a health care supervisor) in medication administration.
• Review MARS throughout camp sessions to ensure accuracy and minimize errors.
• Support preparations and returns of wilderness expeditions by reviewing MARS, accounting for medications, and ensuring staff are prepared to administer medications in the field.
• Review medical logs and medical treatment reports and work with camp leadership to improve staff treatment standards and skills as appropriate.
• Take inventory of infirmary supplies and prepare supply requisitions for camp leadership.
• Inventory and stock first aid kits for overnight excursions
• Provide field-based support for non-emergency medical calls

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Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Full Time, Medical


• NREMT certification or WFR certification from recognized provider
• Massachusetts EMT license preferred
• CPR/AED for healthcare providers, oxygen administration, and epinephrine administration (or equivalence to Red Cross Anaphylaxis Certification)
• Demonstrate competency for above listed responsibilities and duties through documented prior work experience or equivalent experience
• Requires a medical physical, immunizations per MA camp regulations, and background clearances to work in youth

Required Skills:

• Requires ability to work in an outdoor environment in most types of weather
• Requires speaking, reading, writing, and use of office equipment
• May occasionally require standing or sitting for long periods of time when doing presentations, trainings, and other activities
• Evening and weekend work may be required and all schedules will be agreed upon and approved by the MEC Director
• Takes care of, and protects from damage, all company property signed out to them, which may include: keys, phones, radios

About Manice Education Center

Christodora, a 124-year-old nonprofit, nonsectarian organization, based in NYC, seeks Wilderness-EMT/WFRs to join our team at the Manice Education Center (MEC) in the town of Florida, MA on a 200-acre wooded campus. MEC operates outdoor environmental and expedition education programs for approximately 950 youth from New York City from April through October each year. In spring and fall, MEC hosts two environmental education field trips each week for NYC public schools for approximately 40 students during each trip. In summer, MEC offers a full season of expedition and environmental education camps for NYC youth in grades 6-12 with approximately 40 campers at each of the typically five sessions.

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Application Instructions

This position remains open until filled. Please send a resume and detailed cover letter in the body of an email to [email protected] with the subject “[Last Name]/MEC [WEMT or WFR]” as the subject of the email. Three professional references may be requested following an initial interview.