At Open Sky, the Medical Coordinator is part of an integrated treatment team that delivers powerful and transformative therapeutic experiences for students and their families, embracing the belief that all people have the capacity to thrive. The primary responsibility of the Medical Coordinator is to support daily operations of the Medical department staff, including the Psychiatric Assistant, Pharmacy Coordinator, and Field Medic. This involves student care such as medical checks, vaccinations, and blood draws; and data management including qualitative review of medical reports and assistance with data analysis projects. This position requires compassion, energy, and dedication to the field of wilderness therapy. The Medical Coordinator consistently aligns behaviors with Open Sky’s Culture Pathway and models teamwork in all interactions with colleagues, program participants, and vendors. This is a full-time, year-round position based in the Durango office with frequent time spent at Open Sky’s base camps in Colorado and Utah.
The schedule is generally 5 days, 40+ hours per week, with additional on-call responsibilities and occasional field shifts of 8-15 days in length in a field medic role. Other duties may be assigned. The position is eligible for Open Sky’s benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401K) depending on employee classification and hours worked.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; bachelor's degree preferred.
WFR required. WEMT (or WFR + EMT) preferred. First Aid and CPR certification (within the last year) strongly preferred. Obtain de-escalation and therapeutic holds certification. Obtain medication administration certification. Have clean driving record and valid driver’s license. Complete DMV release for inquiry and review of driving record. Pass pre-employment physical and drug screening. Pass Colorado, Utah, and FBI background checks. Review and sign Utah Provider Code of Conduct. Provide certified college
About Open Sky Wilderness
About Open Sky Wilderness Therapy
Open Sky Wilderness Therapy is the premier family-centered wilderness therapy experience for early adolescents (12-14), adolescents (14-17), young adults (18-30) and their families, since 2006. Nestled in the mountains of southwest Colorado and the canyon country of southeast Utah, the Open Sky approach transcends traditional wilderness therapy by emphasizing treatment for the whole family. This approach integrates the latest in evidence-based clinical modalities with innovative, research-driven holistic healing practices such as yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness practices. When a family partners with Open Sky, they embark on a rewarding adventure of self-discovery and learn valuable skills that promote lasting success.