116 Market Street, Lewisburg PA 17837 570-245-8518

HCC Application

By participating as a Health Care Coordinator during an Academy field school, you can help nurture and develop Pennsylvania’s future conservation leaders.


This is a great opportunity to spend time outdoors and earn some extra funds for the summer -great people, great food, and an inspiring time!
Type of Position: seasonal staff/temporary – 6 days/5 nights per field school
Compensation: Food, lodging and $550 stipend/field school
**It is not necessary that you attend all field schools**

Your Role As the Health Care Coordinator

The Health Care Coordinator/Camp Nurse serves as the primary person in charge of health care, dispensation of medications and medical history review of all participants (adults and youth) during the Wildlife Leadership Academy residential field school.  The Academy trains high school youth in a curriculum emphasizing wildlife/fisheries biology, habitat, and ecosystem management in Pennsylvania. Students learn through hands-on field studies combined with classroom activities and labs taught by leading wildlife biologists and professionals from throughout the state.


+ Minimum 21 years of age.
+ Must be a physician, RN, EMT, EMS, or CRNP and be able to provide appropriate licensing/certification documents.
+ Ability to originate, update, and/or monitor health care, maintain records, and implement the health care plan.  Must be able to deal with emergencies.
+ Desire to work and live at a residential field school.
+ Experience working with youth, such as a school nurse, desirable.
+ Must complete necessary clearance and background checks in alignment with our Child Protection Policy.

Responsibilities of the Health Care Coordinator Include (but are not limited to):
+ Be on-site at the field location at all times (day and night).  Attend any off-site field trips with the youth.  Room and board will be provided.
+ Be present at registration to check the Health History form of each participant (youth and adult).
+ Review Health History forms with parents and adult participants (team leaders) during registration and discuss any health conditions that require special treatment.
+ Meet with the team leaders to discuss health issues, physical limitations, allergies, medication schedules, etc., among members in their team.
+ Keep all drugs and medications under lock and key.  Administer medications as prescribed.
+ Monitor the health status of participants (youth and adults) and staff during the week.
+ Administer first aid and treat minor injuries and illnesses.
+ Communicate health status of participants and staff to the Program Coordinator, alert Coordinator of all injuries and illness and recommended treatment.

Essential Functions
+ Ability to communicate and work with participating groups.
+ Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to emergencies.
+ Ability to use the telephone.
+ Ability to drive to doctor or emergency treatment locations.
+ Ability to lift and assist students or staff.
+ Ability to read prescriptions and health exams from physicians.
+ Ability to observe and assess any unsanitary or unhealthy conditions of facilities.


Application Deadline

April 20th, 2016.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


2016 field school dates:

 *click on the field school name to learn more; note these dates reflect Health Care Coordinator arriving a day earlier for field school orientation.


focuses on Bass
JUNE 25-30, 2016
at Camp Oak Hill in Southern Lancaster County



focuses on Brook trout
JULY 9-14, 2016
at Seig Conference Center in Clinton County


focuses on the black bear
AUGUST 1-6, 2016
at Stone Valley Recreation Area in Huntingdon County


QUESTIONS? Contact Program and Outreach Coordinator, Katie Cassidy, kcassidy@wildlifeleadershipacademy.org; (570) 939-5109.