Medical Professionals

Overview

Medical Professionals

Medical Professionals

As much as Camp is a life-changing experience for the children who attend, it is a powerful and rejuvenating opportunity for the medical staff that cares for them. We welcome licensed health care providers to volunteer their time and skills to participate in making the dream of camp a reality for children with medical conditions.

When you volunteer as part of the Well Shell team, you will be working alongside our camp Health Center Director, Medical Director and Nurse Manager. Our leadership team includes a pediatrician and nurse practitioner. Some volunteers will be specialists in the conditions we are serving; however, we do need general medical volunteers to round out our team. All medical professionals must be licensed in the state of California.

2022 Opportunities

Medical staff at the Well Shell.The Painted Turtle is now accepting applications for our 2022 Camp Programs.  We have limited opportunities for Physicians, NP’s, PA’s, and Nurses to volunteer.  Medical Volunteers will conduct health screening of volunteers and families on arrival and staff the Well Shell during the day.  For dates, please review the Camp Calendar and see below for instructions on how to apply. 

To read The Painted Turtle’s full statement about COVID-19, click here.

How to Apply

Questions? Contact the Well Shell at wellshell@thepaintedturtle.org​.

Physicians

For each day event, we will recruit at least one specialist and one general practitioner. We welcome general pediatricians, pediatric hospitalists, nurse practitioners, pediatric intensivists, emergency physicians and family practitioners.

Nurses

Well Shell staff and Volunteers.We are looking for pediatric specialty nurses, pediatric nurses, and general nurses with some pediatric experience. 

Allied Health Professionals

At this time, we are not able to utilize Allied Health Professionals.

Paid Medical Staff Opportunities

Nursing Director

Summer Staff Nurse (RNs only) 

The Painted Turtle seeks 6 full-time Summer Staff RN’S (1-year minimum pediatric experience preferred) who seek to make a difference in the lives of children with serious medical conditions. Our goal is to empower campers to discover what they can do in their lives by providing an environment that builds self-confidence and a sense of belonging while supporting their medical care. Housing and meals are provided on site during sessions. Nurses are required to live on site during camp sessions.

Some examples of medical conditions the nurse will be administering care for include; Organ transplant, Hemophilia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Kidney Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Camper ages range from 7-16 years old. Duties include medication management, central line and catheter care, factor infusion, urinary catheterization. Candidates should be prepared to work closely with the campers and participate as a member of the cabin team.

Qualified candidates will have experience with acute and/or chronic pediatric conditions, California RN license, and current PALS and BLS certification.  Past leadership skills such as charge nurse, preceptor or past camp nurse experience are a plus.

Applications will be considered until positions are filled.

Please send your cover letter and resume to Michelle Melendez at: michellem@thepaintedturtle.org.

Summer Nurse Extern 

The Painted Turtle seeks 1 full time Summer Nurse Extern who seek to make a difference in the lives of children with serious medical conditions. Our goal is to empower campers to discover what they can do in their lives by providing an environment that builds self-confidence and a sense of belonging while supporting their medical care. Housing and meals are provided on site during sessions. Externs are required to live on site during camp sessions.

Qualified candidates will be entering their last year of nursing school in Fall 2022 or a graduate from a nursing program in the last year, must have had a pediatric rotation.   Current BLS certification required. Applications will be considered until position is filled.

Please send your cover letter and resume to Michelle Melendez at: michellem@thepaintedturtle.org.

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Medical Professionals FAQs

Camp is a life-changing experience for the children who attend, and it is a powerful and rejuvenating opportunity for the medical staff that cares for them. We welcome health care providers to volunteer their time and skills to participate in making the dream of camp a reality for children with chronic conditions.  Having a dynamic, experienced team of medical professionals at camp provides peace of mind to the campers and families who attend so they can enjoy the experience to the fullest.

Who do we need?

We need the help of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists.  You need not be an expert in a particular medical condition to participate. All volunteer medical team members must be professionally licensed in California. We prefer staff to have a minimum of one year clinical experience and experience in pediatrics is preferred.