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Medical Director

Roundup River Ranch
Gypsum, CO
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Roundup River Ranch offers pure fun camp experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families. At its beautiful Colorado ranch and through year-round in-person and virtual activities, the organization offers campers and families the chance to take a true vacation from being “a patient” and get back to the fun of being a child. The healing power of laughter, friendship and shared experiences offer kids the chance to make new friends, find the courage to try activities they never thought possible, and build confidence.

Founded in 2006, Roundup River Ranch (“Roundup”) welcomed its first campers to camp on July 6, 2011. Located in Gypsum, Colorado, the ranch sits on 125 acres of land at an elevation of 6,300 feet in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Roundup provides close to 6,000 camper experiences – all free of charge -- each year to children who have over 80 different serious medical diagnoses—from cancer and blood disorders to heart and lung diseases. Programs include five-day, diagnosis specific camps during the summer; weekend family retreats; camper reunions; and camp-like experiences delivered to communities throughout Colorado and adjacent states. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Roundup successfully launched two virtual programs, Camp Online and Joy, Delivered, which are now part of the organization’s ongoing programming and have significantly expanded its reach and potential.

For more information on the range of in-person and virtual programs offered by Roundup in 2022, please see the Summer Camp, Family Retreat and Outreach Program schedule.

Roundup is proud to be a member of SeriousFun Children’s Network, founded by Paul Newman. SeriousFun is a growing global community of independently managed and financed camps and programs creating opportunities for children with serious illnesses and their families. All SeriousFun Camps are always free of charge to their campers.

Roundup River Ranch has a year-round staff of 35 (which increases to 80 during the summer) and a corps of volunteers that reaches over 1,200 during the summer months. Roundup’s annual operating budget is $5 million, which comes from charitable gifts provided by individuals, corporations and foundations. The organization is supported by an endowment of $6.3 million.

The Role

The Medical Director at Roundup River Ranch is primarily an administrative position with responsibility for developing medical policies and procedures. The successful candidate will be a fully licensed MD with recent pediatric or family medicine experience and will fulfill a general clinical practice role in our medical center throughout summer and fall camp sessions. Summer schedules will be flexible but require at least 3 out of 6 days per session working on site, along with the ability to provide residential overnight and on-call coverage when needed.

This unique position requires a 30+ hour per week commitment from April through October each year, with the flexibility to design a customized schedule. A minimum of 120 hours of active clinical practice are required each year.

This position is flexible to accommodate a candidate who wishes to maintain a part time clinical practice role in Denver or within a reasonable commuting distance of our Camp in Gypsum, CO.

Compensation and Benefits

The full-time year-round salary for this position is $160,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Applicants who prefer a reduced schedule to accommodate other professional roles and commitments are encouraged to apply, but salary and benefits eligibility will be adjusted for schedules that include less than 30 hours per week.

Scope and Responsibilities

The Medical Director will further the mission of Roundup River Ranch by developing and implementing appropriate medical management protocols that will ensure the safety, health, and wellbeing of all participants.

Working in collaboration with the Nursing Director to lead the medical program, the Medical Director also serves as the staff liaison to Camp’s Medical Advisory Committee and to the SeriousFun Network Medical Advisory Committee and works closely with teams throughout the organization.

This position is primarily administrative in nature and requires medical knowledge and judgement of complex medical management strategies, including the clinical review of camper applications and files.

Pediatric sub-specialty training is not required however consultation and coordination with sub-specialty providers is anticipated. When camp is in-session, the Medical Director oversees and directs all aspects of the medical care of campers.

The Medical Director will be required to maintain current pediatric clinical skills through regular, external clinical opportunities throughout the year.

This position must have the ability to flex between residential and on-call availability based on camper care needs, medical volunteer scheduling, and emergent needs while balancing personal clinical practice needs.

This position is required to be on-site regularly during camp sessions and activities, including regular business needs, trainings, arrival days, fundraisers, in-person camper reunions, and similar activities to support the medical programming.

  • Review camper applications and ensure the coordination of camper’s medical needs during their time at camp by collaborating with all applicable departments and referring providers.
  • Provide for the general health and well-being of all campers, and for staff and volunteers as appropriate, by providing medical oversight and support to medical volunteers.
  • Oversee the medical center, in collaboration with the Nursing Director, ensuring that appropriate equipment and supplies are available and maintained; medical records are updated and maintained, and the facility is in good repair and functions to meet camper, volunteer, and staff needs
  • Ensure the security of all medications and the safety of medication supply and distribution.
  • Build relationships with camper families and referring medical teams to ensure open communication and a team approach to referrals and care.
  • Identify, create, develop, and maintain effective partnerships with hospitals, volunteer health organizations, clinics, and other related organizations.
  • Proactively take the steps necessary to maintain full medical compliance and meet medical licensing requirements for the camp and its staff.
  • Ensure compliance and best practice with Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Colorado Department of Human Services, Eagle County, SeriousFun Children’s Network criteria, American Camp Association standards, and similar regulatory and oversight organizations.
  • Develop, update annually, and implement all camp medical policies and procedures, including crisis and emergency management protocols. This includes overseeing an annual feedback and input process with volunteers and the Medical Advisory Committee as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with Nursing Director, Admissions Department, and Human Resources to recruit, hire, train, supervise, and support medical volunteers and seasonal staff.
  • Assist with development of the medical department budget and ensure that all expenses are managed within the budget.
  • Represent Roundup River Ranch medical best practices and collaborate with SFCN.
  • This position is required to maintain active pediatric clinical skills through ongoing practice in an external pediatric clinical setting throughout the year.
  • The Medical Director cultivates and stewards new and existing strategic medical partnerships, in close collaboration with development staff and the Medical Advisory Committee.
  • Attend Development events including annual fundraisers, cultivation events, and other opportunities to raise awareness for Roundup River Ranch, building and strengthening external contacts and collaborations that benefit campers.
  • Maintains the highest level of confidentiality in all aspects of role, including all medical information and records.
Experience, Education and Qualifications
  • Medical degree (MD or DO) with current Colorado license with minimum 5 years post-residency clinical experience in pediatric and/or family medicine
  • Minimum 2 years management or leadership experience
  • Current appropriate certifications are required to support emergency pediatric and adult care- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Active and ongoing clinical experience required, with a minimum of 120 hours a year, to maintain and develop skills needed to address camper medical needs
  • Residential summer camp experience in a medical role is preferred.
Required Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple teams, volunteers, and advisory groups
  • Ability to prioritize quickly and work within deadlines
  • Must be comfortable using, and teaching others how to use, general medical equipment including, but not limited to, AEDs, IV pumps, resuscitation equipment, etc.
  • Must be comfortable using a computer including navigating camper database, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

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Roundup River Ranch


Gypsum, CO
81637 USA