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The Jewish Home’s close to 650 talented, dedicated employees are the most important element in achieving and maintaining our excellent standards as a premier healthcare facility.

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We provide an enjoyable and satisfying work environment, as evinced by the average length of tenure, which is close to 8.5 years of service.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in every way. Our multicultural, multiethnic, and multidenominational staff reflects the cultural richness of the Bay Area.

We support our employees by offering a competitive benefits package that addresses a varied range of employee health and wellness needs.

Social worker/discharge planner (part-time) acute geriatric psychiatry hospital (APU)

Reporting to the Social Services director of the 12-bed acute geriatric psychiatry hospital (APU), and functioning as a member of the APU’s interdisciplinary team, the social worker/discharge planner provides psychosocial and discharge planning support to patients and their families, facilitates discharge, and meets documentation requirements. This position also facilitates 1-2 discharge planning groups per week, and provides support to the director of Social Services.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate with the interdisciplinary team and other departments in the provision of social and discharge services
  • Complete comprehensive psychosocial assessment of patients
  • Working as a liaison between the patient, their family, and other department and community referrals, coordinate discharge planning
  • Assist patients and families with concrete services
  • Respond to crisis situations as presented by patients, families, and staff
  • Provide and facilitate individual counseling to patients and families as needed
  • Participate in the formulation of patient care plans and develop goals and treatments for social work services
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation that complies with federal/state regulations and the facility’s policy, including but not limited to initial assessments, MDS/RAPS, psychosocial/mental status assessments, weekly IDT Medicare forms, care plan, Social Service progress notes, and discharge planning
  • Maintain the confidentiality of necessary information
  • Act as a patient advocate and ensure patients are informed of their rights and responsibilities and insurance benefits, as well as changes that may affect their rights and responsibilities or insurance benefits
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field
  • MFT or MSW required, or at least one year’s experience in a geriatric setting preferred
  • Two years of experience in health care and/or senior community
  • Two years of experience with case management and discharge planning
  • Understanding of Medicare/Medi-Cal guidelines
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel; proficiency with data entry and the use of electronic health record software
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to read, write, communicate, and comprehend verbal and written instructions in English
  • Ability to be accurate, concise, detail oriented, and make independent decisions
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and their families and at all levels of the organization
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Effective time management skills to organize and prioritize the workload

Nurse manager (full-time) acute geriatric psychiatry hospital (APU)

The nurse manager is responsible for the daily oversight of clinical operations and the supervision of nursing staff as clinical treatment is provided to patients in the acute geriatric psychiatry hospital (APU). This involves coordinating, evaluating, and monitoring all aspects of patient care. The nurse manager ensures that each patient receives the necessary care and services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being, in accordance with the patient’s treatment plan. The nurse manager assists the APU’s program director with administrative duties, ensuring that the care provided is consistent with established standards and that it is provided in a safe, appropriate, and fiscally responsible manner. The nurse manager is also responsible for the management and development of staff, as well as for the planning, directing, and monitoring of operations.

Essential Job Functions

  • Direct, plan, evaluate, and supervise all patient care and initiate corrective action
  • Perform daily patient care rounds and report the status of nursing care to the interdisciplinary team and the program director
  • Assist in the implementation of continuous and comprehensive quality assurance/quality improvement program. Participate in the process, that includes
  • frequent collaboration with other departments, staff education, and a focus on departmental standards
  • Complete all patient utilization review forms and present cases to the Utilization Review Committee
  • Ensure that the APU’s operations are in compliance with TITLE 22, OBRA/CMS, and other regulatory requirements and standards
  • Direct in the development and implementation of the hospital’s goals
  • Demonstrate knowledge of applicable nationally recognized assault-prevention/de-escalation training
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends in gero-psychiatric care
  • Work in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure an integrated approach
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and treatment plan conference meetings as needed
  • Supervise nursing committee meetings and participate in the implementation of committee projects and goals
  • Accept direct and continuing responsibility for the management of the psychiatry hospital on a 24-hour basis, and participate in the administration on-call rotation
  • Utilize clinical skills and cover the APU as needed with respect to staffing needs
  • Serve as a resource and professional role model
  • Evaluate staff knowledge and skill with the staff education department’s team to conduct appropriate in-service training
  • Assist the program director in preparing reports and forms, and the resolution of standards of care issues in a timely manner
  • Initiate necessary training of staff
  • Interview, hire, and counsel nursing staff
  • Conduct routine performance evaluations of staff
  • Develop/manage the staffing schedule to ensure that shifts have adequate nursing staff to meet APU/census requirements, and address variances in the nursing staffing budget
  • Participate in the orientation of new employees and the ongoing education of assigned staff
  • Promote and maintain harmonious and effective relationships and communications within the department and with other departments/disciplines
  • Collaborate with the program director and other administrative staff in strategic planning activities with the goal of ensuring ongoing effectiveness of the hospital’s clinical and administrative practices
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in psychiatric nursing or related field with experience in administration; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing or a related field, with experience in psychiatric nursing and two years of experience in nursing administration; or
  • Four years of experience in nursing administration or supervision and with experience in psychiatric nursing
  • Licensed as a registered nurse and a graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Knowledge and experience in a psychiatric treatment milieu, strong management skills, and a knowledge of labor relations
  • Strong knowledge of state and federal/CMS guidelines and regulations
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, and work on multiple tasks in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong commitment to gero-psychiatric care and customer service

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and family members, and at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to be accurate, concise, and detail-oriented
  • Capable of performing essential functions of the job

Life Enrichment Coordinator (Bilingual; On-call/Per diem)

Reporting to the director of Life Enrichment, the Life Enrichment coordinator is responsible for planning and conducting a meaningful activities program to include group, one-to-one, and self-directed activities, and for the completion of required activity documentation.

Essential Functions

  • Provide an opportunity for socializing and encouraging relationships among residents/patients
  • Create a positive, caring and stimulating environment
  • Re-motivate residents/patients to become actively involved in life through contributing toward a renewal of physical, mental, and social abilities
  • Respond to the needs and abilities of the residents/patients, which may vary. Must be able to carry out activities with these differences in mind
  • Provide one-to-one relationships with the patients/residents who decline to participate in group activities, or who are unable to attend group activities
  • Fulfill important emotional needs of the residents/patients by providing support in times of crisis and help with problems in daily living
  • Responsible for the timely completion of residents’/patients’ records to include attendance records and other activity notes as deemed appropriate
  • Work closely with other departments, in particular nursing, dietary, rehab, volunteers, discharge planners, case managers, etc
  • May supervise student interns and volunteers who are involved with activities
  • Consult with the residents’/patients’ family members
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in an area related to the field (recreational therapy, psychology, health care, geriatrics, social work, or recreation administration), preferred
  • Proficiency in English and Russian or English and Cantonese
  • Experience working within a geriatric group and related field, preferred
  • Sound group work, organizational, and communication skills
  • Creative, flexible, energetic, enthusiastic, resourceful, self-motivated, innovative thinker, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively, independently, and within an interdisciplinary team work approach
  • Must be sensitive to varying levels of physical and emotional health
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, culture, and religion

Nursing Supervisor (On-call; all shifts)

Under the general direction of the director of nursing, the nursing supervisor is responsible for directing and coordinating clinical nursing activities, and the supervision of facility functions on an assigned shift in the absence of the administrator.

Essential Functions:

  • Monitor nursing care standards
  • Participate as part of the nursing management team. Provide input for changes and improvements in nursing practice and policy
  • Maintain and practice effective management techniques
  • Evaluate systems by which resident/patient care is delivered on an assigned shift, and implement and/or recommend appropriate changes
  • Investigate nursing and patient-care problems as they occur and use results to improve nursing performance and patient care
  • Assume the role of the charge nurse when the unit cannot be covered
  • Act as a consultant and assist in problem-solving for other departments that are operational during the shift
  • Make administrative decisions as needed
  • Serve as the resource person and assist nursing staff on the units in identifying and solving nursing-care problems
  • Interpret and ensure compliance of legislative requirements (Title 22) for patient care
  • Identify and assist in solving problem areas between nursing personnel and other departments in the delivery of care
  • Assess the use of supplies, equipment, etc., to maintain effective cost controls
  • Maintain and follow through on special projects for the units as initiated by the head nurse/assistant nursing director
  • Respond to emergency, fire and disaster calls
  • Interpret for staff as needed and maintain the facility's and nursing policies and procedures
  • Keeps the director of nursing informed of current shift activities and developments
  • Provide continual input to the head nurse/charge nurse and assistant director of nursing regarding staff performance and problems
  • Analyze nursing needs and personnel needs on shifts, adjusting as necessary, and give input to the director of nursing
  • Know and apply contractual requirements regarding staffing and scheduling
  • Maintain and ensure effective staff utilization
  • Assist staff in developing and maintaining nursing care plans to ensure the nursing process
  • Provide spontaneous teaching for personnel in the nursing area as the occasion warrants or give necessary information of needs to staff development instructor
  • Follow through with unit orientation for all new personnel in clinical nursing areas
  • Clarify the functions and responsibilities of nursing personnel with staff as needed
  • Conduct performance reviews for nursing personnel on assigned shift, in conjunction with the charge nurse
  • Assist staff to work effectively and acquire increased nursing competence. Identify individual job-related learning needs and assist the individual in developing a plan of action to meet these needs
  • Coach, counsel and take disciplinary action as needed

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current state of California license
  • Prefer BA in nursing
  • Require three-five years recent nursing experience in a long-term care setting
  • Previous supervisory/management experience preferred
  • Certified in basic life support

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift, push, pull a minimum of fifty pounds
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents/patients during an emergency situation
  • Ability to bend, stoop, stretch, twist, sit, and reach
  • Fine motor skills
  • Visual acuity
  • Perform tasks listed above with or without the aid of mechanical devices

Certified Nursing Assistant (On-call)

Under the direction and supervision of the unit manager or charge nurse, the nursing assistant performs nursing care services for residents and patients.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide a suitable environment for residents by giving attention to cleanliness, ventilation, lighting, and furniture arrangements
  • Assist residents and patients to ensure that their cleanliness, grooming, nourishment, rest, activity, and elimination are in a manner conducive to the resident’s and patients comfort and safety; reports environmental deficiencies (for example, lighting or equipment problems) to the charge nurse
  • Preserve the dignity and self-respect of all residents and patients at all times
  • Fully understand all aspects of residents’/patients’ rights, including the right to be free of restraints and free of abuse. Responsible for promptly reporting to the charge nurse or administrative staff incidents or evidence of resident/patient abuse or violation of residents’/patients’ rights
  • Communicate and interact effectively and tactfully with the residents, patients, visitors, families, volunteers, peers, and supervisors
  • Practice confidentiality about the residents and patients, and nursing care activities
  • Knowledgeable of the individualized care plan for residents and patients
  • Promote restorative nursing care as directed and instructed for individual residents and patients
  • Keep alert to the residents’/patients’ conditions and report changes in their conditioning, attitude, appearance, behavior, and physical ability to the unit manager or charge nurse
  • Perform selected nursing procedures which do not require professional evaluation as assigned and instructed by the unit manager or charge nurse
  • Practice conservation of equipment and supplies, keeping them clean and ready to use. Report any equipment and supply needs to the unit manager or charge nurse
  • Respond promptly to emergencies
  • Promptly answer call signals
  • Transport residents/patients to and from appointments
  • Lift, move, and transport residents and patients using proper body mechanics or lifting devices for accident prevention performance of this job (mechanical lifts, shower equipment, adjustable chairs/beds, etc.)
  • Assist residents and patients in their recreational and social activities as needed
  • Assume group and dining room duties as assigned by the unit manager or charge nurse
  • Recognize and respect the individual, emotional, social, and cultural needs of residents and patients, including their religious beliefs
  • Attend orientation and in-service training programs as scheduled
  • Maintain skills necessary to safely and efficiently operate equipment and machines used in the performance of this job (mechanical lifts, shower equipment, adjustable chairs/beds, etc.)
  • Perform all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures, including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and the proper disposal of soiled materials
  • Complete daily documentation on the care provided to each resident and patient concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner
  • Accept reassignment as needed to provide necessary care for all residents and patients
  • Perform other position-related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Graduate from high school preferred
  • Ability to speak English clearly and write legibly
  • Ability to understand and carry out directions or instructions, both written and verbal
  • Graduate of a certified nursing assistant program
  • Current, active CNA certificate

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift, push, and pull a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Moving, lifting or transferring of residents and patients may involve lifting of up to 100 pounds; all lifts and carrying greater than 50 pounds are required to be performed with a two person lift and/or mechanical lift equipment
  • Ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry residents and patients
  • Ability to use abdominal and lower back muscles over time without fatigue
  • Ability to stand for extended periods
  • Ability to bend, stoop, stretch, twist, sit, and reach
  • Fine motor skills
  • Good visual acuity
  • Perform tasks listed above with or without the aid of mechanical devices

Environmental Services Steward (on-call)

The steward is responsible for a wide variety of cleaning and household tasks to ensure cleanliness for Jewish Home residents and patients.

Qualifications

  • Some knowledge of the materials, equipment, and methods commonly used in cleaning, disinfecting, and linen/laundry processing
  • Ability to follow simple oral and written directions
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor
  • Some experience in the performance of custodial work
  • Must be able to stand and walk long distances up to 8 hours per day
  • Must be able to stoop and work from a kneeling position; perform repetitive bending, reaching and stretching for 60 percent of the work day
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds independently
  • Must be able to independently push and/or pull wheeled carts and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds over tiled and carpeted surfaces over long distances
  • Must be able to operate a vacuum, work in confined spaces around furniture and breakable objects, and have constant contact with residents and patients
  • Ability to read, write, follow simple instructions, and work in close quarters with others
  • Ability to be flexible and perform any duty that falls in the area of environmental services

Registered Nurse (full-time and on-call availability)

Position overview

The registered nurse is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive, individualized resident care.

Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current California licensure as a registered nurse
  • Current CPR certification
  • BS degree preferred

Licensed Vocational Nurse (on-call)

Position overview

The licensed vocational nurse provides efficient, safe care to all residents on the assigned unit through the utilization of the nursing process.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited licensed nursing program
  • Current California LVN license
  • Current CPR certificate
  • Two years of acute care or long-term care nursing experience preferred
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