Job Opportunities

The Jewish Home’s more than 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 significant number of persons with 20 or more years of employment at the Home.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in every way. Our multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multi denominational 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.

Clinical Dietitian (On-call/per diem)

Position overview

The clinical dietitian is responsible for the nutritional assessments of residents and patients, and plans therapeutic diets in accordance with the physician’s diagnoses and requirements of regulatory agencies. The clinical dietitian also implements the nutritional plans and monitors all meals served.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 2 years of clinical dietitian experience
  • Experience in a long-term care (SNF) environment preferred
  • Current dietitian’s license and registered with the American Dietetic Association
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well under time constraints
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to write letters, summaries and reports using a prescribed format and to conform to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction and style

Director of Social Services – Acute Geriatric Psychiatry Hospital/Unit (APU)

Position overview

The director of Social Services at the Jewish Home’s acute geriatric psychiatry hospital/unit (APU) is responsible for the overall organization and coordination of social service delivery to patients and families, as well discharge planning – including the coordination of follow-up care. Areas of responsibility cover discharge planning, psycho-education and counseling for patients and families, and assisting the team with the implementation of comprehensive treatment plans.

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with the program director, psychiatric medical director and assistant medical director, unit manager, and all clinical staff to meet the psychosocial needs of patients and families
  • Provide individual and group counseling; communicate with families and the patients’ authorized representatives, conservators, physicians, and other health team members
  • Coordinate discharge planning, assist with advance directives, financial and legal issues, and maintain documentation of services in the medical record
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the comprehensive treatment plan
  • Provide group and individual counseling as needed
  • Report any claim of elder/dependent abuse promptly per facility policy
  • Attend and participate in IDT meetings with physician and staff
  • Provide utilization assessments with HMO representatives as needed
  • Assist the physician with the completion of legal paperwork/documentation, remaining mindful of individual county time constraints
  • Participate in the unit QI program. Review indicators for social services on a pre-assigned basis, make any necessary corrections and, in coordination with the program director and unit manager, make recommendations for improvement at least quarterly
  • Assist patients with the complaint/grievance/compliment process. Log all complaints/grievances/compliments per facility policy. Communicate the resolution with the person submitting, per facility policy. Coordinate this process with the program director
  • Maintain current licensing status and complete required continuing education
  • Provide crisis intervention, family-focused treatment planning, and conflict resolution services as needed
  • Complete timely assessments and treatment planning
  • Attend house-wide in-services per facility policy
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • MSW required, LCSW required
  • Two years’ experience working with psychiatric patients, preferred
  • Two years’ experience in social services and discharge planning knowledge or experience in a geriatric setting, preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel; proficiency with data entry and the use of electronic health records software
  • Knowledge of social service agencies, state regulations, and profession board standards as related to patient rights and confidentiality
  • Ability to perform social service functions and work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and their families, and at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to be accurate, concise, detail oriented, and make independent decisions
  • Build rapport quickly with peers and clients
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Passionate about quality care and a commitment to excellence, able to think outside the box

Concierge/Discharge Planner (Full-Time)

Position Overview

The short-term and rehabilitation services (STARS) concierge/discharge planner provides admissions/intake, customer service support and discharge planning to patients and their families, meets documentation requirements, and functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team. The concierge/discharge planner will act as a backup discharge planner for other floors in the STARS program when needed.

Summary of Duties

  • Coordinate with the interdisciplinary team and other departments in the provision of social and discharge services
  • Complete comprehensive psychosocial assessments of patients
  • Coordinate discharge planning, working as a liaison between the patients, their family, other departments, and community referrals
  • Assist patients and families with concrete services
  • Respond to crisis situations as presented by patients, families, and staff
  • Provide referrals to individual counseling for patients and families as needed
  • Participate in the formulation of patient care plans and develop goals and treatments for social work service
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation which complies with federal/state regulations and Jewish Home policy
  • Maintain the confidentiality of necessary information
  • Act as a patient advocate and ensure patients are informed of their rights and responsibilities and insurance benefits
  • Other duties as assigned by director of Social Services

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in social work, psychology, or related field
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport quickly with peers and clients
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communications 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 to make independent decisions

Cook (On-call)

Position overview

The cook performs routine preparation and cooking tasks in the kitchen to ensure a high quality of efficiency and profitable food service.

Essential Job Duties

  • Prepare all soups, stocks, sauces; boil, braise, and roast items as per standardized recipes
  • Prepare and serve all sautéed, fried, grilled, steamed ,and baked items as per standardized recipes
  • Prepare or direct the preparation of all food served, following standard recipes and special diet orders
  • Plan food production to coordinate with meal-serving hours, so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food is preserved
  • Determine the amount and type of food and supplies required for daily menus and see that supplies are obtained from storage areas in adequate time for meal production
  • Maintain assigned work station in a safe and sanitary condition
  • Maintain acceptable standards of personal hygiene and comply with department dress code
  • Attend in-service training and education sessions as assigned
  • Perform specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Two years of related food production (hospital, college, etc.), or an associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college in culinary-related study
  • Possess current serve-safe certification
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in English (both verbal and written) with clients/customers and staff
  • Ability to understand and perform simple arithmetic (including fractions, percentage, etc.).
  • Ability to understand measurements and conversions for recipe and menu creation
  • Ability to plan and organize work, to interpret instructions, recipes, specifications, and standards
  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment operations and maintenance. Some knowledge of nutrition and diet

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Able to stand or walk for up to 8 hours per day
  • Able to bend, stoop, and stretch frequently throughout the day
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort needed infrequently
  • Manual dexterity for preparing food
  • Ability to use standard industrial kitchen appliances
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds independently
  • May be exposed to extreme temperatures (freezers and stoves-range burners) for short periods of time
  • May be exposed to industrial cleaning chemicals
  • Must be able to see, hear, and communicate with others

Case Manager (On-call)

Position overview

The case manager is responsible for the quality of patient management and satisfaction, promoting continuity of care and cost effectiveness through the integrating and functions of case management, utilization review and management, and discharge planning to ensure that the patient progresses through the continuum of care and is discharged to the least restrictive environment. The case manager provides ongoing support and expertise through comprehensive assessment, planning, implementation and overall evaluation of individual patient needs, and has accountability for the care, coordination, and discharge planning of all patients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Coordinate the integration of case management/social services functions into the patient care, discharge, and home-planning processes with other departments, external service organizations, agencies, and healthcare facilities
  • Provide leadership, supervision, and support to nursing and care staff in the provision of clinical/care support services in a professional manner
  • Introduce self to patient and family and explain the clinical case manager role and process for patient and family to contact the clinical case manager. Enable those who use the services to participate in decisions about their health and support needs
  • Act as patient advocate: investigate and report adverse occurrences, and perform staff education related to resource utilization, discharge planning, and psychosocial aspects of healthcare delivery
  • Facilitate interdisciplinary patient care rounds and/or conferences to review treatment goals, optimize resource utilization, provide family education, and identified post short-term and rehabilitation services (STARS) transition needs
  • Assist social services/discharge planner with care conferences
  • Negotiate with the service providers, payers, and members of the center’s care team to meet the patients’/residents’ care needs. (Includes labs, X-ray, pharmacy, rehab, ambulance, equipment, etc.)
  • Investigate and address concerns identified with STARS post-discharge follow-up program
  • Oversee the completion of certs/recerts, generic notice of non-coverage, detailed notice of non-coverage and non-coverage letters for Medicare and Managed Care
  • Assist the care coordinator with MDS Assessment completion as needed
  • Lead the daily pathway meeting with the rehabilitation director to identify the most appropriate assessment reference date (ARD) that captures the maximum reimbursement, and lead weekly utilization review meeting with the utilization management director
  • Communicate with physicians at regular intervals throughout the patients’ stay and develop an effective working relationship. Assist physicians to maintain appropriate cost, case, and desired patient outcomes
  • Complete expanded assessment of patients and family needs at the time of admission. Complete Discharge Disposition Assessment and Discharge Management Calendar with the discharge planner at least weekly
  • Conduct concurrent medical record review using specific indicators and criteria as approved by medical staff, CMS, and other state agencies
  • Provide education, information, and advice for people who use the services and their families in a supportive and understanding environment
  • Maintain appropriate documentation, legible records, registers and data bases, and be aware of the legal implications of these documents
  • Examine and develop existing nursing practices and guidelines for practice in consultation with people using the services, management, and staff
  • Conduct review for the appropriate utilization of services from admission through discharge. Mobilizes resources and interviews, as needed, to assist in achieving the desired clinical outcomes within the appropriate timeframe
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, RN, required
  • Valid California RN license
  • One year of nursing experience in a long-term care environment, preferred
  • Strong knowledge of RAI process, CMS, state and federal guidelines, and regulations pertinent to a skilled nursing facility
  • Able to provide direction and coordination of a multifaceted program, including problem resolution
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport quickly with peers and clients
  • Excellent communications 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

Receptionist (On-call)

The receptionist is responsible for greeting and directing individuals entering the Jewish Home, as well as answering phone calls and screening visitors.

Essential Functions

  • Answer all outside and in-house phone calls and connect to the appropriate staff member
  • Assist residents and visitors
  • Monitor in-coming and out-going traffic using security monitors and screen visitors entering the Jewish Home
  • Act as a liaison with parking attendants, staff, and visitors
  • Act as a liaison with the Fire Department, Police Department, and the Home’s security and plant operations departments
  • Act as a liaison with the Jewish Home’s drivers for all residents’ outside appointments
  • Coordinate staff and security responses to WanderGuard alarm system
  • Maintain logs for toll and long-distance outgoing calls, and calls made by residents in the infirmary
  • Maintain switchboard/front desk filing system
  • Coordinate delivery of flowers and packages to the Home
  • Assist in sorting resident mail and processing outgoing registered and certified mail
  • Maintain the calendar for boardrooms and the allocation of parking spaces for meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, plus two years of college-level general business courses; associates degree in business preferred
  • Two years of administrative assistant experience
  • One year experience using multiline phone systems and hand-held radios
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport quickly with peers and customers
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to read, write, communicate, and comprehend verbal and written instructions in English
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time
  • Flexible schedule required

Security Guard (Part-time)

Position overview

The security guard is responsible for greeting and directing individuals entering the Jewish Home, as well as answering main line telephone calls and screening visitors. In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for all residents, patients, visitors, staff and the facility against fire, theft, vandalism, trespassing, or other potential safety concerns.

Essential Functions

  • Monitor and authorize the entrance of employees, visitors, and other persons to maintain security of the premises
  • Patrol the Jewish Home’s grounds, on the alert for unusual activity or safety hazards. Also ensure security of doors and windows
  • Control motor traffic on the Jewish Home’s grounds
  • Monitor the staff parking lots to ensure compliance with the Home’s parking policy
  • Respond to door, Wanderguard and fire alarms, and investigate the cause
  • Respond and assist in emergency situations. Call police or fire departments as appropriate
  • Receive courier and stock deliveries
  • Control access to the Jewish Home’s grounds and facility after visiting hours
  • Complete report documentation of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or other unusual incidences
  • Answer main line telephone calls to take messages, answer questions, and provide information as necessary, or when the switchboard is closed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One year’s experience working as a security guard, preferred
  • Current and valid California guard card, required
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport quickly with peers and public
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to read, write, communicate and comprehend verbal and written instructions in English
  • Knowledge of MS Office (specifically Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Physical ability to continually patrol grounds
  • Flexible schedule, required
  • Capable of working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
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