Job Opportunities

The Jewish Home’s over 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.

Major Gifts Officer

The major gifts officer (MGO) reports to the senior development and gift planning officer (SDO) and is a key member of the fundraising team. S/he will have three primary areas of responsibility: major gifts; campaign management; and social media. The MGO is part of the Advancement team, that also includes the chief advancement officer (CAO), senior communications officer, Web designer, special events and grants officer, and database and office manager.

Nurse manager – acute geriatric psychiatry hospital

The acute geriatric psychiatry hospital’s nurse manager is responsible for the daily oversight of clinical operations and the supervision of nursing staff as clinical treatment is provided to patients. 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 patient’s treatment plan. The nurse manager assists the acute geriatric psychiatry hospital’s program director with administrative duties and ensures that the care provided is consistent with established standards and is provided in a safe, appropriate, and fiscally responsible manner. In addition, the nurse manager is responsible for the management and development of staff, as well as for the planning, directing, and monitoring of operations.

ESSENTIAL 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 to the program director
  • Assist in the implementation of continuous and comprehensive quality assurance/quality improvement program and participate in the process. This 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 unit operations are in compliance with Title 22, OBRA/CMS, and other regulatory requirements and standards
  • Direct in the development and implementation of goals for the acute geriatric psychiatry hospital
  • 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 unit on a 24-hour basis and participate in the administration on-call rotation
  • Utilize clinical skills and cover the hospital as needed with regard to staffing needs
  • Serve as a resource and professional role model
  • Evaluate staff knowledge and skill with the education department in order to conduct appropriate in-service training
  • Assist the program director in the preparation of reports and forms, and the resolution of standard of care issues in a timely manner
  • Initiate necessary training of staff
  • Interview, hire, and counsel nursing staff
  • Participate in the orientation of new employees and the ongoing education of assigned staff
  • Conduct routine performance evaluation of staff
  • Develop/manage the staffing schedule to ensure that shifts have adequate nursing staff to meet the hospital/census requirements and address variances in the nursing staffing budget
  • Promote and maintain harmonious and effective relationships and communications within the department and with other department/disciplines
  • Collaborate with the program director and other administrative staff in strategic planning activities with the goal of ensuring the ongoing effectiveness of the hospital’s clinical and administrative practices
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in psychiatric nursing or related field with experience in administration; or
  • BA degree in nursing or 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 graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Necessary skills include knowledge and experience in a psychiatric treatment milieu, strong management skills, and 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

Certified Nursing Assistant (full-time and on-call availability)

The certified nursing assistant (CNA) is responsible for providing the care necessary to residents to ensure that their cleanliness, grooming, nourishment, rest, activity, and elimination is in a manner conducive to the residents’ comfort and safety. The CNA also performs selected nursing procedures that do not require professional evaluation, as assigned and instructed by the head nurse or charge nurse.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a CNA program
  • Current and active CNA certificate, required
  • Ability to read and speak Russian fluently, required
  • Ability to speak English clearly and write legibly
  • Ability to understand and carry out directions and instructions, both written and verbal

Cook (on-call)

The Cook performs routine preparation and cooking tasks in the kitchen to ensure a high quality of efficiency and cost-effective food service.

Essential Functions

  • Prepares all soups, stocks, sauces; boils, braises and roasts items as per standardized recipes
  • Prepares and serves all sautéed, fried, grilled, steamed and baked items as per standardized recipes
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of all food served, following standard recipes and special diet orders
  • Plans food production to coordinate with meal serving hours, so that excellence, quality, temperature and appearance of food is preserved
  • Determines amount and type of food and supplies required for daily menus and seeing that supplies are obtained from storage areas in adequate time for meal production
  • Maintains assigned work station in a safe and sanitary condition
  • Maintains acceptable standards of personal hygiene and complies with department dress code
  • Attends in-service training and education sessions as assigned
  • Performs specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • 2 years of related food production (Hospital, College, etc.) or an Associate’s Degree or equivalent from a 2 year college in Culinary related study
  • Possess current Serve-Safe Certification
  • Basic math skills (including fractions, percentage, etc.) for recipe and menu creation
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in English (both verbal and written) with clients/customers and staff
  • Ability to understand and perform simple arithmetic. Ability to understand measurements and conversions
  • 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

Creative Arts Specialist (part-time)

The creative arts specialist is responsible for planning and conducting meaningful, interactive, and engaging creative arts programming (painting, crafting, sculpting, etc.) for the Jewish Home’s residents and patients.

Essential Functions

  • Provide opportunities for socializing and encouraging relationships among residents and patients
  • Work in collaboration with the director of Life Enrichment to develop and offer creative arts programming that incorporates best practices, effective methodologies, and innovative techniques
  • Partner with Life Enrichment coordinators to offer unit-based creative arts programming
  • Create a positive, educational, caring, and stimulating environment
  • Re-motivate residents to become actively involved in life by offering meaningful creative arts programming that emphasizes their physical and mental strengths
  • Respond to the needs and abilities of the residents and patients, which may vary. Must be able to carry out programming with these differences in mind
  • Responsible for completing attendance record documentation for each resident
  • Work in collaboration with other departments, in particular Nursing, Nutritional Services, and Volunteers
  • May supervise student interns and volunteers who are involved with creative arts and the Life Enrichment department
  • Develop and maintain a positive rapport with residents and patients
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an area related to the position (art, recreational therapy, geriatrics, education)
  • Two years of experience working within a geriatric group and/or related field
  • Familiarity with Jewish culture, customs, and traditions preferred, but not required
  • Sound group work, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to read, write, communicate, and comprehend, verbal and written instructions in English
  • Bilingual, Russian-speaking preferred, but not required
  • Creative, flexible, energetic, enthusiastic, self-motivated, innovative thinker, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and within an interdisciplinary teamwork approach
  • Computer skills and proficiency
  • Must be sensitive to varying levels of physical and emotional health

Mental Health Worker (on-call)

The mental health worker/certified nursing assistant is responsible for providing routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the patient’s plan of care under the supervision of the charge nurse. The mental health worker/certified nursing assistant promptly reports any changes to the charge nurse and completes all documentation in a legible and accurate manner before the end of the shift.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow facility policies and procedures, and federal/state regulations
  • Participate in the facility’s performance improvement program
  • Follow oral and written instructions accurately
  • Keep the supervisor informed of work priorities and problems
  • Respond appropriately to emergency situations and disasters
  • Provide a safe environment for patients, visitors, and staff
  • Ensure security of the environment to prevent exit or patient’s intent on eloping from the facility
  • Implement the facility’s procedure for elopement if any patient leaves the facility without permission
  • Follow the facility’s standards relating to customer service
  • Maintain confidentiality of patients and other work-related issues
  • Ensure that all patients are treated with respect and dignity, and that all staff are sensitive to cultural and spiritual preferences
  • Follow the facility’s rules of conduct
  • Attend in-services related to work and complete required in-service annually; attend outside classes to enhance the role and professional standards, as appropriate
  • Provide timely notification of illness / absences to the appropriate supervisor, and following departmental policy and time lines
  • Attend facility meetings as assigned
  • Follow the dress code for the work area
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school preferred
  • Graduation from a certified nursing assistant program required, or at least one year’s experience in an acute psychiatric hospital
  • Recent experience as a certified nursing assistant in acute psychiatric care is preferred
  • Basic life support certification
  • Management of assaultive behavior competency (CPI)
  • Ability to perform the functions of a mental health worker/certified nursing assistant, and recognize and report patient’s changes promptly to the charge nurse
  • Ability to interact effectively with patients, visitors, administration, physicians, and staff
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing mental health
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English in a clear manner
  • Desire to work with geriatric and mentally disabled persons
  • Ability to generate enthusiasm and cooperation from others
  • Ability to understand and respond appropriately to cultural diversity

Registered Nurse – Acute Geriatric Psychiatry (on-call)

The registered nurse is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive, individualized resident care in the Jewish Home’s acute geriatric psychiatry hospital.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initiate a plan of care at the time of admission
  • Review and update care plans based on ongoing assessments
  • Review the plans of care with assigned staff
  • Initiate appropriate nursing interventions, including discharge planning
  • Communicate changes in patients’ condition, status, and needs to the acute psych team
  • Administration of treatments and medications
  • Make rounds for the assessment of patients’ needs and supervision of care
  • Direction and supervision of the care delivered
  • Participate in staff meetings and staff development programs
  • Assume delegated responsibilities for the day-to-day management and supervision of the unit in the absence of the head nurse
  • Participate in the orientation of new employees
  • Compliance with title 22 regulations

Qualifications

  • BSN degree, preferred
  • PRO-ACT certified or related mental health crisis training
  • CPR certified
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current California licensure as a registered nurse
  • Basic life support certification
  • Two years of acute or long-term care nursing experience
  • One or more years of psychiatric care experience

Administrative Assistant (full-time)

Under the direct supervision of the CEO, this position provides administrative support for the CEO, including management of CEO’s calendar and appointments. In addition to typing, filing, and scheduling, performs duties such as coordination of meetings and conferences, obtaining supplies, coordinating direct mailings, and working on special projects. Answers non-routine correspondence and assembles highly confidential and sensitive information. Deals with a diverse group of important external callers and visitors, as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize diversified workload, recommends changes in office practices or procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Schedule and organize complex activities such as meetings, travel, conferences, and department activities for all members of the executive team
  • Provide meeting support, including conference room scheduling, minutes, and other meeting logistics
  • Perform desktop publishing. Create and develop visual presentations
  • Establish, develop, maintain, and update filing system for the CEO and the executive team. Retrieve information from files when needed
  • Organize and prioritize a large volume of information and calls
  • Sort and distribute mail. Open mail for the CEO and executive team. Draft written responses or replies by phone or e-mail when necessary. Respond to regularly occurring requests for information
  • Answer phone for the CEO and executive team. Take messages or field/answer all routine and non-routine questions. Work in cooperation with the executive assistant to cover phones
  • Act as a liaison with other departments and outside agencies
  • Handle confidential and non-routine information
  • Work independently and within a team on special non-recurring and ongoing projects. Act as project manager for special projects at the request of the CEO, which may include: planning and coordinating multiple presentations, disseminating information, coordinating direct mailings, creating brochures
  • Type and design general correspondences, memos, charts, tables, graphs, and business plans. Proofread copy for spelling, grammar and layout, making appropriate changes
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, plus two years of college-level general business courses; associate's degree in business preferred
  • Knowledge of secretarial, office administrative procedures, and knowledge of use and operation of standard office equipment, at a level generally acquired through two years of related administrative assistant experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software, preferably Microsoft Office
  • Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy
  • Work requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing, and proofing materials
  • 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

MDS Coordinator (on-call)

The minimum data set (MDS) coordinator is responsible for the timely scheduling, completion, and transmission of MDS assessments.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure facility compliance with Medicare, OBRA, and Title 22 guidelines
  • Support identification of Medicare entitlement and eligibility for prospective residents
  • Perform utilization review
  • Oversee gathering of information for assessments and care plans
  • Schedule and facilitate care plan conferences
  • Participate in committees, including appropriate communication to address and resolve pertinent issues
  • Input or supervise the input of MDS assessments, transmission to the state, and obtain receipt of validation
  • Manage care planning process
  • Complete chart audits as necessary to assess documentation support for MDS assessments
  • Identify residents who are having significant change(s) in status, manage interdisciplinary process, and complete necessary assessment
  • Monitor MDS documentation and charting requirements that support services provided to meet billing requirements
  • Ensure the timely completion of all required reports and pertinent communication to appropriate staff
  • Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the Jewish Home’s code of conduct, its policies and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, RN preferred
  • Valid California RN license
  • One year of nursing experience in a long-term care environment preferred
  • Strong knowledge of RAI process
  • Strong knowledge of Medicare regulations – state and federal/CMS guidelines and regulations pertinent to completing, managing, and transmitting MDS assessments
  • Able to provide direction and coordination of a multifaceted program, including problem resolution with the facility
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, work on multiple tasks in a deadline-oriented environment, and able to be accurate and concise
  • Computer proficiency, including word processing, ability to use e-mail and Internet programs, familiar with computerized data entry

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to sit and/or work on a computer for long periods
  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents and family members, and at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Human Resources Benefits Administrator (full-time)

Position overview

Reporting to the chief human resources officer, the benefits administrator is responsible for managing all compliance and administration of the group health insurance plans, including enrollment of newly eligible staff, open enrollment, ACA compliance, CMS PBJ reporting, benefit communication at new hire orientation, and consultation regarding staff insurance issues. This position also assists with other human resources department functions as needed.

Essential Functions

  • Provide support to all staff with eligibility, enrollment and claims questions/concerns, including issue resolution
  • Input all benefit enrollments and changes into HRIS system
  • Conduct dependent and beneficiary audits annually
  • Act as a liaison with broker and benefit(s) TPA representatives
  • Wellness Program lead for ongoing programming, including leading quarterly meetings and setting annual goals and success metrics
  • Process owner for Medicare part D annual mailings
  • Member of annual plan(s) renewal team
  • Manage annual open enrollment program
  • Reconcile monthly benefit invoices
  • Monthly management of San Francisco Healthcare Ordinance and annual reporting
  • Participate in benefits administration, including claims resolution and change reporting
  • Complete monthly and quarterly projects, including but not limited to San Francisco Health Care Ordinance; 403(b) contributions data uploads by pay period and quarterly reports
  • Responsible for all ACA compliance reporting, including administration of newly eligible and COBRA for those no longer meeting ACA coverage requirements
  • Lead EAP ongoing development programs
  • Keep current with applicable new laws, providing recommendations on policy changes as needed
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal and California state laws
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or business preferred
  • Two years’ hands-on experience in benefits administration
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) certification preferred
  • Strong knowledge of federal, state (California) and San Francisco benefit mandates
  • Ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex, difficult insurance issues
  • Knowledge of group health insurance, including billing, enrollment, audit, and COBRA
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; Internet savvy; fluent in HRIS systems
  • Ability to research and analyze various types of information
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work effectively with frequent interruptions
  • Must be able to work both as a team player and independently
  • Excellent customer service skills

Life Enrichment Coordinator (full-time or on-call)

The life enrichment coordinator is responsible for planning and conducting a meaningful activities program to include group, one-to-one, and self-directed activities. The life enrichment coordinator works closely with other departments such as nursing, dietary, rehab, volunteers, discharge planners, and case managers, to provide the opportunity for socializing and encouraging relationships among residents/patients.

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, and 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 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 activity initial assessments, MDS information, activity care plans, treatment plans, discharge notes, progress and other activity notes as deemed appropriate
  • Work closely with other departments, in particular nursing, dietary, rehab, volunteers, discharge planners, case managers
  • May supervise student interns and volunteers who are involved with activities
  • Consult with the family members of residents/patients
  • 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
  • Two years of experience working within a geriatric group and related field, preferred
  • At least one year’s experience working in an acute psychiatric hospital, 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
  • Documentation skills
  • Must be sensitive to varying levels of physical and emotional health
  • Ability to work with people of diverse background, culture, and religion

Unit Manager (full-time)

Position overview

The unit manager provides for the delivery of efficient and effective care that is consistent with established standards and that is provided in a safe, appropriate, and fiscally responsible manner. In addition, the unit manager is responsible for the supervision and development of staff.

Essential Functions

  • Direct and participate in the development, implementation, and goals of the unit
  • Develop and maintain unit specific quality assurance and improvement activities
  • Work in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure an integrated approach
  • Ensures that unit operations are in compliance with Title 22, OBRA, and other regulatory requirements and standards
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends in long-term care
  • Serve as a resource and professional role model
  • Plan and evaluate programs and recommend changes as needed
  • Routinely evaluate resident care
  • Participate in appropriate committees
  • Evaluate staff knowledge and skill with staff development to conduct appropriate in-service training
  • Initiate necessary training of staff
  • Maintain a safe working environment for residents and staff
  • Cover the unit as needed as it relates to staffing needs
  • Conduct routine performance evaluation of staff
  • Monitor, counsel, and document staff performance
  • Participate in the hiring of staff
  • Participate in the orientation of new employees and the ongoing education of assigned staff
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

  • 3 years of nursing or social work experience in a long-term care environment preferred
  • 1 year of staff supervision experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing and/or social services (master’s degree preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of state and federal regulations, CMS guidelines, and regulations pertinent to completing MDS assessments
  • 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
  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents and family members, and at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to be accurate, concise, detail-oriented and to maintain confidentiality

Security Guard (on-call)

Position overview

The security guard is responsible for greeting and directing individuals entering the Jewish Home, as well as answering phone calls and screening visitors. In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for all residents, patients, visitors and staff and securing 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 the premises’ security
  • Patrol the Jewish Home grounds, looking out for unusual activity or safety hazards
  • Ensure the security of doors and windows
  • Control motor traffic on the Jewish Home’s grounds
  • Monitor the staff parking lots to ensure compliance with the Jewish Home’s parking policy
  • Respond to door, WanderGuard and fire alarms, and investigate the cause thereof
  • Respond and assist in emergency situations, by calling police or fire departments as appropriate
  • Receive courier and stock deliveries
  • Control access to the Jewish Home 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 calls made to the main line telephone (or when the switchboard is closed), taking messages, answering questions, and providing information as necessary
  • 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 customers
  • 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 the grounds
  • Flexible schedule, required
  • Capable of working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions

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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