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.

Director of Volunteer Services (full-time)

Reporting to the director of strategic projects and transformation, the director of Volunteer Services oversees the volunteer program for the existing campus, as well as the new campus scheduled to open in 2019. This involves, but is not limited to, orienting/training all volunteers, assigning volunteers to appropriate tasks, ongoing recruitment of new volunteers, community outreach, working to create a sense of community among the corps of volunteers, and working with department heads to identify volunteer needs. In addition, this position functions as the on-site manager and buyer for the Jewish Home’s gift shop and will at times fill in when staff and/or volunteers are not available.

Essential Functions

Volunteer services

  • Develop new and sustainable resources, strategies, and tools for volunteer recruitment
  • Establish relationships with schools, synagogues, community resources, residents, and families
  • Coordinate communication between Volunteer Services and department heads to assess volunteer needs
  • Serve as the super-user of the volunteer management software
  • Work closely with the Kol Haneshama program for trainings and to support spiritual care partners
  • Plan and implement activities related to National Volunteer Recognition Week
  • Oversee visiting volunteer groups for service days, student achievement program, and summer student volunteer program; provide supervision and training as needed
  • Interview potential volunteers by appointment and match with appropriate volunteer positions
  • Conduct background checks and tuberculosis screenings prior to volunteer’s start date
  • Conduct group orientations for all new volunteers
  • Ensure that all volunteers maintain a working knowledge of the information they need to know (e.g., elder abuse reporting, job functions)
  • Maintain communication with volunteers via telephone, sign in-touch screen, and other means as needed
  • Maintain a strong sense of community among the volunteers
  • Participate in public relations activities as needed, including speaking engagements, attending community meetings and events, and participating in outreach activities
  • Oversee, enhance, and modify as needed certain specialty programs
  • Maintain current knowledge-base of best practices with respect to volunteer services
  • Proactively identify areas in need of volunteer support
  • Maintain open communication with department heads in an effort to stay informed of needs and how volunteers are performing
  • Proactively communicate/follow up with volunteers to help ensure a quality volunteer experience
  • Proactively identify opportunities for improvement within the department of Volunteer Services
  • Create and implement ongoing appreciation and milestones in volunteer’s service in addition to an annual thank you/recognition event
  • Create, implement, and oversee student volunteer leadership council

Gift shop management

  • Provide daily oversight of the gift shop, including supervision of employees and volunteers assigned to the gift shop
  • Purchase merchandise for the gift shop, via research and working with vendors for best possible cost savings; attend gift shows as appropriate
  • Coordinate sales and promotions to boost revenue and explore consignment options for low-cost revenue generation
  • Maintain gift shop environment in a clean, safe, and attractive manner for customers
  • Maintain gift shop web page in partnership with the Communications department
  • Effect outreach to short-term rehab patients for needed products and services
  • Conduct inventory review
  • Maintain daily and monthly sales reports; forward all cash and charge slips to Finance for recording
  • Maintain monthly manager’s credit card receipts for accurate accounting

General management duties

  • Supervision of departmental staff
  • Assist with the development of the annual budget; maintain monthly budget spend-down reports; ensure expenses are within pre-established budget
  • Assist with Jewish holiday programming as needed
  • Attend meetings as requested and appropriate
  • Partner with other department heads/staff on projects and initiatives
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Three years of experience in volunteer management, preferably in a healthcare setting
  • Proficiency in working with computer programs (e.g., volunteer management systems, MS Office)
  • Ability and comfort in leading groups and one-to-one training programs
  • Ability and comfort in leading and/or managing small and large teams
  • Prior supervisory experience with staff and volunteers
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, support, and inspire non-paid work force
  • Familiarity with Jewish culture, customs, and traditions
  • Strong knowledge of community resources
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and within an interdisciplinary team

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift a minimum of twenty-five pounds
  • Ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry
  • Ability to use abdominal and lower back muscles over time without fatigue
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for extended periods
  • Ability to bend, stoop, stretch, twist, sit, and reach
  • Fine motor skills
  • Good visual and auditory acuity
  • Ability to safely transport residents/patients in wheelchairs without fatigue over time

Infection Preventionist (full-time)

Reporting to the director of nursing, the infection preventionist collaborates with the medical directors, the quality and compliance officer, and other stakeholders to develop a system of care that promotes sound and scientific infection prevention principles and practices.

This individual is accountable for decreasing the incidence and transmission of infectious diseases between residents, patients, staff, visitors, and the community. Through strategic planning, leadership and consultation, the infection preventionist leads and directs the Infection Control Committee in the development of effective infection prevention/control policies and procedures, as well as the identification and implementation of infection prevention goals and objectives throughout the facility.

Essential Functions

  • Partner with facility leaders, physicians, local, state, and national agencies on the development, implementation, and evaluation of the infection prevention program, as well as all activities related to infection prevention
  • Oversee the operations of the infection prevention program
  • Develop and enforce effectual policies and procedures for the facility that ensures compliance with OSHA, CDC, Title 22, CMS, and other county, state, and federal regulatory agencies
  • Accountable for the surveillance of healthcare-acquired and community-acquired infections
  • Direct and assist in preparing reports and statistical data for the Infection Control Committee and the QA&A Committee, as well as other committees and staff as needed
  • Manage goal-setting processes for system, unit, and physician goals related to healthcare-acquired infections and conditions
  • Research, interpret, explain, and apply information from computer software, technical manuals and guides, videos and online materials
  • Responsible for the investigation of exposure and outbreak incidents
  • Institute appropriate infection control containment measures, including alerting appropriate departments to infection control hazards as indicated
  • Conduct investigation and special infection control studies as indicated, reporting results reported to the Infection Control Committee
  • Conduct and keep an accurate record of ongoing surveillance of infections in residents/patients
  • Participate in the national collaboratives and external reporting to CDC NHSN system, and other post-acute care specific quality organizations
  • Ensure documentation for all trainings are completed in accordance with applicable requirements
  • Research and assist with appropriate projects, situations and/or problems as assigned
  • Evaluate facility’s cleaning products an annual basis
  • Assist in the revision of the infection control manual on a yearly basis
  • Maintain current knowledge base in infection prevention/control, by attending seminars and participating in the local APIC
  • In conjunction with the director of staff education, orient new employees to infection control, OSHA, blood-borne pathogen standard, and tuberculosis exposure control plan
  • Conduct in-services for the facility on a regular and as-needed basis
  • Serve as a resource to all levels of staff to all areas covered under the scope of the infection prevention/control program on infection control practices
  • Participate in the facility’s QAPI program
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing, epidemiology, microbiology, medical technology, public health, or other healthcare science
  • Currently licensed as an RN
  • Must be nationally certified in infection prevention and control by NADONA (IP-BC credential) or have a completion of certification within 6 months of employment
  • Minimum of five years of clinical experience in a hospital/healthcare setting, or disease surveillance experience in a public health setting
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport quickly with peers and customers
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to cater to various adult learning styles
  • Ability to read, write, communicate, and comprehend verbal and written instructions in English
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and on multiple tasks in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Bilingual in Russian, preferred
  • Ability to be accurate, concise, detail oriented, and make independent decisions

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 15 pounds
  • Ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry
  • Ability to use abdominal and lower back muscles over time without fatigue
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for extended periods
  • Ability to bend, stoop, stretch, twist, sit, and reach
  • Ability to use voice/speak for prolonged periods of time
  • Fine motor skills
  • Good visual and auditory acuity

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

Case Manager (Full-time)

The overall goal of the position is to enhance the quality of patient management and satisfaction, to promote continuity of care and cost effectiveness through the integrating and functions of case management, utilization review and management and discharge planning to assure that the patient progresses through the continuum of care and is discharged to the least restrictive environment. To provide ongoing support and expertise through the collaboration with RNs who complete comprehensive assessments, planning, implementation and overall evaluations of individual patient needs. 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
  • To provide leadership and support to nursing and care staff in the provision of clinical/care support services in a professional manner
  • Introduces self to patient and family and explains clinical case manager role and process for patient and family to contact clinical case manager. To enable people who use the services to participate in decisions about their health and support needs
  • Acts as patient advocate: investigates and reports adverse occurrences, and performs staff education related to resource utilization, discharge planning and psychosocial aspects of healthcare delivery
  • Facilitates interdisciplinary patient care rounds and/or conferences to review treatment goals, optimize resource utilization, provide family education and identified post-STARS transition needs
  • Assists Social Services/Discharge Planner with care conferences
  • Negotiates with the service providers, payers, and members of the center’s care team to meet the resident’s care needs. (Includes: labs, x-ray, pharmacy, rehab, ambulance, and equipment, etc.)
  • Investigates and addresses concerns identified with STARS Post-Discharge Follow-up Program
  • Oversees the completion of Generic Notice of Non-coverage, Detailed Notice of Non-coverage and Non-coverage letters for Medicare and Managed Care
  • Assists the Care Coordinator with MDS Assessment completion as needed
  • Leads the Daily Pathway meeting with the Rehabilitation Director to identify most appropriate Assessment Reference Date (ARD) that captures the maximum reimbursement and leads weekly Utilization Review meeting with Utilization Management Director
  • Communicates with physicians at regular intervals throughout STARS patient stay and develops an effective working relationship. Assist physicians to maintain appropriate cost, case, and desired patient outcomes
  • Complete expanded survey of patients and family needs at time of admission. Complete Discharge Management Calendar with 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
  • To provide education, information and advice for people who use the services and their families in a supportive and understanding environment
  • To maintain appropriate documentation, legible records, registers and data bases and be aware of the legal implications of these documents
  • To examine and develop existing nursing practices and guidelines for practice in consultation with people using the services, management and staff
  • Conducts review for appropriate utilization of services from admission through discharge. Mobilizes resources and interviews, as needed, to achieve expected goal to assist in achieving desired clinical outcomes within the desired timeframe

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
  • Valid California LVN 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 SNF
  • Able to provide direction and coordination of a multi-faceted program, including problem resolution with facility
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to be accurate and concise
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and work on multiple tasks in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Proficient computer skills including email, internet programs and word processing

Cook (On-call)

The cook is responsible for the preparation of all food items as per standardized recipes.

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 the supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Ability to understand and follow instructions in English, communicate effectively, and performs simple arithmetic. Ability to understand measurements and conversions
  • A minimum of three years of experience as a cook in a hotel, restaurant, club or similar institution
  • Ability to plan and organize work, interpret instructions, recipes, specifications, and standards
  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment operations and maintenance. Some knowledge of nutrition and diet

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Must be able to stand or walk for up to eight hours per day
  • Must be 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 required
  • 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

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

Radiologic Technologist & Clinic Manager (Full-time)

Under supervision of a radiologist, M.D., the X-ray technician and clinic manager has full responsibility for all X-ray services, as well as the performance and maintenance of EKG procedures and oversight of all resident clinic operations.

Essential Functions:

X-ray and EKG services:

  • Performance of all X-general radiography/X-ray during business hours (current monthly average is 85-90)
  • Responsible for appropriate HIPAA-compliant storage of all X-ray images for residents/patients, staff, and volunteers
  • Responsible for on-going compliance with state and federal radiation protection guidelines
  • Maintain equipment and ensure that scheduled calibration is conducted; warm-up daily procedures performed; apron tests
  • X-ray report generation, as required by physicians and direct patient care staff. Keep file for all performed X-rays for 10 years
  • Keep in constant contact with the radiologist on duty regarding images quality and Fujifilm representative about equipment performance and affiliated in images about PROVOX and AMICASS systems
  • Prepare and send billing information with CPT and ICD-10 codes to the organization’s biller and DMI services
  • Control and issue paperwork for X-ray machine/”Banett”- general and two dental X-ray machines/licenses
  • Make a CD with X-ray images for outside appointments and for special requests
  • Properly discard old X-ray films after 10 years
  • Perform X-ray services as needed for employees, volunteers, and contractors (average per year-55-60). Keep file with X-ray reports
  • Performance and maintenance of EKG procedure (current monthly average is 48-50,) including regular equipment-specific calibration and supply ordering, as well as prepare and send billing information with CPT and ICD-10 codes to the organization’s biller

Clinic management:

  • Budget maintenance and spend down sheets
  • Supply ordering and usage tracking
  • Asset management and maintenance
  • Prepare clinics summary document and send information to the finance department on an annual basis
  • Prepare and maintain the monthly clinic schedule and weekly schedule. In addition, communicate with security/plant operations regarding parking for contractors
  • Oversight of all resident clinic operations, which currently includes:
    • Audiology: Twice a month (Mondays)
    • Dental: Four times a month (Tuesdays)
    • Dermatology: Once a month (third Wednesday)
    • Ophthalmology: Once a month (Thursdays)
    • Podiatry: Two-three times a week (Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays)
  • Manage the optometry clinic, which includes:
    • Scheduling
    • Uploading reports
  • Manage the cardiology clinics (currently once every three months) and includes:
    • Scheduling
    • Preparing paperwork for M.D. and uploading M.D. report
    • Call in pacemaker representatives
  • Scheduling of outside appointments for residents/patients
  • Coordinating with plant operations to ensure that ongoing transportation needs are met
  • Oversight of employee physical exams, including all vaccinations
  • Responsible for departmental audits/auditing. In partnership with the quality improvement department, conduct audits as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Currently licensed/certified as a radiologic technologist
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, including Outlook, Word, and 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
  • Bilingual in Russian, preferred
  • Ability to be accurate, concise, detail oriented, and make independent decisions

Physical demands:

  • Ability to lift a minimum of fifteen pounds
  • Ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry
  • Ability to use abdominal and lower back muscles over time without fatigue
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for extended periods
  • Ability to bend, stoop, stretch, twist, sit, and reach
  • Ability to use voice/speak for prolonged periods of time
  • Fine motor skills
  • Good visual and auditory acuity

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

Security Officer (Part-time)

Reporting to the security manager and working as part of the security team, the security officer ensures that the Jewish Home’s residents, patients, visitors, staff, and property are protected against fire, theft, vandalism, trespassing, or any other potential safety concern.

Essential Functions:

  • Monitor and authorize entrance of employees, visitors, and other persons to maintain the security of premises
  • Patrol the Jewish Home grounds, watching 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
  • Respond and assist in emergency situations. Call the police or fire departments as appropriate
  • Receive courier and stock deliveries
  • Control access to 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 phone calls to the main line 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 clients
  • 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

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift, push, pull a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry
  • Ability to use abdominal and lower back muscles over time without fatigue
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for extended periods
  • Ability to bend, stoop, stretch, twist, sit, and reach
  • Fine motor skills
  • Good visual and auditory acuity

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

Discharge Planner (on-call)

The discharge planner provides psychosocial support to residents and their families, facilitates discharges, meets documentation requirements, and functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the interdisciplinary team and other departments in the provision of social work and discharge services
  • Complete comprehensive psychosocial assessment of residents
  • Coordinate discharge planning, working as a liaison between the residents, their family, other departments, and community referrals
  • Assist residents and families with concrete services
  • Respond to crisis situations as presented by residents, families, and staff
  • Provide and facilitate individual counseling to residents and families as needed
  • Participate in the formulation of resident care plans and develop goals and treatments for social work service
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation that complies with federal/state regulations and Jewish Home 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 resident advocate and ensure residents are informed of their rights and responsibilities and insurance benefits, as well as changes that may affect their rights and responsibilities or insurance benefits
  • Work collaboratively with the admissions coordinator to perform room checks post discharges and prior to new admissions
  • Facilitate the transition of long-term care residents to other units as requested by residents and/or their families. Coordinate with the unit’s social worker to ensure an easy adjustment to another unit; participate in the transfer team meeting with IDT members
  • 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 healthcare 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 use of electronic health records 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

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

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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