Job Opportunities

The Jewish Home’s almost 700 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, 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.

Human Resources Benefits Administrator (full-time, non-exempt)

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

Concierge/Discharge Planner (Full-Time)

Position overview

The STARS (short-term and rehabilitation services) 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. When needed, the concierge/discharge planner also acts as a backup discharge planner for the other floors that form part of the STARS unit.

Summary of Duties

  • Coordinate with the interdisciplinary team and other departments in the provision of social and discharge services
  • Complete patients’ comprehensive psychosocial assessments
  • Coordinate discharge planning, working as a liaison between the patients, their family members, 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 that complies with federal and state regulations and Jewish Home policy
  • Maintain confidentiality of necessary information
  • Act as a patient advocate and ensure patients are informed of their rights and responsibilities and insurance benefits
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the director of Social Services

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in social work, psychology, or a related field
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations
  • Demonstrated ability to build a quick rapport 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 and detail-oriented, and to make independent decisions

LVN Staff Development Coordinator

Position overview

The LVN staff development coordinator is responsible for evaluating and implementing the Jewish Home's education and quality improvement program in accordance with the mission and strategic goals of the Home, federal and state laws and regulations, and accreditation standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all required education programs as well as expands the Home's educational programs to meet future community needs
  • Ensure that employees receive compliance training and education necessary to perform their job responsibilities in accordance with the Jewish Home’s policies and procedures
  • Ensure that documentation for all training is completed in accordance with state and federal requirements
  • Monitor and follow up the development, implementation, coordination, analysis, and evaluation of individually assigned unit’s quality improvement activities
  • Consult with appropriate staff and managers regarding clinical and individual department concerns to ensure that issues are identified and assessed in a timely manner, that appropriate action is taken, and that there is sufficient re-evaluation and monitoring to ensure continued resolution
  • Create collaborative action plans in order to identify quality issues, ensuring continued and sustained progress and compliance
  • Conduct an orientation program for new, rehired, and contract employees
  • Provide hands-on clinical orientation and instruction to licensed and unlicensed personnel
  • Manage employee health program
  • Assess residents’ needs in relation to staff abilities and design appropriate training programs
  • Identify learning needs related to the quality improvement program and regulatory requirements and collaborate with key departmental managers for the education/training of staff
  • Work very closely with the director of nursing services/assistant director of nursing to ensure clinical competency of nursing staff through observed skills evaluation; conduct annual competency assessments for licensed nursing staff and certified nursing assistants
  • Facilitate and support interdisciplinary performance improvement teams to address quality and risk management issues
  • Conduct state and federally required in-service programs
  • Conduct certification or training programs for nursing assistants
  • Ensure the educational curriculum center meets or exceeds state, federal, and accreditation requirements
  • Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the Home’s code of business conduct, its policies and procedures, the corporate compliance agreement, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, BS degree preferred
  • Licensed as an RN or LVN in the state of California
  • Valid CPR certification
  • Nurse educator or staff development certification preferred
  • Current with California Continuing Education requirements
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in nursing
  • Three years of experience in a long-term care environment
  • One year’s experience as an instructor preferred
  • Knowledge of quality improvement methods, learning principles/training techniques, patient safety, risk management, survey process, infection control, and employee health preferred

Short-term and rehabilitation services (STARS) Treatment Registered Nurse

Position overview

We are seeking a treatment registered nurse to join our short-term and rehabilitation services (STARS) team. The RN is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive, individualized care.

As the Jewish Home continues to grow, we strive to ensure that our culture remains alive and well, so we are offering.

  • Competitive salary. Compensation structure based on years of experience
  • Retention bonus of $5,000 after 1 year of service
  • Extensive paid time off program (eligible if full-/part-time)
  • Full health and dental benefits (eligible if full-/part-time)
  • 403(b) with Employer match (eligible if full-/part-time)

Essential Functions

  • Perform all treatment orders for the a.m. and p.m. shifts
  • Responsible for admission skin assessment
  • Update weekly skin sheet for pressure, vascular, and non-pressure wounds
  • Make rounds with certified wound RN as scheduled
  • Assess the progress of the wound and evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment
  • Audit RD consultation, certify wound RN referral and labs, albumin/pre-albumin orders and completions
  • Ensure the orders for supplements, MVI/vitamin C/zinc
  • Responsible for checking that the nutritional supplement log is initialed and no missing holes
  • Responsible for auditing pressure ulcer prevention interventions. Scheduled turning/repositioning, mattress, cushion, heel protector, skill care boots, heel manager, float heels are implemented
  • Check and clean treatment cart for expired, discharged, discontinued treatments and supplies
  • Ensure that opened NS bottle has a date it was opened and discarded within 24 hours
  • Initiate a plan of care based on patient/resident problems at the time of admission
  • Review and update the care plan based on the ongoing assessment of patients/residents
  • Communicate significant changes in condition to the appropriate healthcare members
  • Initiate appropriate nursing interventions, including discharge planning and resident teaching as needed
  • Responsible for the administration of treatments and medications
  • Act as a resource person for LVNs and CNAs
  • Make rounds at the beginning of the shift to establish a baseline for the assessment of patient/resident needs and the supervision of care
  • Direct and supervise the care delivered
  • Assume delegated responsibilities for the day-to-day management and supervision of the unit in the absence of the head nurse. Assume charge nurse responsibilities as assigned
  • Ensure that personnel adhere to Title 22 regulations
  • Provide an atmosphere conducive to the development of good working relationships with all members of the healthcare team
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current California licensure as a registered nurse
  • Current CPR certification
  • BS degree preferred
  • Two years of acute or long-term care nursing experience preferred

Recreation Coordinator (On-call)

The recreation coordinator is responsible for planning and conducting a meaningful activities program to include group, one-to-one, and self-directed activities. The recreation 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

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

Acute Psychiatry Discharge Planner
(On-Call)

Position overview

The acute psychiatry discharge planner provides psychosocial support to patients, residents and their families, facilitates discharges, meets documentation requirements, and functions as member of the interdisciplinary team (IDT).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the interdisciplinary team and other departments in the provision of social and discharge services
  • Complete comprehensive psychosocial assessment of patients and residents
  • Coordinate discharge planning, working as a liaison between the patients, residents, their family members, other department, and community referrals
  • Assist patients, residents and families with concrete services
  • Respond to crisis situations as presented by patients residents, families, and staff
  • Provide and facilitate individual counseling to patients, residents and families as needed
  • Participate in the formulation of patient and resident 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, 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 confidentiality of necessary information
  • Act as a patient and resident advocate and ensure patients and 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 discharge and prior to new admissions
  • Facilitate the transition of long-term care residents from to other units as requested by residents and/or their families. Coordinate with the unit's social workers to ensure easy adjustment to another unit; participates in the transfer team meeting with IDT members
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling or a related field
  • MFT or MSW required, or at least one year's experience in a geriatric setting preferred
  • One year's experience working with psychiatric patients 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 the 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, residents 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 workload

Shuttle Driver

Position overview

The shuttle driver is primarily responsible for driving residents to and from appointments, as well as driving Jewish Home staff to and from the Glen Park BART station. In concert with these duties, the driver performs daily vehicle(s) safety checks, and ensures the vehicles are maintained in proper working order.

Essential Job Functions

  • Transport residents to and from scheduled appointments; assist residents from floor to vehicle and back to floor (may include pushing a wheelchair); assist residents with entering and exiting vehicles (including check-in at medical appointments)
  • Transport staff to and from the Jewish Home and the Glen Park BART station, adhering to the correct pick-up and drop-off times
  • Respond to transport requests from the nursing department, or any other department that may need shuttle services
  • Perform daily safety checks on vehicles (both in use and on stand-by); complete and submit the checklist to the supervisor on a daily basis
  • Clean the interior of vehicles daily, ensuring each is neat and clean; clean exterior windows daily to increase visibility
  • Make scheduled appointments at service stations to have the oil changed, brakes checked, or any other services for each vehicle
  • Maintain records of maintenance work done to the vehicles and file weekly in the log book
  • Ensure all Jewish Home vehicles are fully fueled and ready for operation at all times; tanks shall be no less than half-full at the end of each shift
  • Coordinate the mail drop-off at the nearest post office before 4:30 p.m. daily
  • Deliver and pick up materials/supplies to external locations, upon request

Qualifications

  • High school diploma
  • Two years of driving experience in a similar environment
  • Must possess a valid California Class B drivers license with passenger endorsement
  • Must have a clean DMV record
  • Ability to drive buses and other large vehicles
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Basic math calculation skills
  • Maintain a courteous, friendly and helpful attitude with residents and staff at all times

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

Russian Interpreter (On-call)

Position overview

The Russian interpreter is responsible for providing translation services and facilitating communications for residents whose primary language is Russian.

Essential Functions

  • Provides translation services for Russian-speaking residents attending all on-site medical clinics
  • Provides translation services in communications between Russian-speaking residents and staff
  • Works closely with the intake social workers by providing translation services throughout the application and admission process. Accompanies the social
  • worker on home visits where translation services are required
  • Provides one-to-one visits with Russian-speaking residents and consults with the social workers as indicated
  • Facilitates the support group for Russian-speaking residents
  • Attends staff meetings, educational in-services, and supervision as scheduled

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Bilingual, English/Russian
  • Experience and/or interest in working with a geriatric population
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Aptitude for translation work

Registered Nurse (Full-time, part-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

Certified Nursing Assistant (On-call)

Position overview

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

Requirements

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

Universal Food & Nutrition Services Worker

Position overview

The universal food & nutrition services worker performs routine general service tasks in the kitchen to assemble prepared meals for tray-line, and performs routine tasks in the dish room and in residents’ areas.

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • 1 year’s experience in room service, kitchen preparation, and/or as a server
  • Experience in food service is a plus
  • Experience working in the healthcare environment preferred
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English
  • Basic math calculation skills
  • Ability to work well under time constraints

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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