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.

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Supportive Counselor

Position overview

The supportive counselor – who forms part of the Social Services department – provides clinical assessment, individual and group therapeutic counseling, and psychosocial support to short-term and rehab patients and, as needed, to long-term care residents.

Essential Functions

  • Meet one-on-one with patients who are referred for counseling
  • Provide assessment of the patient’s psychological functioning
  • Provide short-term counseling, assess for suicidal ideations, and refer for psychiatric evaluation as appropriate
  • Organize and conduct group counseling sessions for patients
  • Offer consultation to the interdisciplinary team as needed
  • Document the sessions in patients’ charts

Qualifications

  • Masters’ level degree (MSW, MFT, psychology)
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Build rapport quickly with colleagues, patients, and family members
  • Effective time management skills to organize and prioritize the workload
  • Demonstrated proficiency with documentation and the entry of electronic health records software
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred
  • At least two years of experience in health care and/or senior community experience

Admissions Coordinator (Full-time)

Position overview

The admissions coordinator is responsible for facilitating the admission of both long-term care residents and short-term care patients into the Jewish Home. The position works closely with acute-care hospitals, health systems, discharge planners, case managers, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing, and assisted living facilities.

Qualifications

  • Two-plus years of experience in a skilled nursing setting with a demonstrated ability to function successfully as an admissions coordinator (preferred)
  • Clinical experience a plus (such as a licensed vocational nurse), but not required
  • Extensive experience in customer service / “forward-facing” expectations, roles, and responsibilities
  • Excellent multitasker
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational skills – a self-starter
  • Demonstrate patience, a positive disposition, and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport quickly with peers and clients
  • Ability to be accurate, concise, detail-oriented, and make independent decisions with a sense of urgency
  • Able to communicate effectively with staff, residents, patients, family members, visitors, and the general public
  • Ability to empathize with patients, residents, and their families
  • Experience and/or a strong interest in working with older adults
  • Ability to comprehend verbal and written instructions in English
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and charts

Unit Coordinator (acute geriatric psychiatry hospital/unit)

Position overview

The acute geriatric psychiatry hospital’s unit coordinator is responsible for supporting the unit manager, social services and the interdisciplinary team in all administrative unit functions, and in accordance with applicable federal, state and local guidelines and regulations, and with the Jewish Home’s policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate staff scheduling for the unit and prepare biweekly payroll accurately and in a timely manner
  • Function as a receptionist for the unit, taking messages and returning calls for the unit manager, the social worker and nursing staff; frequently check and promptly respond to all e-mails
  • Transcribe physicians’ orders; manage pharmacy refills; ensure all nursing forms are current and available
  • Responsible for filing, copying, and scanning/faxing documents; distribute mail and order supplies for the unit
  • Create and maintain various resident files – such as disaster, personal effects, mortuary designation, annual universal lifeline forms, as well as summarize the monthly behavior monitoring log
  • Coordinate and complete all non-employee sitter files; partner with Human Resources to ensure background checks are completed, and work with families to complete the required duties check-off list
  • Greet, welcome, and interface with all visitors, families, residents, patients, and staff
  • Work closely with families and the unit staff to coordinate internal/external resident appointments; prepare for and assist with new admissions; answer call lights, and participates in all quality improvement activities
  • Responsible for contacting families and communicating the following: appointments; bed-hold notifications; information requests; miscellaneous information on behalf of the unit manager, social worker, and the interdisciplinary team
  • Monitor residents checking into and out of the unit
  • Complete online or routine catalog shopping for residents’ needs, as directed by the social worker and unit manager
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One year of experience in a long-term healthcare setting working directly with residents, families and staff, preferred
  • Experience in the coordination of services in a healthcare setting, preferred
  • Bilingual: English and Russian, preferred
  • Cultural sensitivity toward Jewish traditions and Russian émigré issues
  • Strong English communication skills (written, verbal and comprehension)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations
  • Strong analytical, organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated strong computer skills, including MS Office, Excel, Word, and electronic medical records

Registered Nurse – acute psychiatry (Full-time)

Position overview

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

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initiate a plan of care at the time of admission
  • Review and update the care plan based on ongoing assessment
  • Review the plan of care with assigned staff
  • Initiate appropriate nursing interventions, including discharge planning
  • Communicate changes in the patients’ condition, status, and needs to the acute psychiatry team
  • Administer treatments and medications
  • Make rounds for the assessment of patients’ needs and supervision of care
  • Direct and supervise 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
  • Comply 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

Social worker – long-term care /short-term care (Full-time)

Position overview

As a member of the Social Services department, the long-term care/short-term care social worker is responsible for planning, organizing, developing and directing psychosocial interventions in accordance with applicable federal, state and local guidelines and regulations, and with Jewish Home’s policies and procedures. The social worker applies professionally accepted, research-based practices, such as a person-centered holistic approach. Working cooperatively as part of the interdisciplinary team, the social worker addresses the resident’s/patient’s and their family’s psychosocial needs. Resident and patient advocacy is provided as needed to achieve or maintain a dignified existence for all. The social worker provides counseling support to residents and patients, facilitates discharges as needed, and meets all documentation requirements.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents, patients and their families, and at all levels of the organization
  • Effective time management skills to organize and prioritize the workload
  • Understanding of Medicare/Medi-Cal guidelines
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred
  • Two years of experience in health care and/or senior community experience

Security Guard (Part-time)

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

Clinical Dietitian

Position overview

The clinical dietitian manages medical nutrition therapy for patients and residents by evaluating the effectiveness of nutritional care; managing physician ordered therapeutic diets; and providing nutritional education to patients, residents, and staff. The clinical dietitian adheres to the guidelines set forth by regulatory agencies in order to maintain full accreditation with state and federal regulations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition/dietetics
  • Registered dietitian must have completed an ADA-approved dietetic internship
  • Must maintain current commission on dietetic registration (CDR) status
  • Two years of experience as a clinical dietitian, preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, automated diet office system and electronic medical records
  • Demonstrated knowledge of specific issues directly related to the age of the patient and resident population
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in English (both verbal and written) with clients/customers and staff
  • Ability to work with confidential employee information
  • Maintain a friendly, efficient attitude toward residents, patients, co-workers, and clients

Major/Leadership Gifts Officer

Position overview

The Jewish Home of San Francisco is a nonprofit, licensed skilled nursing facility specializing in programs, services, and care for older adults. The Jewish Home seeks an experienced leadership gifts officer to join a cohesive, “mission-minded” group of professionals in the Organizational Advancement division, where personal satisfaction is nurtured and mission success is expected.

Reporting to the senior development and gift planning officer, the development officer for leadership gifts will manage a portfolio of prospects capable of making gifts of $10,000 and higher. The leadership gifts officer will be responsible for designing individual cultivation and solicitation strategies for donors, conducting visits, cultivating and managing donor relationships with board and staff, and identifying funding opportunities for donors that match organizational priorities. The Jewish Home is looking for an energetic, congenial self-starter who is able to achieve ambitious fundraising goals.

Qualifications

An undergraduate degree and a minimum of 7 years of development experience are required, along with proven success in closing gifts while managing a large donor portfolio. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, sensitivity to the Jewish community, and computer literacy are essential. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is preferred.

To Apply

Please e-mail a cover letter, focusing on how you can make a positive impact in the position, and to the Jewish Home’s philanthropic purpose and values. Attach your resume, along with salary history and salary requirement. Place your name and the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls, please.

Compensation: Salary is competitive with other nonprofit organizations and commensurate with qualifications, experience, budget, and internal equity considerations. Excellent benefits package.

The review of applications begins immediately and the position will be filled when an appropriate candidate is found.

Registered Nurse (On-call)

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

Acute Psychiatric Charge Nurse (On-Call)

Position overview

The on-call acute psychiatric charge nurse provides an atmosphere conducive to the development of good working relationships with all members of the healthcare team. In the absence of the unit manager, the charge nurse delegates responsibilities for the day-to-day management and supervision of the unit.

Qualifications

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

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

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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