COVID Care Volunteer & Job Postings

Volunteer or paid opportunities to help with the COVID crisis will be posted here. Click the titles to expand.

Graham Windham seeks several Wellness Technicians to be COVID-19 Screeners on a temporary basis at our various locations throughout Brooklyn, Harlem and the Bronx.

The express purpose of the Wellness Technician is to help reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other communicable illnesses by employing the safety protocol at Graham-operated sites.

Greets guests and visitors at the reception desk. Responsible for asking Pre-Screen questions and instructs those who have responded “yes” to any of these questions to return home.

Performs temperature checks using (scanner or digital thermometer). Responsible for reminding everyone that they must wear a face covering in the building; maintain a distance of 6 feet apart and sit in designated areas only and wash hands or use sanitizer often.

Facilitates COVID-19 specific training on PPE, Handwashing, and social distancing with Graham community members. Maintain the facility’s equipment and materials in a safe, clean, and orderly manner. Responsible for keeping appropriate records and reports to guarantee accuracy. Perform other duties as assigned.

High School diploma/GED required. Bi-Lingual (English/Spanish) a plus. Experience as a CNA, Nurse Assistance, EMT preferred. Understands how to use thermometers (scan, digital). Familiar with disinfection protocols and use of Personal Protection Equipment. Computer literate; able to use Word and Excel.

Interested applicants should visit http://www.graham-windham.org to apply.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking highly motivated Contact Tracers (COVID-19) for the Center for Public Health Workforce Development (CPHWD) within the School of Public Health.

All who are hired will be undertake Rutgers School of Public Health’s 7 module asynchronous online training; then DOH will place them in one of 3 regions where they will be deployed to LHDs
 
http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/115779
New Jersey Department of Health and Rutgers School of Public Health

Information about University & College Student Contact Tracers

Background:
The SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has posed enormous physiological, psychological, social, and financial implications on the people of New Jersey. Implementing collaborative and robust public health initiatives – like the New Jersey Community Contact Tracing Corps program – is key to breaking the chain of transmission and slowing community spread of COVID-19 as we seek to reopen the Garden State.

While our local health departments have been conducting contact tracing since the beginning of the outbreak and routinely perform this work, there is a need to centralize and expand contact tracing efforts across the state. To support local health, the New Jersey Department of Health is building a Community Contact Tracing Corps. To start, the Department is partnering with the state’s institutions of higher education that will employ public health, social work, and students with health-related backgrounds as frontline workers. This diverse and well-trained group of New Jerseyans will be serving the communities in which they live, work, and study.

Who:
While the initial Contact Tracing Corps will be comprised of Rutgers School of Public Health graduate public health students and alumni, the Rutgers School of Public Health will also collaborate with other institutions of higher education throughout the state, as well as units within Rutgers University, to build a robust pool of diverse student-tracers, who will be matched to the counties and communities in which they reside to further grow the ranks of contact tracers and create jobs for New Jerseyans.

As part of the collaborative process, the Rutgers School of Public Health will also establish an advisory board of higher education leaders from across the state.

Community Contact Tracing Corps Program:
The Rutgers School of Public Health’s Center for Public Health Workforce Development will be leading the first group of community contact tracers, developing and providing culturally-competent training that ensures compliance with privacy and confidentiality – including federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and State of New Jersey Communicable Disease law and rules – applying existing public health, epidemiological, behavioral, social support and counseling models to enact a program informed by target, test, treat, and trace principles. The program, which will be coordinated with the New Jersey Department of Health and local health departments, will evolve as guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention further develop and utilize the contact tracing software, CommCare.

Initially, the Rutgers School of Public Health will recruit, train, manage and oversee a team of student contact tracers and social support coordinators (individuals who will provide connections to social service resources to support mental health and psychosocial issues related to the contact tracing program) that will represent the multicultural populations across the state. Contact tracers will augment local health department staff and be managed by a county-level/regional-level team developed to address COVID-19. The program will be built upon existing national contact tracing educational platforms and bolstered by integrating New Jersey-specific training on context and culture, being mindful of county and regional differences, and embracing New Jersey’s diversity.

If you are a student and would like to become a contact tracer:
Register at: https://covid19.nj.gov/forms/tracer. As soon as the application is available, we will contact you to submit your materials.

If you are a higher education administrator and have questions about the program:
Please contact Dr. Mitchel Rosen at the Rutgers School of Public Health Center for Public Health Workforce Development: mrosen@sph.rutgers.edu.
Posted 5/19/2020

Konica Minolta is looking for a part-time nurse, on a contract basis, to screen entrants at our Ramsey, NJ headquarters, with the intention of preventing COVID-19 workplace exposures.

Responsibilities:
  • Monitor automated temperature scanning performed by a thermal camera on all entrants into the office.
  • Redirect those, who the camera flags as having an elevated temperature, to a secure secondary location and perform a manual temperature check
  • Conduct an in-person health risk survey of each person flagged for secondary screening and enter responses into a computer system.
  • Recommend actions to individual based on temperature and health check. Sanitize the health-check station and equipment before & after each person.
  • Observe best practices recommended by CDC to prevent COVID19 while monitoring and screening.
Requirements:
  • At minimum, must have CNA certification
  • Work hours from 8am – 3pm
  • 2+ years of nursing experience
  • Must demonstrate confidence and good judgement while operating in an environment of uncertainty.
  • Previous experience in a public health, hospital or urgent care environment a plus.
  • Hourly Pay rate: $18/hr+, based on experience.
Apply today
Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian social service agency whose purpose is to preserve and strengthen the quality of individual, family and community life based on Jewish values. We provide a variety of services to the community and one of these programs is our Senior Shopper Program. The Senior Shopper Program is for senior citizens in Somerset County who can no longer do their weekly grocery shopping on their own. Volunteers are screened, trained, and matched with a senior to do their weekly or bi-weekly grocery shopping. With over 100 seniors in our program, we are committed to providing this essential service for our seniors.

We are in need of volunteers who can do the grocery shopping for seniors in Somerset County. On average, a shopping trip takes about 2 hours including contacting the senior for their grocery list, completing the shopping at the store of their preference, and delivering the groceries. In some instances, depending on the physical abilitieses of the senior, groceries may need to be put away in their home. To volunteer, you will need to complete a volunteer application and background check form. Volunteers will also need to provide two references.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Senior Shopper Program, please contact Kat Goodman by email at katg@jewishfamilysvc.org or by phone at 908-502-7398.
Posted: 5/7/2020

New Jersey’s long-term care facilities (LTCFs) need help responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. NJ’s nursing students are primed to step in to lend critical support to care for one of our most vulnerable populations.

Nursing students can be hired by LTCFs as temporary nurse aides per waivers recently signed by the NJ Department of Health:
  • Students who have not successfully completed a course in the fundamentals of nursing: the Temporary Waiver of Nurse Aide Certification Requirements, signed April 14, 2020, allows LTCFs to temporarily hire individuals who have completed the free American Health Care Association eight-hour online course, Temporary Nurse Aide, as nurse aides. This course is approved by the NJ Department of Health. Certificate of completion must be presented, and the student must demonstrate competency, before being placed on a team or hired by a facility. The course’s competency checklist is included at the end of this document.
  • Students who have successfully completed a course in the fundamentals of nursing: the Temporary Waiver of Requirements for Nurse Aide Certification, signed on April 29, 2020, allows LTCFs to temporarily hire, as nurse aides, nursing students who have successfully completed a course in the fundamentals of nursing.

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Posted: 4/29/2020

St.Joseph’s Home for the Elderly (Little Sisters of the Poor) is located in a beautifully landscaped setting in northern New Jersey. In a family atmosphere, we offer a continuum of care that ensures our Residents they can remain in the home as their needs increase. We want our Residents to experience that they are both loved and needed. Levels of care include: Independent congregate living apartments, residential care, skilled nursing care (Medicaid and Medicare certified). The Little Sisters reside at St. Joseph’s Home and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to respond to the needs of our Residents.
 
We are currently looking for RNs to help staff our Long Term Care Unit and COVID unit.  FT/PT positions, Temporary and Per Diem may be available on all shifts for each unit.
Starting Wage is $33 and a shift differential is offered for Evening and Night shifts.  Per Diem RNs are compensated with extra wages as well.  Any temporary COVID wage programs will be discussed at time of application.
 
JOB STANDARDS
– Licensed to practice in New Jersey as a Registered Nurse or able to practice during COVID19 waivers.
– Prefer at least one-year of nursing experience as a nurse, preferably in the area of geriatrics; however, new grads are welcome and encouraged to apply.
-Must have good assessment skills and a working knowledge of the nursing process.
– Must have a basic knowledge of State and Federal regulations and guidelines governing long term care.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
– Assesses Residents’ status or condition. Makes notifications.
– Assists Resident with issues related to psycho-social needs i.e. aging and health changes/illness, loss and grief.
– Administers and documents prescribed medications/treatments accurately and timely and in compliance with policies/procedures.
– Responds calmly, quickly to Resident and employee emergencies. reporting to Director of Nursing or her designee.
– Transcribes accurately and timely all physician orders.
–  Participates in the comprehensive Resident assessment and updates the plan of care in a timely manner to assure its accuracy and appropriateness.
– Supervision and follow up of Nursing Assistant care and assignments.
– Communicates with family/responsible party regarding Resident issues/status.
Documents accurately and timely, including but not limited to; accident/incident reports, admission/readmission, discharges, changes in Residents conditions/status.
 
For more information about the Little Sisters of the Poor organization and their mission you can visit our websites:
www.littlesistersofthepoor.org
www.littlesistersofthepoortotowa.org
 
Please send resume to twhumanresources@littlesisstersofthepoor.org for an immediate response or call 973-942-0300 and ask for Therese Burns in Human Resources.
Posted 4/29/20
If you are looking for volunteer activities in the fight against COVID, the NJ Department of Corrections needs volunteers to assist in testing staff and prisoners at approximately 15 facilities in NJ. The testing will take place over a period of 3-4 weeks. 
 
Rutgers’ University Behavioral Health Center (UBHC) is coordinating this effort. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact
Orange Avisado at:  avisador@ubhc.rutgers.edu.
Student Nurse Technician – NJ Locations are East Orange and Lyons, NJ
Office of Nursing Service, VHA Central Office
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The State of NJ needs the help of qualified health, mental health, and related professionals to supplement our health care capacity on a temporary basis. Visit NJ.Gov
Opportunity for students and faculty to volunteer to help with the COVID Hotline! Hotline training will be provided.

We are especially in need of those that also speak Spanish

Bruce Ruck, Pharm.D., DABAT
Managing Director and Director of Drug Information and Professional Education
New Jersey Poison Information and Education System
Office 973 972 9280
Poison Hotline 800 222 1222
AIDS hotline 1-800-624-2377
WWW.NJPIES.ORG
Facebook- www.facebook.com/NJPIES
ruckbe@njms.rutgers.edu
HMH has an urgent need for volunteers to help in nursing homes especially in Hackensack and Palisades. If any of students are willing to volunteer, please let twurmser@georgian.edu know.

The New Jersey Nurses Association (NJSNA) is spearheading a call for retired nurses and nursing students to volunteer to assist nurses across the state of New Jersey as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues.

Nurses who have retired in the last five years (with or without an active license) and student nurses in their last semester of nursing school are being called upon to assist nurses in their local hospitals and long-term care facilities.

To volunteer, you must submit the following information:
• Your name
• Address
• Email address
• Cell phone number

Retired nurses should email this information to: Covid19Volunteer@njsna.org.

Student nurses should email this information to: reginaadams73@aol.com.

This information will be submitted to the New Jersey Department of Health, which will share it with the hospitals in your vicinity. The hospitals will contact you for your services directly.

These are trying times. Your fellow nurses need you.

Thank you for your consideration!

Regards,
Judith Schmidt, CEO, NJSNA
Volunteers are desperately needed to assist a Rutgers research team with a very important study.

The NIH-funded study is focused on the detection and treatment of COVID-19 among healthcare workers, such as physicians and nurses as they care for patients during this pandemic.

Volunteers can be students, faculty or staff; the type of activities that volunteers will be asked to do is to help enroll study participants, and other types of study-related activities. Faculty who are RNs may be asked to help with study coordination.

This study, conducted at Rutgers, is about our colleagues, alumni and friends who are on the front lines.

View Study Description (pdf)

It is a good way to help in this time of great need. To volunteer, send an email message to: NJACTS@rbhs.Rutgers.edu.