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University of Rochester Social Worker (S) - 211887 in Rochester, New York

Social Worker (S)

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Strong Memorial Hospital

Full/Part Time


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Time as Reported Grade 053 Social Work Division SMH


Position Summary:

The social worker:

  • Provides clinical services to renal transplant and kidney/pancreas patients, living donors and their families who are being treated by the Strong Memorial Hospital Transplantation Service;

  • Provides liaison to community agencies which offer services to meet the psychosocial needs of renal transplant patients;

  • Participates in the planning and presentation of educational programs, both inside and outside the Hospital, regarding psychosocial issues in renal transplantation;

  • Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team in caring for renal patients and living donors:

  • Participates in professional nephrology social work and advocacy organizations serving kidney patients.


  • Participates on the Transplant Committee and Independent Living Kidney Donor Advocate (ILKDA) Team Meeting;

  • Participates with other community agencies, renal social work groups and patient groups to develop and expand services to renal patients;

  • Participates in Social Work Division and social work unit staff meetings;

  • Participates in social work supervision/consultation about his/her work in accordance with plan developed with supervisor;

  • Participates in assigned committees of the Social Work Division.

  • Participates in required activities of the Social Work Division and Hospital including, but not limited to, timely completion of statistical reports/forms, time sheets and other Hospital or Division forms; mandatory inservice training programs and University Health Service reviews.


  • Develops a professional knowledge base regarding psychosocial aspects of care of renal transplant patients and living donors;

  • Develops a working knowledge of CMS, UNOS, OPTN and other regulations applicable to kidney transplantation;

  • Prepares psychosocial assessments on all patients evaluated for and receiving renal transplant and potential living kidney donors;

  • Meets with all renal transplant patients and donors to assess need for and to provide comprehensive psychosocial services, including counseling, referral for vocational training, information regarding community resources, and discharge planning;

  • Provides social work services to renal transplant outpatients and donors whose needs are identified by social work evaluation or referral from other clinic staff;

  • Makes visits to patients' homes or to community agencies if needed to implement patients' care plans;

  • Participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and patient care conferences to review patients' status, needs and care plans;

  • Initiates referrals and coordinates services with appropriate renal, health and social service organizations;

  • Provides appropriate assessment and intervention services for children and adults suspected of being victims of abuse, neglect and/or domestic violence.

  • Participates in relevant training and educational opportunities designed to enhance knowledge and skills in protective work.

  • Documents patient care activities in both inpatient and outpatient charts;

  • Provides case consultation to hospital staff and community health and social services agencies regarding psychosocial needs and resources for renal transplant patients

  • Provides coverage services as requested during the absence of co-workers.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Co-leads patient and/or family information/support groups with other team members when feasible in terms of needs and numbers of patient population.


  • Participates in training hospital staff of all disciplines regarding the functions of renal social workers and the psychosocial needs of renal transplant patients;

  • Participates in community education programs regarding renal disease and ESRD treatment.

  • May provide fieldwork instruction to social work students.


The social worker must have an MSW from an accredited social work graduate program and must obtain New York State (LMSW) certification within eighteen months of employment. Fluency is Spanish preferred but not required.yo

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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