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University of Rochester Social Worker (S) - 226081 in Rochester, New York

Social Worker (S) Job ID 226081


Strong Memorial Hospital

Full/Part Time Full-Time

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Social Work Division SMH


Position Summary:

The Social Worker is responsible for providing clinical social work services to patients admitted to his/her designated medical/surgical unit (4-3600) and to their families or significant others. Cardiology populations include adults with cardiac disease. Service special categories include invasive cardiology, EP services, CCU Team and clinical cardiology.

The Social Work functions as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team on 4-3600. The Social Worker serves as a liaison to health and social service agencies in the community.



The Social Worker:

  • Completes risk screening of all patients admitted to his/her designated unit.

  • Completes risk evaluations on patients identified as being at psychosocial risk.

  • Completes psychosocial assessments on patients requiring social work intervention.

  • Provides psychosocial counseling to patients and their families.

  • Serves as a resource consultant to patients and their families and facilitates referrals to appropriate community agencies and hospital resources.

  • Coordinates discharge planning for patients who are determined to be at psychosocial risk.

  • Collaborates with members of the 4-3600 health care team around matters related to patient care and discharge planning.

  • On a referral-only basis, completes psychosocial assessment and/or provides resources to those who are identified as being in need of social work service in outpatient Cardiac clinic, Cath/EP labs;

  • Handles risk management issues, in close consultation with the Social Work Division Director, Clinical Manager;

  • Documents social work activity in the patient's medical record;

  • Provides appropriate assessment and intervention services to children and adults suspected of being victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence, and participates in relevant training and educational opportunities designed to enhance knowledge and skills in protective work;

  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Non-essential Functions

  • May make home visits, where appropriate, to provide essential psychosocial assessments and social work interventions;

  • Provides social work coverage, as requested, to other clinical units or programs during co-workers absence;


The Social Worker:

  • Completes Hospital and Social Work Division required in-service training programs within the required timeframe.

  • Completes required University Health Service appointments within the required timeframe.

  • Completes Social Work Division Daily Service Statistics, Time Distribution Sheets and other required forms and documentation within the designated deadlines.

  • Attends Social Work Division staff meetings.

  • Participates in professional development activities.

Non-essential Functions

  • Serves as a member of the Social Work Division committees.

  • Serves as a liaison to health and social service agencies involved in the care of surgery patients.

Supervision and Teaching

The Social Worker:

  • May participate in the orientation and clinical teaching of surgical and nursing students, residents or staff.

  • May supervise BSW/MSW social work students.


The Social Worker who occupies this position must have a MSW from an accredited School of Social Work. The Social worker must obtain New York State License (LMSW) within eighteen months of employment.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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