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University of Rochester Social Worker (S) - 228502 in Rochester, New York

Social Worker (S) Job ID 228502

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Social Work Division SMH


Job Title:

Social Worker



Clinical Unit:

Pediatric Nephrology


The Social Worker is responsible for providing clinical services to children ages 0-18 as well as young adults who are followed by the Pediatric Nephrology. Clinical services are also provided to the families of these patients. Services are provided to outpatients, and frequently inpatients utilizing a model, which provides for continuity of social work care.



  • Provides risk screening of pediatric nephrology patients seen in the ambulatory setting.

  • Provides risk evaluations for patients identified as being at psychosocial risk.

  • Completes psychosocial assessments of patients requiring social work interventions.

  • Provides social work treatment and supportive counseling to patients and families. This includes support around end of life discussions and follow up with families who have experienced a death.

  • Serves as resource consultant to patient's families.

  • Provides pre-admission and/or discharge planning for patients, assuming the primary coordinator role when there is child protective involvement or there is a transfer to another facility.

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

  • Identifies risk management issues, communicating these issues to the the Pediatric Senior Social Worker.

  • Documents social work activity in patient's medical record in accordance Social Work Division Policy and Procedure.

  • Collaborates with other social workers at Strong Memorial Hospital to ensure continuity of social work care between clinical settings.

  • Provides financial counseling for patient and families around special Medicaid programs, for supplemental medical insurance, and medical care at home.

  • Identifies and manages all cases of suspected child abuse and neglect in the identified patient population.

  • Provides concrete services to families needing assistance with housing, transportation and meals during treatment.

  • Provides assistance to patients and families, which facilitates compliance with the treatment regimen.

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

  • Provides backup social work services as requested to other unit/programs during the absence of co-workers.

  • Participates as group leader for groups that are run by community organizations for pediatric chronically ill patients and families.


  • Participates in activities of the Social Work Division including, but not limited to time sheets and other Hospital or Division forms; Hospital and Division mandatory inservice training programs, and UHS reviews.

  • May serve as a member of a Social Work Division committee.


  • May participate in teaching of medical, nursing and social work staff.

  • May serve as a field instructor for social work students.

  • May provide consultation and teaching to Hospital staff on psychosocial issues in the health care of children with nephrology/genetics problems.


  • May engage in research activities as appropriate to area of assignment.



    The Pediatric Nephrology Social Worker's professional performance is supervised by a State of New York Licensed Social Worker (LMSW), the Senior Social Worker for Pediatrics.


    The Social Worker is accountable administratively and clinically to the Clinical Manager and to the Senior Social Worker for Pediatrics for provision of social work services, and adherence to Social Work Division and Hospital policies, procedures and standards of professional conduct. The Social Worker is also accountable to the Chiefs of Pediatric Nephrology (or designee) for the provision of social work services in accordance with the policies and standards set by the Division. The Social Worker's job performance must conform to the expectations described in the position description.


    A performance evaluation is conducted annually by the Senior Social Worker for Pediatrics. Salary increase and promotional recommendations are based upon the performance evaluation and are subject to the guidelines established by the Social Work Division, Strong Memorial Hospital and the University of Rochester.


    The Pediatric Nephrology Social Worker must hold a Master of Social Work degree from an accredited institution. New York State licensure (LMSW) is required within eighteen months of employment.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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