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University of Rochester Social Worker (S) - 231349 in Rochester, New York

Social Worker (S) Job ID 231349

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


General Responsibilities:

The social worker is responsible for providing social work services to clinical areas in the absence of the OB/GYN and Pediatric assigned social worker and assists unit social workers during high volume periods.

Specific Responsibilities:

Administrative E15%

  • 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 required activities of the Social Work Division and Hospital, including but not limited to mandatory in-service training programs, professional development and trainings pertinent to OB/GYN and Pediatrics and University Health Service reviews.

Clinical E85%

  • Performs essential social work activities described in the job description of the social worker for whom this social worker is providing coverage.

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

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

  • Develops and maintains knowledge of hospital and community resources relevant to the needs of Strong Memorial Hospital patients and their families.

  • Documents all activities in the patient’s electronic medical record in accordance with Social Work Division policy and procedure. In addition documents time spent with patient in the electronic medical record.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Professional Accountability, Supervision and Evaluation


  • General oversight of the social worker’s professional performance is provided by the assigned Social Work supervisor.


  • The social worker is accountable administratively and clinically to the designated supervisor for the provision of social work services in accordance with social work policies, procedures and standards of conduct. The OB/GYN/Pediatric float social worker’s job performance must conform to the expectations set forth in this position description and that of the area for which the float social worker is providing coverage.

  • The social worker is accountable to the social work supervisor for social work tasks in the clinical area for which the social worker is providing coverage.


  • A performance evaluation is conducted annually by the social work supervisor with input from colleagues and health team members familiar with the social workers performance. 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.

Position Qualifications:

The social worker must have an MSW from an accredited social work graduate program and must obtain a New York State license within eighteen months of employment. Experience in a medical setting and/or with children is preferred.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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