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


Time as Reported Grade 053 Psychiatry SMH Crisis


General Description:

The social worker assigned to the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) functions as a primary evaluator or complex discharge planner, exclusively and separately, as dictated by the needs of patients present in CPEP, and as determined by the Charge Nurse. The Primary Evaluator functions include completion of psychosocial risk evaluation, psychiatric evaluation focused on determining the need for inpatient admission vs. discharge, crisis intervention, continuity of care between CPEP and inpatient or outpatient providers, resource consultation and routine discharge planning for patients admitted to the Psychiatric Emergency Department. The function of the Complex Disposition Planner includes: identification and intervention around individual and systemic barriers to discharge; collaboration with other agencies, services, community providers as needed towards achieving discharge; notification and involvement of administrative personnel as needed to achieve a safe discharge.


The social worker who occupies this position must have a MSW from an accredited social work graduate program and must obtain New York State licensure within eighteen months of employment.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Social Worker (S)

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 205779

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: TAR