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University of Rochester Social Worker (S) - 237041 in Rochester, New York

Social Worker (S) Job ID 237041

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


Position Title:

Social Worker


Outpatient Liver Transplant



Clinical units:

Liver Transplant Clinic (AC-2)

Age of the Patient Population Served:

Neonate Pediatric Adolescent

X Adult 19-65

X Geriatric 66

  • General Description

    The social worker:

  • Provides clinical services to all liver transplant patients and their families who are being treated by the Strong Memorial Hospital Liver Transplantation Service;

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

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

  • Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team in caring for liver patients;

  • Participates in liver transplant social work and advocacy organizations serving liver transplant patients.

    Specific Responsibilities


    Essential: 10%

  • Participates on the Liver Transplant Committee;

  • Participates with other community agencies, social work groups and patient groups to develop and expand services to liver transplant 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.


    Essential: 80%

  • Develops a professional knowledge base regarding psychosocial aspects of care to liver transplant patients.

  • Prepares psychosocial assessments on all liver transplant candidates and all potential liver transplant donors.

  • Participates with the interdisciplinary care team in the evaluation and education of liver transplant candidates and their families.

  • Provides treatment, education and/or referrals for candidates in accordance with the plan developed from the psychosocial assessment and interdisciplinary care plan.

  • Provides individual and/or family social work services as indicated in the plan.

  • Works in consultation and collaboration with the unit social worker and the health care team in regards to specific transplant related post-discharge needs and discharge planning.

  • Provides follow up services to the patient and his/her significant others after discharge as projected in the discharge plan.

  • If the patient dies, assesses coping skills, resources and needs of bereaved others; follow-up may include but is not limited to a sympathy card, written material about support groups, phone calls and/or interviews, as indicated by the assessment.

  • Provides social work services to post-liver transplant outpatients 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 health and social service facilities and organization.

  • 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 in and outpatient charts.

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

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

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Essential: 5%

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

  • Participates in community education programs regarding liver disease and transplantation.


    May provide field work instruction to social work students.

    Professional Accountability, Supervision and Evaluation


  • The social worker's professional performance is supervised by Manager of Adult Social Work Services.


  • The social worker is accountable administratively and clinically to his/her supervisor for the provision of social work services in accordance with Social Work policies, procedures and standards of conduct. The social worker's job performance must conform to the expectations set forth in this position description.

  • The social worker is accountable to the Director of Transplantation for providing social work services in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Transplant Service and relevant Federal regulatory standards.

  • The social worker is expected to demonstrate the Strong Commitment – “I Care” values.


  • Social Work evaluations are conducted by the social work supervisor at the end of the first six months of employment and at least annually thereafter. Salary and promotional recommendations are made by the supervisor in accordance with 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 New York State certification within eighteen months of employment.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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