Social Worker (S)

Rochester, NY


Position Summary:

The social worker, in collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team, provides social work clinical services, including transfer management, discharge planning, to individuals and families of all ages who come to the Emergency Department for care.

The social worker also provides consultation to inpatient staff regarding psychosocial issues and community resources if the assigned social worker is unavailable (between 4:30PM and 8AM).


  • Provides social work interventions to patients and their families including risk screening in Emergency Department through chart review and interdisciplinary rounds, psychosocial assessments for those with identified risk factors (including victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence), providing psychosocial support including crisis intervention, supportive counseling and grief and bereavement counseling

  • Serves as a resource consultant to patients and their families and facilitates referrals to appropriate community agencies and hospital resources; may make home visits, where appropriate, to provide essential psychosocial assessments and social work interventions. Notifies SMH pediatric consultant of all alledged cases of abuse or neglect. Collaberates with CPS to ensure safe and appropriate discharges of pediatric patients with complaints suggestive of abuse.

  • In collaboration with the members of the health care teams and community agendcies, coordinates discharge planning for patients who are determined to be at psychosocial risk, assistance navigating the health care system and psychosocial support for patients in the Emergency Department.

  • Handles risk management issues, in close consultation with their supervisor and Associate Director.

  • Documents social work activity in the electronic medical record

  • Provides social work coverage, as requested during absence of co-workers, including shift modification in order to have adequate shift coverage, including days, evenings and overnights.

  • Completes the following Administrative Functions:

  • Completes Hospital and SW Division required in-service training programs and ongoing professional development activities including those that are designed to enhance knowledge and skills in protective work

  • Completes required Employee Health appointments within required timeframe

  • Attends all appropriate Social Work Division meetings including, but limited to – SW Division meetings, complex case discussion, transplant staff meeting, etc

  • Supervises social work students (MSW or BSW)

  • Orients and provides ongoing peer support to new social work staff

Other duties as assigned


  • The social worker must have an MSW from an accredited social work graduate program and must obtain New York State license within eighteen months of employment.

  • Prior clinical experience in a medical setting and supervisory experience (preferred).

  • The social worker should be familiar with medical social work and community resources (preferred).

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 27.69 - $ 38.75 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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