Social Worker (S)

Rochester, NY


Position Summary:

The social worker is responsible for providing clinical services to patients admitted to their assigned units and their families. The social worker serves as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team on their assigned unit and serves as a liaison to health and social service agencies in the community.


In collaboration with the members of the health care teams, coordinates discharge planning for patients who are determined to be at psychosocial risk, assistance navigating the health care system and psychosocial support for patients admitted to their unit(s).

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.

Provides social work interventions to patients and their families including risk screening on all patients admitted to his/her unit 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

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

Documents social work activity in the electronic medical record

Provides social work coverage, as requested, to other clinical units or programs during co-workers absence

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: $58,510 - $80,600 Annually

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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Full/Part Time: Full-Time