Social Worker (S)

Rochester, NY


Position Summary:

The social worker provides clinical social work services to adult patients and their families in ambulatory clinics. Social work services provided include psychosocial assessments, information and referral, psychosocial treatment and other services required to optimize the patients' health care. The social worker collaborates with the health care team in the development and implementation of the care plan of the patients with whom the social worker is active. The social worker also provides consultation to the health care providers regarding patients' care needs and/or community resources.


Performs psychosocial assessments of patients and families referred by clinic providers or identified through high risk screening. These patients include, but are not limited to; elderly or disabled persons in need of home services or protection; persons experiencing emotional crises; and patients with new, chronic or terminal diagnoses and those to be evaluated for transplant or mechanical device.

Provides social work service to patients with problems identified through psychosocial assessments. Treatment may include: crisis intervention; supportive counseling; problem-solving; information and referral, respite or long-term facility based care; assistance with environmental problems. Services are largely provided within the hospital but may include home or agency visits if required by the patients' needs and situations.

Collaborates with other clinic care providers in development and implementation of interdisciplinary care plans. Coordinates referrals to and acts as liaison to community agencies regarding services to individual patients. Provides internal and external systems advocacy as indicated in care plans of individual patients. Maintains current knowledge of community resources relevant to the clinic patient population. Provides appropriate assessment and intervention services for children and adults suspected of being victims of abuse, neglect and/or domestic violence.

Handles risk management issues, in close consultation with his/her supervisor and the Clinical Manager

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: $ 57,595 - $ 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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Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time