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Social Worker III, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Local Title: Social Worker III, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Social Worker III
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Social Worker III. The successful candidate will:

  • Work closely with both OBGYN and Pediatrics Initiative leadership as the primary link between the program and the practices.
  • Have a supervisory role to ensure efficient implementation and adherence of institutional policies and practices through collaborative team members.
  • Meet regularly with BPN staff and Downstate CHW to ensure effective implementation and ensure that the needs of patients are met. 
  • Provide psychosocial  assessment, support and referral when needed to practice.
  • Assesses and identifies psychosocial needs and develops criteria to assure that patients and families in need of social work assistance obtain needed services. 
  • Provide supervision to subordinate staff and social worker students to teach the skills of the profession and provide knowledge of hospital policies and procedures. 
  • Engage patients/families in a professional treatment relationship to assess the need for social work intervention; uses methods consistent with sound social work practice in order to help the patient/family cope with psychosocial problems.
  • Conduct individual interviews with patients and/or relatives and family.
  • Work with groups of patients and/or families.
  • Interpret to other hospital staff, the psychosocial problems of patients/families which affect behavior and/or discharge planning.
  • Initiate and participate in interdisciplinary conferences. 

Required Qualifications:

  • LMSW or LCSW certification.
  • Excellent communicator with a willingness to learn and collaborate with interdepartmental, institutional, and community partners. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 to 3 years of post-Master's work experience preferred.
  • Experience working in a hospital and/or healthcare setting preferred. 
  • Experience working with a maternal and infant population preferred.

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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