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Fairview Health Services Care Manager Clinical Social Worker, LGSW/LICSW - Casual in Maplewood, Minnesota


Responsible for completing psychosocial assessment of patients, for post hospital discharge needs including home care, nursing home placement, financial assistance, counseling, and other community resources. Develops and implements linkage on the health care continuum for complex and high-risk patients. Assists patients and families with short-term counseling and planning following medical crisis.

This is a Casual opportunity for a LGSW or LICSW to work at Woodwinds and float to St. John's, at least one weekend/ month.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Conducts patient psychosocial status assessment and communicates to health care team as needed to enhance quality and care

  • Assists patient/family in utilizing appropriate community resources

  • Develops relationships with key community programs, referral resources and community members

  • Acts as a resource for legal issues regarding 72 hour holds, guardianships, petitions for commitment

  • Acts as a consultant, patient advocate and liaison for patients and families in areas of social work indicators and complex psychosocial issues

  • Schedules and facilitates family conferences regarding care planning

  • Provides supportive counseling to assist patients/families in adjusting to disability and illness, and for realistic planning for post hospital care

  • Consults with referring provider and other team members to ensure quality care as part of a comprehensive treatment plan of care within HealthEast Home care

  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards

  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements

  • Performs other responsibilities as needed/assigned



  • Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work

  • Either Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) through MN Board of Social Work

  • 1 year of hospital social work experience, 2 years of nursing home experience, or equivalent direct clinical experience

  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations

  • Knowledge of community resources

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2019-32876

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Social Services/Spiritual Care/Case Mgmt

Location Woodwinds Hospital

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks Casual

Department Care Management Services