Fairview Health Services Social Worker - MSW in Minneapolis, Minnesota


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This position is to provide social work coverage to patients and families who are requiring care at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and/or the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.  The position is to provide coverage on various units on weekends.   

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Provide emotional support, crisis intervention and counselingto pediatrics, adults, and older adults with social and emotional problems related to hospitalization, illness, disability or trauma.Identify and work to remove, potential barriers to success for the patient and/or family.

  • Psychosocial assessments, information and referral; advocacy, financial assistance/resources and outside referrals for ongoing supportive services and case management. 

  • Initiate discharge planning and work with community partners (nursing homes, hospice, insurance/clinic care coordination, waivered programs) in the transitioning of patients to the next level of care in the community. 

  • Minimum work requirement is two weekend shifts or two weekday shfits each month (8-4:30) and one weekend around a holiday each calendar year as well.  Opportunity for additional weekday shifts and after-hours pager coverage is also available. 



  • Master's degree in Social Work

  • Current LGSW required  


  • LICSW  

  • Previous health care experience

  • Knowledge around chemical health, mental health, insurance programs, elder abuse, child neglect/abuse, and intimate partner violence

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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 2018-22028

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

Speciality Social Services/Spiritual Care/Case Mgmt

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center West Bank Hospital

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks Casual

Department Social Work Services