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Fairview Health Services Social Worker - MSW in Minneapolis, Minnesota


This is a casual position that supports after-hours/overnight and weekends at the University of Minnesota Masonic Childrens Hospital. The Work is primarily by pager but onsite assessments are required for some cases such as suspected child abuse or maltreatment. One weekend or week-day block each month is the minimum work requirement as well as one holiday each calendar year. Two hours of clinical group supervision provided for the casual team each month. This position will only support pediatric patients.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Plans and implements treatment and transition care plans based upon a psychosocial assessment that is integrated into an interdisciplinary care plan

  • Provides a range of social work interventions that include casework, counseling crisis intervention, case management, and group work methods in assisting patient and families reach their goals. Identifies and recognizes rapidly changing situations and quickly intervenes to prevent or resolve the emotional crisis, and increased LOS, or unnecessary admissions

  • Arranges, mobilizes, utilizes, and may coordinate a comprehensive range of community resources which most effectively meet the identified patient and family needs

  • Takes leadership role in facilitation of interdisciplinary communication and guides team members interactions with patient/families experiencing complex psychosocial issues

  • Formally and informally educates patient/family and health care team members regarding the social work role, pertinent patient care issues, and population specific information

  • Serves as a preceptor or field instructor for social work graduate and undergraduate training as appropriate to their skills related to a range of psychosocial issues and interventions

  • Serves as patient advocate and liaison with physicians, families and community to ensure continuity of care

  • Documents patient and family assessment, history, diagnosis, treatment and transition care plan, and progress, in the medical record

  • Identifies and participates in CQI, research and program evaluation initiatives that focus on improving health care services at a service, program. Or department level

  • Demonstrates knowledge and compliance with Fairview and Social Work Services standards, policies, and procedures

  • Complies with the legal and regulatory laws, reporting and practice standards within the practitioners scope of practice

  • Meets all role-related and age-specific competencies



  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited social work program

  • Current MN Social Work license at the LGSW or LISW level

  • One year experience in a health care setting

  • Ability to analyze, intervene and evaluate a range of psychosocial theory and methods in practice with clients

  • Demonstrated knowledge of community economic resources

  • Ability to skillfully interact and intervene with patients of all ages and degrees of disability, families, physicians, other health care providers and the community

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to synthesize and apply a broad range of psychosocial knowledge and practice interventions with a high degree of autonomy, collaboration, and skill in a fast paced, changing environment

  • Pedicatric experience preferred

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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 2019-38187

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

Speciality Social Services/Spiritual Care/Case Mgmt

Location University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Shift day/evening/night

Hours per 2 weeks Casual

Department Social Work Services