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Fairview Health Services Social Worker - MSW ($5000 Incentive) in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Do you have a Master's Degree in Social Work ? We at Fairview are looking for you to join our team! This benefits eligible position is a 1.0FTE (80 hours/ 2 weeks ) on the day shift with as needed weekend rotations. This position also offers clinical supervision if needed!

We are seeking a full time pediatric social worker who is passionate about supporting the psychosocial impact cancer and blood disorders have on pediatric patients and their families. This opportunity includes working with patients with a variety of diagnoses (neuro oncology, retinoblastoma, sickle cell disease, and other blood conditions) ages 0-26 in addition to their families. The role is part of our hematology and oncology interdisciplinary team and plays a vital role as the psychosocial and mental health expert. The social worker follows patients from initial diagnosis through their entire treatment course which provides the opportunity for long term relationship building as well as short term interventions.

Patients are treated in both our outpatient clinic and inpatient at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital for various types of admissions (chemotherapy, surgery, etc.). This role is uniquely positioned to follow patients across the continuum of care providing support to the entire family. This role has two major clinic days on Tuesday and Wednesday each week. Neuro oncology, hematology, and retinoblastoma all have their primary clinics on one or both days. Other days include time for additional outpatient visits, inpatient visits, phone outreach, and team collaboration. Our interdisciplinary team values the social work role and depends on the regular assessment of patients’ mental health, coping, social support, and finances in addition to support related to school, work, temporary lodging, and transportation. This position will also be cross trained to other Pediatric Oncology areas including Leukemia/Lymphoma and Sarcomas/Solid Tumors to provide support as needed within that work group.


The Pediatric Oncology Social worker:

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

  • Provides supportive counseling to patients and families

  • Provides a range of social work interventions that include casework, crisis counseling, case management, and group interventions to assist patient and families to reach their goals.

  • Screens for and links patients to any applicable charitable organizations that provide finanical or other support related to their cancer diagnosis (ie Make A Wish)

  • Identifies and recognizes rapidly changing mental health concerns and quickly intervenes to prevent or resolve the emotional crisis

  • Takes leadership role in facilitation of interdisciplinary communication and guides team member’s 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 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 quality improvement, research and program evaluation initiatives that focus on improving health care services at a service, program or department level



  • Master's degree in Social Work with medical experience

  • Current Minnesota Social Work Licensure at the LGSW OR LICSW


  • 1-3 years experience in a health care setting

  • Previous experience with pediatrics

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Fairview Health Services ( is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. 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.

Vaccination Update

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the wellbeing of our teams and to provide a safe and healthy environment for the patients and communities we serve, all Fairview employees will be required to receive both an annual flu vaccination and the COVID-19 vaccination series. Current employees must have completed both vaccination schedules on or before October 31, 2021.Beginning August 9, 2021, any new hires who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to receive their first dose prior to their start date and their second dose (if receiving Moderna or Pfizer vaccines) within 4 weeks of their start date. Annual flu vaccinations are also required before the employment start date for employees who begin employment during the flu season.Accommodations requests will be reviewed on an individual basis.

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

Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis

Posted Date 1 week ago (1/25/2023 11:28 AM)

Requisition ID 2023-106915

Profession Patient Care (Non RN/LPN)

Speciality Social Services/Spiritual Care/Case Mgmt

Department Inpatient Care Coordination 2

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Location West Building-University of Minnesota Medical Center