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Social Worker-MSW

Requisition #


Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted Date


Dept. Name

A N W Social Service

Hours Per Week





Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.


Req ID: 59341
  • Provides the expertise in areas relating to social service
  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge to meet the physical, psychological aspect of all age groups
  • Evaluates patient and family information, selects appropriate social work methods, and develops, implements and evaluates a plan in conjunction with the interdisciplinary efforts of the care team
  • Actively participates and provides pertinent information in discharge planning meetings
  • Provides support and counseling to patients/families experiencing and/or anticipating issues to adjusting to illness, catastrophic diagnoses, changes in living situations and bereavement
  • Consults, assesses, refers, coordinates interventions in cases of suspected or actual situations of abuse, neglect or domestic violence
  • Serves as the lead in obtaining legal guardianship and competency determinations
  • Completes and disseminates all necessary legal and clinical documentation as required
  • Serves as the lead in managing adoption related situations
  • Works with patients and family members to listen to concerns and diffuse difficult situations
  • Works with department managers to resolve patient concerns
  • Works with physicians to resolve patient concerns
  • Appropriately documents and communicates all patient concerns and compliments
  • Utilize tools and resources within Allina in order to efficiently document and organize patient and family concerns
  • Involves appropriate managers/staff/physicians in resolving concerns
  • Discharge planning
  • Professional accountability
  • Communication


  • Masters in Social Work preferred
  • Bachelor Social Work degree accredited by the council on Social Work Education required



  • Minimum of one year experience in acute care preferred
  • Additional training in acute, long term care and home health
  • Previous experience in staff and community education preferred


  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles
  • Basic computer skills preferred


  • Certified or eligible for Wisconsin Social Work certification

Work Schedule

Position is for every other weekend Saturday and Sunday day shift.

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.

  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Requisition #

Mental Health / Social Svcs