We have a Social Worker position open at the University of Minnesota Masonic Childrens Hospital supporting our Maternal Child Health team. Social workers initiate services with families being seen in the U of M Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic, Antepartum Unit, Labor & Delivery, Postpartum Unit or the NICU. Patients have the same social worker across the continuum of care to optimize support, enhance relationship building, and provide continuity.
The Social Worker provides a wide range of clinical social work services and interventions to assist individuals, families, groups or communities to restore, enhance or protect their capacity for productive social functioning and coping with the consequences of their illness and health care status. They are able to assume independent practice and takes a leadership role in patient care, program and professional issues that they confront in their daily practice with minimal supervisory guidance.
Every Mon/Tues and Thurs/Fri as well as every other Saturday.
Frequent Reasons for Social Work intervention and/or responsibilities include
Complex psychosocial needs
Mental health concerns or current diagnosis
Substance use concerns or current use
Subsequent pregnancy after a fetal loss
Anticipated NICU admission
Child Protection Services (CPS) involvement
Maternal Complex Care Conferences
Positive toxicology screen for mom and/or baby
Adoption and surrogacy
Fetal loss and Perinatal Palliative Care
Edinburgh score >10 AND any affirmative answer to question #10 (self harm
Attend Rounds weekly
Arrange and facilitate care conferences (family and staff) as needed
Lead NICU Fellow Death Debriefings
Present to Volunteers at Parent to Parent Meeting
Attend NICU Collaborative Practice Meetings
Attend NICU Mortality and Morbidity Conferences
Other responsibilites include:
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 with medical experience
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) 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 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 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 netwo...rk 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.