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Allina Health

Oncology Social Worker

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Allina Health
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Coon Rapids MN
Employment Status

Further information


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, 15 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.

Mercy Hospital, located in Coon Rapids, Minn., offers nationally recognized clinical excellence and compassionate health care services, including heart and vascular care, cancer care, womens and childrens care, emergency medicine, mental health, support groups and education. In 2014, Mercy Hospital was named one of the nations 100 Top Hospitals and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics. With 2,224 employees, 740 affiliated physicians and 271 beds, Mercy Hospital has more than 159,000 admissions and serves nearly 58,000 emergency patients annually. Mercy also serves the community through Elk Ridge Health, a surgery center and clinic in Elk River, Minn.


  • Utilizing critical thinking while applying a bio-psycho-social model as well as knowledge of family systems theories, the medical social worker assists patients and their families with issues related to continuity of care
  • The Social Worker: Provides social work services including assessment, planning and intervention. Patients are identified and referred from providers, staff or community caregivers
  • Provides patients with education, advocacy, and decision making support related to the impact of medical illness, social needs, functional needs, or financial needs on healing, recovery chronic care, or end of life care
  • Assures appropriate reporting of vulnerability or suspected abuse as mandated by law


  • 4-6 years post high school education with BSW or MSW - Bachelor or Masters Degree in social work required



  • Medical social work - minimum 1 year
  • Group facilitation - 2 years


  • Ability to work independently in ambiguous and complex situations with excellent problem identification, problem solving and work prioritization skills
  • Knowledge of psychosocial aspects of age and population specific human development particularly as it relates to illness and coping
  • Ability to plan and facilitate groups effectively
  • Effective communication and human relations skills
  • Knowledge and skills related to community resources and complex internal and external health care delivery systems
  • Ability to conduct interviews and complete psychosocial assessments within the context of the patient's environment in a condensed time frame
  • Demonstrated strength in evaluating and managing complex situations including conflict and decision management
  • Ability to function effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of county, state and federal regulations


  • License Required: Social Work Licensure in State of Minnesota

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • Part time position 28 hours per week
  • Day Shift
  • Work schedule: To be determined
  • No weekends
  • Non-contract

Location/Community Information

The city of Coon Rapids is a fast growing community on the Mississippi River just 20 minutes north of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and the metropolitan area gateway to the northern part of the state. Coon Rapids offers excellent access to highways, dynamic community shopping centers with major retail anchors, and a wide variety of recreational activities including neighborhood and regional parks, a municipal golf course, indoor ice arenas, hiking and biking trails and swimming pools.

Coon Rapids:

  • Located 14 miles North of Minneapolis and 20 miles Northwest of St. Paul
  • Population = 63,000
  • Service area = 413,500

Community Resource Links:

Community Information                           School Digger

Explore Minnesota                                    MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine              St. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living Magazine                   Star Tribune

Closing Statement

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. EEO / AA


Allina Health

At Allina Health, we’re here to care for, guide, inspire and comfort the millions of patients we see each year at our 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals and through a wide variety of specialty care services throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.