Master Social Worker

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Social Work Services
Hours Per Pay Period
CHI St. Alexius Bismarck
Standard Hours
Sun - Sat
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Since 1885, CHI St. Alexius Health has been dedicated to leading health care in this region by enriching the lives of patients through the highest quality of care. We seek to continue our tradition of success and innovation with individuals dedicated to delivering the highest level of expertise and quality. Together we can continue to grow and support the legacy of CHI St. Alexius Health for many years to come.


CHI St. Alexius Health is a regional health network with a tertiary hospital in Bismarck, the system also consists of critical access hospitals (CAHs) in Carrington, Dickinson, Devils Lake, Garrison, Turtle Lake, Washburn and Williston and numerous clinics and outpatient services.  CHI St. Alexius Health manages four CAHs in North Dakota - Elgin, Linton, and Wishek, as well as Mobridge Regional Medical Center in Mobridge, S.D. CHI St. Alexius Health offers a comprehensive line of inpatient and outpatient medical services, including: a Level II Trauma Center, primary and specialty physician clinics, home health and hospice services, durable medical equipment services, a fitness and human performance center and ancillary services throughout western and central North Dakota.


CHI St. Alexius Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care.


Is responsible to assist in the implementation, provision and coordination of social services offered to patients in all patient areas but specifically to units that require MSW license such as Psychiatry and KDU. All the criteria-based duties and standards within this document will be performed according to department and hospital wide policies, procedures and guidelines.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates and directs social services to ensure patient needs are met.
  2. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves them in formation of Plan of Care
  3. Provides “options to potential dialysis patients prior to the initiation of dialysis and completes the HCFA 2728
  4. Completes a psychosocial assessment and re-assessment on patients. Develops specific measurable and realistic plans and objectives.
  5. Provides support and counseling to patient/families experiencing and /or anticipating issues of adjusting to an illness, catastrophic event or diagnosis, change in living situation, end of life issues, grief and loss.
  6. Assesses, counsels, refers and coordinates intervention relating to cases of suspected abuse /neglect or exploitation of children, vulnerable adults, domestic violence or sexual assault.

Responsible for participation in multi-disciplinary discharge planning team meetings to assess and arrange discharge needs or alternate level of care.


Required Education for Staff Job Levels

Graduate of an accredited university with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Licensed as social worker in ND ( LCSW ) or in the process of obtaining license within 6 months. Until license is received will work as a social work designee in accordance with ND Board of Social Work Practice Requirements.

Required Minimum Experience

Minimum of 2 -3  years of supervised social work  working directly with individuals is preferred.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong listening, oral and written communication skills are important.

Ability to operate computers, develop reports and maintain records.

Ability to manage conflict effectively and develop positive interpersonal working relationships with others, both within the department and with staff in other departments.  Must be able to relate well with  patients, families , physicians and other healthcare  professionals throughout the medical center.

PREFERRED Education and/or Experience

Preferred experience in a healthcare setting , specifically hospital


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