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Fairview Health Services Supervisor Hospice Social Work and Bereavement in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Supervisor of Hospice Social Work and Bereavment supervises the activities of the Hospice Social Work and Bereavement departments. Works with Hospice Social Work & Bereavement Manager with hiring, recruitment, supervisory visits and strategic planning. Assures quality care, regulatory compliance and customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities include:

  • Works with Manager of Social Work (SW) & Bereavement to oversee day to day operations for Social Work and Bereavement.

  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards.

  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements.

  • Assesses department's human resources ensuring proper utilization of human resources and positive employee relations. Recommends performance standards, reviews performance, provides coaching, feedback and recognition on job performance on an ongoing and timely basis.

  • Drives employee selection and ensures employees are orientated to the organization, business unit and position.

  • Assists in the financial forecast and monitors forecast for monthly variances. Identifies, recommends and works with Manager on implementating changes that will improve productivity and/or financial performance.

  • Works with Manager of Social Work and Bereavement on day-to-day operation of Social Services and Bereavement to ensure the needs and expectations for Hospice services are met. Evaluates all service components.

  • Supervises and provides clinical direction to Social Work and Bereavement Staff. Monitors and supervises total patient care to ensure efficient and effective delivery of Hospice Services. Consults with interdisciplinary team to organize and direct patient care.

  • Evaluates clinical competency through direct observation, skills assessment, and performance appraisals. Oversees compliance with timely submission of all documentation. Supports and creates a culture of accountability for Conditions of Participation integrity and quality outcomes.



  • Master’s degree in Social Work

  • 2 years management experience in hospice and/or homecare or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of counseling therapy and practice. Specialized knowledge in the field of Hospice Services. Knowledge of home care and/or hospice state and federal standards/regulations.

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) by MN Board of Social Work

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid Minnesota driver’s license (or license that matches your current permanent residence)

  • Current and adequate automobile insurance policy

  • Reliable transportation

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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. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, 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.

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

Requisition ID 2019-31393

Profession Non-Clinical Professional

Speciality HomeCare/Hospice

Location Home Care & Hospice-Minneapolis

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Administration