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Social Worker (Renal) ( MSW )

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Position Description

The SW for this position will be based out of West Paul – umbrella at the East Valley clinic

At the West Saint Paul location we have the following:

65 patients – Mostly In Center Hemo Patients


At East Valley we have the following:

75 patient census with 3 modalities including PD and HHD.  

This is a Monday - Friday (business hours) role.  We are seeking someone creative, passionate with integrity.

Patients are in the facility for 3 treatments a week and the SW will plan accordingly to meet those needs.

Be different. Do what you love.
Use your natural gift of education and persuasion to help patients and their families cope with the effects of kidney disease. Life on dialysis can be a difficult transition for many patients-and you'll be there to support and advocate for them. In this vital role, you will help patients understand their rights and responsibilities, and guide them in managing the physical, mental, emotional and financial demands of End Stage Renal Disease.
If you love patient-centered health care with real relationships inside a company that encourages fun on and off the clock, then DaVita is the place for you.

The Social Worker (MSW) provides guidance, assessments, support, and information to patients and their families to maximize the psychosocial functioning and adjustment of the patient in chronic kidney disease, including but not limited to recommendations about financial programs, medication assistance programs, vocational rehabilitation programs, transportation resources, mental health and chemical dependency resources, and home health/homemaking agencies. This position reports to the Facility Administrator.

  • Independently handles psychosocial related assessments and recommendations
  • Completes CMS mandated and social work specific tasks
  • May consult with MSW II/III for expanded scope of practice
  • Independently conducts initial patient psychosocial assessment within 30 days of admission, and conducts an independent reassessment within 90 days after the initial assessment 
  •  Identifies and develops the treatment and psychosocial goals for an initial plan of care and updates the plan of care as outlined by the clinic’s governing body for stable and unstable patients 
  •  Identifies, assesses, and documents psychosocial evaluations quarterly and annually; evaluates and monitors ongoing psychosocial issues and patient goals
  • Conducts, reviews, and assesses quality of life survey results, develops patient goal setting, completes appropriate follow up to analyze patients' plan to improve scores and quality of life. To be performed periodically -- annually at minimum
  • Communicates with interdisciplinary team regarding patient psychosocial issues affecting treatment and wellbeing
  • Partners and counsels with the FA to advocate for improving the patient experience of care
  • Independently analyzes and provides information and facilitates referrals to community, private, state, and federal agencies based on psychosocial needs (e.g. financial programs, medication assistance programs, Vocational Rehabilitation Programs, transportation resources, mental health and chemical dependency resources, and home health/homemaking agencies) 
  • Counsels new and current patients and families on treatment options and modalities (e.g. transplantation, PD); provides support, information, and assistance in treatment planning; provides assistance to patient and family in adjusting to dialysis and altered lifestyle; provides resource information
  • Conceptualizes problems, interventions and the evaluation of interventions with respect to human behavior, personality development, and social environment
  • Complies with state and federal mandatory reporting laws such as Adult Protective Services and Child Protective Services
  • Demonstrate knowledge of government and private insurance programs.
  • Other duties as assigned  
Here is what you can expect when you join our Village as a Social Worker:
  • A community first, company second culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.    



  • Licensed or registered in the state of practice as required by state regulations. 
  • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) required with a specialization in clinical practice
  • Two years of experience as a social worker in a healthcare setting is  preferred
  • Up to 25% travel required depending on business needs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of government and private insurance programs 
  • Basic computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook as well as functional proficiency with DaVita specific applications within 60 days
Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.
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Position Summary

  • Job Title: Social Worker (Renal) ( MSW )
  • Job Function: Counseling / Social Services
  • Location: 1555 Livingston Ave., West St Paul, Minnesota