Medical Social Worker
Company: Oak Street Health
Title: Medical Social Worker
The minimum base annual wage for this position is $60,820 and the maximum base annual wage for this position is $90,580. This base pay does not include additional forms of compensation including bonuses, overtime, etc."
Oak Street Health is a rapidly growing, innovative company of community-based healthcare centers delivering higher quality health and wellness care that improves outcomes, manages medical costs and provides an unmatched experience for adults on Medicare in medically underserved communities. By providing holistic, comprehensive and integrated care right in our patients’ communities, we can help keep them healthy and reinvest cost savings in further care for those same communities and others. Since 2013, Oak Street Health has brought its singular approach to tens of thousands of people across the nation. With an ambitious growth trajectory, Oak Street Health is attracting and cultivating team members who embody Oak Street values and are passionate about our mission to rebuild healthcare as it should be.
For more information, visit www.oakstreethealth.com.
The Medical Social Worker is a key member of a clinic, contributing to multiple care teams to support the social service needs of our patients. In partnership with the care team, they will serve as a prevention specialist, providing assessment, advocacy, and case management services to individual patients and their caregivers, in an effort to help patients maintain or improve their health status and avoid hospitalizations.
Proactively support our highest need patients through telephonic check-ins, clinic visits, and home visits (with and without a clinician)
Partner with patients to identify their goals, increase engagement in care and reduce barriers to achieving healthcare goals and execution of their care plan
Facilitate patient referrals to community agencies and resources, under direction of the provider and in line with Oak Street Health medical management efforts
Navigate Managed Care plans and resources to ensure mindful utilization
Provide community case management to increase patient ability to independently manage health conditions and reduce reliance on support services
Increase patient understanding of end-of-life options and prepare patients and their caregivers for potential challenges in end-of-life care
Lead patient and caregiver support groups focused on specific topics such as living with chronic illness, disease-specific education, aging with dignity, caregiver coaching, etc.
Participate in care team meetings, leading discussion around patients in his/her caseload
Complete case and progress documentation in a timely manner to allow for visibility into case status and productivity
What are we looking for?
Master’s in Social Work required, preferably from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Minimum one year of clinical social work experience
Motivated social workers with a problem-solving orientation and a flexible and positive attitude
Prior independent care management or case coordination experience
Experience conducting home visits and providing telephonic support
Enthusiasm for working with our patient population
Experience working on a multidisciplinary team preferred
US work authorization
Someone who embodies being “Oaky”
What does being “Oaky” look like?
Radiating positive energy
Assuming good intentions
Creating an unmatched patient experience
Driving clinical excellence
Taking ownership and delivering results
Why Oak Street?
Oak Street Health offers our coworkers the opportunity to be at the forefront of a revolution in healthcare, as well as:
Collaborative and energetic culture
Fast-paced and innovative environment
Competitive benefits including paid vacation and sick time, generous 401K match with immediate vesting, and health benefits
Oak Street Health is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and encourage all interested readers to apply to oakstreethealth.com/careers.