Senior Associate, Specialty Care Partnerships

Population Health Chicago, Illinois


Role Description:

The Specialty Care Partnerships team at Oak Street Health plays a critical role in extending our value based care model into the specialty care space, ultimately providing high-quality care and keeping our patients happy, healthy, and out of the hospital. The team is part of the organization broader Population Health organization and is responsible who enhancing our care model through scalable solutions to improve patient health outcomes, while making our care delivery workflows seamless. The Specialty Care Partnerships team is specifically focused on identifying, designing, and implementing partnerships with specialty care partners to innovate and expand Oak Streets care model and ultimately reduce medical costs. 


The Senior Associate - Specialty Care Partnerships position will report directly to the Director of Partnerships and will partner closely with leadership across the organization, including our broader Population Health leadership, field leadership, and Medical Director cohorts. This role will support new and evolving business development efforts, as well as the potential expansion of existing partnerships. Specific efforts will include synthesizing key findings from qualitative and quantitative analysis, brainstorming innovative ideas for collaboration, operationalizing initiatives, leading ongoing data and reporting processes, and working cross-functionally with teams including product, IT, data, clinical operations, and finance. 


The ideal candidate will have strong critical thinking, communication, analytical, and project management skills, be a self-driver of initiatives and innovative ideas, and enjoy collaborating with a team in a fast-paced environment.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Help design and operationalize new specialty care partnerships with business leaders

  • Collaborate with Oak Street Health team members and stakeholders across product and technology, clinical operations, finance, and field leadership

  • Develop materials and lead discussions with internal and external organizational leads

  • Drive analytics and lead reporting to inform strategy development, enhance partnerships, and develop recommendations to improve growth initiatives

  • Other duties as assigned


What are we looking for?

  • 3-5 years of experience at a growth-stage company, top tier consulting firm, investment bank, private equity firm, or other comparable experience (undergraduate and graduate students may apply)

  • Very strong analytical skills, with demonstrated attention to detail and experience leveraging data / analytics to solve problems 

  • Strategic thinker with exceptional intellectual curiosity

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with eagerness to interface with internal and external organizational leaders

  • Interest, experience, and/or passion for healthcare and or value-based care

  • Previous partnership, business development, or operations experience a plus

  • Proficient in Excel, Powerpoint; hands on experience with analytical tools (Alteryx, Tableau, or programming languages like SQL or Python) a plus, but not required

  • Effective and flexible team player with demonstrated success in a fast-paced environment 

  • Someone with a passion for rebuilding healthcare as it should be

  • Someone who embodies being Oaky

  • Someone who demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias

  • US work authorization


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

  • Being relentlessly determined


Why Oak Street Health?


Oak Street Health is on a mission to rebuild healthcare as it should be, providing personalized primary care for older adults on Medicare, with the goal of keeping patients healthy and living life to the fullest. Our innovative care model is centered right in our patient communities, and focused on the quality of care over volume of services. We are an organization on the move! With over 200+ locations and an ambitious growth trajectory, Oak Street Health is attracting and cultivating team members who embody Oaky values and passion for our mission.


Oak Street Health Benefits: 


  • Mission-focused career impacting change and measurably improving health outcomes for medicare patients

  • Paid vacation, sick time, and investment/retirement 401K match options

  • Health insurance, vision, and dental benefits

  • Opportunities for leadership development and continuing education stipends

  • New centers and flexible work environments

  • Opportunities for high levels of responsibility and rapid advancement


Oak Street Health is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and encourage all interested readers to apply. 


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