Behavioral Health Specialist
Company: Oak Street Health
Title: Behavioral Health Specialist
The purpose of a Behavioral Health Specialist at Oak Street Health is to provide care management services and to provide evidenced based short term psychotherapy to our patients with behavioral health needs. The Behavioral Health Specialist is a key resource for Care Teams across a region of Oak Street Health primary clinics. They are responsible for coordinating and supporting behavioral healthcare for our patients, in collaboration with Care Teams and a psychiatric consultant. The Behavioral Health Specialist will assess the needs of patients, make referrals to appropriate behavioral health resources and specialists, and provide short-term counseling and evidence-based treatments as indicated. This role has the potential option for remote work days based upon achievement and maintenance of program metrics.
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Collaborate with the primary care teams to identify appropriate patients to refer into the Oak Street Behavioral Health program
Screen and assess patients for common mental health and substance use disorders
Develop care plans and provide or facilitate referrals to Oak Street’s psychiatric consultant and/or external resources
Provide short-term counseling and evidence-based treatments
Coordinate care with Oak Street’s psychiatric consultant, including warm hand offs for telehealth visits and collaboration on care plans
Develop relationships with primary care teams and consistently communicate changes in behavioral health care plans
Accurate and timely documentation of patient encounters and counseling sessions in Oak Street’s electronic medical record
Participate in regional and organizational efforts to advance Oak Street’s Behavioral Health program through workshops, feedback sessions and surveys
Possibly covering multiple clinics, depending on maturity and panel sizes of those clinics
Other duties, as assigned
What are we looking for?
We’re looking for motivated licensed clinical social workers with:
Experience with screening for common mental health and/or substance use disorders
Experience with assessment and treatment planning for common mental health and/or substance use disorders
Familiarity with brief, structured intervention techniques (e.g., Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation)
US work authorization
Someone who embodies being “Oaky”
Proficiency providing brief, structured intervention techniques (e.g., Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Cognitive Behavioral)
Working knowledge of differential diagnosis of common mental health and/or substance use disorders
Proficient PC skills
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’s communities, and focused on the quality of care over volume of services. We’re an organization on the move! With over 150 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.