Behavioral Health Specialist
Company: Oak Street Health
Title: Behavioral Health Specialist
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 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 Social Worker 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.
This role has the potential option for remote work days based upon achievement and maintenance of program metrics.
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
Other duties, as assigned
What are we looking for?
We’re looking for motivated licensed clinical social workers with:
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting
Experience and passion for working with behavioral health conditions
Comfort supporting patients with co-occurring behavioral health and substance abuse issues
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
Working knowledge of differential diagnosis of common mental health and/or substance use disorders
Working knowledge of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for common mental health disorders
Familiarity with brief, structured intervention techniques (e.g., Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation)
Proficient PC skills
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.