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Medical Social Worker

Company: Oak Street Health
Location: berwyn
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionCompany: Oak Street Health Title: Medical Social WorkerLocation: 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.Role Description: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. Core Responsibilities: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 planFacilitate patient referrals to community agencies and resources, under direction of the provider and in line with Oak Street Health medical management effortsNavigate Managed Care plans and resources to ensure mindful utilizationProvide community case management to increase patient ability to independently manage health conditions and reduce reliance on support servicesIncrease patient understanding of end-of-life options and prepare patients and their caregivers for potential challenges in end-of-life careLead 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 caseloadComplete case and progress documentation in a timely manner to allow for visibility into case status and productivityWhat are we looking for?Motivated social workers with a problem-solving orientation and a flexible and positive attitudePrior independent care management or case coordination experienceExperience conducting home visits and providing telephonic supportEnthusiasm for working with adults with disabilities, older adults, and adults with severe and persistent mental illnessExperience working on a multidisciplinary team preferredUS work authorizationSomeone who embodies being "Oaky"What does being "Oaky" look like?Radiating positive energyAssuming good intentionsCreating an unmatched patient experienceDriving clinical excellenceTaking ownership and delivering resultsBeing scrappyWhy 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 cultureFast-paced and innovative environmentCompetitive benefits including paid vacation and sick time, generous 401K match with immediate vesting, and health benefitsOak Street Health is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and encourage all interested readers to apply to oakstreethealth.com/careers.

Keywords: Oak Street Health, Berwyn , Medical Social Worker, Other , berwyn, Illinois

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