Clinic Informatics Specialist

Oak Street Health is on a mission to rebuild healthcare as it should be. We are a network of over 50 community based primary care centers for adults on Medicare. Our national footprint continues to expand rapidly as we drive best-in-class clinical results and deliver an unmatched experience for patients. Our aspirations are high, and we seek teammates who are passionate about our mission and can help take us even farther.

As a Clinic Informatics Specialist (CIS)

You will be a vital member to an Oak Street Health care team. CISs undergo a robust training and onboarding process that equip them to accompany providers into patient exam rooms, record critical information and health history into the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), and learn the operational workflows that make an Oak Street Health center successful. Any CIS who commits to two-years at Oak Street Health will also have access to ongoing training and professional development programming.

Program History

At Oak Street Health, we are quality-focused, meaning we judge our success on the value of our patient experience and the health outcomes of our patients. We developed the CIS program precisely to improve these elements of our practice. What other practices call ​“scribes,” we call Clinic Informatics Specialists (“CISs”). The CIS Program includes robust school application support and professional development.

What are we looking for?

We extend offers to individuals who seek challenges. An ideal candidate is energetic, clever, and detail-oriented with a strong interest in gaining clinical and/​or healthcare operational experience. Our team is comprised of applicants who proved themselves academically in their respective undergraduate institutions or post-­bac­calau­reate programs. Accepted applicants pursue careers or ongoing education in a diverse range of healthcare fields, including but not limited to, medical, physician assistant, or nursing schools — as well as, health data analysis, health administration, or social work. After 2 years of experience at Oak Street Health, CISs are greatly prepared to continue advancing academically and/​or professionally.

What will you gain?

  • Exposure to multiple medical professionals — Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants, Population Health Directors, and more
  • Free pre-health career and application support from a professional advisor and former medical school dean with 20+ years experience
  • Daily experience working side-by-side with an assigned clinician
  • Over 120 hours of hands-on training and 90 days of onboarding support
  • Oak Street Health career path to leadership roles
  • Become an expert in clinical note writing and workflows
  • Free test prep (MCAT, OAT, PCAT, DAT, USMLE, GRE) plus additional clinical and professional development and bonus opportunities for CISs staying 2 years or more.


By the numbers

  • 11 states and growing! Oak Street Health currently operates centers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Texas
  • 300 CISs in the current cohort, including CISs in leadership positions
  • 80% of CIS's who applied to a healthcare professional school accepted 2018 – 19* (Nationwide 2018 – 19 MD/DO school acceptance is 41%)
  • 75+ CISs who have continued on to leadership positions at Oak Street Health Positions include but are not limited to: Population Health, Product Development, Learning & Development, Clinician


Interested in applying?

Apply for the CIS program today.