Frequently asked questions
Who are we looking for?
We are going to need a strong, diverse team that is made up of a range of different healthcare professionals. Key to the success of the programme will be in creating a team with a shared vision – to do this we need exceptional people to join us. Diversity is hugely important to us and we are keen to promote equal opportunities and form a team that reflects our patient and staff populations.
You will be:
- innovative – encouraging idea exchange and nurturing new ways of thinking
- ambitious – always striving to deliver the very best for our patients and keen to make your mark in shaping our future
- inquisitive – asking questions and challenging the status quo
- a problem solver – using intuition and logic to come up with solutions
- a good communicator – someone who will work with us to build our digitally-led future
- supportive – understanding we work as one team and everyone is integral to the success of the programme.
You do not need to be technical to join our team. We encourage candidates with clinical, technical, operational and change management skills who want to be part of our exciting journey to apply.
What are the roles in the team?
We are recruiting to roles in a number of teams.
- Deployment team: building, configuring and testing the modules in our Epic system.
- Programme delivery team: managing the delivery of the programme in specific areas.
- Data and analytics team: building the reporting and analytics functions – the data warehouse, the reporting suite including all mandatory, statutory reports and dashboards. This workstream also includes the data migration function.
- Technology teams: making sure relevant systems are integrated and deploying hardware and medical devices.
- Readiness team: getting our organisation ready for the journey ahead. This includes change management processes, training and communicating the future changes with our patients, our staff and our partners.
Jobs available for internal secondment are advertised on Trac (please note: you will need to be on the King's network to view this page). Details of the wider recruitment programme can be found in the Apollo programme area on the Guy’s and St Thomas’ website.
How do I apply and what is the selection process?
Before applying for a role, please make sure you carefully read the job descriptions, person specification and any further relevant information on the job site. You will be asked to complete an online application. This is a great opportunity to tell us why you would like to join us.
Applications will then be shortlisted and you will be contacted by our recruitment team via email to invite you to the next stage.
For a number of roles we will be inviting shortlisted candidates to take part in a competency test. The aim of the test is to make sure we recruit candidates who are most likely to pass the formal EPIC accreditation to configure our EHR. This test will evaluate the candidate on logic, numerical and reasoning.
The next stage of the process will depend on the role but may include an interview, a stakeholder interview and/or a presentation. This may be conducted in person or virtually via Microsoft Teams.
Please note during the interview process you can highlight your interest/relevant experience in a particular Epic module, however, the final module you work on will be agreed by the recruitment panel taking into consideration a number of factors.
If I do not score well in the competency test will I still be considered as a candidate?
This test gauges your likelihood in passing the Epic accreditation needed for specific roles. This accreditation will be a contractual requirement for the deployment team. A low mark in the competency test indicates that you would find the accreditation extremely difficult and this may end up being stressful for you. Those who do not pass their Epic accreditation will not be able to continue as part of our deployment team.
What training will I receive?
As part of our team you may be (role-dependent) provided with training from world-class EHR provider, Epic at their Epic University. Through this training you will learn how to excel in the team and become part of an ever-growing Epic community.
We are also keen to support your career development – you will have access to the full suite of training courses the Trust has to offer to make sure you realise your potential. Clear career progression pathways will give you room to grow your career within the team.
What is Epic?
Epic is a US-based provider of electronic health records and other healthcare applications. It is used in some of the best hospitals around the world, as well as in the UK. Epic has been implemented in Cambridge University Hospital Trust, University College London, Great Ormond Street and Royal Devon and Exeter. Other Trusts in the UK have also selected Epic and will be going live over the next couple of years. This includes Northern Ireland Health and Social Care, Manchester University Trust and Frimley Park Hospital Trust.
Will I need to travel for these roles?
A number of the roles will require you to travel to the US or to Bristol for training therefore you must have a valid passport and be ready to travel. However with current travel restrictions in place this may change.
How can I contact you?
Applicants should apply by visiting Health Jobs UK or NHS jobs, however if you have a query regarding any of our vacancies, please use the contact details on the relevant position or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.