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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/01/2021.

Lead Analyst - Apollo

Job Reference: 196-EHR043

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Electronic Health Record - Apollo Programme Deployment
Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London
£45,780 - £51,393 p.a inc. HCA

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

As a Lead Analyst you will configure and deploy assigned modules of the Epic platform, aligning these with new workflows and patient pathways. You will be a key member of the Deployment Workstream working with other analysts in the Application and Configuration Teams.

We are seeking individuals who are keen to play an active role in building our future state in Epic’s EHR. Experience in Epic is not essential however experience in a large scale implementation would be beneficial to evidence in your application.

As the programme develops, so will your role, incorporating the following key phases;

  • Self-study and learning the system with associated exams
  • Engagement with wider hospital teams to provide early demonstrations of the system
  • Analysis of end user roles and workflows
  • Configuration of the system
  • Building test scripts and carry out the testing, evidencing results and producing appropriate reports to the Test Manager
  • Deployment of the solution, adapting the configuration as required working in an agile fashion.

The Deployment Workstream will have the exciting challenge of reflecting our future state workflows in the configuration of the system. To do this your team will be led by a Configuration and Application Workstream Manager(s) who will be subject matter experts in particular module. You will also work with colleagues in clinical and operational departments, the Data and Analytics Workstream and our Epic Principal Trainers. The appropriate candidate will always endeavour to produce the highest quality results by working constructively with a range of staff at all levels in order to do so.

To support you in this challenging role you will be fully trained by our system provider, Epic, in the US on the building blocks of the system that we will deliver. In undertaking this training you will become part of an elite group of Epic trained staff who operate across a wide range of countries and healthcare systems.

We are seeking those who have a strong aptitude for digital systems (Note: No technical or programming experience is required) and are natural born problem solvers. Equally as important to these skills will be your understanding of workflow and processes required in one of the core areas.

You will be invited to take an aptitude test at the application stage of the process. You should not worry about this test – the aim of the test is to ensure we recruit candidates who have the skills in order to exceed in the Epic accreditation following their training. The test aims to evaluate -

  • Problem Solving – measures the ability to solve problems involving mathematical reasoning.
  • Reading Comprehension – measures the ability to understand written materials and the ideas associated with them.
  • Reasoning – measures the ability to analyse and evaluate information and to arrive at conclusions correctly.
  • Data Interpretation – measures the ability to understand data presented in tables and determine missing values by reasoning and performing simple arithmetic operations.
  • Verbal Reasoning – measures the ability to combine separate pieces of information and to form conclusions based on that information.


This role is pivotal to the success of the Apollo Programme, it involves working to project deadlines and can, at times, be challenging. You must be able to juggle multiple, sometimes conflicting deadlines and maintain strong working relationships across the wider end user community as well as others within the programme team. Strong communication skills, including the ability to break down barriers of understanding across teams will be essential in this role.

Importantly we are looking for people whose genuine enthusiasm for the Apollo Programme which will be passed on to other staff.


Please note: Training for these roles may take place in the US. It is therefore essential that you hold a current passport and are able to commit to travel abroad on dates set by the Trust.


This role is full time and open to internal and external applicants.


Closing Date 24th January 2021

Interview date TBC


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameHeather O’BrienJob titleApollo Deployment DirectorEmail addressHeather.OBrien@gstt.nhs.ukTelephone number07749400632

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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