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EHRS Senior Designer/Analyst - Pharmacy, Cancer and Research

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £65,095 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity to join the UCLH Electronic Health Record (EHR) Pharmacy, Cancer Chemotherapy, and Clinical Trial team. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in digital healthcare. The successful candidate will help support UCLH's digital infrastructure.

Patients are at the centre of everything we do. Our EHR - Epic - helps ensure we continue to get better at delivering services and treatment plans designed around patient needs. Our vision is to create a digitally enabled organisation that supports the delivery of efficient and effective patient care, achieved through easy-to-use systems that provide staff and patients with access to the right information, in the right place, at the right time. At UCLH, Digital Services is central to our transformation programme. To help us to achieve our vision, we are looking for passionate individuals to join our team.

Main duties of the job

The new and exciting field of Digital Healthcare looks to improve patient care and staff working experience by using technology and digital pathways. More and more job opportunities are being created for people with an interest and experience in implementing and designing digital health solutions. From patient records to research, health economics to clinical decision support, Digital Health aims to bring current IT technology to healthcare settings.

The team consists of several applications that cover pharmacy, chemotherapy workflows, and clinical trial management. The post holder will oversee and be responsible for the design, configuration, build, and testing of these application modules. Working in conjunction with the EHR delivery managers, they will be responsible for close integration of their application teams with the other application teams in the EHR programme (e.g. outpatients). This includes supporting the managers to ensure the team execute relevant plans and deliver work on time in adherence to the established governance structure and quality standards. They will engage regularly with clinicians and operational managers, analysing service needs, and helping them to agree and deliver clinical best practice standards, future workflows and system optimisation. They will help solution and prioritise new projects in line with Trust strategic objectives.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The work will include developing, managing and supporting the analysts, and working closely with training, technical, information, programme management, benefits and communications staff. We have excellent relationships with departmental leads, super-users and subject matter experts who help prioritise our workstreams. We also have a rolling upgrade programme which delivers new features and functionality to ensure the system is up-to-date.

For those candidates who are not already Epic certified in the Willow (Pharmacy) and Beacon (cancer protocol) applications, we will offer training and you will be supported to attain certification as a requirement during your 6 month probation period. Candidates without Epic certification will start at band 7 and progress to band 8a after certification and after passing their probationary period.

Applicants without an Epic certification will also be required to undertake the Epic aptitude assessment (the Sphinx test) prior to interview.

The team work on site once every 2 weeks. Team members may choose to work on site or remotely the remaining time. We are open to applications from outside the London area.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Pharmacy, nursing or other health related degree or equivalent through experience and professional development.
  • Specialist knowledge across a wide range of subject areas relating to EHR systems and digital services.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of NHS clinical, administrative and operational workflows.
  • Epic certification in the Willow Inpatient module


  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or General Pharmacy Practice, or equivalent
  • Epic certification in the Beacon or Research modules
  • Epic certification in the Willow Ambulatory or Willow Inventory modules



  • Substantial experience as a hospital practitioner
  • Experience of change programmes while also developing and maintaining high standards of quality.


  • Experience configuring an electronic prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA) system or configuration of medication within an EHR system, such as Epic or Cerner
  • Experience working in the field of oncology/ haematology pharmacy

Skills and Abilities


  • The ability to work unsupervised and plan project work to agreed timescales to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and complete tasks within agreed time scales.

Specific Requirements


  • Full understanding of and demonstrable commitment to the UCLH values.

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



235 Euston Road



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