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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Epic?
  2. Why is Johns Hopkins Medicine implementing Epic?
  3. What is included in this next phase of the Epic rollout project?
  4. Is this the last phase of the Epic rollout?
  5. Why should I apply for the Epic positions?
  6. How long will this Epic implementation phase take?
  7. As a part of the Epic team, who will be my employer?
  8. As a part of the Epic team, who will be my supervisor?
  9. As a part of the Epic team, what are the hours/shifts?
  10. Where will the Epic office be located?
  11. For application purposes, am I a Current Employee or an External Candidate?
  12. If I leave my department, will I be replaced?
  13. Will I have a job within the Johns Hopkins Medicine system once the Epic implementation is complete?
  14. Will there be travel associated with these Epic positions?
  15. What if I can't make it to the Epic training program? Should I still apply?
  16. What happens once I complete the six-week Epic training program?
  17. Based on my experience, what is the best Epic position for me?
  18. There are multiple positions listed under the same title. Do I have to apply to all of the listings?
  19. How will I know if I am a candidate?
  20. What is the deadline for me to complete and submit my online application?
  21. Will there be other employment opportunities in the future on the Epic project, or are these the only positions?
  22. Can I email my resume for consideration?

1.) What is Epic?

Epic is an electronic medical record system (EMR) and a world leader in providing hospitals with enterprise solutions for inpatient and ambulatory clinical, departmental, access, revenue cycle and practice management functions. Epic's current 200+ customers include other well-known academic medical centers and health care systems, including Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, New York University and Yale.

2.) Why is Johns Hopkins Medicine implementing Epic?

Johns Hopkins Medicine is a world leader in health care innovation. Through a seamless electronic medical record system with the Epic products, we will have the opportunity to enhance the safety, quality and efficiency of our care delivery system, transform our patients' experience, and foster advances in clinical research, telemedicine, clinical connectivity and other innovations.

3. ) What is included in this next phase of the Epic rollout project?

The last phase of the Epic project is the Academic Build. It includes rollouts of both The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

4.) Is this the last phase of the Epic rollout?

We plan on implementing Epic’s Home Health Module, beginning this project in March 2015 with the go-live in March 2016. However, the Academic Build is the last major phase and will bring all of the hospitals live on Epic.

5.) Why should I apply for the Epic positions?

Johns Hopkins Medicine is making a considerable investment in Epic and needs enthusiastic professionals who want to be part of the fast-paced and focused implementation of Epic across our medical and research enterprise. If chosen to join the team, we will pay for you to become Epic Certified, which will provide you with valuable and highly sought after knowledge that will help you advance your career and gain unique and significant experience.

6.) How long will this Epic implementation phase take?

This project will start up in September 2014 with Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center scheduled to go live in December 2015 and The Johns Hopkins Hospital scheduled to go live in July 2016.

7.) As a part of the Epic team, who will be my employer?

If you are an employee of one of the affiliates of the Johns Hopkins Health System and accept a position on the Epic team, you will need to transition from your current employer and become a Johns Hopkins Health System employee. If you are currently a Johns Hopkins University employee, you will remain on the Johns Hopkins University payroll.

8.) As a part of the Epic team, who will be my supervisor?

The organizational structures for both Epic teams are currently being identified and to the best of our ability, will be communicated prior to any final job offers.

9.) As a part of the Epic team, what are the hours/shifts?

All positions are full time, day shifts. Some positions may require employees to be on call.

10.) Where will the Epic office be located?

The Epic office will be located at Harbor East -- 1000 Lancaster Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. There are five parking lots near the office that will be administered by the Project Office, and the parking rate will be deducted, pre-tax, from your payroll. Employees on the Epic team will need to let their manager know if they would like to park in one of these locations.

11.) For application purposes, am I a Current Employee or an External Candidate?

Employees of the following Johns Hopkins Medicine member organizations are considered Current Employees:

  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Bayview Medical Center
  • All Children's Hospital
  • Howard County General Hospital
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Suburban Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
  • Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
  • Johns Hopkins HealthCare
  • Johns Hopkins Health System

Everyone else, including ex-employees of any of these member organizations, is considered External Candidates.

12.) If I leave my department, will I be replaced?

Your manager will work with department leadership and Human Resources to determine a backfill strategy.

13.) Will I have a job within the Johns Hopkins Medicine system once the Epic implementation is complete?

While there is no guarantee of a job once the project has been completed, experience from past projects indicate that the expertise gained as part of the project team will provide the employee with value that is absorbed into the institution. These employees will have priority bidding rights for open positions for which they are qualified.

14.) Will there be travel associated with these Epic positions?

Yes. Most Epic team members must travel to Verona, WI (Epic's headquarters) off and on over six consecutive weeks to undergo mandatory Epic training that leads to certification. There are multiple sessions within the training program and not everyone will have to attend all the sessions. The actual number of sessions, duration of each session and actual dates for each session are currently being determined. On the average, an employee being trained will have two to three training trips to Verona for a duration of two to three days per trip. There may be other needs for travel to the Epic headquarters over the course of the implementation project.

Travel arrangements and expenses will be coordinated centrally.

15.) What if I can't make it to the Epic training program? Should I still apply?

Yes. Individual situations will be assessed should there be applicants who are deemed vital to the success of the project.

16.) What happens once I complete the six-week Epic training program?

Once each training session is completed, employees will come back to Johns Hopkins Medicine and have projects related to the training to complete, and then go back to Verona, WI for the next training session. Upon completion of the training, each trainee will need to pass a test to become certified. Employees unsuccessful in becoming certified will be handled individually to determine next steps.

Those who complete the training and become certified will be required to provide two years of service payback that will begin upon their receipt of certification. If multiple certifications are obtained, the two years will begin when the last certification is received.

17.) Based on my experience, what is the best Epic position for me?

Unfortunately, we haven't facilitated any career counseling services for Epic yet. All available positions are outlined to help you better understand the jobs available. Please review the positions posted and apply for those positions for which you are interested and qualified. If you have any specific questions on the posting, our recruiters can assist you to find the right answer.

18.) There are multiple positions listed under the same title. Do I have to apply to all of the listings?

If you apply for just one position for which you qualify, and the interview team feels you are a better fit for another position, they will notify the other team of your interest.

19.) How will I know if I am a candidate?

It will take approximately 10 business days for recruiters to review applications. Applicants can check their status by going back to the application site and clicking on the "Job Applications" link. Each Epic position has an Interview Coordinator who will contact qualified candidates and schedule interviews. An HR representative will inform candidates who are not selected. Positions will remain posted to the employment website until they are filled.

Please note that due to the volume of applications, we are unable to personally contact everyone. But if the recruiters desire additional information or need to schedule an interview, you will be contacted.

20.) What is the deadline for me to complete and submit my online application?

We will continue to accept applications for these positions as long as they are posted online. We strongly encourage internal candidates to apply by or before June 30, 2014.

21.) Will there be other employment opportunities in the future on the Epic project, or are these the only positions?

Other than Epic’s Home Health Module, for which positions will be posted around January 2015, there are no other Epic positions on the horizon. Positions will be posted routinely as openings occur.

22.) Can I email my resume for consideration?

Please do not email your resume. Instead, review the positions posted to the Epic section of our employment website and apply through our online application for those positions for which you are interested and qualified.

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