As someone who has been a heme/onc pharmacist for almost 4 years now and is interviewing for a potential EPIC Beacon job with a different health system, I was wondering how your transition was and how you like your current job? A bit nervous to not be doing direct patient care anymore.
Congratulations on this new opportunity coming your way! The transition for me was very smooth actually but I think that’s mainly because I was so ready for a change and ready to learn something new.
There were some challenges along the way like learning how to manage projects and meeting deadlines that other deadlines, and the whole project, relied on. That responsibility weighed heavily on me sometimes but that just took some getting used to. Once I got the hang of things it was smooth sailing.
Of course, when you work in a department that provides services to end users you need to anticipate that some folks will not be happy, some will love you, and some will test your patience for various reasons. But all in all, I wouldn’t change the career decision to move into the healthcare technology at all.
No regrets whatsoever.
I wish you the very best! Keep me posted 🙂
PS: I’m Epic Willow, not Epic Beacon 😉
Thank you for that advice! I was wondering what your day to day looks like and what you exactly do in EPIC Willow. I have my second round of interviews coming up which is exciting but it is always hard to know exactly what the life of an EPIC willow analyst will be like since I haven’t done it before. I can anticipate a few things but any insight from your end will be helpful!
Congratulations on your upcoming second interview! I wish you the best of luck. 🙂
I would say that what my weeks look like can change from week to week or month to month. That’s because sometimes I am working on a project (could be a new build or it could be a maintenance project or an update to existing infrastructure), so that determines what my days and weeks will look like.
Some last a few days if they are quick fixes and others can go on for weeks or months if they are more intricate or simply just require a longer time due to dependencies on other people or other teams or even on Epic itself.
I know it sounds a bit nebulous now but it will make a lot more sense to you once you’re inside of the Epic ecosystem 🙂