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Testing Lead - EHR

Full time
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EHR Digital Programme Testing Lead

1 London Bridge with expectation to visit other sites

Fixed Term Contract - End Date September 2025

Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

Reporting to EHR Digital Programme Head of ITG

This is your opportunity to become a vital part of the UK’s largest private healthcare provider, specialists in complex care, with hospitals rated outstanding by the CQC. We are actively recruiting for an  EHR Digital Programme Testing Lead.

It is a hugely exciting time for our organization. We are pioneers in providing healthcare solutions to our patients as part of an established US healthcare organization built on over 50 years of experience. To continue our success, we are implementing our five-year One HCA UK strategy, which includes ambitious growth plans, the opening of new sites and significant investments in enhancing effectiveness and alignment as a group. 

These growth plans include implementing a real time end-to-end Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform, a multi-million-pound investment, and part of our long-term digital transformation initiative. Focused on advancing our technology and integrating web-based navigation, this EHR will allow HCA UK clinicians and colleagues to enhance patient safety, quality and care and to maintain our outstanding ratings and continue to be a global market leader in complex care. Therefore, we are investing in a new workforce to lead this change, and we are actively recruiting now for a 2023 start, focused on change management, transforming work practices, and project delivery of goals and objectives.   

As an Electronic Health Record Testing Lead, you will play a crucial role in the successful implementation of our EHR system. You will take a user centred approach to Quality Assurance & Testing. You will develop & implement testing approaches to help meet user needs. You will work in collaboration with cross-functional teams, healthcare professionals, and technology experts to ensure Quality Assurance and Testing is embedded by default into the EHR development and delivery approach.

What you'll do:

  • Define and document the EHR programme strategy for Assurance and Testing across all aspects of EHR Delivery.

  • Ensure that all deliverables are tested to agreed standards for functional, non-functional service quality and systems operational requirements or identified risks.

  • Provide a QA&T framework that can be consistently applied to assure an agreed level of quality for EHR build prior to production deployment.

  • Provide guidance on QA effectiveness (techniques and practices) and efficiencies (such as tooling) and ensure appropriate quality gates and checkpoints are in place for HCA deliveries.

  • Guide the teams involved to assure appropriate governance and controls are employed in achieving the required levels of risk mitigation.

  • Ensuring risks are addressed as early in the EHR delivery programme as is practicably possible (shift Left up the lifecycle).

  • Lead in test process improvements and develop and maintain documentation relating to QA processes.

What you'll bring:

  • Must have 3-5 years' experience operating as a 'Test Lead'.

  • Must have 5+ years’ experience in healthcare technology services and support.

  • Must have 5+ years’ experience in healthcare systems testing (Healthcare Domain Experience).

  • Strong knowledge of Quality Assurance and testing methodologies Test Analysis, Design and Execution.

  • Strong knowledge of Integration testing (E2E) and testing methodologies.

  • Ability to build relationships with, and influence, key stakeholders, programme resources, and external delivery/support partners.

  • Analytical and Data driven approach to problem solving.

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.

  • An understanding of Business and/or IT transformation change.

  • Have gained a thorough knowledge of the domain of the organisation.

  • Be able to apply the knowledge effectively in unfamiliar situations and actively maintains own knowledge and shares with others.

  • Proficient Knowledge and understanding of requirement and process analysis.


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

By caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Testing Lead, you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you.

  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals.

  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service.

  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme.

  • Group Life Assurance from day one.

  • Critical illness cover.

  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay.

  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland.

  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you.

  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers.

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.


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