Many hospitals are implementing Epic. They use an IT and a clinical staff to input different applications within Epic. The IT and clinical staff that works on the application needs to have an Epic certification. Getting an Epic Certification is different from how other certifications are obtained. The training is very rigorous and a test must be taken afterwards.
If you work for an employer that wants to start using the Epic application, then it is a good idea to contact the manager and see if the company will help in getting you certified. Those that train with Epic will be eligible to get a certification. The employer will see the initiative to get the certification as you showing an interest in advancing your career.
An Epic application allows you to be certified in different areas. A person needs to take a training course in their headquarters in Madison, WI. The course can be in either Clarity Schema or in the Clarity ETL process. The Epic has a catalog with a list that contains classes that are being offered currently. Epic allows you to email them after the training is finished to schedule a day to take the certification exam. The exam is free to take. After the proctor mails the exam, it takes about a week to get the results. The passing grade to get certified in Epic is an 85.
It is a good idea to do a little research to find out what places near you are looking for someone who is certified in the Epic application. A recruiter can recommend places where your particular skill set is needed. They may have connections with health systems around the country. This is a good time to think about whether you are willing to relocate in order to use this new skill set.
On a regular basis maintain the certification you have. Every year, Epic comes out with a new training version of the application. You can find the module online. It is good idea to put in some time to completing the NVT module. This way you are up to date with the application. Emblems are issued every year to show that you have completed the NVT. This shows that your certification is up to date and is current with the new changes. This skill set will open many doors and help you make a lot of money.