At accuRx, we're on a mission to change lives by bringing patients and their healthcare teams together.

Who are accuRx?

At accuRx, we’re building the first patient-centred communication platform. Our products help doctors, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, carers and anyone else involved in a patient's care to communicate easily with patients and with each other. We believe this will transform how healthcare is delivered, improving patient outcomes, improving staff morale and increasing the efficiency of health systems.

Our products have 98% adoption in GP practices and we are investing into other areas of healthcare (hospitals, pharmacies, care homes). By making messaging easier, we’re making more of medicine asynchronous, from simple consultations to getting advice from hospital specialists, saving time and making it easier for staff to communicate.

Although we’ve initially tackled the UK healthcare system, we have ambitions to improve healthcare systems across the world. You can view more about the impact we’ve had so far here

Life as a CISO at accuRx

We say with confidence that the patient data that we handle is protected to high standards. As we grow and take on new challenges, we need to make sure that we retain those high standards and ultimately retain the trust of everyone we serve. Healthcare is the most sensitive industry when it comes to the kind of information circulating and the implications when things go wrong are no doubt very serious. So as CISO at accuRx, you'll be responsible for a lot. But you'll also have a hugely talented, fun and mission-driven set of colleagues to work on these challenges with.

We're building the communication platform for healthcare from the ground up, so you'll be able to build the strategy and influence the way things work here right away.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and lead the implementation of the overall security strategy of accuRx. This will include working with Product Engineering, DevOps, Internal Tech and the IT Operations teams to implement this. This strategy will cover both the software we develop, and the security of our internal systems covering:
    • Overseeing penetration testing of our systems and our software service
    • Vulnerability assessment
    • Overseeing work to retain our ISO27001 certification and other information security credentials
    • Liaising with client suppliers
    • Tabletop exercises
    • Evaluating reports from third parties
  • You'll lead the new Security Engineering team at accuRx, where you'll build a team responsible for security threat mitigation and incident response
  • You'll work with the rest of our business, especially the Privacy and IG team, to ensure that we communicate clearly with customers and key stakeholders about how we secure patient and user data.
  • You'll engage with important external stakeholders like NCSC, NHS Digital and our customers on strategic security challenges, and to help drive up overall standards in the sector.
  • Ensuring a healthy culture and good practice towards our security is a key part of accuRx life, covering:
    • Ensuring personal security at accuRx
    • Providing concise guidance to employees
    • Being an empathetic ear to understand and respond to mistakes, fostering a blame-free responsible.
    • Running fun and interactive security exercises.

What the team say ...,

David Robinson, Security Consultant, Swiftsec

"It's a really exciting time to join the team: accuRx scaled rapidly and are forming our structure and processes as we go, while still maintaining top notch support for our wonderful users."

We'd really like to hear from you, if ...

  • You've got 6+ years experience working in information security for SaaS businesses
  • Experience defining and working with others to execute a security strategy within an organisation
  • You have strong experience of clearly communicating about security risks and how to mitigate them to audiences of all kinds, including those with limited technical knowledge
  • Ability to build and maintain with wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • You have broad transferable expertise in important technology and security frameworks, ideally in some or all of these contexts:
    • Healthcare IT and network configuration
    • Azure or other cloud environments
    • Leading on obtaining and demonstrating security credentials (ISO27001)
  • Experience managing a team of security engineers
  • You understand key regulations for data protection in the UK and the EU (e.g. GDPR)
  • You're mission-driven and care about positively impacting the lives of billions
  • You're passionate about improving healthcare
  • You're excited by change and a fast-paced learning environment
  • You love solving problems, and relish in the constant challenges a startup throws your way
  • You are able to reflect on past decisions and mistakes and use them as opportunities to learn
  • You're an excellent communicator with the ability to translate complex to simple, bringing your ideas to life
  • When you see something not working, you'll flag it and be part of the solution
  • You share our values

Salary & Benefits package:

Our package includes:

  • £100,000 - £125,000 + meaningful share options (see our public progression framework and salary bandings)
  • Generous leave policies including 28 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and enhanced parental leave
  • Flexible working including core hours and up to 2 days remote working per week
  • £1000 annual learning and development budget; £500 wellness budget
  • Time on the frontline - Everyone visits a GP practice at least twice a quarter to truly understand how a practice runs, the difficulties they face with technologies and how we can help.
  • And much more.

Read more about our benefits here.

Want to do a little more research before you apply? 

Head over to our main careers page to find out more about the team and our company handbook. You can also find out more about us on Medium, LinkedIn and Twitter & Instagram.

Our YouTube channel is full of demos of our product, webinars we have held with our users and some clips about life at accuRx 🤩

Here’s 3 reasons why accuFolk love working at accuRx! 💙

 

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