Senior Health Economist

Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Salary: 40428 to 48514 per annum
Location: Glasgow

Closing date: 31 October 2016
Job ref. no.: HIS834

Senior Health Economist (Ref: HIS834)
Permanent, Glasgow
£40,428 - £48,514 (Band 8A)

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and positive individual to join the health economics team within Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS). We are seeking an experienced health economist to contribute to the production of evidence reviews and advice for our three national technology assessment bodies: the Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG); the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN); and the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC). 

Providing economics input to a range of products, duties include: producing rigorous reviews of health economics evidence; developing models to assess the cost effectiveness of interventions; undertaking resource and cost impact analysis; and support for research activity across the organisation. Your role will also involve publishing your work and contributing to scientific conferences in relevant fields when required. This senior role will involve leading a programme of work to support our quality improvement teams and managing other health economists, which you must have previous experience in doing.

The role requires a clear thinking and methodical approach with strong quantitative and analytical skills. You will have excellent report writing skills and the ability to work autonomously and manage and summarise large amounts of scientific information to tight deadlines. Strong influencing and communications skills to inform the decisions of senior clinicians and managers across NHS Scotland are required. Excellent interpersonal skills, supported by good oral, written and presentation skills are also essential. 

You will be expected to have a relevant degree, a postgraduate degree in health economics (Masters level or equivalent), a sound understanding of economics concepts and practical, applied health economic evaluation experience. If your skills and experience can help manage, coordinate and deliver the provision of health economics across HIS, please find out more by downloading a pack from our website.

Closing date: 31st October 2016 @ 12 noon

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About Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is a health body formed on the 1 April 2011. It has been created by the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 and marks a change in the way the quality of healthcare across Scotland will be supported nationally.

As an organisation, we support health and social care providers in Scotland to deliver high quality, evidence-based, safe, effective and person-centred care; and to provide public assurance about the quality and safety of that care

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