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Job reference: 150068
Salary: Band 8A (£56,992 - £61,522)
Job closing date: 31/05/2023
Job Type: Administrative Services
Location: Edinburgh/Glasgow
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 17/05/2023
Employer (NHS Board) : Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Department: Scottish Med Consortium

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Senior Health Economist x 2 (Ref: 150068)

£56,992 - £61,522 (Band 8a) 

Permanent, Full time (37.5 hours/week)

​​​​​​​Glasgow / Edinburgh - Hybrid working will apply for the foreseeable future

An exciting opportunity exists for enthusiastic and positive individuals to join the health economics team within Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS). We are seeking two Senior Health Economists.  One post is specifically to contribute to the production of advice for the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC).  The other post will support the production of advice and guidance across the Evidence Directorate, including for SMC, the Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG) and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN). These are applied health economics roles; providing evidence to support decision making across NHSScotland to ensure timely and equitable access for patients to medicines, medical technologies and other interventions.

In providing economics input to a range of projects, day-to-day duties include: producing rigorous reviews of health economic evidence; developing models to assess the cost effectiveness of interventions; undertaking resource and cost impact analysis; and support for research activity and methodology development across the directorate. The roles will also offer an opportunity to publish your work and contributing to scientific conferences in relevant fields when required. As senior members of the team, the roles will involve leading strategic objectives, developing programmes of work, as well as managing other health economists.

The roles require clear thinking and a 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 communication skills (both oral and written) to inform the decisions of senior clinicians and managers across NHSScotland are required. 

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, containing specific details for each post.

We have a range of family friendly policies in place and support agile working.

Closing Date: Midnight on 31st May 2023.

Interviews are anticipated to be held via MS Teams on 14th June 2023.

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