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Health Economist

London   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time

Health Economics

This is a very interesting role or an experienced health economist to join an established institute in London.
You will be responsible for providing health economic input for the development of NICE clinical guidelines.
The main tasks of this role are to:
*Design and build health economic decision models
*Critically appraise published health economic evaluations
*Present the above to the guideline committees (comprising of leading clinicians and patient members) and work with them to develop cost effective recommendations for the NHS
For each guideline that you are assigned to, you will be working closely with the Chair and Clinical lead. You will be part of a technical team comprising of guideline lead, project manager, information scientist, systematic reviewers and health economist. You will be trained and supported by a senior health economist.
You will also contribute more generally as part of the health economics team to the work of the Centre and to the development of health economic methodologies.
This post is 12 months fixed- term in the first instance, subject to passing probation. However, it is likely you would be subsequently transferred to a permanent contract when funding allows. The role provides opportunities for continuing professional and personal development in a supportive and collaborative environment. This post represents a first step in a development pathway, whereby the candidate will progress to a senior health economist post, as their competencies develop.
Accountabilities Include:
Guideline committee meetings
*Presenting summaries of the health economic evidence to a non-economist audience
opublished economic evidence and
oyour own original decision models
*Advising guideline committees on technical issues related to health economics
*Pro-actively leading and facilitating discussions during meetings to help the guideline committee form cost-effective recommendations for the NHS
Economic modelling
*Developing an economic plan which systematically prioritises areas of the guideline where economic modelling will be necessary to inform recommendations
*Designing and building cost-effectiveness analyses or cost-utility analyses (using decision analytic methods)
oCollecting and synthesising data to input in to models
oConducting rigorous sensitivity analysis
oQuality checking models systematically
*Conducting targeted reviews of published economic evidence
oSifting of titles and abstracts
oCritical appraisal of published economic evaluations
*Providing feedback to information specialists on search strategies
*Documenting all review processes; maintaining clear audit trails to assist reproducibility
Writing and editing
*Producing economic reports including reviews, committee discussion and detailing methods and results of original decision models
*Writing responses to stakeholder comments on health economic issues made during the consultation phase of the guideline development process
*Opportunity to write academic papers for publication
Team working
*Collaborative working with other technical specialties and committee members
*Helping other health economists during periods of peak workload
*Contributing to developing methods and processes
Networking and collaboration
*Sharing knowledge and expertise of guideline development, including attending technical meetings at the NGC and NICE
*Opportunity to represent the NGC at meetings, workshops and conferences, such as IHEA and ISPOR.
Experience/ Skills Required:
*Masters in Health Economics; or Masters in a related discipline (such as Health Services Research, Public Health or Operational Research) with a significant Health Economic evaluation component; or equivalent experience
*Knowledge of decision analytic modelling of healthcare interventions and ability to build decision models in either Excel or TreeAge
*Knowledge of cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-utility analysis
*Knowledge of epidemiology and clinical research methods
*Ability to analyse complex problems, preferably in a health services context
*Paying close attention to detail in your work
*Systematically prioritising tasks to ensure that objectives of the highest importance are delivered first. Proven time management skills by working to tight deadlines.
*Identifies the purpose of a given communication and adjusts the communication medium and style to the audience.
*Ability to work on own initiative, without supervision on a day-to-day basis
*Working collaboratively on projects
oTaking steps to establish and develop effective relationships.
oSharing information and learning towards the common aim
oActing with sensitivity in situations where there are different viewpoints that must be respected to make progress.
*Welcoming and acting upon constructive feedback.
*Adapting to new ways of working positively and effectively. Willingness to learn new skills and work in a changing environment
*Ability to enthuse with a wide range of people, including senior healthcare professionals, about the value of health economics
*Good presentation skills
*Excellent written English
*Experience in carrying out research related to health or healthcare, especially cost-effectiveness analysis or decision analysis
*Knowledge of systematic reviewing methods
*Experience in statistical analysis (including meta-analysis)
*Experience in communicating health economic analysis to a broad audience
*Experience in writing economic reports
*Experience in guideline development
*Knowledge of the National Health Service
*Recognising the needs of others and, where practical, offering assistance without being asked

There are some great benefits on offer with this role including a competitive salary, pension, generous holidays and more.
Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal@pararecruit.com or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.
Keywords: Health, Economics, Economist, Clinical, NHS, Modelling, Analysis, Healthcare, London.

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  • Agency: Paramount Recruitment
  • Reference: HELHU
  • Updated: 16th June 2020
  • Expires: 14th July 2020

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