Grade: Engineer III
Division: Health Technology Assessment
HIQA is recruiting for three HTA Analysts to join its Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Directorate. The HTA Analysts will join a multidisciplinary team with responsibility for the effective implementation of HIQA’s programmes to deliver high-quality health technology assessments, other evidence-based advice and evidence synthesis outputs, and, therefore, to embed evidence-based methodology in the health decision-making processes in Ireland.
The HTA Analysts will undergo comprehensive training in evidence synthesis and HTA, which will include the opportunity to pursue externally delivered training. A number of opportunities to pursue a paid postgraduate degree (PhD or Master’s) will be available to those who score highest at interview.
The scope of HIQA’s work includes providing evidence synthesis and evidence-based advice to inform the public health response to COVID-19, providing evidence synthesis to support the work of the National Screening Advisory Committee, and health technology assessment advice to inform investment or disinvestment in health technologies and programmes. HIQA also performs evidence synthesis to support the development of national clinical guidelines and audit and the development of national health policy, and appraises and develops evidence synthesis reviews related to medical exposure to ionising radiation.
The post holder will actively engage in the work of the HTA Directorate and of HIQA to deliver on the annual business plan in line with the strategic objectives as outlined in HIQA’s Corporate Plan.
There are currently three vacant, fixed-term positions for immediate appointment:
- 1 full-time (37 hours per week) contract, fixed-term, for three years
- 1 full-time (37 hours per week) contract, fixed-term, for one year
- 1 part-time (18.5 hours per week) contract, fixed-term, for two years
In addition, HIQA may create a panel for future fixed-term and or permanent vacancies that may arise.
- Degree qualification (Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications) or equivalent in a discipline relevant to Health Services Research*, health economics or a relevant clinical area or a post-graduate degree in a relevant area, such as Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Economics, Health Services Research, (or in a health-related science with a high content in health services research). *Health Services Research involves the analysis of how people access healthcare, the cost of care, and what happens to people as a result of care. Analysis can use a range of qualitative and quantitative methods.
- Demonstrable technical skills in health services research and or systematic review and or health economic evaluation and or epidemiological analysis or statistical analysis
Benefits of working at HIQA:
- 25 days annual leave
- Learning and development opportunities
- Wellbeing Programme
- Social club
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Academic Education Support Scheme
- Opportunity to pursue a paid postgraduate degree, PhD or Master’s (for this role)
The completed application form must be submitted by 5pm Monday, 9 August 2021. Only applications uploaded to https://www.sigmarrecruitment.com/clients/hiqa will be accepted. CVs will not be accepted.
The Health Information and Quality Authority is an equal opportunities employer.