Health Technology Assessor
The post holder will be joining a multidisciplinary team with responsibility for appraising evidence for comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of technologies for use by patients in Ireland. The post holder will be required to participate in the
evaluation of drugs which will include reviewing epidemiological data, systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical evidence, report writing and critical appraisal of clinical evidence and economic models submitted by manufacturers to the NCPE. The candidate will also be expected to conduct research with the aim of establishing optimal processes for conducting Health Technology Assessments.
Senior Management Team, NCPE
Health Technology Assessor
€63,974 - €74,042
Temporary, Full Time & Pensionable
1 month's notice
37 hours per week
You will be required to work the agreed roster/on call arrangements advised to you by your line manager. Your contracted hours of work are liable to change in order to meet the requirements for extended day services in accordance with the terms of the Framework Agreement.
The National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE) assesses evidence for comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of technologies for use by patients in Ireland. This is done through assessment of evidence submitted by manufacturers and independent systematic review. The NCPE also undertakes research to support evidence-based decision making and to inform national guidelines for Health Technology Assessment. The NCPE is linked with the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Trinity College Dublin and has close collaborative links with international health economic academic centres. The NCPE contributes to international organisations including EUnetHTA and ISPOR. Pharmacoeconomic research in the centre focuses predominantly on methodologies used in health technology assessment. In addition, the NCPE studies the use of pharmaceuticals in the Irish population in order to support the cost-effective and rational use of drugs in Ireland. The department also contributes to undergraduate and post graduate education in Trinity College Dublin and beyond. The Review Group at the NCPE has a multidisciplinary skill mix including staff with backgrounds in medicine, pharmacy, pharmacoepidemiology, statistics and health economics.
Principle duties and responsibilities:
The Health Technology Assessor will:
The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.
A level of proficiency in the English language, written and spoken, is a requirement of all roles within St James’s Hospital. Your proficiency in spoken English will be assessed during the interview process appropriate to the role available. Nursing and other general staff will be required to self-assess their proficiency level in the Standard Application Form.
In the course of your employment you may have access to or hear information concerning the medical or personal affairs of patients and/or staff, or other health services business. Such records and information are strictly confidential and unless acting on the instructions of an authorised officer, on no account must information concerning staff, patients or other health service business be divulged or discussed except in the performance of normal duty. In addition records must never be left in such a manner that unauthorised persons can obtain access to them and must be kept in safe custody when no longer required.
A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.
It is the responsibility of all staff across the hospital to ensure that infection control and hygiene standards are adhered to and maintained at all times.
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