Health Services Researchers positions – Healthcare Improvement Scotland

There are two fix terms posts for health service researchers coming up in Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS). These may be of interest to junior researchers or PhDs students.

Fixed term contract/Secondment 1 x until September 2019 & 1 x until March 2020
Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
£32,974 – £43,471 (Band 7)
Edinburgh or Glasgow

We are seeking to appoint two new Health Services Researchers positions within the Evidence and Evaluation for Improvement Team (EEvIT).

EEvIT was created to provide high quality evidence review and evaluation support for HIS health and social care improvement work. EEvIT works with improvement teams in the improvement hub and encourages teams to use evidence to inform and enhance the planning and development of their improvement work. In addition, EEvIT works with improvement teams to scope, develop and deliver evaluation of improvement work.

We are looking for experienced health service/social care researchers, or clinicians with health service research and/or evaluation experience, who wish to further develop their evidence and evaluation skills and experience, within the context of improvement, to join EEvIT. One of the roles will provide an opportunity to work closely with the Primary Care Portfolio team to support evidence and evaluation in this area of work.

An understanding of health service research and evaluation methods and an ability to promote evidence and evaluation in different contexts is essential. Experience of evidence and evaluation within a primary care setting is beneficial for one of the positions offered. It would be also useful to have applied knowledge of quality improvement. You must be an effective networker and demonstrate communication skills to an advanced level. A flexible approach to work, the ability to consider various perspectives in the development of work and working in collaboration with others is essential. You will be based within the Evidence and Evaluation for Improvement Team, part of the Improvement Hub, but will also have close links to the HIS Evidence Directorate. The work may involve some travelling across Scotland.

These positions require experienced, clear thinking individuals with a broad range of research skills and excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills. In addition to a numerate, biomedical discipline or social science degree, the post holder will be expected to have a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject and/or have extensive health services research experience.   

We encourage all interested applicants to contact Sharon Wiener-Ogilvie, Evidence and Evaluation for Improvement Team lead tel: 07973914163. 

It is anticipated that interviews will be held during the week beginning 27 August 2018

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