Clinical Evaluation Scientist
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
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We are seeking a degree or masters graduate in a health science related discipline to join our friendly team at Cedar, part of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board with links to Cardiff University.
Cedar supports decision making in healthcare through its contracts with national policy organisations and programmes including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the Welsh Value in Health Centre and Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC). Cedar also supports original research and service evaluation projects.
We currently have a vacancy for a Clinical Evaluation Scientist / Researcher to support Cedar's work with Value in Health, NICE and WHSSC.
The post holder will support projects across our portfolio of work, although experience in data analysis and interpretation would be advantageous. An understanding of health care is essential, as is the ability to write and present clearly on complex health care interventions, keeping a number of topics on track to meet tight deadlines.
Main duties of the job
The post holder works within the Cedar team supporting the Cedar Director in the delivery of specialist research and reporting services under contractual agreements between the funding bodies and Cardiff and Vale UHB.
The post holder works independently within a framework of defined occupational policies and leads within his/her specialist area. The post holder will lead and carry out evaluation research studies of specific technologies, interventions and conditions, as required by the funding body, and produce high quality written reports under tight and strict deadlines. The post holder will be expected to work independently to:
- conduct literature reviews
- seek and analyse evidence from other sources (eg patient surveys, NHS operational data)
- design research protocols (applying a variety of research methods, as appropriate)
- analyse the data and information, using range of software packages
- disseminate findings, principally through reports, incorporating clinical, scientific and patient reported data, prepared in consultation with stakeholders.
All work will be conducted within professional guidelines and relevant operational policies and procedures.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.
Our mission is"Caring for People, Keeping People Well",and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
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