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Senior Health Economist

Senior Health Economist

Ontario Ministry of Health Toronto, Ontario Closing: 03/10/2023
438 University Ave, Toronto, ON
M5G 2K8

Join our team and contribute your senior-level health economics expertise to shape the strategic course and provincial priorities of Ontario’s health care system. Your role will be pivotal in bolstering the development of health strategies, aimed at tackling various critical health concerns impacting the people of Ontario.

About Us
The Ministry of Health’s Physician and Provider Services Division (PPSD) is accountable for policy development, negotiations, and mediation or arbitration, where applicable, and the implementation of agreements between government and certain health care provider associations. The division recently modernized its organizational structure to better align with their business objectives and is looking for new staff who are ready to learn and are passionate about contributing to the lives of Ontarians through the work we do.

The Provider Negotiations Management Branch is a new branch, created to lead the negotiations process for the ministry with health care providers, including the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), the Association of Ontario Midwives, the Ontario Association of Optometrists, and the Ontario Dental Association.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment. We offer:
• Competitive compensation and benefits
• Flexible work arrangements
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• On-the-job training to support your success in the role

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful, and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy < > and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < > pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code < >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
• lead, conduct, and coordinate health economic modelling, health economics analyses and research in support of strategic health system innovations
• integrate multiple sources of research information
• prepare policy papers for, and provide advice to, ministry staff and senior management
• lead, and participate in, working groups

How do I qualify?

Knowledge of Health Economics and the Ontario Health Care System
• you have expertise in theories, concepts, methods and measures in health economics to act as a leading subject advisor
• you have expertise in the development of complex health economic models to support decision-making
• you have expertise in acquiring, assessing, adapting and applying health economic research evidence for strategy development, policy development and planning
• you have demonstrated knowledge of the health care system to understand current health issues
• you can recognize interdependencies in health care organizations and their impact on the system using systems thinking skills

Research and Analytical Skills
• you can research, utilize and interpret data and information from a variety of sources
• you can understand and present policy issues in different ways using analytical skills
• you can evaluate and apply health economics research for strategy and policy development
• you have proven project leadership skills to plan and implement project plans
• you can use strategic thinking skills to define the project scope and lead team members to successful project completion

Communication and Relationship Management Skills
• you have excellent communication and presentation skills, including the ability to present complex information to diverse audiences
• you can influence the actions of others and lead colleagues on health economics projects
• you can build partnerships and work effectively with stakeholders and in a team environment
• you can provide advice in the field of health economics through reports, training materials and briefing papers

Computer Skills
• you can use computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, to prepare documents
• you can conduct research using the Internet and database applications
Salary Range: $82,215 – $119,496 Per Year

Additional Information:
• 2 Temporary, duration up to 18 months (with the possibility of extension)

• The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

Application Instructions

Please apply online only, by Tuesday, October 3, 2023, by visiting, and entering Job ID 202889 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.