Current vacancies

There are currently 17 vacancies within NSS.

Senior Research Scientist

X827A SNBTS National Centre,EH14 4AP
42058-50470
Closing date: Tuesday, 31 Jul 2018
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC16763

As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s purpose is to support Scotland’s Health.  We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on health improvement and delivering world class patient care.

The core purpose of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service is to meet the transfusion needs of patients in Scotland.  In support of this, the SNBTS Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics (TCAT) Directorate is committed to a programme that will enhance the service provided to NHSScotland in both clinical and operational areas.  SNBTS undertakes research and development which is designed to support the strategic and operational priorities of the organisation, achieve high quality and impact and add value to broader NHS and Governmental objectives. Research at SNBTS TCAT is divided into 3 main areas– Research and Development, GMP Manufacturing and Tissues. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with extensive stem cell expertise to help guide the development and GMP translation of novel cellular therapeutics.

The successful candidate will be expected to work with TCAT senior staff to lead and develop projects focussed on the translation of research based methodologies into a GMP environment, to provide project management expertise and act as a liaison between the R&D and Manufacturing teams.
Educated to PhD Level with extensive post doctoral research experience you will be a proven researcher in the fields of human pluripotent stem cell biology, stem cell biology or other relevant discipline. You will have a track record of peer reviewed publication of your research, collaboration with researchers outside your own institution and participation in successful applications to external award-giving bodies. You will have extensive practical experience in human pluripotent stem cell culture, genetic manipulation and cellular analysis (e.g. qPCR, flow cytometry, arrays/next generation sequencing). Experience in a GMP environment, previous process development and technology transfer expertise and/or project management skills would be highly advantageous.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact the Head of Cellular Therapeutics, Prof Jo Mountford on joanne.mountford@nhs.net.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 31st July 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies”





Posted: 19 Jun 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Contracts Co-ordinator

X827A SNBTS National Centre,EH14 4AP
20911-23597
Closing date: Friday, 20 Jul 2018
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC16764

As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.

As a major Strategic Business Unit (SBU) within the NHS National Services Scotland, SNBTS plays a vital role not only in the health of the people of Scotland but also on an international scale – through our leading position in manufacturing, product development, biomedical research and donor / clinical services. Our goal is to maintain the highest standards to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of a part time Contracts Co-ordinator within the Business Development department based at our brand new and state of the art manufacturing facility in Edinburgh (Jack Copland Centre).

The ideal candidate will have previous administrative skills, excellent interpersonal skills, able to deal confidently with senior managers, staff and stakeholders. They will be able to demonstrate that they are self-organised, have a high attention to detail and have confidence to act on their own initiative. They will also act as secretariat for HQ management meetings and have excellent communication, planning and organisational skills

To fulfil this role you will need to be educated to HNC/HND level or have equivalent experience.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Helen Newlands on 0131 314 5614.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 20 July 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 19 Jun 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Business Support Assistant

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
17760-20727
Closing date: Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC16443

As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership.  We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.

Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities (PCF) provide specific services and expert advice across its portfolio of activity.  Outputs include specialist services commissioning, screening, national contracting, logistics, procurement systems, and professional advice and expertise about property, facilities, construction and equipment.

The Business Support Department provides professional administration services which support the day to day ongoing work and projects delivered by PCF.  The department also provides guidance and support to all corporate governance and assurance initiatives.

We are currently seeking a Business Support Assistant to provide a full range of administrative support services. The post is based at the Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh.

You must be a team player and be able to co-ordinate your work efficiently and effectively within a larger group structure.   You must have the confidence to act on your own initiative particularly when dealing with confidential administrative duties and enquiries on behalf of the wider team and PCF.

Experience in a similar role, would be preferred but full training will be provided.  The postholder will be educated to HNC in Office Administration or a related subject, or have equivalent experience.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential as are well-developed organisational abilities and a flexible approach to working.   In depth knowledge of Microsoft office packages and excellent attention to detail are essential. 

Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Frances Robertson on 0131 275 6732.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 24th July 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 29 May 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Programme Support Officer

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
23113-29905
Closing date: Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC16924

National Services Division (NSD) plans, funds and co-ordinates national specialist and screening services on behalf of NHS Boards and the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSCD).

Within NSD the National Network Management Service (NNMS) commissions a wide range of national clinical and diagnostic networks. It provides consistent, high quality managerial and operational support to enable networks to deliver their aims and objectives to standards and timescales specified in service agreements. With our support, the networks can focus on what they are set up to do – adding value to healthcare in Scotland by supporting safe, effective, person-centred care.

We are seeking an experienced Programme Support Officer to join our team in Edinburgh who support national networks across Scotland.  The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual who works well with others, has excellent interpersonal, organisational, IT and communication skills, is able to work to deadlines and prioritise a busy workload. 

Networks include service users, health and other professionals from education, social care and voluntary organisations. Engaging with service users at this level requires the postholder to be able to commit to occasional out of hours work. Frequent travel throughout Scotland is also required.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Catriona Johnson on 0131 275 6927.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 17 July 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 03 Jul 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

PA/Administrator

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
20911-23597
Closing date: Friday, 27 Jul 2018
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17004

As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to support the delivery of health and care services to maximize health impact and efficiencies. We do this by providing a range of national specialised support services that enable NHS boards to focus their efforts on delivering health services, improvement and patient care. Within PHI, a strategic business unit of NSS, Health Protection Scotland (HPS) works in partnership to deliver health protection services which enable and support a safer and healthier Scotland.

We are currently seeking a PA / Administrator to provide a full range of confidential administrative, secretarial and support services across HPS. This post is permanent with full time hours, 37.5 hours per week and is based in Glasgow.

You must be a team player and able to coordinate your work efficiently and effectively within a larger group structure. This post offers a good opportunity for someone wishing to enhance their administrative skills across a variety of areas. While working under direction, you must also have the confidence to act on your own initiative particularly when dealing with confidential administrative duties and enquiries on behalf of the wider team. You will be secretariat for multiple HPS and Scottish Health Protection Network meetings, involving key stakeholders from across Scotland and attend as minute taker. There may be a requirement on occasion to travel throughout Scotland.

You should have proven experience in a similar role and be educated to HNC in Office Administration or related subject.

Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Along with well-developed organisational abilities and a flexible approach to working. An in-depth knowledge of all Microsoft Office packages is required e.g. Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel. You should also possess accurate minute taking skills.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Maggie Macdonald on Tel: 0141 282 2929

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 27th July 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 10 Jul 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Testing Senior

X827A SNBTS National Centre,EH14 4AP
32974-43471
Closing date: Friday, 27 Jul 2018
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17042

As a major Strategic Business Unit within NHS National Services Scotland, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) plays a vital role not only in the health of the people of Scotland but also on an international scale – through our leading position in new product development, biomedical research and donor services.  Our goal is to maintain the highest standards to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

We have been undergoing a major change programme within the service and as part of that change; we have consolidated and relocated much of our services into one National centre. This new centre is based within the Riccarton campus of Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. (Estimated date for relocation of donor testing, July 2018) These full time positions have become available within our testing site at the Jack Copland Centre. These positions provide an exciting and challenging opportunity for a suitably experienced, qualified and motivated healthcare professional.

Applications are invited for the above posts from suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists who are educated to degree / equivalent level with a degree accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). The applicants must also hold or are undertaking a Masters Level or equivalent relevant qualification. Experience within a donor testing environment would be an advantage.

The donor testing and QC/EM departments provide an essential service towards the provision of healthcare in Scotland. The departments are responsible for testing specialised blood components from whole blood, tissue and apheresis collections. 

The post holders will join a management team working within the testing and QC/EM department. As part of that team, they will work to ensure that service delivery is carried out in a timely and efficient manner and to the highest of quality standards necessary to meet regulatory requirements.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Candidates must have current HCPC registration at the time of applying.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Dave Stephen Donation Testing Manager: david.stephen@nhs.net or Alan Smith Head of Donor Testing: alan.smith4@nhs.net

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 27th July 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies

 





Posted: 13 Jul 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Staff Nurse

X027A Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre,IV2 3UJ
22440-29034
Closing date: Tuesday, 31 Jul 2018
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC15302

As a major division within the NHS National Services Scotland, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) plays a vital role not only in the health of the people of Scotland but also on an international scale – through our leading position in new product development, biomedical research and donor services.  Our goal is to maintain the highest standards to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking nurse who enjoys working as part of a team. You will require excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills .An active interest in training and quality assurance would also be beneficial. Within your role you will contribute to the overall management and smooth running of whole blood and blood component sessions ensuring donors feel welcome, comfortable and valued. You will be required to undertake venepuncture and medical selection duties.

The position is based in Inverness; however extensive travel throughout the region is required. You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include occasional Sundays and late evenings.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Candidates must have current NMC registration at the time of applying.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Shona Reid, Senior Nurse Manager on Tel: 01224 812444 or 07964246898.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 31st July 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 20 Apr 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Consultant in Public Health/Specialist

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
78304-105570
Closing date: Friday, 20 Jul 2018
CONSULTANT + 1 YR
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC16704

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) is part of Public Health and Intelligence (PHI) within, NHS National Services Scotland (NSS).  HPS co-ordinates, supports and advises on actions to protect the Scottish public from infectious and environmental hazards. We wish to appoint a 1 WTE consultant in public health/specialist (or 2 x 0.5 WTE appointments) to make a significant contribution in two key priority areas of our public health remit. You will be based at Meridian Court, Glasgow. The post is available on a full-time or job share or part-time basis to professionals from different medical or scientific backgrounds who have the appropriate specialist public health
qualifications and registration.

You will work as part of a group of senior professionals, and provide strategic leadership to a multidisciplinary team working on;
1. In the event of a 1.0 WTE appointment both Environmental Public Health(EPH) and Gastro-intestinal Infections (GI) OR
2. In the event of two 0.5 WTE appointments either EPH or GI.

You will be responsible for monitoring and assessing the extent to which risk reduction and health impact are being realised, ensuring expert advice is given to a wide variety of agencies in Scotland and leading on a portfolio of research projects.

The Job Description is based on a 9:1 split of Direct Clinical Care Programme Activities and Supporting Professional Activities. There will be an on call commitment

These posts are offered subject to either the NHS National Terms and Conditions determined by the New Consultant Contract (Scotland) 2004 (job plans are available for consideration), or the NHS Scotland Terms and Conditions (Agenda for Change). You will be expected to participate in the job planning process, will be subject to review at least annually and take part in the Consultant Appraisal system or its equivalent.

Applicants with a medical degree must have a full GMC registration, be included on the Specialist Register for public health and hold a current Licence of the General Medical Council or be within six months of completing CSST/CCT certification. Other applicants must be registered with the UK Public Health Register or equivalent register.

“This post is exempt under the Exemptions Order 1975 of the Rehabilitation for Offenders Act 1974, therefore the preferred candidate will be required to undergo clearance as part of the PVG scheme by completing an application of Enhanced Disclosure”.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Jim McMenamin, Interim Clinical Director, on 0141 300 1126. Visits would also be welcomed.

All NHS Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland medical vacancies are now advertised on our new medical jobs microsite www.medicaljobs.scot.nhs.uk

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits. Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

For an application pack please email NSS.WFRS@nhs.net quoting reference number IRC16704. CVs can be submitted but they must be accompanied by a fully completed application form. Closing date for completed applications is 20th July 2018.  Interviews will be held 31st August 2018.

Candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 27 Jun 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Validation Manager

X012A Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service,EH17 7QT
32974-43471
Closing date: Friday, 27 Jul 2018
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC16962

As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care. 

The core purpose of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service is to meet the transfusion needs of patients in Scotland.  In support of this, we are committed to a range of programmes that will enhance the service provided to NHS Scotland in both clinical and operational areas. 
 
The Validation Manager will primarily be responsible for providing expert advice and guidance on qualification and validation activities so as to ensure that all critical plant and processes are validated according to Annex 15 of the EU Guide to GMP and other relevant guidelines.  The role has a very broad area of input encompassing blood and tissue collection, donation testing and processing, patient services, advanced therapeutics and information systems 

Applications are invited from candidates who have a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the legislative and regulatory environment in which SNBTS operates. Educated to at least post graduate (Masters) level and demonstrable experience of validation/qualification or a comparable pharmaceutical industry experience are essential requirements for this role. 

The post holder will report directly to the Engineering Manager supporting them in the delivery of SNBTS strategic plans. There is an expectation that the post holder will travel between all SNBTS sites in support of this role. 

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Dr John Rudge, Engineering Manager on 0131 314 5569. 

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 27th July 2018

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).


NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 05 Jul 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Marketing and Communications Officer

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
27635-37010
Closing date: Friday, 20 Jul 2018
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC16964

We are seeking a Senior Marketing and Communications Officer to join our Customer Engagement and Development Team.  This is an excellent opportunity to join a marketing and communication function within NHS National Services Scotland.

The successful candidate will have a varied and challenging role on a day to day basis.  Working closely with the Customer Engagement and Development Team, you will shape and communicate messages about the work of NSS both within the NHS and to wider audiences in Scotland and across a range of media.   You will be expected to deliver to tight deadlines and have the ability to work well under pressure.

You should be a talented individual with extensive communication, technical marketing and digital experience.

We are looking for a proven relationship builder to champion communications across the organisation and who is reliable and enthusiastic. 

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Sue Hutchison, Head of Marketing and Communications on 0141 433 5906.

 Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 20th July 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 06 Jul 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Information Analyst

X999U Unknown,X99 9UU
23113-29905
Closing date: Monday, 30 Jul 2018
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC16982

Better data means better lives

Information Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland has over 40 years’ experience of supporting NHSScotland to deliver better health outcomes: better data means better lives.  We are the largest employer of information staff in Scotland.  We work with clinicians, health and social care practitioners, managers, researchers and others across the wider public service and beyond.  (In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)

We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Information Analysts you will:: 

• Analyse and interpret complex data
• Communicate insights in a customer focussed environment
• Present complex data effectively through data visualisation techniques
• Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
• Support Health and Social Care Integration and Primary Care Clusters across Scotland access and analyse our many data sets
• Support academics to deliver state of the art research projects 

What skills, background and experience do you need to apply? 

• An undergraduate Degree (or equivalent, demonstrable commercial experience) in a numerically biased discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science Computer Science is essential.
• Good IT skills with experience of data analysis and use of statistical tools such as SPSS, SAS, R, etc. are also required
• Exposure to Data quality, preparation, cleaning, merging and analysis techniques
• Experience of analysing and interpreting data – and communicating findings  

Successful candidates will be based mainly in Edinburgh or Glasgow.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland. 

You can learn more about the Information Analyst role by visiting ISD Scotland , visiting the NSS YouTube channel or following us on Twitter . 
 
National Services Scotland offers a complete benefits package which includes a pension scheme, comprehensive work/life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits and more. 
 
For an informal discussion and to discuss the work locations available, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment. 

So if this role suits your skills, experience and your personal development ambitions, please complete the online application form on the SHOW website www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk  

For your application to be considered, please apply by 9 a.m. Monday 30 July 2018. 

NHS Scotland requires a formal job application form to be completed.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).  





Posted: 06 Jul 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Biomedical Scientist 1 / Trainee Biomedical Scientist

X827A SNBTS National Centre,EH14 4AP
27635-37010
Closing date: Friday, 20 Jul 2018
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC16983

As a major Strategic Business Unit within NHS National Services Scotland, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) plays a vital role not only in the health of the people of Scotland but also on an international scale – through our leading position in new product development, biomedical research and donor services.  Our goal is to maintain the highest standards to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

Applications are invited for the above post from suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists. Experience within an immunohaematology and/or transfusion microbiology/bacteriology and/or component production environment would be useful but is not essential. This position provides an exciting and challenging opportunity for suitably experienced, qualified and motivated Healthcare professionals.

Applicants with an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited degree in Biomedical Science and who meet the criteria for undertaking a training program using the IBMS Registration portfolio will be considered for the post of Trainee Biomedical Scientist.

The Components Department provides an essential service towards the provision of healthcare in Scotland. The department is responsible for manufacturing specialised blood components from both whole blood and apheresis collections and plays a vital part in the storage and supply of high quality blood components to other SNBTS sites and hospitals throughout Scotland.

The post holder will be a member of a team of Biomedical Scientists and Biomedical Support Workers working within the components department. They will work in a team to ensure that service delivery is carried out in a timely and efficient manner and to the highest of quality standards necessary to meet regulatory requirements. The post holder will be required to undertake shift working as part of their role (Pattern covers 24/7/365).

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure/Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Mark Gray on Tel: 0141 433 5820

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 20th July 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies”





Posted: 06 Jul 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Information Analyst

X820A Edinburgh/Glasgow,EH12 9EB
27635-37010
Closing date: Monday, 30 Jul 2018
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC16967

Information Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland has over 40 years’ experience of supporting NHSScotland to deliver better health outcomes: better data means better lives.  We are the largest employer of information staff in Scotland.  We work with clinicians, health and social care practitioners, managers, researchers and others across the wider public service and beyond.  (In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)

We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Senior Information Analysts you will:
• Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
• Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
• Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services

This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:
• Analysing and interpreting complex data and communicating insights in a customer focussed environment
• Leading, managing and motivating staff
• Presenting complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques

Successful candidates will mainly be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow but there are current opportunities in:
• Aberdeen area
• Inverness

ISD interview on a regular basis. As we have an ongoing recruitment campaign we ask that any candidates who are unsuccessful at any stage in their application wait a 3 month period before re-applying.

You can learn more about the Senior Information Analyst role by visiting ISD Scotland, visiting the NSS YouTube channel or following us on Twitter.

National Services Scotland offers a complete benefits package which includes a pension scheme, comprehensive work/life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits and more.

If you wish to find out more about the work locations available, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please e-mail NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment.

So if this role suits your experience and your personal development ambitions, please complete the online application form on the SHOW website www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk by 9 a.m. Monday 30 July 2018 and be sure to indicate your current location, area preference and contract preference on the application.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 06 Jul 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Lead Healthcare Scientist (Epidemiology)

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
48989-60563
Closing date: Friday, 20 Jul 2018
Band 8B
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC16904

HPS works in partnership to deliver Health Protection services which enable and support a safer and healthier Scotland. We work in partnership with NHS Scotland, the Scottish Government Health Directorates, NHS Education Scotland, NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland, healthcare providers and others.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Healthcare Scientist (Epidemiology) to work within the multidisciplinary Antimicrobial Resistance & Healthcare Associated Infection (ARHAI) Group in Health Protection Scotland, based in Glasgow. The Group leads and supports efforts to prevent Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) and contain antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by means of surveillance, operational support and training, covering areas such as HAI surveillance, decontamination, microbiological surveillance, research and infection control.

The post holder will be required to lead activity to achieve specified public health goals. They will provide highly specialised expert scientific advice, research, education and training, and will collaborate with a large number of internal and external stakeholder groups. They will participate in the HPS strategy and business planning processes.

You will be educated to post graduate level in epidemiology, public health, or equivalent and have a proven track record in epidemiology. You will need excellent leadership skills, the ability to analyse and interpret data and be able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of healthcare partners. Knowledge of the NHS would be advantageous.

For an informal discussion please contact Chris McVey on 0141 282 2914.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 20th July 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.


NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 28 Jun 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Information Analyst

X812A Bain Square,EH54 7DQ
23113-29905
Closing date: Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC16709

Based in Livingston, NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Services (CFS) has the remit to protect NHS Scotland from fraud and other irregularities.  CFS comprises; an Intelligence Team, an Investigation Team, a Patient Claims Team and a Prevention Team, that collectively provide a comprehensive, integrated and professional counter fraud service to NHS Scotland.  The analytical function of the Intelligence Team specialises in accessing, analysing, interpreting and disseminating data and information, to support all CFS teams.  This team is now seeking a suitably experienced individual to join it. 

As a member of the Intelligence Team, you will undertake a comprehensive range of analyses to meet the data and information requirements to support all counter fraud work.  This will include; analysing data to establish if there is any substance to an allegation of fraud, analysing patient exemption checking data to identify high-risk groups, or developing tools to facilitate performance monitoring.  In essence, your analyses will lead to information-based decision making, and you will be rewarded by seeing your analyses translate into positive action against fraudsters.  

The successful candidate must comply with the Mandatory Induction Standards for Healthcare Support Workers in Scotland 2009; and with the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Peter Hampton, Principal Statistician on 01506 705145.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 17th July 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies

 





Posted: 12 Jun 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Clinical Lead – Scottish HepatoPancreatoBiliary Network

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Closing date: Friday, 03 Aug 2018
LEAD CLINICIAN MANAGED CLINICAL NETWORK
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC16965

In line with Scottish Government Health & Social Care Directorates guidance, National Services Division (NSD) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Clinical Lead to develop the Scottish HepatoPancreatoBiliary Network.  The appointment is for a fixed term of two years.

Applicants will be clinical leaders in their field with experience in the provision and development of hepatopancreatobiliary cancer services. Working closely with clinical and NSD colleagues the postholder will lead and support the work of the Scottish HepatoPancreatoBiliary Managed Clinical Network in driving forward the strategic development of a safe, effective, person centred, integrated, multidisciplinary service for all people who are diagnosed with hepatopancreatobiliary cancers.

Applicants will have a proven record in leading change and a demonstrable understanding of the ethos of managed clinical networks is essential. The ability to work across traditional Board boundaries and organisations is essential as is the ability to manage change within a complex environment.  It is likely the successful candidate will be a clinician with extensive experience in the provision of cancer care. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of an innovative team to deliver significant improvements in patient care.

For more information contact: Dr Mike Winter, Medical Director, National Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland at 0131 275 7023 or Mike.winter@nhs.net or the Director of the Specialist and Screening Directorate, Fiona Murphy on 0131 275 6251 fiona.murphy1@nhs.net.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 3rd August 2018.

Interviews will be held at NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, Edinburgh on Friday 31st August 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies

 





Posted: 06 Jul 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Medical Laboratory Assistant

X827A SNBTS National Centre,EH14 4AP
18292-21349
Closing date: Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17003

As a major Strategic Business Unit (SBU)  within  NHS National Services Scotland, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) plays a vital role not only in the health of the people of Scotland but also on an international scale – through our leading position in manufacturing, product development, biomedical research and donor services. Our goal is to maintain the highest standards to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

A vacancy has arisen for a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) position within the Processing & Testing Department. Applications are invited from individuals, who are organised and enthusiastic with excellent interpersonal skills.

Formal qualifications are not a requirement of this post, as full training will be given but personal attributes demonstrating honesty, integrity and a scrupulous attention to detail are essential.

The departmental duties will include undertaking tasks, following controlled documented procedures in areas such as blood component production, distribution and testing. This will involve receiving and making telephone calls, manual lifting and moving of stock, record completion and the operation of various IT software packages. The successful candidate will be working with Biohazard material (e.g. Blood) and samples within both a manufacturing and laboratory environment whilst adhering to the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice.  The candidate must be willing to undertake shift working which will include weekends as well as night working. (Further information is available on request).

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Mark Gray on 0141 433 5820.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 24 July 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 10 Jul 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info