Current vacancies

There are currently 19 vacancies within NSS.

Principal Engineer

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 7 (£39,300 - £46,006)
Closing date: Friday, 13 Nov 2020
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 033603
NSS Business IT (Dir) ,Digital and Security (Div/CHP)
,

As a vital part of NHSScotland, 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. 
To meet the increasing demand for ServiceNow services and functionality from our customers throughout Scotland, the NSS Digital & Security SBU is seeking to recruit someone innovative and forward thinking who is experienced in transforming business goals and technical requirements to deliver new functionality and create solutions to develop and support the ServiceNow Platform. 
The work will be delivered using DevOps principles, in a series of time-boxed sprints, therefore working knowledge of DevOps is desirable. You will have proven experience in the ServiceNow platform, and exposure to at least two of the following ITSM, ITBM, CSM & Scoped Apps. You will also have proven experience in:

•    Javascript
•    Glidescript and other ServiceNow API’s
•    Angular JS
•    HTML
•    REST
•    SOAP

Our Job Descriptions are generic for developer roles.  Please refer to the Person Specification for the specific skill sets required for the role.

Due to COVID 19 all interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams


The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme 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 Nabeel Arshad - Nabeel.arshad@nhs.scot
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is 13th November 2020. 

Due to current guidelines, interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams
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


“Due to COVID 19 all interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams”

Posted: 14 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Department Manager - Data Technical Lead 33685

Flexible
Band 8B (£59,539 - £64,095)
Closing date: Monday, 09 Nov 2020
Band 8B
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 033685
Architecture & Solutions (Dir) ,Digital and Security (Div/CHP)
,

NSS is the leading provider of data services and advanced analytics within the public sector in Scotland.  Established in 2000, the Data and Analytics service is a dedicated team of professionals that designs, develops and supports integrated data and analytical platforms for NHSScotland which underpins Scotland’s reputation as a world leader in health informatics.  Following a change in legislation in 2014, NSS now offers data and analytical services across the public sector.
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic data and advanced analytics professional to join our team to provide a technical leadership role.  This is a critical role in supporting the strategic direction for better use of data to support service delivery and outcomes across Scotland.
Current leading edge technologies include Oracle Exadata and Denodo data virtualisation, Azure Machine Learning, PowerBI, Tableau visual analytics and Business Objects reporting.
Services provided by the Data and Analytics team include consultancy, development and support of innovative data and analytical solutions, and platforms as a service (PaaS).  All services are underpinned by our 4 strategic Centres of Excellence – Data; Reporting & Visual Analytics; Advanced Analytics; and AI.
A degree, or equivalent, is required plus significant experience in the delivery of enterprise-wide data and analytical solutions.  Successful candidates will be strong communicators, with an enthusiastic, proactive attitude. The Job Description for this post is generic in nature.  The specific duties associated with the posts are specific to Data and Analytics, including those listed above.  More details of the skills and experience required are included in the person specification
Our benefits package includes a generous 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 please contact Neil Sinclair at neil.sinclair@nhs.scot   

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Friday 30th October 2020
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 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Services Collection Support Officer

Edinburgh
Band 3 (£20,700- £22,594)
Closing date: Thursday, 05 Nov 2020
Band 3
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 034177
SNBTS Donor Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

This new post offers an exciting opportunity to play a role in a vital section of the Heath Service.  As a Donor Services Collection Support Officer you will provide vital support to our Collection Programme and Collection Teams. 
We are recruiting an enthusiastic, motivated, flexible person to undertake this challenging and interesting post. The post is based within the Edinburgh Donor Centre, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
Candidates must be educated to higher grade or demonstrate equivalent experience. We are looking for an individual who has excellent organisational and administrative skills.  You must possess excellent communication skills, have the ability to multitask and be able to work under pressure. You must possess a good working knowledge of Word and Excel.  A good eye for detail is essential.  Previous healthcare and customer service experience would be required.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 Carolyn Lamb 0131 536 5747 or 07704862498
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Thursday 5th November 2020
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: 21 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Principal Engineer- Data Science 34061

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 7 (£39,300 - £46,006)
Closing date: Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 034061
2 Posts available
Architecture & Solutions (Dir) ,Digital and Security (Div/CHP)
,

NSS is the leading provider of data services and advanced analytics within the public sector in Scotland.  Established in 2000, the Data and Analytics service is a dedicated team of professionals that designs, develops and supports integrated data and analytical platforms for NHSScotland which underpins Scotland’s reputation as a world leader in health informatics.  Following a change in legislation in 2014, NSS now offers data and analytical services across the public sector.
Due to the increasing demand for data and analytical services, and the rapid expansion in our data science and advanced analytics services, we are looking for experienced and enthusiastic data and advanced analytics professionals to join our team.  The roles are critical in supporting the strategic direction of better use of data to support service delivery and outcomes across Scotland.
The typical responsibilities will include
•    Technical analysis
•    Design of and build of data platforms (including physical and virtual)
•    Design and build of complex data processing and data wrangling routines
•    Design and build of innovative data and advanced analytical solutions
•    Design of and build complex models and algorithms, including machine learning
•    Evaluation, implementation and support of Data Science platforms and capabilities
•    Support of advanced and citizen data scientists through the design and delivery of enablement activities
•    Data, Analytical and Data Science consultancy

The current Data Science platform is provisioned using AzureML, and this is underpinned by a mature and leading edge data platform, with visualisation and presentation of data and model outputs provided using Tableau, PowerBI, R and Business Objects.
Services provided by the Data and Analytics team include consultancy, development and support of innovative data and analytical solutions, and platforms as a service (PaaS).  All services are underpinned by our 4 strategic Centres of Excellence – Data; Reporting & Visual Analytics; Advanced Analytics; and AI.
A degree, or equivalent, is required plus significant experience in the delivery of enterprise-wide data and analytical solutions.  Successful candidates will be strong communicators, with an enthusiastic, proactive attitude. The Job Description for these posts is generic in nature.  The specific duties associated with the posts are specific to Data and Analytics, including those listed above.  More details of the skills and experience required are included in the person specification
Our benefits package includes a generous 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 please contact Neil Sinclair at neil.sinclair@nhs.scot   
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Monday 2nd November 2020
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 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Information Governance Advisor 34602

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 6 (£31,800 - £39,169)
Closing date: Saturday, 07 Nov 2020
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 034602
Information Security & Governance (Dir) ,Digital and Security (Div/CHP)
,

As a vital part of NHSScotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s purpose is to support Scotland’s Health.  We do this by providing a range of specialised support services which we develop and improve in partnership with our many stakeholders. These include NHS Boards, Scottish Government and other public sector organisations.

We now have an exciting opportunity for someone to assist in information governance compliance in Digital and Security whilst being part of the corporate Information Governance team.   As an integral part of the Information Security and Governance team, the Information Governance Advisor will assist in managing data protection compliance, records management compliance, the Information Asset Register as well as the Freedom of Information. They will also provide subject matter expertise advice and direction as required.  
You should be educated to degree level or equivalent with evidence of continuing professional development.

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 Eilidh McLaughlin at Eilidh.McLaughlin@nhs.scot

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

Closing date for completed applications is 7th November 2020

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: 24 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Finance Business Partner

Flexible
Band 8B (£59,539 - £64,095)
Closing date: Thursday, 05 Nov 2020
Band 8B
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 034034
Financial Plan Analysis & Ctrl (Dir) ,Finance (Div/CHP)
,

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Finance Business Partner to join NHS National Services Scotland’s Finance service.  NSS Finance strives to deliver excellence in strategic financial management enabled by sound governance, business insight and efficient and effective services.
An important new role in our structure, the Finance Business Partner will provide strategic financial input to major programmes and initiatives at both NSS and NHS Scotland level which will involve establishing effective relationships with senior management in NHS Boards and the Scottish Government. They will be integral to the identification and implementation of innovative financial solutions to support the delivery of NSS strategic objectives in-line with broader NHS Scotland strategic direction, maximising value and mitigating risk. 
The Finance Business Partner will be a strong leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to negotiate, persuade and influence others to drive forward change.
The successful candidate will be a Qualified Accountant, almost certainly with evidence of a post-graduate qualification.  You will have an extensive proven track record in all aspects of finance service delivery within a complex organisation and experience in a Senior Finance Manager role including significant budgetary responsibility. An understanding of the challenges facing health and social care is essential.
This is an excellent career opportunity and the successful candidate will be joining a dynamic Finance Service striving to bring financial expertise and solutions to support NSS and the wider NHS in Scotland.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure Scotland check. 
Any candidate who has lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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.

Further Information
Informal enquiries should be made to Andy McLean, Deputy Director of Finance by contacting Moira MacKirdy (moira.mackirdy@nhs.scot)
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Thursday 5th November 2020
Proposed date for Assessment Centre 20th November 2020 and Interviews will be conducted in early December
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 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Technical Specialist – Data & Analytics 34149

Flexible
Band 7 (£39,300 - £46,006)
Closing date: Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 034149
4 Posts available
Architecture & Solutions (Dir) ,Digital and Security (Div/CHP)
,

This post is a fixed term contract / secondment of 18 months

NSS is the leading provider of data services and advanced analytics within the public sector in Scotland.  Established in 2000, the Data and Analytics service is a dedicated team of professionals that designs, develops and supports integrated data and analytical platforms for NHSScotland which underpins Scotland’s reputation as a world leader in health informatics.  Following a change in legislation in 2014, NSS now offers data and analytical services across the public sector.
Due to the increasing demand for data and analytical services to support service delivery and outcomes during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are looking for experienced and enthusiastic data and advanced analytics professionals to join our team.
The typical responsibilities will include
•    Technical analysis and consultancy
•    Design of and build of data platforms (including physical and virtual)
•    Design and build of complex data processing and data wrangling routines
•    Design and build of innovative advanced analytical solutions
Services provided by the Data and Analytics team include consultancy, development and support of innovative data and analytical solutions, and platforms as a service (PaaS).  All services are underpinned by our 4 strategic Centres of Excellence – Data; Reporting & Visual Analytics; Advanced Analytics; and AI.
A degree, or equivalent, is required plus significant experience in the delivery of enterprise-wide data and analytical solutions.  Successful candidates will be strong communicators, with an enthusiastic, proactive attitude. The Job Description for these posts is generic in nature.  The specific duties associated with the posts are specific to Data and Analytics, including those listed above.  More details of the skills and experience required are included in the person specification
Our benefits package includes a generous 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 please contact Neil Sinclair at neil.sinclair@nhs.scot   
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 4th November 2020
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 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Information Governance Manager 34603

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 7 (£39,300 - £46,006)
Closing date: Monday, 09 Nov 2020
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 034603
Architecture & Solutions (Dir) ,Digital and Security (Div/CHP)
,

As a vital part of NHSScotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s purpose is to support Scotland’s Health.  We do this by providing a range of specialised support services which we develop and improve in partnership with our many stakeholders.  These include NHS Boards, Scottish Government and other public sector organisations.

We now have an exciting opportunity for someone to assist in leading the information governance compliance response to Covid-19 whilst being part of the corporate Information Governance team.   As an integral part of the Information Security and Governance team, the Information Governance Manager will manage data protection compliance, records management compliance, the Information Asset Register as well as the Freedom of Information regime in relation to Covid-19 response work. They will also provide subject matter expertise advise, direction and leadership to all SBU Directors and their teams.  
You should be educated to degree level with an appropriate postgraduate qualification or equivalent
with evidence of continuing professional development.

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 Eilidh McLaughin at Eilidh.McLaughlin@nhs.scot

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

Closing date for completed applications is 9th November 2020

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: 26 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

34919 Lead Clinician – National Managed Clinical Network for Obstetric Cardiology in Scotland (SOCN)

Various Scotland
Current Salary will apply
Closing date: Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020
Current Salary will apply
Part Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 034919
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Lead Clinician – National Managed Clinical Network for Obstetric Cardiology in Scotland (SOCN)

3 years fixed term
2 PAs per week for the first year with potential to drop to 1 PA per week after 1 year following review

In line with Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates guidance, National Services Division (NSD) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Lead Clinician for the Scottish Obstetric Cardiology Network.

This is a key strategic role in promoting and driving forward the development of an effective, integrated, multidisciplinary service for obstetric cardiology throughout Scotland. In this sessional appointment the postholder will work closely with clinical and other stakeholders and NSD colleagues.

Applicants will be leaders in their clinical field with experience in the provision and development of obstetric cardiology services. A proven record in leading change, ability to work across traditional organisational, geographical and professional boundaries and a demonstrable understanding of the ethos of managed clinical networks are essential.  

Applicants must have a current substantive role as an NHS Scotland employee and have the support of their Clinical Director for this post to be incorporated into their job plan. The employing NHS Board will be recompensed for the agreed sessional commitment on the basis of evidence of actual backfill costs incurred to release the individual to fulfil the Lead Clinician role requirements.

For more information contact: Catriona Johnson, Programme Associate Director, National Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland at 0131 275 6927
or Catriona.johnson@nhs.net

Provisional dates for interview: 27th November or 2nd December

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

Closing date for completed applications is 11th November 2020

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: 28 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Customer Support Team Senior Technician

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 6 (£31,800 - £39,169)
Closing date: Friday, 30 Oct 2020
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 033659
Infrastructure Services (Dir) ,Digital and Security (Div/CHP)
,

 

Fixed term/Secondment Opportunity: Duration 18 months

As a vital part of NHSScotland, 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.
NSS Digital & Security supports the NHS Scotland national eHealth agenda through the effective delivery of IM&T products and specialist services that will enable clinical process and efficiency improvements across Scotland. The core remit is focused on the management and delivery of IM&T services focused on national & local infrastructure, business and clinical capabilities.
The customer support team forms part of the Cloud Engineering & Operations function which supports NSS & external stakeholders through a modern infrastructure.  The customer support Team (CST) provides Second and Third line support from Monday – Friday 08:00 – 17:00. There is also a requirement to participate in a rota for out of hours’ support.  This post will be predominately office based.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, self motivated Technician to provide second-line support.  With experience of Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft O365, diagnosis of hardware and software issues. Experience of the use of PC build tools like SCCM and InTune would be an advantage, however training will be provided. Good communications skills are important.
Our benefits package includes final salary 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 Andrew Millar, Customer Support Team, on 0141 300 1141.
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Friday 30th October.
Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).


Posted: 15 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Customer Support Team Technician

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 5 (£25,100 - £31,649)
Closing date: Friday, 30 Oct 2020
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 033664
3 Posts available
Infrastructure Services (Dir) ,Digital and Security (Div/CHP)
,

Please note: Fixed term/Secondment - 18 month Duration

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.

NSS Digital & Security supports the NHS Scotland national eHealth agenda through the effective delivery of IM&T products and specialist services that will enable clinical process and efficiency improvements across Scotland. The core remit is focused on the management and delivery of IM&T services focused on national & local infrastructure, business and clinical capabilities.

The customer support team forms part of the Cloud Engineering & Operations function which supports NSS & external stakeholders through a modern infrastructure.  The customer support Team (CST) provides first and second line support from Monday – Friday 08:00 – 17:30. There is also a requirement to participate in a rota for out of hours’ support.  This post will be predominately office based.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self motivated Technician to provide second-line support.  With experience of Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft O365, diagnosis of hardware and software issues. Experience of the use of PC build tools like SCCM and InTune would be an advantage, however training will be provided. Good communications skills are important.  

Our benefits package includes final salary 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 Andrew Millar, Customer Support Team, on 0141 300 1141.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 30th October.

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: 15 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Information Manager

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 8A (£49,480 - £53,414)
Closing date: Thursday, 05 Nov 2020
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 034170
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

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). 
The National Strategic Networks (NSN’s) are an integral part of a systematic and holistic approach to service redesign and improvement, designed to deliver on Scottish Government policy aims of improved clinical and other outcomes for patients, families and carers through effective integration. The NSN’s are responsible and accountable for the effective management of a number of Scottish Government priorities including: Major Trauma, Perinatal, Prison, Police and Veterans Care. The NSN’s are designated through Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSCD) and national commissioning processes. 
The NSN’s Teams provide networks with consistent, high quality managerial and strategic support to ensure they achieve aims and objectives agreed through national commitments. They facilitate links to integrate strategy into operational management and local, regional and national planning structures within and beyond healthcare. 
We are seeking an experienced Senior Information Manager to join our team to support all of the National Strategic Networks in the complex world of data and information. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, organisational, IT and communication skills. They will be a personable, collaborative, highly motivated individual who works well with others, is proactive in relationship building, able to work to deadlines, and prioritise a busy workload.  
The ideal candidates will have strong experience in health service management, planning of services, information analytics, commissioning, programme management and quality improvement.
This is a challenging role that requires excellent systems leadership within a complex, and dynamic environment.
This role requires the postholder to be able to commit to occasional out of hours work, and frequent travel throughout Scotland is also required. A pool/hire car is available for business use if 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 Kate Burley, Associate Director on (07775 778505) 
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Thursday 5th November 2020
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 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Charge Nurse

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh EH16 4SA
Band 7 (£39,300 - £46,006)
Closing date: Friday, 06 Nov 2020
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 034499
SNBTS Patient Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

As a vital part of NHSScotland, 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 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 / clinical services. Our goal is to maintain the highest standards to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.  
We are looking for a friendly, confident and outgoing senior nurse to provide clinical leadership for the delivery of quality-nursing care for the Clinical Apheresis Unit based at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. You will lead the team develop and deliver plasma exchange, blood stem cell harvesting and other therapeutic services.  Strong communication skills, organisational and interpersonal skills are essential for this role.  Experience in therapeutic apheresis is desirable however relevant training can be given but experience in a closely related field such as Haematology or Renal nursing would be advantageous.
This post is primarily based at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary; it also includes provision of a peripatetic service to support in-patient apheresis procedures in the Edinburgh area and on occasion the national apheresis service in particular the Glasgow area.  The hours are 08:00 – 16:15 Monday – Friday. Following training you would be expected to participate in the Clinical Apheresis Unit on call service, (currently 1 in 5) to assist in the provision of an “out of hours” service for urgent and emergency procedures.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme 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 Moira Anderson, Senior Nurse Clinical Apheresis on Tel: 07717 488464 or 0131 242 3609
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Friday 6th November 2020.
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: 23 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Transfusion Practitioner

Forth Valley Royal Hospital FK5 4WR
Band 7 (£39,300 - £46,006)
Closing date: Friday, 06 Nov 2020
Band 7
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 034556
SNBTS Patient Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
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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 NMC/HCPC Registered practitioner to join our SNBTS Transfusion Team to promote the safe and appropriate use of blood and blood components through the development of national programmes of education, associated quality improvement and clinical effectiveness initiatives. You will be the named Transfusion Practitioner for NHS Forth valley and will work closely with NHS Forth Valley staff. You will also work with colleagues across the west region (Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway)) as required and nationally as part of the wider SNBTS transfusion team.  You should be able to work with limited supervision and demonstrate flexibility in delivering the requirements of the post. Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to adopt a flexible and proactive approach to problem solving is required to promote and champion this national programme at all levels. Candidates should have experience in a blood transfusion, haematology or related specialty.
Candidates should be educated to degree level or equivalent experience and should have extensive clinical transfusion experience. You will be required to travel between NHS sites and Higher Education Institutes in order to fully undertake all the duties associated with the post and as such a valid driving licence is desirable. The post-holder will be responsible for supporting safe transfusion practice and maintaining good communication channels across NHS Forth Valley as well as supporting other areas covered by the SNBTS Transfusion Team West Region. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure 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 final salary 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 please contact Susan Cottrell, Senior Nurse, SNBTS Transfusion Team on 07500881781 or susan.cottrell2@nhs.scot  
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Friday 6th November 2020
Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk email 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: 23 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
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Donor Carer Venepuncturist

Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre EH3 9HB
Band 3 (£20,700- £22,594)
Closing date: Friday, 06 Nov 2020
Band 3
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 034540
SNBTS (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
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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 Donor Carer Venepuncturist to join our existing community teams who provide a high standard of care to our donors.  You should be friendly, enjoy meeting people and be willing to work as part of a team. As Donor Carer Venepuncturist, you will enjoy plenty of variety including caring for donors through the blood donation process, loading/unloading and assembling our community session donation equipment.
This role includes travel to various community sessions throughout Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland. You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include weekends and as many as three late evenings a week.
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.
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 Carolyn Lamb on 0131 314 5747
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Friday 6th November 2020
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: 23 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
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Staff Nurse

Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre IV2 3UJ
Band 5 (£25,100 - £31,649)
Closing date: Thursday, 05 Nov 2020
Band 5
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 034210
2 Posts available
SNBTS (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
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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 blood component collection sessions including whole blood and apheresis 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, travel throughout the region is required. You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include Sundays and regular late evenings. 
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme 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.
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 01224 812444 or 07964 246898
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Thursday 5th November 2020
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: 21 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
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Organisational Development and Learning Advisor

Flexible
Band 6 (£31,800 - £39,169)
Closing date: Thursday, 05 Nov 2020
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 034239
2 Posts available
HR Org Effectiveness (Dir) ,HR & Workforce Development (Div/CHP)
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This post is a fixed term contract/ secondment until April 2021

NSS as a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) provides a diverse range of Strategic Business Units and Support functions for the NHS in Scotland. Processing and Payment of £2 billion in primary care payments on behalf of NHS Boards.  NSS employs over 3000 staff (comprising medical, nursing, technical, scientific, management and administration staff, located at 17 sites across Scotland and associated revenue costs of over £500 million)
This 6 month fixed term post to April 2021 is within the NSS HR team for an experienced Organisational Development and Learning Advisor who will be responsible for delivering a range of L&D services, currently the priorities are an organisation wide training needs analysis and skills assessment, other programmes in the NSS workforce plans and support for the Contact Tracing service in partnership with Public Health Scotland.
All members of the team are currently use Microsoft Teams for communication, collaboration and delivery of events. The post holder will require strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrable expertise in learning and development, digital learning including delivering events in Microsoft Teams or equivalent, combined with a supportive and collaborative style.  The person must have the necessary credibility to secure confidence of colleagues in NSS in the wider teams in the business in order to effectively deliver a professional service which adds value to NSS and supports the delivery of the NSS Workforce plans.
Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 fixed term position, please contact Lynn Cowan on Lynn.Cowan@nhs.scot
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications will be Thursday 5th November 2020
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: 21 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
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34908 Lead Clinician – Scottish Paediatric Renal and Urology Managed Clinical Network (SPRUN)

Various sites TD6 9BS
Current Salary will apply
Closing date: Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020
Various
Part Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 034908
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
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Lead Clinician – Scottish Paediatric Renal and Urology Managed Clinical Network (SPRUN)

Up to 3 years fixed term
1 PAs per week

In line with Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates guidance, National Services Division (NSD) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Lead Clinician for the Scottish Paediatric Renal and Urology Network.

This is a key strategic role in promoting and driving forward the development of an effective, integrated, multidisciplinary service for children and young people with complex renal and urology disease throughout Scotland. In this sessional appointment the postholder will work closely with clinical and other stakeholders and NSD colleagues.

Applicants will be leaders in their clinical field with experience in the provision and development of renal and urology services. A proven record in leading change, ability to work across traditional organisational, geographical and professional boundaries and a demonstrable understanding of the ethos of managed clinical networks are essential.  

Applicants must have a current substantive role as an NHS Scotland employee and have the support of their Clinical Director for this post to be incorporated into their job plan. The employing NHS Board will be recompensed for the agreed sessional commitment on the basis of evidence of actual backfill costs incurred to release the individual to fulfil the Lead Clinician role requirements.

For more information contact: Catriona Johnson, Programme Associate Director, National Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland at 0131 275 6927
or Catriona.johnson@nhs.net

Provisional dates for interview: 27th November or 2nd December
 
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 11th November 2020

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: 28 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
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TCAT QA Officer 34974

Edinburgh
Band 7 (£39,300 - £46,006)
Closing date: Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 034974
SNBTS Quality (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
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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 candidate would be a member of the developing TCAT QA team which provides Quality support in a specialised area of the SNBTS team across JCC, Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) and The Pentlands Science Park (PSP) at the Bush. The team are responsible for the Quality support of SNBTS tech transfer for Clinical Trials to GMP stages of production and on to patient issue under the licensure of the organisation. This includes both IMPs and AITMPs. The post also supports areas of iPSC, MSC and fertility cell banking, stem cell processing, Islet and Cadaveric programmes which are performed on both sites, as well as support to the PSP area performing testing for environmental monitoring sampling , sterility testing and contract testing. We are also currently transferring many of these centralised functions and services to the SNBTS Headquarters at JCC and finalising commissioning of the clean room suite, Isolator technology and facilities critical for aseptic manufacturing.

This challenging and rewarding management post would require utilising proficient knowledge in Quality Management Systems and learning, where relevant to support this specialised and developing area of SNBTS, providing routine Quality support to the team & projects. There are various QA product release processes for the services provided to assure and compliance with the current principles of EU Good Manufacturing Practice, best practice and ICH consistently across the board central to this.

Applications are invited from professionals who have significant experience in the operation of a/SNBTS Quality Management System in a blood or pharmaceutical environment, or similar. Educated to Honours Degree level or equivalent, potentially holding a post graduate professional qualification e.g. MSc. Demonstrable experience of risk management, change management, Corrective and Preventative action planning, root cause analysis and Quality auditing are essential requirements for this role. Proven experience in Lean methodology and process development along with Quality agreements and supply chain visibility/management would be an advantage with the successful applicant being required to show evidence of being able to be a team member in an effective workforce.

An awareness and understanding of the MHRA/HTA/HFEA regulatory bodies, JACIE and associated Regulations, Directives and standards would also be advantageous. 

The post holder will report directly to the Quality Assurance Lead for Tissues, Cells & Advanced Therapeutics supporting them in the delivery of SNBTS strategic plans. There is an expectation that the post holder will frequently travel to the NHS Centres noted above and between all SNBTS sites in support of this role.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme 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 Andrew Ruck, Quality Lead, Advanced Therapeutics, Tissues and Cells on 0131 314 5722 or 07973 663 914 or Evelyn McLennan, Associate Director on 0131 314 5702

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

Closing date for completed applications is 11th November 2020.

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: 28 Oct 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
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