Current vacancies

There are currently 13 vacancies within NSS.

Fleet Data Administrator

National Distribution Centre
Band 3 (£19,945 - £21,947)
Closing date: Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019
Band 3
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 001356
Logistics (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

We are currently looking for a highly motivated individual to work within the National Fleet Support Unit based within the Logistics Directorate at Larkhall. Reporting to the Fleet & Administrator Manager you will be required to analyse a variety of datasets, ensuring the results are accurate, fit for purpose and presented to a high standard, including the interpretation of results from the national Fleet Management System and Vehicle Telematics.

The successful candidate will be educated to HNC level or have an equivalent level of experience. The ability to work as part of a team and also from your own initiative, good communication skills will be essential in this position.  You will be assisting with the maintaining of the national fleet systems in relation to users, vehicles, servicing requirements, data transfers and providing support to the users of the system. General administrative duties for the team, dealing directly with routine enquiries while overseeing all incoming mail.  Monitoring the appropriate use of fuel cards and maintaining accurate records required. Ensure data required from Fuel Suppliers is provided in accordance with agreed timescales and in the appropriate format.  Input Fuel Suppliers data to the Fleet Management system after amending any inaccurate entries in respect of vehicles, mileage and odometer readings.

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 Shelley Mackay on Tel: 01698 794584

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

Closing date for completed applications is 26th June 2019.

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: 17 Jun 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Lead Clinician - Paediatric Audiology - Dependent on Location of Main Employment

Various Scotland
Current Salary will apply
Closing date: Friday, 05 Jul 2019
Current Salary will apply
Part Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000325
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

Up to 3 years fixed term

Up to 2 PAs per week until 31 March 2020 reverting to 1 PA thereafter


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 a new Paediatric Audiology National Managed Clinical Network for Scotland


This is a key strategic role in promoting and driving forward the development of an effective, integrated, multidisciplinary service for children and young people throughout Scotland who have a bilateral severe or profound hearing loss. In this sessional appointment the postholder will work closely with clinical and other stakeholders and NSD colleagues.             


Applicants will be recognised leaders in the field with experience in the provision and development of relevant 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


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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th July 2019 .


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: 17 Jun 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Specialist Business Process Lead - Edinburgh

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 6 (£30,401 - £38,046)
Closing date: Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000639
HR & Workforce Development (Dir) ,HR & Workforce Development (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

A vital part of NHSScotland, National Services Scotland’s (NSS) 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 services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.  

An opportunity has arisen in our Human Resources function for a Specialist Business Process Lead to join our team, focusing on the development of end to end business processes and continuous improvement initiatives in order to improve service delivery and quality within a customer focused environment.

You should be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and experience of reviewing, designing and implementing creative and innovative end to end business process solutions and use of Lean methodology.  The role requires an agile approach to project management in order to drive forward business process change and improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of HR service delivery.  

The role will require the postholder to demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to develop strong relationships across all stakeholder groups. You will work within a high volume area and the ability to manage your own workload, demonstrate a keen attention to detail and a commitment to quality and improvement are key for 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 about the role, please contact Julie Taylor, Workforce Systems and Business Process Manager on 0131 275 7218.

Further information on National Services Scotland is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 25th June 2019.

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: 17 Jun 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Tissue Donor Co-ordinator1226

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 6 (£30,401 - £38,046)
Closing date: Friday, 21 Jun 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 001226
2 Posts available
SNBTS Manufacturing (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

Tissue Donor Co-ordinator

2 posts 1 based in Glasgow and 1 in Edinburgh


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 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 of patient care whilst remaining competitive internationally.
Tissue, Cells & Advanced Theraputics is an integral part of the SNBTS with responsibility for the collection, testing, storing and issuing of bone, human tissues and cells throughout Scotland.

A vacancy exists for a Band 6 Tissue Donor Coordinator. This post will be based in Edinburgh and working across hospitals within the Central Region. This full time post is to work within a team of Tissue Donor Coordinators.   The principal purpose of the role is to contribute to an established programme supporting identification of suitable tissue donors in hospitals across the Central Belt, The post holder also obtains consent for donation and organises tissue retrieval.  The role involves networking with and providing training to clinical colleagues in hospital emergency department and ICU settings. We collaborate with Specialist Nurses in Organ Donation across Scotland to increase donation opportunities for patients and families.  As part of a multi-disciplinary team the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the day to day operation and functioning of the service.

The successful candidate will be a team player with excellent communication skills since liaison with a wide range of clinical colleagues and members of the public are a pre-requisite of the work. The ability to demonstrate initiative and a flexible approach to the workload is essential. The role involves travel across the Central Region therefore a full UK driving licence and access to a car is essential.

Tissue, Cells & Advanced Theraputics provides a 24-hour service and an out of hour’s on-call service is in operation. The person appointed will be required to participate in the on-call rota for referral of potential donors. Appropriate training and support will be given in all aspects of the service operations with an expectation of participation as required.
Our benefits package includes contributory 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 Gillian Whittaker, Tissue, Cells & Advanced Theraputics  on 07881500631
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications 21ST June 2019

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer.
Candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

Posted: 17 Jun 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

SQI Practitioner

Glasgow & West Scotland Blood Donor Centre G2 1BT
Band 7 (£37,570 - £44,688)
Closing date: Wednesday, 10 Jul 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 001345
SNBTS Donor Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

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 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 of patient/donor care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

The Donor Services Department is responsible for the planning and provision of adequate supplies of safe, high quality blood components for NHS Scotland in full compliance with regulatory requirements.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the multidisciplinary Service and Quality Improvement Specialist Function (SQI) within the Donor and Transport Services Department of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.  The principal function of SQI Team is to support and implement service and quality improvements rapidly and effectively across Donor and Transport Services, maintaining regulatory compliance, consistent standards, identify training requirements and delivering training programs.


We are seeking applications from a First Level Registered Nurse with experience at a senior level.  You will have a Masters Degree or be able to demonstrate working at Masters level.  You must have proven clinical and leadership skills with evidence of ongoing professional development working within the competencies framework.


The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to:
•    Foster a culture of openness and enquiry, supporting the delivery, development and implementation of evidence based quality improvement initiatives to ensure a professional service to donors and patients
•    Lead responsibility in the delivery and development of improved performance
•    Lead responsibility in monitoring training programs and associated competency assessments within own area are met
•    Create, develop, deliver and evaluate training programs for Donor Services
•    Ensure compliance with standards and regulatory requirements providing expert advice   


The successful candidate will have a keen interest in quality improvement and change management.  The post requires individuals to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Strong organisational, forward planning and problem solving abilities are also essential. You will be self motivated, proactive and an innovative individual with the ability to be flexible and react positively to on-going changing demands and priorities.


This post will be based in Glasgow and you will also be expected to travel to other sites within Scotland as required.


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 Sandra McLachlan Service and Quality Improvement Manager 0781 083 2416


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


Closing date for completed applications is 10th July 2019.


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: 17 Jun 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Programme Director (Breast Screening Review)

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 8C (£63,570 - £74,710)
Closing date: Friday, 28 Jun 2019
Band 8C
Part Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 001445
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic opportunity to work in NHS National Services Scotland

A great opportunity has arisen to help shape the future of the Breast Screening Programme in NHS Scotland.

The National Specialist and Screening Directorate (NSD) plans and commissions national specialist and screening services on behalf of NHS Boards and the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates.

As part of this function NSD reviews all commissioned services every 3-5 years. The planned review of Breast Screening will be an in-depth review of how Breast Screening is delivered across all of Scotland and we are looking for a senior manager to lead the review.

This is a new exciting and challenging post – providing senior leadership to the review of Breast Screening and senior planning and development experience to ensure services are fit for the next 5-10 years.  

The Scottish Breast Screening Programme has been in successful operation for over 30 years.  The Scottish Screening Committee has agreed that it is time to review the current operational model of delivery and consider a range of models and approaches incorporating the most up to date practices in safe and sustainable screening services

You will be supported by subject matter experts and bring excellent planning, change and relationship management skills to ensure an open, fair and transparent process that incorporates the views of a wide range of stakeholders from SG, NHS Boards, Providers, Patients and the Public.

You will lead a small planning & commissioning team; reviewing the operational delivery of breast screening in all NHS Boards and the inter-dependent services.  You will be responsible for ensuring a set of robust, risk assessed, financially sound options are appraised and prioritised for recommendation to the Board Chief Executives, Scottish Screening Committee and Cabinet Secretary, supported by the public health, clinical, planning and financial community in NHS Scotland.

You should be educated to masters level and have a proven track record of NHS managerial and planning experience at a senior level.  The post will require excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills and you should have proven negotiation skills and change management experience.  Candidates should be highly motivated with a desire to work in a multi disciplinary team.

This post is based in Edinburgh, with frequent travel throughout Scotland and some UK travel on occasion.  A pool car is available for business use.

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 Fiona Murphy on 0131 275 6251 or Carol Colquhoun on 0131 275 6158.  

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

Closing date for completed applications is 28 June 2019.

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: 17 Jun 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Specialist Healthcare Scientist (BMS 1) 1135

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh EH16 4SA
Band 6 (£30,401 - £38,046)
Closing date: Thursday, 20 Jun 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 001135
SNBTS Manufacturing (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

Specialist Healthcare Scientist (Band 6) - 12 month maternity leave cover

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.

Applications are invited from Biomedical Scientists registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) or applicants who can provide evidence that they are working towards HCPC registration, to join the patient services team based in the Scottish National Blood Transfusion department in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. This busy department provides a blood banking and red cell reference service for hospitals in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Borders area and Fife. This post offers the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of work undertaken in the Integrated Red Cell area, which includes blood banking and red cell investigation sections of the department. The successful applicant will join a team of highly skilled and motivated Biomedical Scientists working in those sections.
 
Applicants are required to hold a Specialist Diploma or if you do not have this qualification you will be prepared to complete a Specialist Diploma on appointment. Active participation in CPD and opportunities for further study are both supported and encouraged. You will undergo training as appropriate for the requirements of the position.

NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions apply to this post based on experience and qualifications.

Candidates shall have current HCPC registration at the time of applying or have relevant experience in a transfusion laboratory and evidence of progression towards HCPC registration.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a 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 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 or further information on the post, please contact Ross Medine, Blood Bank Laboratory Manager on 0131 242 7505 or email rossmedine@nhs.net.
 
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is the 20th June 2019

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: 17 Jun 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Lead Clinician - Paediatric Audiology - Dependent on Location of Main Employment

Various Scotland
Current Salary will apply
Closing date: Friday, 05 Jul 2019
Current Salary will apply
Part Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000325
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

Up to 3 years fixed term

Up to 2 PAs per week until 31 March 2020 reverting to 1 PA thereafter


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 a new Paediatric Audiology National Managed Clinical Network for Scotland


This is a key strategic role in promoting and driving forward the development of an effective, integrated, multidisciplinary service for children and young people throughout Scotland who have a bilateral severe or profound hearing loss. In this sessional appointment the postholder will work closely with clinical and other stakeholders and NSD colleagues.             


Applicants will be recognised leaders in the field with experience in the provision and development of relevant 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


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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th July 2019 .


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: 17 Jun 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Assistant Director (Property and Capital Planning)

Meridian Court G2 6QE
Band 8D (£76,083 - £88,132)
Closing date: Friday, 12 Jul 2019
Band 8D
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 001460
Strategic Sourcing (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic opportunity to work in NHS National Services Scotland

National Services Scotland (NSS) is a national NHS Board operating right at the heart of NHSScotland providing invaluable support and advice at a strategic and operational level.  Our aim is to deliver high quality services that help our customers save money and free up resources so they can be re-invested into essential services

Health Facilities Scotland forms the Facilities Directorate of the Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities Strategic Business Unit of NHS National Services Scotland and provides operational guidance and support to NHSScotland healthcare bodies on all facilities topics. We deliver and co-ordinate effective advice and support in relation to national facilities, equipping, engineering, decontamination, sustainability and soft FM which support and improve health and well-being services. Health Facilities Scotland is also Framework Manager for Frameworks Scotland 2 a construction partnering initiative which aims to deliver circa £110M per annum of new NHS construction projects across Scotland.
 
We are currently looking for an experienced and qualified professional to lead the property, asset management, capital planning and equipping team. Key to the role will be to support NHSScotland by providing national leadership and professional technical / managerial advice in Property and Capital Planning and related issues.

Promoting high standards in the design, procurement and maintenance of the build environment in the healthcare sector is critical. The role of the post holder is wide with a scope and influence covering Strategic Asset Management, Construction Advice and Procurement, Design Guidance, Fire Safety, PPP contract management and Equipping Advice and Procurement. You will compare key aspects of performance, identify gaps and how improvement can be achieved, and you will support NHS Boards to implement improvements, monitor progress and review benefits.

The post holder will be responsible for encouraging best practice and providing education, training and operational support and advice to NHSScotland bodies on all topics related to property, capital planning and equipping.

The role will require an understanding of NHSScotland property issues, including the development of estates strategies and the compilation of estates related information as diverse as condition surveys and population and demographic studies.

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 Gordon James on 01698 794486.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 12 July 2019.

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: 17 Jun 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Programme Manager 1083

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 7 (£37,570 - £44,688)
Closing date: Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 001083
3 Posts available
Business Development PCF (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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

Within NSD the National Bespoke Networks host a wide range of national clinical strategic networks. It provides consistent, high quality managerial leadership to enable networks to deliver their aims and objectives to standards and timescales mandated by Scottish Government. With our support, networks focus on what they are set up to achieve – adding value to healthcare providing a ‘Once for Scotland’ approach.

These are exciting times where NSD is being commissioned to implement further, bespoke networks following the success of the Scottish Trauma Network.

We are therefore seeking a number of experienced Programme Managers to join our team who will each have programme responsibility for the following individual networks –

Neonatal, the Prisoner Healthcare Network, Police Care and Care for Veterans.
(Preferences will be taken into consideration when appointing to each network)

The successful candidates will have responsibility for the effective planning, co-ordination and management of their allocated network and associated change projects, with evidence of success in team management and practical application of QI methodologies.
These roles require excellent skills in communication and managing change in complex and dynamic environments.
 
Reporting to the Senior Programme Manager, the post holder will join a team of staff based in Edinburgh who will drive forward the implementation of their network across Scotland.  You will work in collaboration with lead clinicians, network members and key stakeholders to enable the network to deliver its aims and objectives to standards set out in the mandate.

Applicants should be educated to degree level and should have a proven track record of leading and driving improvements in healthcare through effective use of recognised project and improvement methodologies. A clinical background in the relevant field is desirable.

The post requires excellent leadership, influencing, organisational skills and the ability to produce written work of the highest quality.  

Networks include service users, health and other professionals from education, social care and voluntary organisations. Engaging with service users at this level requires the post holder to be able to nurture relationships across professional, organisational and geographical boundaries and commit to occasional out of hours work.

Frequent travel throughout Scotland is also required. A pool/hire car is available for business use.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Kate Burley, Programme Associate Director on 0131 275 7150. Interviews will be held in Edinburgh.

Please note that CVs are not acceptable and a fully completed application is a pre-requisite.
Closing date for completed applications is 19th June  2019


NHS National Services Scotland is the common name of the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service.
NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer.
Candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria will be guaranteed an interview.


Posted: 17 Jun 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Advanced Specialist Pharmacist - Medicines Homecare & New Medicines

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 8A (£45,446 - £51,883)
Closing date: Friday, 28 Jun 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 001448
Strategic Sourcing (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

Medicines homecare is the on-going supply of medicines and associated services, initiated by a hospital prescriber, direct to a patient’s home. A unique opportunity has arisen for a pharmacist to join the National Procurement pharmacy team as national pharmacy lead on medicines homecare.

Working with a broad range of stakeholders including Health Boards, homecare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers, the post-holder will have a key role in supporting Health Boards to develop new services and to improve the governance and management of established services.

The post-holder is commercially aware with excellent negotiating skills and attention to detail; a key part of the role is working with homecare providers to draft and agree detailed service level agreements for new services. The post-holder is also a strategic thinker and excellent communicator with practical experience of facilitating change; in addition to acting as professional secretary to the NHS Scotland Medicines Homecare National Governance and Management Group, the post-holder represents Scotland on the UK-level National Homecare Medicines Committee.

A significant proportion of medicine homecare is commissioned by manufacturers of in-patent medicines. The post-holder will also work in partnership with procurement professionals and NHS stakeholders to undertake broader work to support the introduction of new medicines including assessing how the entry of new medicines may impact on the prescribing of therapeutic alternatives and supporting the development and implementation of strategies that ensure the NHS maximises the benefits from the introduction of new medicines.

Experience of pharmacy service development, NHS commissioning of services or medicines homecare is desirable but not essential. This post would suit an individual that already has experience working at a senior level.     

This is a highly rewarding role that offers variety and the opportunity to have a national impact. If you’ve never considered a role like this before, why not explore it and see if it might be for you?

Candidates must have current GPC 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 Lindsay McClure on 07717 468776

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

Closing date for completed applications is 28th June 2019.

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: 17 Jun 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Services Support Officer

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 3 (£19,945 - £21,947)
Closing date: Friday, 28 Jun 2019
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 001454
SNBTS Donor Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to Join NHS National Services Scotland

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.

The Donor Services Support Officer is responsible for providing clerical and administration support in all areas of Donor Services, participating in the overall delivery of excellent service to donors and members of the public. The post-holder will be dealing directly with members of the public so good communication skills are essential.

Post-holder will work as part of a team to ensure essential information is accurately recorded and updated in a timely manner, good organisational skills and attention to detail are required for all aspects of the job.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the multidisciplinary Donor Services Admin Office for the period of 1 year to primarily carry out all administration functions within the Donor Web Portal (DWP).

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, motivated, flexible individuals keen to undertake this challenging and interesting post.  Candidates must be educated to higher grade level or demonstrate equivalent experience.  We are seeking an individual with a customer focused approach, who is organised and adaptable.  You must also possess excellent communication skills, have the ability to multi task and be able to work under pressure.  A good to high working knowledge of Word and Excel software packages and good key board skills are essential.  An understanding of Web based products is desirable.  Knowledge of Donor Services and current systems within SNBTS is essential.

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 Vincent Mooney, Head of Territory on 0131-314-5744.

Closing date for completed applications is 28th June 2019

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

Please note that only those applicants called for an interview will be contacted.  If you have not received a response within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. (insert where required)

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: 17 Jun 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
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Biomedical Scientist 1045

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 6 (£30,401 - £38,046)
Closing date: Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 001045
3 Posts available
SNBTS Manufacturing (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

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.

These positions have become available within our testing site at the Jack Copland Centre. The position provides an exciting and challenging opportunity for a suitably experienced, qualified and motivated healthcare professional.

Applications are invited for the above post from suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists who is educated to degree / equivalent level with a degree accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) or a trainee BMS who holds a degree which is accredited by the IBMS suitable to allow the completion of a competency portfolio.

The donor testing department provides an essential service towards the provision of healthcare in Scotland. The department is responsible for testing specialised blood components from whole blood, tissue and apheresis collections.  

The post holder will be a member of the team working within the testing 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. There are potentially both shift  positions and non shift positions (24/7 365 shifts) available.

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 final salary pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centers.

For an informal discussion please contact the following:

Alan Smith Head of Donor Testing:  alan.smith4@nhs.net
David Stephen Testing Manager: david.stephen@nhs.net
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is 18th June 2019

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 the common name of the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service. NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer. Candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria will be guaranteed an interview.


Posted: 17 Jun 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
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