Current vacancies

There are currently 8 vacancies within NSS.

Healthcare Scientist (health protection)

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
26830-35933
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC13622

Are you a graduate with an interest in improving the health and wellbeing of patients in NHS Scotland? 

Perhaps you have relevant experience within the healthcare setting such as health protection, public health or epidemiology? 

Would you like exposure to a wide range of exciting projects that will assist and develop your personal and professional experience and ultimately improve patient care experiences in Scotland? 

Why not consider an opportunity to work as a Healthcare Scientist within Health Protection Scotland? 

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) has been established since 2005 to strengthen and co-ordinate health protection in Scotland.  We plan and deliver effective and specialist national services which co-ordinate, strengthen and support activities aimed at protecting the people of Scotland from infectious and environmental hazards. We deliver services critical to frontline patient care and support the efficient and effective operation of NHS Scotland. 

We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team:  as a Healthcare Scientist (Health Protection) (Band 6)  

As a HCS Band 6 you could expect to:
Provide advice to stakeholders on a wide range of health protection topics
Assist in the development of guidance and policies for use by NHS Scotland by providing the best available advice
Provide scientific or epidemiological assistance during the management of outbreaks and incidents
This is an excellent chance to use and develop your skills and experience in:
Producing evidence based guidance
Presenting or assisting with sensitive and complex data

Successful candidates will have excellent communication and organisational skills, knowledge of HPS and the Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections issues and threats for NHS Scotland would be advantageous.

HPS promote flexible working policies and applications will be considered for either part time or full time basis.    HPS is also committed to the further development of all staff and there is a structured career pathway with excellent opportunities to progress to further studies for example at Masters level or beyond.

If you are interested in any of these posts please contact Dr Catherine Dalziel on 0141 282 2127.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 27th February 2018.

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


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





Posted: 08 Feb 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Carer

X023A Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,AB25 2ZW
0-0
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC13549

We are looking for a donor carer to join our existing team of staff 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.

The position is within Donor Services Blood Collection Team is based in Aberdeen; however extensive travel throughout the region is required. You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include occasional Sundays and regular late evenings.

Knowledge of health care or other customer focused environments is essential. Standard keyboard skills are essential as are good communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.

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

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a 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 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 on Tel: 01224 812444.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 27th February 2018.

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

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





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

Healthcare Scientist (Epidemiology)

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
26830-35933
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC13562


Are you a graduate with an interest in improving the health and wellbeing of patients in NHS Scotland?

Perhaps you have relevant experience within the healthcare setting such as health protection, public health or epidemiology?

Would you like exposure to a wide range of exciting projects that will assist and develop your personal and professional experience and ultimately improve patient care experiences in Scotland?

Why not consider an opportunity to work as a Healthcare Scientist within Health Protection Scotland?

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) has been established since 2005 to strengthen and co-ordinate health protection in Scotland.  We plan and deliver effective and specialist national services which co-ordinate, strengthen and support activities aimed at protecting the people of Scotland from infectious and environmental hazards. We deliver services critical to frontline patient care and support the efficient and effective operation of NHS Scotland.

We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team:  as a Healthcare Scientist (Epidemiology) (Band 6)

As a HCS Band 6 you could expect to:
- Analyse, interpret and produce regular reports on surveillance and audit data

- Identify, critically appraise and summarise scientific and/or epidemiological literature

- Assist in the development of a specialised epidemiological knowledge base to underpin one or more health protection programmes of work

- Assist in the implementation of research and audit initiatives which will contribute to the body of knowledge of health protection

- Provide scientific or epidemiological assistance during the management of outbreaks and incidents

- Work in a multidisciplinary team with clinical, scientific, data, administrative and other colleagues

We are recruiting two posts: one to support the national Multidrug Resistant Organism (MDRO) Admission Screening programme in Scotland and the other to support the delivery of the Antimicrobial Resistance and Use Programme. 
HPS is also committed to the further development of all staff and there is a structured career pathway with excellent opportunities to progress within the organisation.

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 Cairns on 0141 282 2921 or Julie Wilson on 0141 282 2911.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 27th February 2018.

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

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



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

Healthcare Scientist Practitioner

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
22440-29034
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC13623

Are you a graduate with an interest in improving the health and wellbeing of patients in NHS Scotland? 

Perhaps you have relevant experience within the healthcare setting such as health protection, public health or epidemiology? 

Would you like exposure to a wide range of exciting projects that will assist and develop your personal and professional experience and ultimately improve patient care experiences in Scotland?
Why not consider an opportunity to work as a Healthcare Scientist within Health Protection Scotland?
Health Protection Scotland (HPS) has been established since 2005 to strengthen and co-ordinate health protection in Scotland.  We plan and deliver effective and specialist national services which co-ordinate, strengthen and support activities aimed at protecting the people of Scotland from infectious and environmental hazards. We deliver services critical to frontline patient care and support the efficient and effective operation of NHS Scotland.
We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team: for the first time we are offering a Healthcare Scientist Practitioner (Band 5)
As a HCS practitioner you could expect to:
• Support consultants and senior staff in their provision of advice to stakeholders on a wide range of health protection topics
• Identify, critically appraise and summarise scientific and or epidemiological literature to assist consultants and senior staff in the provision of developing guidance and policies  

This is an excellent chance to use and develop your skills and experience in:
• Supporting the production of evidence based guidance
• Presenting or assisting with sensitive and complex data

Successful candidates will have excellent communication and organisational skills, knowledge of HPS and the Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections issues and threats for NHS Scotland would be advantageous.

HPS promote flexible working policies and applications will be considered for either part time or full time basis.    HPS is also committed to the further development of all staff and there is a structured career pathway with excellent opportunities to progress to further studies, for example at Masters level or beyond.

If you are interested in this post please contact Dr Catherine Dalziel on 0141 282 2127.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 27th February 2018.

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


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





Posted: 08 Feb 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Director, National information & Digital Technology

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
87840-119718
Closing date: Thursday, 15 Mar 2018
EXECUTIVE/SENIOR MANAGER GRADE F
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC13625

This role is one of the most influential and high-profile opportunities within the Digital & IT arena in Scotland and we’re looking for an outstanding candidate who can help maximise the positive impact the NHS and the wider public sector can have on all of our citizens.

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.  NSS supports customers to deliver their services more efficiently and effectively and we offer shared services on a national scale using best-in-class systems and standards. 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.  Supporting the join-up of Health and Social care through digitisation and inter-operability will be an important part of the role. Our priority is always the same – to improve the health and well-being of the people of Scotland. We do this by working in partnership with colleagues from all our stakeholders to deliver fit for purpose solutions and systems.

This newly specified role will provide and drive strategic direction and strong leadership in the planning, management and provision of specialist Digital & IT services to the Scottish Government, NHSScotland, NSS and other large scale public sector organisations and will be responsible for setting the 5 year vision for this key Strategic Business Unit (SBU).  By adopting and developing a culture of transformational change the post holder will ensure the SBU helps the public sector in Scotland deliver outstanding services in an efficient manner, at best value.

The role reports to the Chief Executive of NHS NSS and will be a member of the Senior Management Team, providing leadership, support and guidance across all functions of the organisation.  The dimensions of the role provide a strong indicator of its importance and complexity:
• Direct responsibility for a revenue budget of c£85m and assets of c£20m
• Policy and strategy formulation on the £90m national level eHealth funding distribution
• Procurement, service development and management of the £100m+ Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN)
• Leadership and direction of circa 350 geographically dispersed staff members within your business unit
• Impacting on policy and decisions affecting over 120 public sector bodies across Scotland
• Accountable for National IT systems and digital infrastructure which directly impacts on patient safety and information confidentiality, as well as the associated risks

The service model within your Directorate has a wide range of specialist inputs covering;
• Digital Advancement
• Technology Architecture & Consultancy
• Procurement, Contracts and Vendor Management
• IT Project & Programme Management
• Software Solutions & Applications on a national scale
• Systems Accreditation & Testing
• Service Management, Delivery & Assurance
• Infrastructure Services

This is a very challenging but highly rewarding position which will require the successful candidate to have outstanding strategy, leadership and influencing skills. The ability to engage with multiple stakeholders and communicate your vision and ideas in a clear and concise manner is essential. You must be highly results–oriented but achieve those results working in partnership and with a keen eye for political sensitivity and the need to work as a team.  It is vital that you espouse the values of NSS with openness, integrity, respect and care being at the heart of those values.
Qualifications & Experience Required
• Degree level in a relevant IT related discipline and post-graduate qualification or equivalent
• Extensive and demonstrable IT leadership ability at a senior/executive/board level within an organisation of considerable scale and complexity within the Public or Private sectors
• Exposure to formal governance and senior level scrutiny of strategy and performance
• Significant experience of performance management of services at a strategic level
• Extensive experience of leading through organisational change management processes and programmes with a track record of successful outcomes and deliverables
• Customer-oriented approach which permeates throughout your organisation

Further information on the position, NHS NSS and the recruitment process can be accessed via http://www.edenscott.com/client-campaigns/nhs-nss  or you can make contact with our executive recruitment part

Posted: 09 Feb 2018
Contact: NSS HR - NSS.WFRS@nhs.net / Please refer to advert
Application Info

Senior Information Analyst

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
26830-35933
Closing date: Friday, 09 Mar 2018
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC13184

Information Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland has over 40 years’ experience of supporting NHSScotland to deliver better health outcomes: better data means better lives. We are the largest employer of information staff in Scotland. We work with clinicians, health and social care practitioners, managers, researchers and others across the wider public service and beyond.

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

• Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
• Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
• Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services

This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:

• Analysing and interpreting complex data and communicating insights in a customer focussed environment
• Leading, managing and motivating staff
• Presenting complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques

Successful candidates will be expected to be flexible in working in locations across Scotland. As well as the central belt, currently, ISD is looking for candidates in who can work in these areas:

• Glasgow, Renfrewshire & Inverclyde
• Borders
• Falkirk
• Dumfries and Galloway
• Glasgow including Southwest Glasgow
• Inverness
• West, East & mid-Lothian including Edinburgh

ISD accepts applications throughout the year with interviews taking place at set intervals on a regular basis.  As this is an ongoing recruitment campaign we ask that any candidates who are unsuccessful at any stage in the process wait a 3 month period before re-applying.

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

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

For an informal discussion and to discuss the work locations available, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact Peter Knight at peter.knight7@nhs.net.

So if either of these roles suit your experience and your personal development ambitions, please complete the online application form on the SHOW website www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk and be sure to indicate your current location, area preference and contract preference on the application.

Please quote Reference IRC13184.

NHS Scotland requires a formal job application form to be completed.
Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

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: 11 Jan 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Head of Nursing - Donor Services

X827A SNBTS National Centre,EH14 4AP
57232-70559
Closing date: Friday, 02 Mar 2018
Band 8C
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC13642

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in SNBTS Donor Services. We are looking to appoint a highly motivated and professional nurse to undertake the role of Head of Nursing. The Head of Nursing is responsible to the Donor & Transport Services Associate Director for providing dynamic professional and strategic leadership and for ensuring the planning and delivery of high quality, cost effective, care and services to Scotland’s Blood Donors.

You will have an extensive skill set in nursing management and leadership and be an effective communicator. You will promote strong, effective visible leadership and will be a positive role model, delivering the values of National Services Scotland. You will be a member of the NSS Senior Nurses Group, professional leadership will be under the direction of the NSS Director of Nursing and you will have a close working relationship with all NSS Strategic Business Units in support of corporate nursing initiatives.

You should be a registered nurse, educated to Master’s Level; the post will require excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills. Candidates should be highly motivated with a desire to work in a multi disciplinary team.

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 Dr Moira Carter on 07881511671.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 2 March 2018.

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

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

 





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

Junior Project Manager

X820A Edinburgh/Glasgow,EH12 9EB
26830-35933
Closing date: Friday, 02 Mar 2018
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC13702

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.

In order to meet the increasing demand, NSS IT is seeking to recruit a Junior Project Manager to support a range of IT projects. The post holder will report to the IT Programme Manager and will be responsible for management and delivery of IT projects for internal NSS users and external customers.

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 Neil Dustan on 0131 275 6671.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 2 March 2018.

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

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





Posted: 16 Feb 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info