Current vacancies

There are currently 19 vacancies within NSS.

Staff Nurse

X023A Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,AB25 2ZW
23113-29905
Closing date: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC17713

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

The position is based in 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 late evenings.

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

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Shona Reid on 01224 812444 or 07964246898.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 26th February 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: 12 Oct 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Estates & Asset Management Advisor

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
33222-43471
Closing date: Monday, 25 Feb 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19542
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.

Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) is part of the Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities (PCF) Strategic Business Unit within NHS National Services Scotland and provides operational guidance to NHSScotland healthcare bodies on all facilities topics. We deliver and co-ordinate effective advice and support in relation to national facilities, equipping and technical matters which support and improve health and well-being services.

We are looking for an experienced and qualified member of staff to support the work on the Estates and Strategic Asset Management agenda. This will focus on the Primary Care estate as well as supporting the Acute and Hospital Based estate.

The Estates and Asset Management Advisor will provide advice, guidance and support on a broad range of complex building and estate related issues to the Scottish Government and the NHS in Scotland.

They will work together with the NHSScotland Boards on the development of Boards individual Performance Framework and Quality outcomes as detailed in the Annual State of NHSScotland Assets and Facilities Report, and provide support to the Boards in implementation and planning. They will support NHSScotland Boards with the use of tools including the Estates Asset Management System (EAMS) and Capital Planning System, to support strategic estate management and development, as well as property performance reporting.

They will work together with Boards and Scottish Government on their ongoing survey and property appraisal programmes, including the Primary Care / GP sector as well as the owned and leased estate, advising on and ensuring consistency of data as defined in the NHSScotland Property Appraisal Manual.

They will provide direct support to Board’s property and asset teams on asset management issues, covering IT issues in addition to assisting with data recording.

They will explore areas of efficiency opportunities with individual Boards in areas such as NHS Leases, Rating Evaluations, 3rd Party Funding Issues in regard to property etc. as directed by the NHSScotland Property Transactions Group. In addition, where required, act as Project Manager to enable the effective delivery of Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate (SGHSCD), NHS or HFS projects.

The successful applicant will be degree qualified in a relevant subject and will have wide knowledge / experience of NHS estates and strategic asset management issues.

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 Stuart Brown on 0141 207 1878.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 25th February 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: 05 Feb 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Principal Engineer

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
33222-43471
Closing date: Friday, 22 Feb 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19582
NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) provides a range of specialised support services, of which some require digital solutions, that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care. Scotland has some of the best health service data in the world and we work in partnership with NHS Boards, hospitals, GP’s and Local Authorities to provide IT systems to support local decision makers and national policy and guidance.  We provide systems to support activities aimed at protecting all the people of Scotland from infectious and environmental hazards.

We seek a self-motivated enthusiastic IT developer to join our small established friendly developer team, who work within a centrally located modern office, and who are supportive of each other on a day to day basis.  You should keep up to date with new technology and frameworks.  You will be involved in design, development, maintenance and support of the best possible solutions for new and existing software products used throughout Scotland and the UK.

Applicants should be educated to degree level in an IT related subject or have equivalent experience in a technical development role on large scale system solutions.   You will have proven experience in a technical IT role, with strong SQL Server skills plus web development experience. You will also have proven experience in the required skill set:

•    SQL Server 2008 + including complex SQL stored procedures
•    C# / ASP.Net

You will have excellent inter-personal skills and be able to work with health professionals in NSS, NHS boards and Local Authorities. You will be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, and a high degree of accuracy. The ability to maintain strict confidentiality is essential.

You should have the ability to work across many different projects with different priorities, managing the conflicting demands that this entails, negotiating and influencing customers and suppliers in terms of timescales and deadlines.

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 Cathy Hunter on 0141 300 1921 or Lorna Dryburgh on 0141 300 1147.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 22nd February 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: 08 Feb 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Solicitor Commercial Contracts

X811A Anderson House,EH6
59090-72675
Closing date: Friday, 22 Mar 2019
Band 8C
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19822

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 CLO delivers legal services to all Health Boards throughout Scotland, in litigation, employment, commercial contracts and commercial property.

CLO wishes to recruit two senior solicitors to the CLO Commercial Contracts Department – one with a focus on data protection and the other with a focus on procurement.  However the post holders will provide expert legal services to a number of NHS clients as part of the commercial contracts team across the full range of commercial contracts work.

The requirements for the posts are as shown below and in the accompanying job description.  The job description is generic and is for Senior Solicitor Litigation.

The post holders should have extensive post-qualifying experience including experience in all aspects of commercial contracts law.  They will be part of a team that delivers a comprehensive commercial contract law service to the NHS in Scotland.  They will have a complex and challenging workload and will enjoy all aspects of commercial contracts legal work including drafting, revising and negotiating contracts.

The CLO is located at Anderson House in Leith, Edinburgh.

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 Margaret Passmore on 0131 275 7879.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 22nd March 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: 19 Feb 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Nurse Consultant

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
59090-72675
Closing date: Tuesday, 05 Mar 2019
Band 8C
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19962

Health Protection Scotland works in partnership to deliver health protection services which enable and support a safer and healthier Scotland.

We are looking for an Infection Control and Prevention Nurse Consultant to join us.

You will be a key member of the Healthcare Associated Infection, Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention and Control Group which has responsibility for the surveillance, investigation and control of healthcare associated infection.

The group provides national infection prevention and control, microbiology and health protection expertise to NHS Scotland, the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates, NHS Education Scotland, NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland, healthcare providers and others.

You will lead part of this agenda within HPS and provide expert care associated infection advice while having a key role within quality improvement, education, research and development.

You will be a registered nurse with experience at a senior level in the field of health protection, and a Masters degree or equivalent learning. You will also have excellent leadership, communication, business and people management skills and evidence of on-going professional development.

For further information regarding Health Protection Scotland please visit www.hps.scot.nhs.uk.

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 Laura Imrie on 0141 300 1139.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 5 March 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: 18 Feb 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Medical Laboratory Assistant

X827A SNBTS National Centre,EH14 4AP
18292-21349
Closing date: Friday, 22 Feb 2019
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19642

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

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

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

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

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a 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 Mark Gray markgray@nhs.net or Alan Smith alan.smith4@nhs.net

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

Closing date for completed applications is 22nd February 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: 08 Feb 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Staff Nurse

X026A Glasgow & West Scotland Blood Donor Centre,G2 1BT
23113-29905
Closing date: Tuesday, 05 Mar 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC20002

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 Apheresis, whole blood and blood component sessions ensuring donors feel welcome, comfortable and valued. You will be required to undertake venepuncture and medical selection duties.

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 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 Pauline Stewart on 0141 433 5938.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 5 March 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: 18 Feb 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Lead Clinician – National Neonatal Network for Scotland (NNN)

X999U Unknown,X99 9UU
0-0
Closing date: Friday, 01 Mar 2019
LEAD CLINICIAN MANAGED CLINICAL NETWORK
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC19382

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 New National Neonatal Network.

Working closely with clinical and NSD colleagues the postholder will have a key strategic role in promoting and driving forward the development of an effective, integrated, multidisciplinary service for neonatal services throughout Scotland.

Applicants will be leaders in their multidisciplinary field with experience in the provision and development of Neonatology 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.  

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 Programme Director, National Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland on 07775 778505 or email kate.burley@nhs.net

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

Closing date for completed applications is 1st March 2019

Interviews will be held on 18th March 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: 01 Feb 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Charge Nurse

X025A Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,EH3 9HB
28050-37010
Closing date: Friday, 22 Feb 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC19662

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 Band 6 Charge Nurse to join our existing team of staff who provide a high standard of care to our Donors. You will be required to assist with the day to day management of the Blood Donor Sessions liaising closely with the Senior Charge Nurse, as well as carrying out all delegated staff management. You will be responsible for carrying out assessments of Donors pre donation and Donor Care at all stages of the donation process to ensure Donor retention.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, flexible person to undertake this challenging and interesting post. Candidates should be Registered General Nurse Level 1 and ideally have previous experience of phlebotomy, although full training will be given to the successful candidate.

The position is within Donor Services Blood Collection Team and based in Edinburgh, however extensive travel throughout the region will be required. You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include regular weekends and late evenings as per operational requirements. You must possess excellent communication skills and be able to work under pressure.

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 Patsy Scouse on 07917 558327.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 22 February 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: 08 Feb 2019
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: Friday, 01 Mar 2019
Band 3
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC19862
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 Inverness; however extensive travel throughout the region is required. You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include occasional Sundays and 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 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 Gillian Docherty, Senior Charge Nurse on 01463 705853 or 07964 246895.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 1st March 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: 15 Feb 2019
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
18292-21349
Closing date: Friday, 01 Mar 2019
Band 3
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC19882
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 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 Shona Reid, Senior Nurse Manager on 01224 812444 or 07964246898.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 1st March 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: 15 Feb 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Healthcare Scientist (Health Protection)

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
28050-37010
Closing date: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19102

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) works in partnership to deliver health protection services which enable and support a safer and healthier Scotland.


We are seeking to recruit a Healthcare Scientist (Health Protection) to work in the Environmental Public Health (EPH) Team. The EPH Team supports efforts to minimise adverse health impacts caused by exposure to environmental hazards, through the provision of specialist advice, operational support, guidance and training, covering topics such as air quality, contaminated land and other environmental hazards. 


Generally, the post holder will be required to support consultants, programme leads or senior scientific staff in the provision of specialised information, advice and support to stakeholders.  The specific requirements of the post will also include contributing to environmental hazard, exposure and risk assessment, critical analysis of published scientific literature and other published evidence and data in relation to specific environmental hazards, and supporting acute environmental incident response.  The post holder may also provide support to teams across HPS.


You will have a primary degree in chemistry, life sciences or a related field with a post graduate qualification in a scientific or health-related discipline (or equivalent experience), ideally with experience in environmental exposure and risk assessment or epidemiology relating to non-infectious hazards in the physical environment.  You should also have a qualification or demonstrable training/experience in Public Health, Toxicology or a related subject. You will have a proven track record as a team player, excellent planning and organisational skills and well developed analytical skills, including a familiarity with the review and critical appraisal of scientific evidence.


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


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 please contact Dr Colin Ramsay or Dr Carole McRae on 0141 282 2929.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 26th February 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: 15 Jan 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Advanced Biomedical Scientist (BMS 2)

X027A Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre,IV2 3UJ
33222-43471
Closing date: Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19462
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.

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen within the Clinical Laboratories in Inverness for a BMS 2 position, and applications are invited from suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists demonstrating continual professional development.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent interpersonal skills with responsibilities to supervise and manage the day-to-day activities, while supporting the Clinical Lab Manager to maintain and develop the Clinical Services Laboratories.

Applicants for the post must have attained an Honours Degree in Biomedical Science or equivalent, acceptable to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and retain registration with that body.  A BMS2 should have further qualifications, eg. MSc level or significant demonstrable experience in a relevant field of work.The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Wendy Callan, Clinical Laboratory Manager on 01463 248053.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 19th February 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: 05 Feb 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Advanced Healthcare Scientist (BMS 2)

S314H Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France,EH16 4SA
33222-43471
Closing date: Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19502
An opportunity has arisen for an individual to work as part of the management team within our Blood Transfusion Laboratory.

Our Blood Transfusion laboratory has full UKAS accreditation and IBMS/HCPC training status and is operated and staffed by the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS), part of National Services Scotland (NHS NSS).

The laboratory provides a 24/7 blood transfusion service to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary; one of Scotland’s major trauma centres, and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Young People (Edinburgh) as well as a number of small rural hospitals. In addition, the laboratory also operates a regional transfusion reference investigations and antenatal screening service.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to help in delivering the technical and managerial aspects of operationally running a high quality, regional transfusion laboratory service, under the management of the clinical laboratory manager and clinical direction of the consultant in transfusion medicine. A willingness to learn is essential. Possession of a relevant Master of Science degree or equivalent is desirable and you must be registered as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council.  A minimum of five years post registration experience in a reference transfusion laboratory is also essential for this role. You will possess an in depth knowledge of a broad range of specialist and routine laboratory diagnostic investigations in transfusion science using a range of technical procedures on patient samples, and work with the laboratory manager and medical colleagues to provide advice to clinicians and other healthcare staff as to appropriateness of tests and time scales.

Reporting into our management structure, the excellence of your knowledge and skills will be the cornerstone of this role. However, the key to your success will be in your ability to manage, motivate and bring out the very best in our experienced and talented team of Biomedical Scientists and healthcare support workers. Accordingly, your interpersonal skills must be of the highest order, and we will be looking for evidence to support this.

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

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


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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Ross Medine, Blood Bank Laboratory Manager on 0131 242 7505.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 19th February 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: 05 Feb 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Principal Engineer

X820A Edinburgh/Glasgow,EH12 9EB
33222-43471
Closing date: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19703

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) works at the very heart of the health service in Scotland, providing a diverse range of services to ensure frontline patient care is delivered effectively. As well as direct services such as blood transfusion and national screening programmes, the Agency provides a wide range of support services such as: national IT services; collation, interpretation and dissemination of information; payment of primary care practitioners; surveillance of infectious and communicable diseases; national procurement and logistics; counter fraud services and provision of expert legal services. Following a change in legislation in 2014, NSS now provides services across the Scottish public sector.

The Business Intelligence service, which consists of a team of 28 dedicated BI professionals, is part of the Architecture and Solutions tower of the 300-strong IT Strategic Business Unit. The team delivers innovative BI solutions, BI consultancy and platform as a service to public sector organisations across Scotland. Current technologies include data warehousing on an Oracle Exadata platform, Data Virtualisation, Tableau data visualisation and Business Objects reporting. A technical roadmap also exists with areas of immediate interest being Big Data platforms, extended use of NLP technologies, Artificial Intelligence, expanded capabilities around metadata management and extended advanced analytical capabilities.

The Business Intelligence service also has a Centre of Excellence for the Tableau platform, and the CoE is being expanded to cover the data platforms (data warehouse and data virtualisation) and Business Objects.

Due to the increasing demand for BI services, and the expansion of the technical platforms and capabilities, we seek to appoint enthusiastic, self-motivated and experienced IT professionals to join our team. The successful candidates will have first-class inter-personal and organisational skills, as well as an enthusiastic, ‘can do’ attitude.  The typical duties of the technical team include:
• Technical analysis
• Design of and build of data platforms (including physical and virtual)
• Design and build of complex data processing and wrangling routines
• Design and build of innovative BI and analytical solutions
• Provision of BI and data science platforms across the public sector including enablement and support activities
• BI Consultancy
Note: the Job Description for these posts is generic in nature.  The specific duties associated with the posts are specific to BI and include those listed above, with more details of the skills and experience required included in the person specification. 

A degree, or equivalent, is required plus significant experience in the delivery of enterprise-wide BI solutions.

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 Sinclair on 0131 275 6952

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

Closing date for completed applications is 26 February 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: 11 Feb 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Lead Clinician – Haematology and Transfusion Scotland

X999U Unknown,X99 9UU
0-0
Closing date: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019
LEAD CLINICIAN MANAGED CLINICAL NETWORK
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC19742

In line with Scottish Government Health & Social Care Directorates guidance, National Services Division (NSD) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Lead Clinician to lead the work and ongoing development of the new Haematology and Transfusion Network Scotland (HaTS).

The HaTS brings together clinical haematologists and transfusion scientists from across Scotland to work in a co-ordinated manner, across geographical, organisational and professional boundaries.  The network exists to ensure the provision of high quality, clinically effective clinical haematology and transfusion services throughout Scotland including service redesign.

The Lead Clinician will be an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who will lead the development of the Network taking account of the Quality Strategy for Scotland and the changing financial environment. Applicants will be clinical leaders in their field and have knowledge and experience in the provision and development of diagnostic clinical haematology and transfusion services. They will command the respect of colleagues nationally, and will have a proven record in leading change. The ability to work across traditional NHS Board boundaries and organisations is essential.

The appointment is for 1 PA per week for a fixed term of 3 years. The successful candidate will work from their current employing Board who will be compensated for the agreed time.

For more information contact:

- Mrs Liz Blackman, Senior Programme Manager, National Network Management Service Liz.Blackman@nhs.net  0131 275 7011
- Dr Catherine Colquhoun, Programme Manager for HaTS, National Network Management Service, Catherine.colquhoun@nhs.net 0131 275 6275

For an application pack please complete the online application form on the SHOW website www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk.

Closing date is 26th February 2019.

Interviews will be held at NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square on 13th March 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: 11 Feb 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Nurse

X025A Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,EH3 9HB
42414-50470
Closing date: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19763

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 to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

We are looking for a confident, dynamic, innovative, forward thinking Senior Nurse who can effectively lead a large team within the South East of Scotland.

You will require excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills. You must be self motivated, proactive with the ability to be flexible and react positively to on-going changing demands and priorities. Demonstrable evidence of ongoing professional development working within the competencies framework is essential. The post holder will be required to take the lead on national projects and needs to ensure ongoing quality improvement, workforce planning and that innovation remains at the forefront for SNBTS.

The position is based in Edinburgh; travel nationally is required at times.

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 Debbie McNaughton on 07917 596816.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 26 February 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: 12 Feb 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Carer Driver

X023A Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,AB25 2ZW
20911-23597
Closing date: Friday, 01 Mar 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC19842
We are looking for a donor carer driver 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. In addition to providing a high standard of care to our donors you would be expected to transport staff and equipment to sessions. Although based in Aberdeen you must have a sound knowledge of the geography of the Grampian region as extensive travel throughout the region is required.

You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include regular Sundays and regular late evenings.

Either a PCV ‘D’ licence (bus with more than 16 seats) or a ‘C’ licence (for a goods vehicle in excess of 7.5 tonnes) is required. Training may be available for suitable applicants who do not possess the above licences.

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 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 Shona Reid on 01224 812 444 or 07964246898.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 1st March 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: 15 Feb 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Solicitor

X811A Anderson House,EH6
42414-50470
Closing date: Friday, 01 Mar 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19942


The Central Legal Office (CLO) is part of NHS National Services Scotland.

CLO provides legal services to the NHS in Scotland and to the wider public sector.

This post is an exciting opportunity to join the Employment Department, and work in a team that delivers a comprehensive employment law service to the NHS in Scotland, as well as when requested by colleagues in the wider public sector.  The Employment Department is looking for a solicitor to join our busy team.

You will be a solicitor with significant post traineeship experience in employment law looking for a new challenge.  You will have an interesting and diverse work load, and enjoy all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, including the preparation and presentation of cases at Tribunal and delivery of training on a range of topics to clients. You will be a team player and enjoy working in a supportive collegiate environment. 

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Hazel Craik at hazel.craik@nhs.net

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


Closing date for completed applications is midnight on Friday 1st March 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: 14 Feb 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info