Current vacancies

There are currently 13 vacancies within NSS.

Information Analyst

X820A Edinburgh/Glasgow,EH12 9EB
22440-29034
Closing date: Monday, 08 Jan 2018
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC12163
Are you a statistics, mathematics, data science or computer science Graduate, or a highly numerate graduate from a different discipline?

Perhaps you’re a non-graduate with equivalent demonstrable relevant experience of data analysis and coding?

Would you like exposure to a wide range of exciting projects that will equip you with a solid grounding in both analytical techniques and the latest software tools?

All of this while improving the lives of every person in Scotland.

Then this opportunity may well be for you!

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. You could expect to:

• Analyse and interpret complex data
• Communicate insights in a customer focussed environment
• Present complex data effectively through data visualisation techniques
• Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making

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

As mentioned above, an undergraduate Degree (or equivalent, demonstrable commercial experience) in a numerically biased discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science Computer Science is essential.

• Good IT skills with experience of data analysis and use of statistical tools such as SPSS, SAS, R, etc. are also required
• Exposure to Data quality, preparation, cleaning, merging and analysis techniques
• Experience of analysing and interpreting data – and communicating findings

Successful candidates will be 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 & mid0Lothian 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 Information Analyst role by visiting ISD Scotland , visiting the NSS YouTube channel or following us on Twitter .

National Services Scotland offers a complete benefits package which includes a pension scheme, comprehensive work/life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits and more. A driving licence is desirable but not essential.

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 this role suits your skills, experience and your personal development ambitions, please complete the online application form on the SHOW website
www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk and be sure to indicate your current location, area pref
Posted: 28 Oct 2017
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Research Scientist

X012A Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service,EH17 7QT
32013-42205
Closing date: Friday, 15 Dec 2017
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC12204

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

The core purpose of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service is to meet the transfusion needs of patients in Scotland.  In support of this, the SNBTS Advanced Therapeutics Directorate is committed to a programme that will enhance the service provided to NHS Scotland in both clinical and operational areas.  Research at SNBTS is performed within the Advanced Therapeutics Directorate by 3 complementary groups: Cellular Therapeutics, Cell Identity and Development & Manufacturing.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SNBTS Cellular Therapeutics group as a Research Scientist. 
 
The successful candidate will be expected to play an important role in an EPSRC funded program grant, working with the University of Glasgow, University of Nottingham and Imperial College London to develop novel ex vivo niches for the maintenance and expansion of haematopoietic stem cells.

The post will be located within the Advanced Therapeutics Directorate at the SNBTS Jack Copland Centre on the Heriot Watt Research Park, and is available for 24 months in the first instance.

Educated to Honours Degree level with at least post graduate research experience you will be an active researcher in the field of cellular biology, haematopoietic stem cell biology or other relevant discipline.  Demonstrable experience of working with human haematopoietic stem cells, quantitative RT-PCR and advanced flow cytometry will be essential for the successful applicant.

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.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Head of Cellular Therapeutics Prof Jo Mountford, for an informal discussion about the post. Email: Joanne.mountford@nhs.net 

Closing date for completed applications is 15th December2017

Previous applicants need not apply

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: 30 Oct 2017
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Storekeeper and Driver

H202H Raigmore Hospital,IV2 3UJ
17760-20727
Closing date: Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC12723

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

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS), a Strategic Business Unit within the NHS National Services Scotland (NHS NSS), 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 of patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

In support of this, the SNBTS Procurement department, reporting to Procurement, Commissioning & Facilities (PCF) and  based at the Headquarters of SNBTS, provides a comprehensive range of procurement and stores support services to SNBTS operations, including an onward distribution service to NHSS Pharmacies of finished plasma products.

An opportunity has now arisen within the Procurement Department for a Store Keeper/Driver to join the team at their regional store in Inverness. The post holder will have a key role as sole onsite storekeeper to provide a high quality storekeeping service to the SNBTS North of Scotland Transfusion Centre and will provide essential driving duties for the Transfusion Centre to support the delivery of blood and blood components in the North of Scotland and Western Isles.

Covering all duties required of a store keeper whilst working within the Standard Operating Procedures (Sop’s). These will Include receipting, picking and issuing of stock, Stock checks, filling out documentation timeously and correctly.  Loading and unloading of vehicles, use of the electronic stock system. Keeping the warehouse and associated areas clean and tidy.

Driving duties include a regular delivery of blood and blood components to areas in the North of Scotland and Western Isles.

You will be a good team player with proven experience ideally within a stores function of a multi-functional 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 Sheila Ferguson on Tel: 0131 314 5542.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 19th December 2017.

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 Dec 2017
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Stakeholder Relations and Social Media Officer

X820A Edinburgh/Glasgow,EH12 9EB
26830-35933
Closing date: Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC12765

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

Working closely with the Customer Engagement and Development Team, the successful candidate will have a varied and challenging role on a day to day basis.  You will be responsible for helping to develop and support the NSS’ stakeholder strategy, protecting and building the organisation’s reputation using a variety of channels, including social media. Extensive experience of dealing with PR issues of a highly complex and often sensitive or controversial nature is a requirement of the post.

A proven relationship builder, you should be reliable and enthusiastic with the ability to nurture a strong network of stakeholders and increase awareness of NSS by developing and executing effective communication and media relations programmes.

We are looking for a talented individual with the experience, credibility and people skills to deal at a senior level. Often working to tight deadlines, you must be able to work well under pressure.

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Sue Hutchison on 0131 275 5906.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 19 December 2017.

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 Dec 2017
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Healthcare Scientist (Epidemiologist)

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
26830-35933
Closing date: Friday, 15 Dec 2017
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC12662

This exciting post for a Healthcare Scientist (Epidemiology) Band 6 is in the Vaccine Preventable Disease group within Health Protection Scotland which supports Public Health Immunisation and Respiratory programmes within Scotland. This post will be for 2 years on a fixed term or secondment basis and will be based in Glasgow within multidisciplinary teams.

The post holder will play a lead role in a full range of immunisation and respiratory disease activities to collect and analyse data to monitor vaccine and immunisation programme effectiveness and respiratory disease levels in Scotland.  This will include collecting, managing, analysing and reporting surveillance data from routine and non routine sources and liaising with key stakeholders - Scottish Reference Laboratories, policymakers, NHS Boards, clinicians and other experts.

We are looking for applicants with an enthusiastic approach and good organisation skills; a primary degree in a scientific or clinical subject; training or experience in epidemiological methods including the use of statistical packages (eg SPSS, STATA); highly developed verbal and written communication skills and a proven track record as a team player. A postgraduate degree in a relevant field; a record of publications and project management experience are desirable but not essential. They will need to demonstrate excellent inter-personal skills, have the ability to critically appraise and interpret surveillance and epidemiological data, and have proficient verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of the NHS would be advantageous.

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Dr Arlene Reynolds at arlene.reynolds@nhs.net or Dr Kevin Pollock at kevin.pollock@nhs.net

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 15th December 2017

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 Dec 2017
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Services Support Officer Clinical Support Team

X025A Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,EH3 9HB
17760-20727
Closing date: Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC11464

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.

This post will be based in the Clinical Support Team within our new purpose built facility at the Jack Copeland Centre at Heriot Watt Research Park, Edinburgh.

We are recruiting an enthusiastic, motivated, flexible person to undertake this challenging and interesting post providing a frontline advisory service to donors along with the administrative duties associated with the collection of blood and blood products. 

You should be customer focussed and have a friendly telephone manner and be willing to work as part of a team.

Candidates must be educated to higher grade level and have excellent key board skills and a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Access software packages. You must also possess excellent communication skills, have the ability to multi task and be able to work under pressure. Previous relevant healthcare/donor care experience is advantageous.


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

You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours if 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. 

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Mary O’Donnell on 0131 314 5694 or 07733208473 

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

Closing date for completed applications is 12th December 2017. 

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





Posted: 18 Sep 2017
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Medical Laboratory Assistant

X025A Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,EH3 9HB
17760-20727
Closing date: Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC12763

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

We are currently undergoing a major change programme within the service and as part of that change, we are consolidating and relocating much of our services into one National Centre. This new centre is based within the Riccarton campus of Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. Several permanent positions and a number of 12 month Fixed Term Contracts have now become available. Applications are invited from individuals who are organised, 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 attention to detail are essential.

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

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Kevin McColl on 0131 314 5719

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

Closing date for completed applications is 19 December 2017.

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 Dec 2017
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Carer

X027A Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre,IV2 3UJ
17760-20727
Closing date: Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC11327

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

We are looking for a donor carer 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/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 19th December 2017.

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 Dec 2017
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Information Analyst

X820A Edinburgh/Glasgow,EH12 9EB
26830-35933
Closing date: Monday, 08 Jan 2018
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC12150

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 IRC12150.

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: 28 Oct 2017
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Receptionist

X017A West of Scotland Blood Transfusion Centre,G12 0XB
17760-20727
Closing date: Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC12526

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 services.  Our goal is to maintain the highest standards to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

The West of Scotland Blood Transfusion Centre collects and processes half of the blood supply for Scotland.  It has an active donor base and serves 20 local hospitals.

We are currently offering a permanent post for a Receptionist within the West of Scotland Blood Transfusion Service.  The post involves managing a busy switchboard, receiving calls from donors and hospitals within the region.  The successful applicant requires good communication skills and should have basic computer skills.  Previous switchboard experience is desirable.

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 Ann McGrath, Personal Assistant, Patient Services, on 0141 433 5861.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 12th December 2017

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

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





Posted: 28 Nov 2017
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Staff Nurse

X025A Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,EH3 9HB
22440-29034
Closing date: Friday, 22 Dec 2017
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC12483

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 5 Staff 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.

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 1and 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. 

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, Senior Charge Nurse on 07917558327.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 22nd December 2017

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 Nov 2017
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Dental Adviser / Dental Reference Officer (Orthodontics)

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
38685-105570
Closing date: Friday, 22 Dec 2017
CONSULTANT(NON TRANSL)LINKED TO L004/5/6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC12586

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.

Practitioner Services is committed to raising the standard of oral health in Scotland by ensuring that patients receive quality dental care. We are anxious to ensure that our clinical staff reflect the divergent nature of general practice in Scotland and as a result we are seeking applications from enthusiastic practitioners to fill the following posts:

We are currently recruiting to fill the post of Orthodontic Consultant / Orthodontic Dental Adviser / Orthodontic Dental Reference Officer (DRO) either part time or job share/sessional basis to replace our previous orthodontic adviser. The appointment(s) would be suitable for applicants with significant experience recently gained in orthodontic practice in the General Dental Services, and preferably on the GDC Orthodontic Specialist List. Placement and salary will be determined by qualifications and experience.

You will answer questions posed by practitioners, consider treatment plans submitted for prior approval as well as undertaking post treatment verification to support practitioners providing dental care and to ensure that patients in the Scotland receive treatment of an appropriate standard.

The primary focus of the DRO function will be pre and post treatment examinations of patients to ensure that consistent and appropriate clinical standards of care and treatment planning are maintained.

Applicants should have a broad knowledge of all aspects of orthodontic practice, a commitment to continuing professional development and the ability to be objective and non judgmental when considering the provision of clinical dental care and treatment. Effective communication skills are essential to the role.

The successful applicant(s) will be based at NHS NSS headquarters at Gyle Square in Edinburgh and will liaise with the Scottish Dental Reference Service administrative centre in Glasgow. Travel throughout Scotland will be required when undertaking DRO duties.

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Alan Whittet on 0131 275 6646.

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

For an application pack please email NSS.WFRS@nhs.net quoting reference number IRC12586. CVs can be submitted but they must be accompanied by a fully completed application form.  Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 22 December 2017.

Interviews will be held on 30 January 2018 in Edinburgh.

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: 22 Nov 2017
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

National Programme Director for Laundry

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
47562-58799
Closing date: Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017
Band 8B
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC12722

Health Facilities Scotland (HFS, a directorate of Procurement Commissioning and Facilities) is seeking to appoint a National Programme Director for Laundry. 

The post holder will provide expertise on the requirements and benefits of the National Laundry Strategy and will include assessment of the impact of the new systems and processes ,workforce and work flow models on existing and future services (as a whole across Scotland). This will include review of the risks to the current services; ensuring that any new catering models will meet the needs of NHSScotland as a whole, in terms of quality, functionality and ease of use.

The post holder will deliver implementation programme components including advising on the new National Laundry Production strategy, develop relationships with all NHS Boards in collaboration with key stakeholders, porter tracking systems and any other related Facilities Management initiatives included in this piece of work. Using these technical enablers they will work with the existing service users and stakeholders to utilise the service change and workforce solutions to deliver the National Laundry Production Strategy.  The implementation will be co-ordinated at a national level whilst taking regional and local requirements into account so that sustainability of Laundry services as a whole across Scotland is improved
This role requires a credible, accomplished leader who is able to engage, inspire and motivate staff.  They should be able to demonstrate an excellent track record of operational and strategic decision making and be able to rapidly develop effective stakeholder relationships.

To ensure HFS successfully delivers the national laundry strategy you will evidence a successful track record of driving large scale organisational and cultural change programmes along with significant financial management and risk management experience within a large complex NHS or local authority/government 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 John Wright, Director of Health Facilities Scotland on 07813003044.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 19th December 2017.

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 Dec 2017
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info