Current vacancies

There are currently 16 vacancies within NSS.

mPower Business Lead (Service)

X999U Unknown,X99 9UU
32974-43471
Closing date: Sunday, 21 Oct 2018
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17418

National Services Scotland is leading on a European Union funded INTERREG VA project to implement a strategic international health and social care project called mPower, in partnership with nine partners from Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The €8.7m funding budget has been secured for the lifetime of the project and remains due to complete in December 2021.


mPower aims to stimulate transformation in older people's services in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland by enabling older people to live well, safely and independently in their own homes, supported by a modernised infrastructure for healthy ageing.


mPower will champion a preventative approach to care, supporting societal change by empowering more people to self-manage their health and care issues in the community and alleviating pressures on primary care services.  This will include the development and deployment of personalised Wellbeing Plans, supported by a Community Navigator service and the delivery of eHealth interventions to 7,000 beneficiaries across the three jurisdictions


NHS National Services Scotland (NSS), Programme Management Services (PgMS) is looking for an experienced health / social care professional to lead the development and delivery of Social Prescribing for older people in 7 partnership areas across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
As part of the mPower Project Team, the post-holder will require strong leadership skills to effectively lead local project teams to develop and deliver the mPower operational Social Prescribing service.  You will work in partnership with a Business Lead (Technical) who will lead the development and delivery of eHealth interventions across the same sites.


The mPower project is an opportunity for the successful candidate to participate in a large scale complex international collaboration, with responsibility across three jurisdictions; during a period of immense change in health, social care and cross-border relationships. The remaining three years will be an intensive period of delivery which will inform transformational change across all three areas. It is a unique chance to represent the only Scottish Lead Partner of an INTERREG VA health project; to personally learn from and influence change across the ten partners and numerous local health, social, voluntary and community organisations.


These posts are available as secondment opportunities for existing NHS Staff.  Please follow your own organisation’s guidelines if applying in this way.


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 Connor, mPower Programme Manager on 07770 980000.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 21st October 2018. Interviews will be held week commencing 21st October 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: 20 Aug 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

SWAN Service Manager

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
48989-60563
Closing date: Friday, 26 Oct 2018
Band 8B
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17710

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 specialized support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.

NHS National Services Scotland’s IT Strategic Business Unit (SBU) manages and delivers  IM&T services, systems, data and contracts which enable cross–agency, cross-board / boundary integration, workflow, information sharing, cost efficiency realization and collaboration.
The key position of SWAN Service Manager has arisen within the National Infrastructure Team of NSS to manage the SWAN service contract for the Public Sector in Scotland.

The Service Manager will manage the SWAN service ensuring the reliability and quality of the day-to-day service provision to a Customer base that currently numbers 53 Public Sector organisations. The post holder will be responsible for Service Level Management, Business Service Continuity Management and Escalation Management including communications to stakeholders. Previous IT Service Management and Supplier Management experience are considered essential.

The position requires evidence of excellent personal organisation and communication skills. The postholder must be customer focussed and be able to lead and motivate staff.

The postholder will have knowledge of or the ability to acquire knowledge of:
• IT and Network services
• ITIL V3 (Foundation certificate as a minimum with broader qualifications preferred)
• Public Sector environment

The postholder will report to the Associate Director within National Infrastructure and must demonstrate a proven Service Management/Delivery track record, with a passion and enthusiasm to progress their career in a demanding, but exciting and ever changing Shared Services landscape, where you will be expected to work and integrate with a broad range of stakeholders from across the Public Sector and 3rd party suppliers.
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 Ian Cordner, SWAN Service Manager on 07969 148024 or 0131 275 6741.

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

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

Staff Nurse

X023A Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,AB25 2ZW
23113-29905
Closing date: Friday, 26 Oct 2018
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 Friday 26th October 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: 12 Oct 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Librarian

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
23113-29905
Closing date: Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC17720

The postholder works as part of the Libraries Team within Public Health and Intelligence (PHI), one of the strategic business units in National Services Scotland (NSS).  

PHI provides health information, health intelligence, statistical services and advice, health protection services, as well as library and knowledge services that support the NHS in progressing quality improvement in health and care and facilitate robust planning and decision making. 

The postholder will be based in Health Protection Scotland and will undertake a wide range of duties to deliver an effective library and information service to internal and external customers, with a focus on the provision of current awareness services. You will also provide literature search services, knowledge skills training and undertake some cataloguing. 

You will have a degree or postgraduate qualification in library/information studies and at least one year’s experience working within a library and information environment. You must enjoy working with a wide range of people and have excellent customer service and communication skills, IT skills, knowledge of bibliographic databases and electronic library management systems.

We are looking for someone with a flexible approach, good attention to detail and a helpful and friendly manner, who will thrive as part of a busy team. The postholder will be based in Glasgow but will be required to travel to Edinburgh on occasion.

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 Alison Bogle, Library Services Manager on 0131 275 7758. 

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

Closing date for completed applications is 30th October 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 Oct 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Production Scientist

X827A SNBTS National Centre,EH14 4AP
27653-37010
Closing date: Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17645

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 Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics (TCAT) Directorate is committed to a programme that will enhance the service provided to NHS Scotland in both clinical and operational areas.  SNBTS undertakes research and development which is designed to support the strategic and operational priorities of the organisation, achieve high quality and impact and add value to broader NHS and Governmental objectives.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SNBTS TCAT Directorate as a Production Scientist. The successful candidate for this new post will directly involved in the GMP production of a range of tissues, cells and advanced therapeutics at the Jack Copland Centre.  The successful candidate must be educated to honours degree level. In addition, the post holder must have demonstrable experience resulting in specialist knowledge of a range of procedures and processes, ideally in the GMP manufacture of tissue and/or cellular therapy products.

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 Lora Irvine, Islet Cell Production Manager for an informal discussion about the role at lora.mccracken@nhs.net or 0131 314 5628.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 23rd October 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: 09 Oct 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Information Security Analyst

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
42058-50470
Closing date: Friday, 26 Oct 2018
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17714

An exciting opportunity to:

• Enhance information security practice and reduce cyber risk for NHS in Scotland.

• Work in a team to establish new national cyber security capabilities for a large complex organisation.


Who We Are

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) is a national NHS Board operating right at the heart of NHSScotland. Through our services we provide invaluable support and advice. A role we also extend to the wider public sector.  supports customers to deliver their services more efficiently and effectively. We offer shared services on a national scale using best-in-class systems and standards. Our aim is to help our customers save money and free up resources so they can be re-invested into essential services.

What You'll Do

You will be a skilled information security practitioner or an IT practitioner or data analyst with enthusiasm and knowledge of information security aspects.  You will analyse technical information and create new processes and capabilities to identify, evaluate and mitigate cyber security threats for NHS Scotland. You will work as part of a team responding to threats in real time and developing new controls, recommendations and good practice to improve cyber security in NHS Scotland over time.

You will also be involved in large scale (up to £10m) projects to deliver information systems and capabilities for the NHS in Scotland, carrying out risk assessments and making control recommendations to ensure that information security risks to systems and data are managed appropriately.

In addition to your salary and strong benefit package (great pension, good holidays), you will enjoy flexible working, including time to work on ideas that interest you in a friendly, collaborative atmosphere.


What You'll Bring

You’ll bring technical and information security expertise, and the ability to communicate effectively regarding risk and controls to senior management teams within NSS and to the wider NHS Scotland health boards.  You will be asked to influence changes to processes and working practices within NHS Scotland to ensure compliance with the current cyber security policy and good practice (such as NHS Scotland Security Policy Framework (aligned to 27001)).  You’ll need to bring positive enthusiasm and determination to help the business teams to understand the benefit of good security practices and to see that good security enables innovation by helping the organization to adopt and utilize evolving technologies.

 

Some of the essential skills and experience you will bring to us are:

• Information Technology related batchelors degree
• Experience in a cyber security role (IS officer/manager/consultant/etc.), a networks role with security responsibilities (firewall manager, incident response, etc.) or a data analyst role able to manipulate large complex data sets to draw conclusions
• Strong skills in MS Office applications in particular Excel and Word
• Strong inter-personal and communication skills, able to present complex information clearly to be understood by non-Information Security staff, and able to influence decision makers

Advantageous skills and experience would be:

• Information Security Professional qualifications: Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); or equivalent
•  Experience of NHS e.g. terminology, systems, processes; and particularly the NHS Scotland operating environment
• Knowledge of Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN), Public Services Network (PSN), UK Gov/HMG security standards e.g. NCSC, NIS, GDPR, etc.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Colin Howarth on Tel: 0131 2757669.


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

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

Closing date for completed applications is XXXX

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

Consultant Reporting Radiographers

X999U Unknown,X99 9UU
48989-60563
Closing date: Friday, 26 Oct 2018
Band 8B
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC17725

The Scottish Radiology Transformation Programme (SRTP), hosted in NHS National Services Scotland (NSS), is looking for a suitably qualified Consultant Reporting Radiographer to participate in an exciting project which will act as a test of change for the way in which Advanced Practice in Radiography is delivered and supported in Scotland. 

After the successful Business Case submission to the NHS Chief Executives in August 2017, the SRTP was established.  The SRTPs remit is to implement the recommendations of the Business Case which involves putting in place the building blocks for a substantial transformational change programme for Radiology services in Scotland.  This includes an Information Technology (IT) solution linking the Radiology Information Systems (RIS) in Scotland to enable reporting of images across traditional NHS Board boundaries.  A national Radiology data mart within NSS is being developed linked to Dashboards enabling Radiology data from across Scotland to be analysed at Board, Regional and National levels.  In addition, a service transformation programme is underway to maximise the existing workforce and explore innovative ways of building workforce capacity whilst developing a long-term vision for Radiology services in Scotland.

The Reporting Radiographer (RR) pilot project will test a new model of supporting and delivering a consistent level of RR capacity within the multi disciplinary team (MDT) setting by working closely with existing staff and ensuring that protected time is dedicated to plain film reporting. The pilot will employ Reporting Radiographers who can commit to a known number of sessions per week for the duration of the pilot (6 months) and manage activity through the national IT connectivity solution. 

An appropriate level of supervision will be necessary for the duration of the pilot and will be provided from a combination of both Consultant Radiographers & Consultant Radiologists.  This will be completed via the IT Solution and doesn’t require a physical presence in the reporter’s location.  In addition and in line with the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) recommendation, 5% of all reports completed during the pilot will be double reported for Quality Assurance and Audit purposes, these will be reported by the Consultant Radiographer / Consultant Radiologist. 

You should be a suitably qualified applicant with proven IT skills and competency in the use of proprietary software packages including Picture Archive and Communications System (PACS) and RIS.  Experience of implementing change and new ways of working will be an advantage as well as evidence of effective multi disciplinary team working (specifically supporting Reporting Radiographers in practicing their role). Good leadership and mentoring skills as well as highly effective interpersonal skills are key to the success of this role as we establish a new way of working across boundaries and trust is built in this new service delivery model. 

There are multiple posts available and whilst they will be managed nationally through NHS NSS, it is possible for applicants to be based within an existing NHS Board with close working links to NHS NSS.  These are new posts to test a different way of managing “plain film” reporting work flows across Scotland. 

These posts are available as a secondment opportunity for existing NHS Staff or as fixed term appointments.  Please follow your own organisations guidelines if applying as a secondment opportunity.

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 and further information regarding available hours and locations, please contact Jim Cannon, Scottish Radiology Transformation Programme Director on 07920 283 722.

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

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

Quality Officer / Biomedical Scientist 2

X025A Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,EH3 9HB
32974-43471
Closing date: Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17715

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 through our leading position in new product development, biomedical research and donor services.  Our goal is to maintain the highest standards to patient and donor care.

The role of the SNBTS Quality Directorate is to develop and deliver a Quality Management System throughout SNBTS, which satisfies regulatory requirements whilst ensuring a high quality, transfusion service. Members of this team require to be forward thinking and imaginative with the drive and self-motivation to relish a challenge.

An opportunity has arisen within the Quality Directorate, for a post to be appointed in the South East Scotland Blood Transfusion Centre, including Patient Services and Donor Services.  The post is based at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, although there will be a requirement to regularly visit other SNBTS sites.  This role supports the service areas to comply with the relevant regulatory and accreditation requirements.

Applicants for this Post should hold an Honours/Masters Degree in Biomedical Science acceptable to the Health Care Professions Council or equivalent qualification.

NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions apply to this post based on experience and qualifications with currently there is no routine requirement for “out of hours” or shift working.

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 Colin Robertson on 0131 242 7519 or Elaine Stevenson on 0131 314 5763

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

Closing date for completed applications is 30 October 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 Oct 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Testing Senior

X827A SNBTS National Centre,EH14 4AP
32974-43471
Closing date: Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17721

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 have been undergoing a major change programme within the service and as part of that change; we have consolidated and relocated much of our services into one National centre. This new centre is based within the Riccarton campus of Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. This full time position has become available within our testing site at the Jack Copland Centre. This position provides an exciting and challenging opportunity for a suitably experienced, qualified and motivated healthcare professional.

Applications are invited for the above post from suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists who are educated to degree / equivalent level with a degree accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). The applicants must also hold or are undertaking a Masters Level or equivalent relevant qualification. Experience within a donor testing environment would be an advantage.

The donor testing and QC/EM departments provide an essential service towards the provision of healthcare in Scotland. The departments are responsible for testing specialised blood components from whole blood, tissue and apheresis collections. 

This post holder will join a management team working within the testing and QC/EM department. As part of that team, they will work to ensure that service delivery is carried out in a timely and efficient manner and to the highest of quality standards necessary to meet regulatory requirements.

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 please contact the following:

Dave Stephen Donation Testing Manager: david.stephen@nhs.net or Alan Smith Head of Donor Testing: alan.smith4@nhs.net  

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

Closing date for completed applications is 30th October 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 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: 16 Oct 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Genetic Genealogist

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
23113-29905
Closing date: Friday, 26 Oct 2018
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17711

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.

Public Health Intelligence (PHI) is a division of NHS National Services Scotland and provides a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care. PHI collects, validates, interprets and disseminates information on Health, and Health and Social Care in Scotland, providing support and advice to the Scottish Government Health Department, NHS Boards, Local Authorities and to a variety of professional bodies and researchers.

The Data Management Service manages a range of national datasets on behalf of NHS Scotland. This includes the capture, monitoring, validation of agreed data items as well as data quality assurance and definitional advice to ensure that data, on which information analysis is based, is robust.

We are looking to recruit a suitably experienced Genetics Genealogist to join a small specialist team within the Cancer Data Services Team at Gyle Square. The post holder will have a key role in supporting the four Regional Genetics Centres in Scotland in their risk assessment of patients with a potential history of familial cancer and other diseases that have a probable inherited basis. The research they carry out will have a direct impact on patient care.

Candidates should be educated to degree level (or have equivalent experience, preferably in a scientific or clinical discipline. Candidates should have knowledge of medical terminology and a sound knowledge of genetics and modes of inheritance.

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 Bryan McDonald on 0131 275 6851.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 26th October 2018.

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

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.

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

Lead Clinician - Scottish Paediatric and Adolescent Infection and Immunology National Managed Clinical Network (SPAIIN)

X999U Unknown,X99 9UU
0-0
Closing date: Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
LEAD CLINICIAN MANAGED CLINICAL NETWORK
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC17385

In line with Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSCD) 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 Scottish Paediatric and Adolescent Infection and Immunology National Managed Clinical Network. The appointment is for a fixed term of two years.

Applicants will be clinical leaders in their field with experience in the provision and development of services for children and young people with a Primary Immune Deficiency (PID) or infection with HIV or other blood borne viruses. A proven record in leading change, ability to work across traditional Health Board boundaries and a demonstrable understanding of the ethos of managed clinical networks are essential.  

Working closely with clinical and NSD colleagues, the post holder will have a key strategic role in promoting and driving forward the development of an effective, integrated, multidisciplinary service for children and young people affected by PID or infection with HIV or other blood borne viruses. This will include implementation of evidence based practice, monitoring of clinical standards and the development of care pathways which support equitable access to services for children and young people affected by  PID or infection with HIV or other blood borne viruses across Scotland.

It is likely that the successful candidate will be from a medical, nursing or allied health professional background.  This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of an innovative team to deliver significant improvements in patient care.

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 Catriona Johnson, Programme Associate Director, National Network Management Service (NNMS), National Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland at catriona.johnson@nhs.net 0131 275 6927.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 23rd October 2018.

Interviews will be held in Gyle Square, Edinburgh on 13th November 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: 09 Oct 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Specialist Educator

X820A Edinburgh/Glasgow,EH12 9EB
42058-50470
Closing date: Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
Band 8A
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC17644

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Specialist Educator to join Health Protection Scotland.

This post is a 2 year fixed term post (secondment applications will be considered) and will be based in Glasgow/Edinburgh within a multidisciplinary team. The post holder will lead and manage a range of workforce education and development work streams including delivery of specialist public health (primary focus health protection) educational and training initiatives/resources at local, regional and national levels.

The post holder will work on a Scotland wide basis involving close liaison with colleagues, health boards and key stakeholders.

We are looking for applicants with substantial educational experience holding an educational or healthcare post with enhanced responsibility. You will be educated to degree level and have undertaken postgraduate or post registration study such as obtained through Master’s degree or equivalent experience/qualification and hold a nationally recognised education qualification. You must be able to show initiative and prioritise work, manage your own workload and maintain high standards. Your will need to be able to communicate confidently and professionally with staff at all levels and work well in a team and demonstrate adaptability.

In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government's Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence (of which Health Protection is a part) 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.

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 Ruth Robertson, Head of Programme, on Ruth.Robertson2@nhs.net

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

Closing date for completed applications is 23rd October 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: 09 Oct 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Library Assistant

X013A Scottish Health Service Centre,EH4 2LF
20911-23597
Closing date: Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17646

The postholder works as part of the Libraries Team within Public Health and Intelligence (PHI), one of the strategic business units in National Services Scotland (NSS).  PHI provides health information, health intelligence, statistical services and advice, health protection services, as well as library and knowledge services that support the NHS in progressing quality improvement in health and care and facilitate robust planning and decision making.

The postholder will be based at the Health Management Library and will undertake a wide range of duties to support the work of the Libraries Team in delivering an effective library and information service to internal and external customers. Duties include the provision of document delivery services, current awareness services, customer assistance and training, and cataloguing.

You will have a minimum of Level 3 qualification or equivalent HNC/HND qualification in library/information studies or equivalent experience working in a library and information environment in a customer facing role. You must enjoy working with a wide range of people and have excellent customer service and communication skills, IT skills, and knowledge of electronic information systems.

We are looking for someone with a flexible approach, good attention to detail and a helpful and friendly manner, who will thrive as part of a busy team. The postholder will be based in Edinburgh but may be required to travel to Glasgow occasionally.

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.

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 Alison Bogle, Library Services Manager on 0131 275 7758.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 23rd October 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: 09 Oct 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Advanced Practitioner / Reporting Radiographer

X999U Unknown,X99 9UU
32974-43471
Closing date: Friday, 26 Oct 2018
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC17726

The Scottish Radiology Transformation Programme (SRTP), hosted in NHS National Services Scotland (NSS), is looking for suitably qualified Radiographer with experience in “plain film” reporting, to participate in an exciting project which will act as a test of change for the way in which Advanced Practice in Radiography is delivered and supported in Scotland.

After the successful Business Case submission to the NHS Chief Executives in August 2017, the SRTP was established.  The SRTPs remit is to implement the recommendations of the Business Case which involves putting in place the building blocks for a substantial transformational change programme for Radiology services in Scotland.  This includes an Information Technology (IT) solution linking the Radiology Information Systems (RIS) in Scotland to enable reporting of images across traditional NHS Board boundaries.  A national Radiology data mart within NSS is being developed linked to Dashboards enabling Radiology data from across Scotland to be analysed at Board, Regional and National levels.  In addition, a service transformation programme is underway to maximise the existing workforce and explore innovative ways of building workforce capacity whilst developing a long-term vision for Radiology services in Scotland.

The Reporting Radiographer (RR) pilot project will test a new model of supporting and delivering a consistent level of RR capacity within the multi disciplinary team (MDT) setting by working closely with existing staff and ensuring that protected time is dedicated to plain film reporting. The pilot will employ Reporting Radiographers who can commit to a known number of sessions per week for the duration of the pilot (6 months) and manage activity through the national IT connectivity solution.

You should be a suitably qualified applicant with proven IT skills and competency in the use of proprietary software packages including Picture Archive and Communications System (PACS) and RIS.  Experience of implementing change and new ways of working will be an advantage as well as evidence of effective multi disciplinary team working. Highly effective interpersonal skills are key to the success of this role as we establish a new way of working across boundaries and trust is built in this new service delivery model.

There are multiple posts available and whilst they will be managed nationally through NHS NSS, it is possible for applicants to be based within an existing NHS Board with close working links to NHS NSS.  These are new posts to test a different way of managing “plain film” reporting work flows across Scotland.

These posts are available as a secondment opportunity for existing NHS Staff or as fixed term appointments.  Please follow your own organisations guidelines if applying as a secondment opportunity.

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 and further information regarding available hours and locations, please contact Jim Cannon, Scottish Radiology Transformation Programme Director on 07920 283 722.

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

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

PA / Administrator

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
20911-23597
Closing date: Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17743

Are you well organised and have good attention to detail?  Someone who can proactively think two steps ahead when working in a fast-paced environment?

Would you like an opportunity to enhance your administrative skills across a variety of areas? Why not consider an opportunity to work as a PA/Administrator within Health Protection Scotland.

HPS works in partnership to deliver Health Protection services which enable and support a safer and healthier Scotland. We work in partnership with NHS Scotland, the Scottish Government Health Directorates, NHS Education Scotland, NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland, healthcare providers and others. For details about Health Protection Scotland please visit www.hps.scot.nhs.uk.

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.

We are currently seeking 2 PA / Administrators, to provide confidential administrative, secretarial and support services of the highest quality across HPS.  You should be educated to HNC in Office Administration or related subject, have knowledge of all Microsoft Office packages and essentially accurate minute taking skills.

We are looking for someone with an enthusiastic approach and experience in a similar role.  Successful candidates must have well-developed organisational abilities and a flexible approach to working as you need to be unflappable and resilient when you need to get things done. You must also have the confidence to act on your own initiative particularly when dealing with confidential administrative duties and enquiries on behalf of the wider team.

As secretariat for multiple HPS and Scottish Health Protection Network (SHPN) meetings good interpersonal and communication skills are essential as you will be interacting closely with colleagues across all teams and engaging with key stakeholders from across Scotland.

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 chat on the post, please contact Sue McBride on Tel: 0141 282 2939 or Suzanne Jardine on 0141 282 2925.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 30th October 2018.

PLEASE INDICATE ON YOUR APPLICATION FORM (STATEMENT OF SUPPORT) WHICH POSITION YOU ARE INTERESTED IN : PERMANENT; FIXED TERM/SECONDMENT OR BOTH.

Interviews will be held on Friday 9th November 2018.  As part of the interview process this will include a minute taking exercise and a competency test.

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.

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.





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

Specialist Healthcare Scientist / BMS 1

S314H Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France,EH16 4SA
28050-37010
Closing date: Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17763

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

Applications are invited from Biomedical Scientists registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) to join the patient services team based in the Scottish National Blood Transfusion department in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. This busy department provides a blood banking and red cell reference service for hospitals in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Borders area and Fife. This post offers the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of work undertaken in the Integrated Red Cell area, which includes blood banking and red cell investigation sections of the department. The successful applicant will join a team of highly skilled and motivated Biomedical Scientists working in those sections.

Applicants are required to hold a Specialist Diploma or if you do not have this qualification you will be prepared to complete a Specialist Diploma on appointment. Active participation in CPD and opportunities for further study are both supported and encouraged. You will undergo training as appropriate for the requirements of the position.

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 or email rossmedine@nhs.net.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 31st October 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: 18 Oct 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info