Current vacancies

There are currently 27 vacancies within NSS.

Senior Information Analyst - Various Locations

Various Scotland
Band 6 (£30,401 - £38,046)
Closing date: Friday, 02 Aug 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 001844
Public Health & Intelligence (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland.

 

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.  (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 have an amazing opportunity for you to join our growing 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
  • Ability to coach, develop and line manage staff
  • Presenting complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques

Successful candidates will be based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and other parts of Scotland.

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

Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 further information please email nss.phi-analystrecruitment@nhs.net 

 

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

 

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 2nd August 2019.


Interviews will be held on week  commencing Mon 26th August 2019.

 

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

 

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

Posted: 08 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Programme Manager 1895 Edinburgh

Edinburgh
Band 7 (£37,570 - £44,688)
Closing date: Monday, 15 Jul 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 001895
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

National Services Division plans, funds and co-ordinates national specialist and screening services on behalf of NHS Boards and the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates. It facilitates service change across NHS Scotland to ensure consistent, equitable provision of high quality, safe, effective, person centred services to meet the needs of the population of Scotland.


This is an interesting, dynamic and challenging post within a team managing the delivery of a major strategic change in the Scottish Cervical Screening Programme.  You will work with NHS National Services Scotland colleagues, Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates, NHS Boards and health professionals across Scotland to ensure the successful delivery of the strategic change. 


Extensive knowledge of the Scottish Cervical Screening Programme, the functionality of the Scottish Cervical Call Recall System (SCCRS) and its interface systems is essential.  The post holder will be an experienced, senior user of SCCRS and have experience of call recall and patient management pathways at Health Board level.  Proven negotiation skills and change management experience in a complex environment is also essential. The post requires excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills. 


This post is based in Edinburgh, with frequent travel throughout Scotland and some UK travel on occasion. 


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 Tracey Curtis, Senior Programme Manager on 0131 275 7696.


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


Closing date for completed applications is Monday 15th July 2019.


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

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

Posted: 08 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Stakeholder Relations Senior Manager 1973

Meridian Court G2 6QE
Band 8A (£45,446 - £51,883)
Closing date: Friday, 19 Jul 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 001973
Strategy & Governance (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland.

We are seeking a Stakeholder Relations Senior Manager to join our Marketing and Communications team within NHS National Services Scotland (NSS).


The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the NSS strategy by leading the development of the external stakeholder elements of the communication strategy.


The post holder will lead and manage the Stakeholder Relations team, whose remit is to raise public awareness and understanding of the services provided by NSS and develop appropriate strategies and plans to establish, build and protect a positive reputation for NSS, creating confidence amongst partner organisations.


With responsibility for providing specialist communication and reputation management advice to internal and external stakeholders, the post holder will manage the organisation’s media relations and social media approach, ensuring that the full range of external stakeholder communications are clear, accessible, effective and timely.


The pace and volume of work, particularly in connection with media support, can be considerable and requires careful handling of complex and contentious issues. There is a requirement to provide an out of hours media service.


We are looking for a leader with proven relationship building skills who is reliable and enthusiastic, with the ability to work well under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines while dealing with persistent interruptions on urgent issues. 


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 Sue Hutchison on 01414335906.


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


Closing date for completed applications is Friday 19th July 2019.


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


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


Posted: 08 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Transfusion Support Assistant 2020

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 3 (£19,945 - £21,947)
Closing date: Monday, 22 Jul 2019
Band 3
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 002020
2 Posts available
SNBTS (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

As a vital part of NHSScotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care. 


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


The SNBTS Better Blood Transfusion Team promote the safe, effective and appropriate use of blood across NHS Scotland.  We are looking for two enthusiastic, motivated, flexible people to join the team as a Transfusion Support Assistant (TSA). The TSA performs an administrative support role for a regional team of band 7 transfusion practitioners.  The post holder will be based in either Edinburgh or Glasgow.


Available Posts: 


NB: Please indicate which post you are applying for in the Statement of Support Section within the online application.
Base WTE / Hours per week
Edinburgh 0.5 / 18.75 hrs
Glasgow 0.5 / 18.75 hrs


The post holder must be able to demonstrate good communication and organisational skills, be numerate and literate. The ability to demonstrate good time management and administrative skills, show initiative and be able to work effectively as part of a small team is essential.


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 For an informal discussion about the post please contact Diane Sydney, Senior Nurse 0141 on 433 5863 or Danny McGee, Senior Practitioner on 0131 314 5635.


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


Closing date for completed applications is Monday 22nd July 2019.


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

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

Posted: 08 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Specialist Healthcare Scientist 2012 Inverness

Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre IV2 3UJ
Band 6 (£30,401 - £38,046)
Closing date: Wednesday, 31 Jul 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 002012
SNBTS (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland.

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 Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. This busy department provides a blood banking and red cell reference service for the hospitals in Inverness and the Highlands.

This post offers the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of work undertaken in blood banking and red cell investigation sections of the department. The successful applicants will join a team of highly skilled and motivated Biomedical Scientists working in those sections. The applicant will be trained to lone work during their time with the department and will be expected to participate in the 24/7 shift service.
 
Applicants are required to hold a Specialist Diploma. Active participation in CPD are both supported and encouraged. You will undergo training as appropriate for the requirements of the position.

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


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

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

For an informal discussion or further information on the post, please contact Jennifer Law, Blood Bank Laboratory Manager on 01463 248 046 or email jlow1@nhs.net. Alternatively, you can contact the regional head of service Gillian McCarrol on 0141 433 5849 or email gillian.mccarrol@nhs.net.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 31st July 2019.

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

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

Posted: 09 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Healthcare Scientist x2 2364

Meridian Court G2 6QE
Band 6 (£30,401 - £38,046)
Closing date: Friday, 02 Aug 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 002364
2 Posts available
Health Protection Scotland (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland. 

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

We are seeking two Healthcare Scientists; one Epidemiologist, one Health Protection, to work in the Healthcare Associated Infection and Infection Control (HAI&IC) Group.


The HAI&IC Group leads and supports efforts to prevent healthcare associated infection by means of surveillance, operational support and training, covering areas such as surgical-site surveillance, decontamination, microbiological surveillance, research and infection control.  


Generally, the post holders will be required to support consultants, programme leads or senior scientific staff in the provision of specialised information, advice and support to stakeholders.  They will assist in the development of a specialised epidemiological knowledge base to underpin one or more health protection programmes of work.  This will include the analysis, interpretation and presentation of epidemiological and surveillance data and participation in relevant research activities. The post holders will provide support to the HAI&IC Group and collaborate with other HPS groups involved in this area. 


You will be educated to degree level in a scientific or clinical subject. You will have a proven track record as a team player, excellent planning and organisational skills and well developed analytical skills, including a familiarity with statistical analysis tools e.g. SPSS, STATA. Knowledge of the NHS and infectious diseases would be advantageous. The location of the posts will be Glasgow. 


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 Jane McNeish or Emma Hooker on 0141 300 1922


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


Closing date for completed applications is Friday 2nd August 2019.


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


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

Posted: 15 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

LDU Test Engineer 1618

Various Scotland
Band 5 (£24,670 - £30,742)
Closing date: Wednesday, 24 Jul 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 001618
2 Posts available
Facilities PCF (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to Jon NHS National Services Scotland

NB: Successful candidates would be home based.

The national decontamination agenda currently addresses a significant aspect of the public health agenda in relation to the control and prevention of Healthcare Associated Infection and iatrogenic transmission of vCJD.

Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) is a division of NHS National Services Scotland and provides operational guidance to NHS Scotland bodies on a range of healthcare facilities topics. We deliver and co-ordinate effective advice and support in relation to national facilities, decontamination and equipping and technical matters which support and improve health and well-being services. 

The Decontamination Team within HFS undertakes projects on behalf of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate. The aim of these projects is to improve the decontamination of medical devices undertaken within central, endoscope and local decontamination units throughout NHS Scotland and the independent sector.

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Validation Engineer to join our existing team of home-based engineers, who carry out commissioning and annual testing of the full range of decontamination equipment (sterilizers, surgical instrument washer-disinfectors and endoscope washer-disinfectors) to ensure compliance with laid down standards and national guidance. The postholder’s role is to carry out an ongoing programme of annual testing on equipment within Local Decontamination Units (LDUs) and to produce detailed technical reports on the findings.

The postholder must have recent and appropriate experience in performing quarterly or annual testing/validation on steam sterilizer and instrument washer-disinfector equipment, preferably within a healthcare environment (CDU or LDU).

In addition, the postholder must be qualified to a minimum of HNC level or equiviliant in an appropriate engineering/microbiology/decontamination subject and must possess BTEC Test Person certificates for carrying out annual testing on steam sterilizers and instrument washer-disinfectors.

The postholder will have excellent interpersonal, numeric, time-management and organisational skills and should be experienced in producing technical reports on the performance of decontamination equipment and presenting the findings to a wide range of stakeholders.

Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 about this post, please telephone Norman McLean, Validation Manager, Health Facilities Scotland on 0131 275 6562.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 24th July 2019.

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

Posted: 04 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Programme Support Officer - Ref 844 - Canderside

National Distribution Centre
Band 5 (£24,670 - £30,742)
Closing date: Friday, 19 Jul 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000844
Business Development PCF (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland



As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership.  We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.

Procurement in NHS Scotland covers £2.5 billion of trade spend.  The Commercial & Performance Services department carries out a range of customer focused commercial activities for NHS Bodies and the wider Public Sector under a short, long term or ad hoc basis. Support and consultancy is led by members of the team with wide and varied experience in contracting and sourcing services, programme management and project management services

Project and Programme Management
Management and effective delivery of projects and initiatives for both external and internal stakeholders implementing best practice project management and advising on procurement legislation to ensure successful project outcomes are realised.
Hosted Procurement
To deliver procurement services and on behalf of customers, providing best practice strategic and operational advice and working with stakeholders to obtain best value, maximise benefits and increase efficiencies through process improvement.
Governance
Provide leadership and governance on National Procurement and Health Board contract processes including development and provision of management information to track progress of contract implementation and benefits delivery.


The Programme Support Officer will be responsible for providing a full range of programme support services to the Commercial Team, assisting in the organisation and administration of all aspects of Programmes, Projects and Business As Usual.   

Our benefits package includes salary pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centre and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.  Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Fiona Livingstone on 0141 282 2139 / 07773 205397.

Closing date Friday 19th July 2019.


Posted: 08 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

HR Officer (x2) Edinburgh 1903

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 4 (£22,152 - £24,258)
Closing date: Monday, 22 Jul 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 001903
2 Posts available
HR Service & Resourcing (Dir) ,HR & Workforce Development (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland.

Are you looking for a new opportunity in HR? Are you self-motivated and customer focused? If so, we currently have two HR Officer roles available to join our team at NHS National Services Scotland. 


Both positions are based in our Edinburgh office at the Gyle. Please note that we are looking for both vacancies to commence from 2nd September 2019 for a fixed period of 12 months.


A vital part of NHSScotland, NSS’ mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care. 


One role is located within HR Services Team which provides a wide range of professional services such as terms and conditions of service and policy, advice and guidance, and the other role will be required to support our Employee Relations and Reward Team. Members of both teams require to be forward thinking and imaginative with the drive and self-motivation to deliver a customer focused service. As a professional team HR strives to put the customer at the heart of everything we do.
 
A good understanding of HR practices and a professional, confident and flexible approach is essential to balance the needs of the customers with the requirement to adhere to policy and process.


The ideal candidate should be working towards full Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Accreditation or have an equivalent level of experience in a multi-disciplined human resources environment. The candidate should ideally have experience of HR systems and be computer literate with standard Microsoft packages.


The post’s will be based in Edinburgh, but travel to other NSS sites to attend meetings will be required.


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 Jayne Marie McIntyre on 0131 275 6870


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


Closing date for completed applications is Monday 22nd July 2019.


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


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

Posted: 08 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Charge Nurse 2406

Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre EH3 9HB
Band 6 (£30,401 - £38,046)
Closing date: Monday, 29 Jul 2019
Band 6
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 002406
SNBTS Donor Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

As a vital part of NHSScotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.  As a major division within the NHS National Services Scotland the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) plays a vital role not only in the health of the people of Scotland but also on an international scale through our leading position in new product development biomedical research and donor / clinical services. Our goal is to maintain the highest standards to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.  


We are looking for a friendly, confident, dynamic and outgoing nurse for one of our Collection Teams based in Edinburgh.  You will require excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and be able to lead, manage and work within a team. You will be self motivated, proactive and an innovative individual with the ability to be flexible and react positively to on-going changing demands and priorities. 


Knowledge of blood collection processes would be advantageous as you will be required to undertake venepuncture and medical selection duties. You must also be able to demonstrate evidence of ongoing professional development working within the competencies framework. 


The position is based in Edinburgh; however extensive travel throughout Central and South East Scotland is required. You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include regular late evenings and weekend working


The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. 


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 Carolyn Lamb, Senior Nurse, on0131 314 5747 0r 07704 862498.


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


Closing date for completed applications is Monday 29th July 2019.


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


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

Posted: 15 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

PA / Administrative Support 1869

Meridian Court G2 6QE
Band 4 (£22,152 - £24,258)
Closing date: Monday, 15 Jul 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 001869
Public Health & Intelligence (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity ton join NHS National Services Scotland.

National Services Scotland (NSS) is looking for an experienced PA/administrator to join the Health Protection Support Services team in Public Health and Intelligence.


The person we are looking for will be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding organisational abilities, able to deal confidently with senior managers, staff and stakeholders. They will be confident, self-organised, meticulous and an active team player who loves to work in a busy environment. If that sounds like you, read on.
 
The post holder will need to be flexible, as the job entails undertaking a variety of duties including but not limited to, confidential secretarial and administrative support, diary management, and project administration. 


They will also act as secretariat for meetings and steering groups involving stakeholders and representatives from across Scotland and will have excellent communication, planning and organisation skills.


They will have an HNC/HND in Office Administration (or related subject) or equivalent level of experience and be able to demonstrate an ability to operate within a senior administrative and secretarial role.


Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, in particular Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required and a knowledge of PECOS and Crown administration would be beneficial, though training will be provided. Still interested? Then we’d like to hear from you.


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 Suzanne Jardine on 0141 282 2925.


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


Closing date for completed applications is Monday 15th July 2019.


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


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

Posted: 08 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Supplier Co-ordinator 1890 Canderside

National Distribution Centre
Band 5 (£24,670 - £30,742)
Closing date: Monday, 15 Jul 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 001890
Logistics (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland.

The Supply Chain operational team are part of the Logistics Directorate based in the NDC at Canderside, near Larkhall. They are responsible for the product management and replenishment of the NDC in addition to Supplier, Contract and Data Management for NDC categories.


Effective price and supplier management are critical to the success of the Supply Chain team. Working with the NDC Category and greater supply chain team, you will support the Category Manager in the overall supplier management program including negotiation of NDC pricing and preparation and tendering of NDC Contracts.


Educated to Higher level (or equivalent) you will have strong data gathering and analysing capabilities with an eye for detail. You will have a strong ability to work to deadlines and use initiative where required. Strong communication and presentation skills will assist regular activity with Suppliers, Health Boards and colleagues. Experience in tendering and negotiation would be an advantage


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.


Candidates must have current NMC/GMC/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 Iain Main on 01698 794586.


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


Closing date for completed applications is Monday 15th July 2019.


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


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


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

Posted: 08 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Network Scientific Manager - Scottish Pathology (SPAN) Network 2073

Various Scotland
Various
Closing date: Friday, 23 Aug 2019
Various
Part Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 002073
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland.

In line with Scottish Government Health & Social Care Directorates guidance, National Services Division (NSD) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Network Scientific Manager to provide specialist scientific support to the Scottish Pathology  Network (SPAN). This will be a secondment and the appointment is for two sessions per week for a fixed term of 2 years. Potential applicants should clarify with their current NHS employer the potential for support to be seconded from current duties. The successful candidate will work from their current employing Board who will be compensated for backfill costs incurred or additional sessions paid, depending on the candidate's current employment status. 


The Scientific Manager will provide scientific leadership and direction to SPAN working collaboratively with the Lead Clinician and Programme Manager to enable the network to deliver and develop its aims and objectives. This will ensure that the Scottish Pathology Network continues to develop in the future and is in a position to lead and respond to the changes in the delivery of diagnostic services.


Applicants will be scientific leaders in Pathology at Post Masters level, and have knowledge and experience in the provision, management and development of Pathology services.  They will command the respect of colleagues nationally and will have a proven record in managing change within a complex environment. The ability to work across traditional NHS Board boundaries and organisations is essential.


This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of an innovative team to deliver significant improvements in patient care.


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 more information contact: Liz Blackman, Senior Programme Manager, National Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland at liz.blackman@nhs.net or 0131 275 7011. Ms Dawn Currie , Programme Manager, National Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland at dawn.currie2@nhs.net or 0131 314 1056.


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


Closing date for completed applications is Friday 23rd August 2019.


Interviews will be held at NHS National Services Scotland, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, date yet to be confirmed.


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


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


 

Posted: 08 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Patient Claims Officer - Bain Square - 18 MonthFixed term Secondment -

Bain Square EH54 7DQ
Band 5 (£24,670 - £30,742)
Closing date: Thursday, 25 Jul 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 001152
Counter Fraud Service (Dir) ,Practitioner & Counter Fraud (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland



Fixed Tem secondment 18 Months


Based in Livingston, NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Services (CFS) has the remit to protect NHS Scotland from financial crime.  In achieving this, CFS provides a comprehensive, integrated and professional service to NHS Scotland by proactively identifying and undertaking investigations of suspected financial crime.  We are seeking a suitably experienced individual to join our Patient Claims Team.

The Patient Claims Team delivers a national programme of patient exemption checking in accordance with the Penalty Charge (Scotland) 1999 Regulations.  The Team is the first line of deterrence for patients who mistakenly or fraudulently claim exemption.

You will be a member of a small Team, whose principal activities include confirming claims with the appropriate checking agency, contacting patients where entitlement to exemption cannot be confirmed and taking the necessary follow up action.

The successful candidate must comply with the Mandatory induction Stands for Healthcare Support Workers in Scotland 2009 and with the code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 Derek Smith, Patient Claims Manager on 01506 705204 or Craig McKinlay, National Counter Fraud Manager on 01506 705221.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 25th July 2019.

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

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

Posted: 06 Jun 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Chief Clinical Informatics Officer - 10 Sessions pw - Edinburgh

Edinburgh
Various
Closing date: Friday, 02 Aug 2019
Various
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 002258
Clinical Team (Dir) ,Information Technology (Div/CHP)
,

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN NHS - NATIONAL SERVICES SCOTLAND

A new opportunity has arisen for a Chief Clinical Informatics Officer to join the Senior Management team in NSS Digital and Security (DaS).This is a very exciting time to join DaS as we re-shape and re-focus our strategy as a key player in the delivery of NHSScotland Health and Care Digital Strategy.
A key enabler of this strategy is the introduction of new digital technologies, driving significant service transformation through improved collaboration and seamless data sharing capabilities. The Chief Clinical Informatics Offer (CCIO) is a key enabler to our success in delivering against our aspirations.
The Digital & Security CCIO is responsible for the provision of clinical leadership and strategic direction in the design, implementation and use of clinical informatics solutions and improvements, to ensure the quality of NSS services to patients and the public, and in the patient safety of digital and security services. The CCIO is responsible for providing professional clinical leadership and the promotion, support and co-ordination of all aspects of clinical informatics, including clinical governance and risk management.
The post involves leading and driving clinical effectiveness, supporting and demonstrating improvements in performance and outcomes and managing concerns across the portfolio of services, programmes and other solutions provided by the DaS Strategic Business Unit, working within the governance arrangements of NHS National Services Scotland. The DaS CCIO is responsible for a small clinical team including the Clinical Director and Clinical Advisers.  The CCIO will also provide professional support to other clinical staff employed within DaS (SCIMP – Scottish Clinical Information Management Practice).
Reporting to the Digital and Security Director, the CCIO will, as a member of the DaS Senior Management Team be the Clinical lead for the SBU. Professional Accountability is to the NSS Executive Medical Director. The CCIO will have regular contact with senior leaders at Scottish Government, including Chief Medical Officer Scotland.  Personal work objectives are agreed in line with the DaS Strategic Business Unit’s strategy and business plan.
The successful candidate will be a medical professional with significant experience at senior clinical leadership level. There is no requirement in relation to any particular specialty background but the successful candidate must demonstrate strong clinical leadership and informatics expertise across the spectrum of clinical care, underpinned by e-Health, Digital and systems knowledge within the health sector, with the personal credibility and interpersonal skills to lead and deliver in a politically sensitive and demanding role. This will require strong professional leadership along with excellent influencing and persuasion skills to engage with key stakeholders across NHS Scotland and in Scottish Government; for the range of national clinical activity across all aspects of the Digital and Security agenda, to maximise the potential impact of the services we deliver.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check.
Any candidate who has lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.
Candidates must have current GMC 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 a confidential discussion or to arrange to visit please contact Deryck Mitchelson, Director DaS – deryck.mitchelson@nhs.net or Lorna Ramsay NSS Executive Medical Director -  l.ramsay@nhs.net
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Friday 2nd August 2019
Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).
NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies




Posted: 12 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Solicitor 2269

Anderson House EH6
Band 8C (£63,570 - £74,710)
Closing date: Thursday, 15 Aug 2019
Band 8C
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 002269
Litigation (Dir) ,Central Legal Office (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland. 


As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership.  We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.


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

The post holder will provide expert legal services to a number of NHS clients as part of a litigation team across the range of litigation work.


The requirements for the post are as shown below and in the accompanying job description.


The post holder should have recent post-qualifying experience. In addition, he/she should possess a sound knowledge of reparation law and legal practice, acquired through a degree in law, postgraduate diploma in legal practice and 2 years’ traineeship, plus further relevant post qualifying experience in the Court of Session and Sheriff Court. Particularly desirable will be experience in Health and safety prosecutions, medical negligence and commercial litigation.


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


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 Norma Shippin 0131 275 7892.


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


Closing date for completed applications is Thursday 15th July 2019


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

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

Posted: 10 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Healthcare Scientist (Epidemiology) 1912

Meridian Court G2 6QE
Band 6 (£30,401 - £38,046)
Closing date: Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 001912
2 Posts available
Health Protection Scotland (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland.

This is an exciting and challenging time for Public Health and Intelligence (PHI) and Health Protection Scotland (HPS) as we move to become a part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.


This is a unique opportunity to work, not only in national Health Protection but also to work in partnership to deliver Public Health services which enable and support a safer and healthier Scotland. This will involve working with NHS Scotland, the Scottish Government Health Directorates, NHS Education Scotland, NHS Health Scotland, healthcare providers, academia and others.


We are currently seeking candidates for 1.5 WTE permanent Healthcare Scientist (Epidemiology) Band 6 posts. These posts will be based in Glasgow within Health Protection Scotland. The post holders will work in selected areas across the respiratory and immunisation teams, for example, on influenza and other vaccine preventable diseases such as meningococcal disease.


You will support a full range of public health activities including collecting, managing, analysing and reporting surveillance data from routine and non routine sources. For example, these might include the drafting of the HPS weekly respiratory report, monitoring and reporting of vaccine uptake and evaluation of vaccine programme effectiveness.


Responsibilities will also include liaising and collaborating with a number of stakeholders such as policymakers, NHS boards, laboratory staff, clinicians and other experts.


You will have an enthusiastic approach and excellent organisation skills; a primary degree in a scientific or clinical subject; training or experience in epidemiological methods; well developed analytical skills, including familiarity with statistical analysis tools (e.g. R, SPSS, STATA); and the ability to critically appraise and interpret surveillance and epidemiological data.


You will be able to demonstrate excellent inter-personal skills and have highly developed verbal and written communication skills. You will have a proven track record as a team player and be able to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.


It is vital that you demonstrate the NSS values of working with respect and care, openness and integrity, to focus on our customers, demonstrate commitment to each other and excel and improve. A postgraduate degree in a relevant field; record of publications, project management experience and knowledge of the NHS are desirable but not essential.


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 about this post, please contact Diogo Marques at diogo.marques@nhs.net or 0141 282 2104.

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


Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 16th July 2019.


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

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


Posted: 08 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

2054 - Lead Clinician – National Managed Diagnostic Network for Scottish Pathology Network in Scotland (SPAN)

Various Scotland
Various
Closing date: Friday, 23 Aug 2019
Various
Part Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 002054
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

Lead Clinician – National Managed Diagnostic Network for Scottish Pathology Network in Scotland (SPAN)
Up to 3 years fixed term

1-2 PAs per week


In line with Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates guidance, National Services Division (NSD) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Lead Clinician for the Scottish Pathology Network.
This is a key strategic role in promoting and driving forward the development of an effective, integrated, multidisciplinary service for **pathology** throughout Scotland. In this sessional appointment the postholder will work closely with clinical and other stakeholders and NSD colleagues.

Applicants will be leaders in their clinical field with experience in the provision and development of **pathology** services. A proven record in leading change, ability to work across traditional organisational, geographical and professional boundaries and a demonstrable understanding of the ethos of managed clinical networks are essential.

Applicants must have a current substantive role as an NHS Scotland employee and have the support of their Clinical Director for this post to be incorporated into their job plan. The employing NHS Board will be recompensed for the agreed sessional commitment on the basis of evidence of actual backfill costs incurred to release the individual to fulfil the Lead Clinician role requirements.

For more information contact: Catriona Johnson, Programme Associate Director, National Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland at 0131 275 6927 or via email at catriona.johnson@nhs.net

Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 23rd August 2019.

Interviews will be held at NHS National Services Scotland, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, date yet to be confirmed.

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

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




Posted: 08 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Personal Assistant 2025 Ninewells Dundee

Dundee & East Scotland Blood Donor Centre DD1 9SY
Band 4 (£22,152 - £24,258)
Closing date: Monday, 22 Jul 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 002025
SNBTS (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland.

As a vital part of NHSScotland, NHS National Services Scotland's mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care. As a major division within the NHS National Services Scotland the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) plays a vital role not only in the health of the people of Scotland but also on an international scale through our leading position in new product development biomedical research and donor / clinical services. Our goal is to maintain the highest standards to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.



The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding organisational abilities, able to deal confidently with senior managers, staff and stakeholders. They will be able to demonstrate an ability to operate within a personal assistant role and be self-organised and meticulous having confidence to act on their own initiative. They will also be expected to organise and facilitate particular group meetings including minute taking and document preparation. The successful candidate will support the Regional Head of Service, the medical team and the laboratory managers in delivering a high quality service for the patients of Tayside.



Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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:

Shirley Russell, HBBS Programme Manager on Tel: 0131 314 5626  shirley.russell@nhs.net.

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



Closing date for completed applications is Monday 22nd July 2019

Posted: 08 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Project Support Officer x3 2216

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 5 (£24,670 - £30,742)
Closing date: Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 002216
3 Posts available
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland.

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

Within NSD the National Strategic Network (NSN) Teams provide networks with consistent, high quality managerial and strategic support to ensure they achieve aims and objectives agreed through national commitments supported by Scottish Government. We also facilitate links to integrate networks into operational management and local, regional and national planning structures within and beyond healthcare.

We are seeking experienced Programme Support Officers to join our team to support portfolios of national networks and policy implementation programmes across Scotland.  Ideal candidates will have excellent interpersonal, organisational, IT and communication skills. They will be highly motivated individuals who work well with others and are able to work to deadlines and prioritise a busy workload. 

The ideal candidates will have strong experience in health service management, planning of services, programme management and quality improvement.

This is a challenging role that requires excellent project support/administration skills for a complex, and dynamic environment being part of a core team.

Networks include service users, health and other professionals from education, social care and voluntary organisations. Engaging with service users at this level requires the postholder to be able to commit to occasional out of hours work. Frequent travel throughout Scotland is also required. A pool/hire car is available for business use if required.


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 Kate Burley, Programme Associate Director or Lana Peacock on (0131 275 7150)

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 23rd July 2019.

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

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

Posted: 09 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Patient Claims Officer - Bain Square - 18 MonthFixed term Secondment -

Bain Square EH54 7DQ
Band 5 (£24,670 - £30,742)
Closing date: Thursday, 25 Jul 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 001152
Counter Fraud Service (Dir) ,Practitioner & Counter Fraud (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland



Fixed Tem secondment 18 Months


Based in Livingston, NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Services (CFS) has the remit to protect NHS Scotland from financial crime.  In achieving this, CFS provides a comprehensive, integrated and professional service to NHS Scotland by proactively identifying and undertaking investigations of suspected financial crime.  We are seeking a suitably experienced individual to join our Patient Claims Team.

The Patient Claims Team delivers a national programme of patient exemption checking in accordance with the Penalty Charge (Scotland) 1999 Regulations.  The Team is the first line of deterrence for patients who mistakenly or fraudulently claim exemption.

You will be a member of a small Team, whose principal activities include confirming claims with the appropriate checking agency, contacting patients where entitlement to exemption cannot be confirmed and taking the necessary follow up action.

The successful candidate must comply with the Mandatory induction Stands for Healthcare Support Workers in Scotland 2009 and with the code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 Derek Smith, Patient Claims Manager on 01506 705204 or Craig McKinlay, National Counter Fraud Manager on 01506 705221.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 25th July 2019.

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

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

Posted: 11 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Healthcare Scientist Practitioner 2388 1x perm and 1x fixed term

Meridian Court G2 6QE
Band 5 (£24,670 - £30,742)
Closing date: Friday, 02 Aug 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 002388
2 Posts available
Health Protection Scotland (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland.

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

We are seeking 1 permanent and 1 fixed term Healthcare Scientist Practitioner to work in the Antimicrobial Resistance & Healthcare Associated Infection (ARHAI) Group.  The post will be across the group which includes; Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) surveillance, Antimicrobial Use and Resistance and Infection Control.  


Generally, the post holder will be required to support consultants, programme leads or senior nursing and scientific staff in the provision of specialised information, advice and support to stakeholders.  They will assist in the development of a specialised epidemiological knowledge base to underpin a number of health protection programmes of work.  This will include the analysis, interpretation and presentation of epidemiological and surveillance data and participation in relevant research activities. The post holders will provide support to the ARHAI Group and collaborate with other HPS groups involved in this area. 


You will be educated to degree level in a scientific or clinical subject. Successful candidates will have excellent communication and organisational skills, knowledge of HPS and the Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections issues and threats for NHS Scotland would be advantageous.


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 Jane McNeish or Emma Hooker on 0141 300 1922


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


Closing date for completed applications is Friday 2nd August 2019.


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


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

Posted: 15 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Information Analyst - Various Locations

Various Scotland
Band 5 (£24,670 - £30,742)
Closing date: Friday, 16 Aug 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 001826
Public Health & Intelligence (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland.

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


•    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.
•    Support Health and Social Care Integration and Primary Care Clusters across Scotland access and analyse our many data sets.
•    Support academics to deliver state of the art research projects.


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


•    A Degree (or equivalent, demonstrable data analysis experience within an information service and/or health related field) 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.


 Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

 

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


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 further information please email nss.phi-analystrecruitment@nhs.net 


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


Closing date for completed applications is Friday 16th August 2019.


Interviews will be held on week commencing Mon 9 Sept 2019.


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

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


Posted: 08 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

LDU Test Engineer 1618

Various Scotland
Band 5 (£24,670 - £30,742)
Closing date: Wednesday, 24 Jul 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 001618
2 Posts available
Facilities PCF (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to Jon NHS National Services Scotland

NB: Successful candidates would be home based.

The national decontamination agenda currently addresses a significant aspect of the public health agenda in relation to the control and prevention of Healthcare Associated Infection and iatrogenic transmission of vCJD.

Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) is a division of NHS National Services Scotland and provides operational guidance to NHS Scotland bodies on a range of healthcare facilities topics. We deliver and co-ordinate effective advice and support in relation to national facilities, decontamination and equipping and technical matters which support and improve health and well-being services. 

The Decontamination Team within HFS undertakes projects on behalf of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate. The aim of these projects is to improve the decontamination of medical devices undertaken within central, endoscope and local decontamination units throughout NHS Scotland and the independent sector.

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Validation Engineer to join our existing team of home-based engineers, who carry out commissioning and annual testing of the full range of decontamination equipment (sterilizers, surgical instrument washer-disinfectors and endoscope washer-disinfectors) to ensure compliance with laid down standards and national guidance. The postholder’s role is to carry out an ongoing programme of annual testing on equipment within Local Decontamination Units (LDUs) and to produce detailed technical reports on the findings.

The postholder must have recent and appropriate experience in performing quarterly or annual testing/validation on steam sterilizer and instrument washer-disinfector equipment, preferably within a healthcare environment (CDU or LDU).

In addition, the postholder must be qualified to a minimum of HNC level or equiviliant in an appropriate engineering/microbiology/decontamination subject and must possess BTEC Test Person certificates for carrying out annual testing on steam sterilizers and instrument washer-disinfectors.

The postholder will have excellent interpersonal, numeric, time-management and organisational skills and should be experienced in producing technical reports on the performance of decontamination equipment and presenting the findings to a wide range of stakeholders.

Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 about this post, please telephone Norman McLean, Validation Manager, Health Facilities Scotland on 0131 275 6562.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 24th July 2019.

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

Posted: 10 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Tissues, Cells & Advanced Therapeutics (TCAT) Quality Officer 2336

Edinburgh
Band 7 (£37,570 - £44,688)
Closing date: Friday, 02 Aug 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 002336
SNBTS Quality (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland.

As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.


The core purpose of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service is to meet the transfusion needs of patients in Scotland.  In support of this, we are committed to a range of programmes that will enhance the service provided to NHS Scotland in both clinical and operational areas.  


The candidate would be a member of the developing TCAT QA team which provides Quality support in a specialised area of the SNBTS team across JCC, Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) and The Product Testing Unit (PTU) at the Bush. The team are responsible for the Quality support of tech transfer for Clinical Trials to GMP stages of production and on to patient issue under the licensure of the organisation. This includes both IMPs and ATMPs. The post also supports areas of iPSC, MSC and fertility cell banking, stem cell processing, Islet and Cadaveric programmes which are performed on both sites, as well as support to the PTU area performing testing for environmental monitoring sampling , sterility testing and contract testing. We are also currently transferring many of these functions and services to the SNBTS Headquarters at JCC and finalising commissioning of the clean room suite, Isolator technology and facilities critical for aseptic manufacturing.


This challenging and rewarding management post would require utilising proficient knowledge in Quality Management Systems and learning, where relevant to support this specialised and developing area of SNBTS, providing routine Quality support to the team & projects. There are various QA product release processes for the services provided to assure and compliance with the current principles of EU Good Manufacturing Practice, best practice and ICH consistently across the board central to this.


Applications are invited from professionals who have significant experience in the operation of a/SNBTS Quality Management System in a blood or pharmaceutical environment, or similar. Educated to Honours Degree level or equivalent, potentially holding a post graduate professional qualification e.g. MSc. Demonstrable experience of risk management, change management, Corrective and Preventative action planning, root cause analysis and Quality auditing are essential requirements for this role. Proven experience in Lean methodology and process development along with Quality agreements and supply chain visibility/management would be an advantage with the successful applicant being required to show evidence of being able to be a team member in an effective workforce.


An awareness and understanding of the MHRA/HTA/HFEA regulatory bodies, JACIE and associated Regulations, Directives and standards would also be advantageous. 


The post holder will report directly to the Quality Assurance Lead for Tissues, Cells & Advanced Therapeutics supporting them in the delivery of SNBTS strategic plans. There is an expectation that the post holder will frequently travel to the NHS Centres noted above and between all SNBTS sites in support of this role.


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 Andrew Ruck, Quality Lead, Advanced Therapeutics, Tissues and Cells on 0131 314 5722 or 07973 663 914 or Evelyn McLennan, Associate Director on 0131 314 5702


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


Closing date for completed applications is Friday 2nd August.


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 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
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GP Advisor ref 2353 Part Time

Edinburgh
Salaried GP (£58,220 - £86,898)
Closing date: Friday, 26 Jul 2019
Salaried GP
Part Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 002353
Clinical (Dir) ,Clinical (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland. 

Are you a GP who wants to support the future of Primary Care?


An exciting NEW opportunity, for the right GP, has become available in NHS National Services Scotland.


The post holder will lead, support and advise our Primary Care Targeted Support Programme and Information Services for Primary Care in Scotland.


We are looking for a highly motivated GP who can envision a future of primary care multi-disciplinary teams providing high quality care supported by excellent intelligence and infrastructure and who wants to play a key role in our organisation to make that vision a reality in Scotland. 


This post has been created to provide clinical and operational leadership for key aspects of the delivery of the Primary Care Targeted Support Programme and data and intelligence services provided by NSS /Information Services Division.  The role will play a key role in developing and implementing strategic direction and policy, building and maintaining deep partnerships with leaders in NHS Scotland, Scottish Government and partner organisations to ensure that products and services are in line with stakeholder priorities. 


The post holder will be responsible for 1. clinical advice, operational leadership, engagement and impetus for aspects of the Primary Care Targeted Support Programme. Expected time commitment is 60% of overall for this element of the role 2. clinical advice to and impetus and drive for current and future Primary Care products in the Public Health & Intelligence (PHI) business unit within NSS (and the Public Health Body as it comes to fruition). Expected time commitment is 40% of overall for this element of the role.


The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure check. 


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 Renata Walker on 0131 314 556 or email at renata.walker@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is Friday 26th July 2019.


Interviews will be held Wednesday 14th August 2019.


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

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

Posted: 12 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
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Project Manager/Product Specialist 2253

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 7 (£37,570 - £44,688)
Closing date: Friday, 02 Aug 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 002253
Facilities PCF (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic opprotunity to join NHS National Services Scotland.

As a vital part of NHSScotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to support the delivery of health and care services to maximize health impact and efficiencies. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.


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


We require a new Project Manager/Product Specialist. In this post you will be involved in a number of new ongoing healthcare developments. 

Your role, working in conjunction with the Senior Product specialists, other Project Managers and the wider team will be two fold,


1.    To act as a Project Manager on a range of equipping projects. Manage all equipping project related activities such as scheduling, costing, specifying, purchasing, delivery and cost control elements of all projects.
2.    To act as a Product Specialist providing specialist technical advice on medical equipment and non medical equipment utilized in healthcare facilities.


Provision of advice and assistance to customers regarding equipment and liaison with suppliers and other internal sections on a regular basis are other key features of the post.


Educated to degree level in a technical, scientific or business/commercial subject and relevant post graduate qualification or equivalent experience in capital equipping and/or project management. 


The role requires proven specialist knowledge in hospital planning and design, and knowledge of regulations and standards relating to healthcare equipment procurement. The post holder will also require knowledge of project management methodologies and will have excellent organisational, communication and IT skills.


The successful candidate will be required to travel throughout Scotland, which on occasion requires overnight stays; therefore a clean driving license is desirable.


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 Duncan Blues, Senior Product Specialist on 0131 275 6075.


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


Closing date for completed applications is Friday 2nd August 2019.


A professional interview date has been set for Thursday 29th August 


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: 10 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
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