Current vacancies

There are currently 18 vacancies within NSS.

Staff Nurse

X023A Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,AB25 2ZW
23113-29905
Closing date: Saturday, 02 Feb 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC17713

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 1st February 2019.

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

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





Posted: 12 Oct 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Production Scientist

X827A SNBTS National Centre,EH14 4AP
28050-37010
Closing date: Friday, 25 Jan 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19002

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 Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine and/or the Jack Copland Centre in Edinburgh.  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 in the GMP manufacture of tissue and/or cellular therapy products.

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Mark Barnett on mark.barnett2@nhs.net or 0131 314 5656.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 25th January 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 Jan 2019
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: Tuesday, 29 Jan 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC19082

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

We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking nurse who enjoys working as part of a team. You will require excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills .An active interest in training and quality assurance would also be beneficial. Within your role you will contribute to the overall management and smooth running of 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 Dundee; however extensive travel throughout the region is required. You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include regular 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/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 Shona Reid on 01224 812444 or 07964246898.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 29th January 2019.

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

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





Posted: 14 Jan 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Clinical Coding Tutor

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
28050-37010
Closing date: Friday, 08 Feb 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC19222

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.


Information Services, NHS National Services Scotland collects, validates, interprets and disseminates information on Health, and Health and Social Care in Scotland, providing support and advice to the Scottish Government, NHS Boards, social care organisations, and to a variety of professional bodies and researchers. Please see our website at www.isdscotland.org for further information on our products and services.

The digital health and care environment in Scotland is developing rapidly. Clinical data standards, terminologies and interoperability between systems are at the heart of these developments. Providing a key function within Information Services, the Terminology Services team offer training, advice and support in clinical coding and terminology to NHS Scotland staff and to members of other associated health related organisations. We are now recruiting for an additional tutor to join our team. This is an exciting and varied post, requiring a wide range of skills. It would suit an individual with a logical and enquiring mind who appreciates the challenge of a job where you are constantly learning (in addition to teaching) and where no two days are the same.

An excellent team worker, the successful candidate will work alongside other clinical coding tutors to support the work of the Terminology Advisory Service (including provision of help desk advice) and to develop training materials and deliver clinical coding and terminology training to NHS staff throughout Scotland.  In addition, the post holder is expected to manage a variety of clinical coding and terminology related projects (e.g. e-learning developments).

Whilst a degree is preferred, we would also encourage non-graduate candidates with an appropriate level of experience to apply. It is essential that the post holder has excellent communication skills, be able to work independently and to take initiative when required. It is also desirable that the candidate have a good knowledge and understanding of health information systems and healthcare data collection processes.  A teaching or training qualification is desirable including experience of developing training materials. A good understanding of clinical classifications systems and terminologies, particularly ICD10, OPCS4, Read and SNOMED CT is also desirable as are good business systems analytical skills (preferably in a healthcare environment) and a good understanding of databases and their development. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to quickly learn NHS structures, information requirements and systems, data flows and new terminologies. A flexible approach to working is essential for the post, together with good numeric skills, attention to detail and the ability to balance conflicting priorities and deliver to timescales.


*The location of the post is flexible and can be home based, or in our Glasgow or Edinburgh offices. Please note due to space restrictions, flexible working at home may be required for part of the week. Other locations may be considered. Candidates should be willing to travel regularly between sites and throughout Scotland and the UK as necessary, sometimes for up to a week at a time. Whilst the vacancy is being advertised as 22.5 hours per week, applications for job sharing and other part time working will also be considered.


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


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


For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Janice Watson on 0141 282 2271.

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


Closing date for completed applications is midnight on 8th February 2019.


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


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





Posted: 18 Jan 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Healthcare Scientist Practitioner

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
23113-29905
Closing date: Tuesday, 05 Feb 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19285

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

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 seeking 1 permanent Healthcare Scientist Practitioner (Health Protection) to work in the Antimicrobial Resistance & Healthcare Associated Infection (ARHAI) Group.  The post will be across within the Infection Control Team across the National Policies Guidance and Outbreaks (NPGO) Programme and the Infection Control in the Built Environment (ICBED) Programme. 

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 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 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.

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Dr Catherine Boswell on 0141 282 2127.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 5th February 2019.

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

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





Posted: 22 Jan 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Production Manager

X827A SNBTS National Centre,EH14 4AP
42414-50470
Closing date: Friday, 25 Jan 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC18842

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 Manager, of the Islet Cell Isolation service, covering a period of Maternity Leave. The successful candidate for this new post will be integral to the efficient running of this service at the Jack Copland Centre, with specific responsibility for all GMP-related activities pertaining to pancreatic islet cell products, samples and controlled environments. The post holder will have a variety of responsibilities including budgetary management, delivering internal and external projects to strict timelines, and line management of production staff.

The successful candidate must be educated to degree level with a relevant postgraduate qualification or equivalent competence/experience. In addition, the post holder must have demonstrable experience resulting in specialist knowledge of a range of procedures and processes in the GMP manufacture of tissue and/or cellular therapy/ATMP products. Experience in supervision/management and the ability to motivate an interdisciplinary manufacturing team in order to deliver a complex clinical service is also essential.

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 Dr Neil McGowan on 0131 314 5659.

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

Closing date for completed applications is  25 January 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





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Posted: 03 Jan 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Manufacturing Manager

X025A Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,EH3 9HB
49242-60563
Closing date: Friday, 25 Jan 2019
Band 8B
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC18883

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, through the provisions of a range of tissue, cellular and advanced therapy medicinal products.  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 Manufacturing Manager of either the Tissues and Cells or Advanced Therapeutic side of the service. The successful candidate for this new post will be integral to the efficient running of this service at the Jack Copland Centre or Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, with specific responsibility for all GMP-related activities pertaining to TCAT products, procedures and controlled environments. The post holder will have a variety of responsibilities including budgetary management, delivering internal and external projects to strict timelines, and line management of the Production teams.

The successful candidate must be educated to degree level with a relevant postgraduate qualification or equivalent competence/experience. In addition, the post holder must have significant managerial experience and demonstrable specialist knowledge and experience in the GMP manufacture of tissue and/or cellular therapy/ATMP products to the appropriate regulatory standards. The ability to schedule multiple services concurrently and motivate an interdisciplinary manufacturing team to deliver a complex clinical service is also essential.

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 Dr Neil McGowan on 0131 314 5659.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 25 January 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: 04 Jan 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Information Analyst

X820A Edinburgh/Glasgow,EH12 9EB
28050-37010
Closing date: Friday, 01 Feb 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC18982

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 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 mainly in Edinburgh or Glasgow.  However, ISD do have staff located in 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.

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 and to discuss the work locations available, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment@nhs.net.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 1st February 2019. Interviews will be held week commencing 25th February 2019.

Please indicate your current location, area preference and contract preference on the application.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).
NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 14 Jan 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Information Analyst

X820A Edinburgh/Glasgow,EH12 9EB
23113-29905
Closing date: Friday, 01 Feb 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19022

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 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?
• An undergraduate 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

Successful candidates will be based mainly in Edinburgh or Glasgow.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland.

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 informal discussion and to discuss the work locations available, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment@nhs.net.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 1st February 2019. Interviews will be held week commencing 25th February 2019.

Please indicate your current location, area preference and contract preference on the application.

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

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

 





Posted: 14 Jan 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

International Knowledge Exchange Manager

H202H Raigmore Hospital,IV2 3UJ
42414-50470
Closing date: Tuesday, 05 Feb 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19283

We are seeking an International Knowledge Exchange Manager to join our International Engagement Team within NHS National Services Scotland.  The Team delivers international engagement activities in support of Scotland’s digital health and care agenda on behalf of the Scottish Government’s Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation Division.

The successful candidate will have a varied and challenging role, working to foster and maintain effective relationships and collaboration with international stakeholders in the field of digital health and care innovation You will develop and implement structured communication and knowledge exchange plans to raise awareness and understanding of the digital health and care agenda in Scotland. In addition, you will deliver the objectives of specific programmes of work within the International Engagement Action Plan, helping to shape and ensure delivery of effective awareness raising and knowledge exchange activities across a variety of media to Scottish and international audiences. You will be expected to deliver to tight deadlines and have the ability to work well under pressure. 

You should be a highly organised individual, with experience and credibility in the field of digital health and care; excellent people and communication skills; and be capable of working with stakeholders at senior government levels. You should have extensive experience of communication and knowledge exchange and working with international audiences. 

We are looking for a proven relationship builder who is reliable and enthusiastic to champion communications and knowledge transfer in digital health and care within and outwith Scotland.

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 Donna Henderson on 07807167562.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 5th February 2019.

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





Posted: 22 Jan 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Quality Officer/Biomedical Scientist 2

X827A SNBTS National Centre,EH14 4AP
33222-43471
Closing date: Tuesday, 05 Feb 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19284

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

The 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, efficient transfusion process from “donor to patient”. 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 team supporting the Manufacturing, Transport and Warehouse departments at the Jack Copland Centre. The role has a broad area of responsibility encompassing blood component manufacture, donation testing, QC laboratory, logistics and information systems. The post is based at the Jack Copland Centre, although there may be a requirement to visit other sites.

Applicants for this Post should hold a Masters Degree in Biomedical Science acceptable to the Health Care Professions Council or equivalent qualification (if not registered as a Biomedical Scientist with the HCPC) with Transfusion Science, Haematology or Microbiology disciplines being the most relevant experience.

Currently there is no routine requirement for “out of hours” or shift working for this post.

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 Richard Walker on 0131 314 5713 or email rwalker1@nhs.net

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

Closing date for completed applications is 5th February 2019.

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





Posted: 22 Jan 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Charge Nurse

X026A Glasgow & West Scotland Blood Donor Centre,G2 1BT
28050-37010
Closing date: Friday, 08 Feb 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC19286

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 Glasgow.  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 Glasgow; however extensive travel throughout Central and West of 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 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/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 Pauline Stewart on 0141 433 5938.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 8th February 2019.

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





Posted: 23 Jan 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Programme Manager

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
33222-43471
Closing date: Thursday, 24 Jan 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC18962

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 commissioning services, managing projects in national screening programmes and facilitating major service change across NHS Scotland. You will work within a team but be responsible for the project management and commissioning of a range of national non-cancer screening programmes and specialist services. 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 that high quality and effective programmes and services are provided to residents of NHS Scotland. 

The postholder will commission services and plan and co-ordinate specific projects, using appropriate project management and quality improvement methodology.  Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivelent and should have a proven track record of project management, NHS management at a strategic level and of leading and driving organisational change successfully in a complex environment. The post requires excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills. 

This post is based in Edinburgh, with occasional travel throughout Scotland and some UK travel on occasion.  A pool car is available for business use and a clean, current driving license is desirable.

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Garrick Wagner, Senior Programme Manager on 0131 275 6408 or David Steel, Programme Associate Director on 0131 275 6807.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 24th January 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 Jan 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Healthcare Scientist (Health Protection)

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
28050-37010
Closing date: Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19102

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


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


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


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


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


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


For an informal discussion please contact Dr Colin Ramsay or Dr Carole McRae on 0141 282 2929.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 12 midnight on 12th February 2019


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


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





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

Project Manager

X827A SNBTS National Centre,EH14 4AP
42414-50470
Closing date: Friday, 01 Feb 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19182

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 (SNBTS) is to meet the transfusion needs of patients in Scotland.  In support of this, the SNBTS Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics Directorate is committed to a programme that will enhance the service provided to NHS Scotland in both clinical and operational areas.  SNBTS is the lead partner for Scotland in the Northern Alliance Advanced Therapies Treatment Centre (ATTC) which is itself part of the UK ATTC Network designed to facilitate the introduction of Advanced Therapies across the NHS. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SNBTS Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics Directorate as a Project Manager in Advanced Therapeutics. The successful candidate will be expected to play a central role in the management of the UK clinical apheresis standardisation project.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate relevant experience in the management of milestone-driven projects involving multiple partners from the academic/industrial/health care fields. Experience of working in a GMP manufacturing organization is desirable.

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 Prof. John Campbell at johncampbell3@nhs.net.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 1st February 2019.

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

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





Posted: 18 Jan 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Operations and Resourcing Support Manager

X025A Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,EH3 9HB
28050-37010
Closing date: Friday, 01 Feb 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC19202

This post offers an exciting opportunity to provide support to the Head of Territory in ensuring the territory based teams are effectively coordinated and flexibly resourced, managing all aspects of the Operational Support Function for Donor Services within the Territory.


We are recruiting an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible person to undertake this challenging and interesting post. This post is based in Edinburgh at the Jack Copland Centre, Heriot Watt Research Park.

Candidates must be educated to Degree or HND level with demonstrable relevant experience. We are looking for an individual who has strong leadership qualities. Candidates require excellent organisational and management skills, to be proactive and adaptable along with excellent communication skills. This post requires supervisory and staff management skills, whilst providing the highest level of customer care. Meeting delivery objectives and deadlines is essential.


Working days are Monday to Friday.


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 Vincent Mooney (Head of Territory) on 0131-314-5744.


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


For an application pack please complete the online application form on the SHOW website www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk. Ref IRC19202


Closing date for completed applications is midnight on 1st February 2019


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

 

NHS National Services Scotland is the common name of the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service.

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

Business Information Analyst

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
28050-37010
Closing date: Friday, 01 Feb 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17982

National networks are an integral part of a systematic approach to service redesign and improvement, designed to deliver Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate (SGHSCD) policy aims of improved outcomes for patients, families and carers through effective continuous quality improvement. Data collection, analysis and reporting is a fundamental requirement for all national networks, drawing on a range of national and local data systems.

The National Network Management Service (NNMS) is responsible for the effective management of all non cancer managed clinical and diagnostic networks that are designated through national commissioning processes. As part of an ambitious and innovative programme of organisational development that includes the creation of an Information Management Service we are seeking an experienced Business Information Analyst. The post holder will be responsible for analysing the business and information needs of approximately 25 networks and associated services and projects and for the design, implementation and evaluation of solution strategies.

Educated to degree level or equivalent with in depth knowledge of a wide range of IT systems and processes, applicants should have a proven record of IT business analysis and business case production, ideally within the health service.

Relationship management across a wide range of clinical and non clinical stakeholders is a key feature of the role and requires excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.

This post includes line management responsibility for a team of four Data Analysts who are responsible for systems implementation, training and ongoing support to users therefore experience in a similar role would be an advantage. The post involves travel around Scotland.

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 Claire Lawrie on 0141 300 1111

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

Closing date for completed applications is 1 February 2019.

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

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





Posted: 20 Nov 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Carer

X027A Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre,IV2 3UJ
18292-21349
Closing date: Friday, 01 Feb 2019
Band 3
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC19162

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

We are looking for a donor carer to join our existing team of staff who provide a high standard of care to our donors.  You should be friendly, enjoy meeting people and be willing to work as part of a team.

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

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

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gillian Docherty on 01463 705853 or 07964 246895.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 1st February 2019.

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

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





Posted: 18 Jan 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info