Current vacancies

There are currently 22 vacancies within NSS.

Workforce Information Analyst

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
23113-29905
Closing date: Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC16846

A vital part of NHSScotland, National Services Scotland’s (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.

An opportunity has arisen in our Human Resources function for a Workforce Information Analyst to join our team on a fixed term basis.  The role will provide first point of contact systems support, dealing with enquiries and requests for assistance from both internal and external customers.

The role will support the maintenance, development, testing and implementation of HR Systems, with a specific focus on driving forward the configuration, implementation and report development for a new Health and Safety system and upgrade of our current Occupational Health system.

You should have sound knowledge and experience of working within a multi system interface environment and to be able to relate to operational dependencies of systems, e.g. structures, access rights, etc, ideally specifically those within an HR environment.  You should also have experience of developing technical solutions to problems with minimal supervision and to solve problems in a logical and structured way.  A comprehensive understanding of how to construct reports and extract and manipulate information from relevant systems is essential. Experience of using Business Objects and SQL reporting would be advantageous.  You will work within a high volume area and the ability to manage your workload, attention to detail, and a commitment to quality are key for this role.

For an informal discussion about the role contact Angela Paton, HR Workforce Information & Systems Team Leader on Tel 0131 275 6447.

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 benefit.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 28th August 2018

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


 





Posted: 26 Jun 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Contract Executive

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
23113-29905
Closing date: Friday, 24 Aug 2018
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17379

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 Contracting, Vendor and Service Management Team (CVSMT) provide expert advice and services across the National Health Service in Scotland and is part of the IT SBU.

The role of the IT SBU is to support the NHS Scotland national eHealth agenda through the effective delivery of IM&T products and specialist services that will enable clinical process and efficiency improvements across Scotland. This includes the delivery of IM&T services, systems, data and contracts which enable cross-Board/ boundary integration, workflow, information sharing, cost efficiency realisation and collaboration.

The CVSMT is the principal point of contact between NHS Scotland and the Suppliers of a range of National IT Service contracts, which embrace business and clinical systems at both national and local levels.

An opportunity has arisen for the role of Contract Executive on a two year secondment to provide key administrative support related to the General Practice IT Contracts with a number of suppliers that NSS manages on behalf of NHS Scotland.   Principal responsibilities will be to:

• Focus on support of the GP IT Re-Provisioning Project which is in the process of replacing existing contracts already in place between suppliers and Health Boards with new contractual arrangements. This includes some customer liaison and financial administration processes.
• Take part in a number of client/contractor governance and project meetings and provide the secretariat for these.
• Ensure service management processes are adhered to.
• Monitor service delivery against agreed and contractual service levels.
• Assist with the management of clients/contractors using established governance arrangements (e.g. service review meetings etc.).
• Delivery of appropriate management information and reports as required to various stakeholder groups.

The post holder must demonstrate competence and have experience in office administration, telephone and communication skills, personal organisation, initiative, attention to detail, time management and minute taking.

The post holder must exhibit good interpersonal skills and be able to deal with people at a number of levels of the organisation.

The post holder will have a well-developed organisational ability and be able to prioritise their own workload, be proactive and ensure administrative processes are operated in a timely and efficient manner.


The post holder should ideally:

• Have contract management experience in a similar role within an IT services contractual environment.
• Have experience within IT/Contracting with knowledge of Project Management and IT Services Contracting.
• Have relevant administrative experience in a supplier/customer services environment.
• Have the ability to work well in a team.
• Have well-developed written and verbal communications skills and able to interact confidently and professionally with staff and suppliers at all levels.

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 Rob Robson (0141 282 2193) or Robert Hutton (0131 275 7588).

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

Closing date for completed applications is 24th August 2018

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

Programme Manager

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
32974-43471
Closing date: Friday, 31 Aug 2018
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17387

ational 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 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 trave.l

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 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 31st August 2018

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


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

 





Posted: 14 Aug 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Principal Engineer (Systems Developer)

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
32974-43471
Closing date: Friday, 24 Aug 2018
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17355

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) provides a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care. Scotland has some of the best health service data in the world and we work in partnership with NHS Boards, hospitals, GP’s and Local Authorities to provide IT systems to support local decision makers and national policy and guidance.  We provide systems to support activities aimed at protecting all the people of Scotland from infectious and environmental hazards. 

We seek self-motivated enthusiastic IT developer to join our developer team. You should keep up to date with new technology and frameworks. You should have significant experience in an IT technical role in systems development of large scale system solutions.  You will be involved in design, development, maintenance and support of the best possible solutions for new and existing software products used throughout Scotland and the UK.

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

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

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

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

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

Our Job Descriptions are generic for developer roles.  Please refer to the Person Specification for specific skill sets required for role.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Lorna Dryburgh 0141 300 1147.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 24th August 2018.

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

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





Posted: 10 Aug 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Programme Support Officer

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
23113-29905
Closing date: Friday, 31 Aug 2018
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17409

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 Network Management Service (NNMS) commissions a wide range of national clinical and diagnostic networks. It provides consistent, high quality managerial and operational support to enable networks to deliver their aims and objectives to standards and timescales specified in service agreements. With our support, the networks can focus on what they are set up to do – adding value to healthcare in Scotland by supporting safe, effective, person-centred care.

We are seeking an experienced Programme Support Officer to join our team in Glasgow who support national networks across Scotland.  The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual who works well with others, has excellent interpersonal, organisational, IT and communication skills, is able to work to deadlines and prioritise a busy workload. 

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.

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Catriona Johnson, Programme Associate Director on 0131 275 6000 or Carsten Mandt, Senior Programme Manager on 0141 300 1378.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 31st August 2018.

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

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





Posted: 17 Aug 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Driver West

X012A Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service,EH17 7QT
18292-21349
Closing date: Friday, 24 Aug 2018
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17302

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.

Applications are invited for the post of Full Time Driver within the Logistics section of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion.

As part of a team the driver provides various transport services to SNBTS. These services must be delivered to a high standard and will involve travel throughout Scotland. Some weekend working and overnight stays are required. Participation in an out of hours on-call system will be required. A range of vehicles required to be driven covering cars, coaches and articulated vehicles.

The successful candidate will be required to hold valid licenses for class B, CE & DE (Car, Articulated Vehicle & Coach).  Candidates must also be in possession of a current Drivers CPC.    

PLEASE NOTE:
Candidate(s) who partially fulfil license requirements will also be considered as full training can be offered to the successful candidate(s)

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 Kash Iqbal on 0131 314 5631.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 24th August 2018.

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

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

 





Posted: 27 Jul 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Programme Manager

X820A Edinburgh/Glasgow,EH12 9EB
42058-50470
Closing date: Friday, 31 Aug 2018
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17417

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.

In order to meet the increasing demand from Health Boards and SGHSC, NSS IT is seeking to recruit a Department Manager - Programme Manager to support and manage the delivery of National Infrastructure services for national IT Systems used by NHS Scotland and the wider Public Sector.

The post-holder will predominantly be responsible for management and transition delivery to the Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN) services for the Public Sector in Scotland. This will require programme managing activities for all SWAN Customers, but from time to time the post holder will be expected to dedicate themselves to just one SWAN Customer as demand dictates.

The post holder will report to the Associate Director within National Infrastructure and must demonstrate a proven delivery track record, with a passion and enthusiasm to progress their career in a demanding, but exciting and ever changing Shared Services landscape, where you will be expected to work and integrate with a broad range of stakeholders from across the Public Sector and third party suppliers.

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Marie Richmond on 07984 003841.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 31 August 2018.

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

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





Posted: 17 Aug 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

LDU Test Engineer

D201N Domiciliary Location,
23113-29905
Closing date: Friday, 31 Aug 2018
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17415

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 a minimum of two years 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 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.

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 31st August 2018.

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

 





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

Lead Clinician - Police Care Network

X999U Unknown,X99 9UU
0-0
Closing date: Monday, 27 Aug 2018
LEAD CLINICIAN MANAGED CLINICAL NETWORK
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17364

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 to lead the work and ongoing development of the Police Care Network. The appointment is for a fixed term of two years.

Applicants will be clinical leaders in their field with experience in the provision and development of healthcare and forensic medical services for people in police custody and for victims of rape and sexual assault. A proven record in leading change, ability to work across traditional NHS Board boundaries and with Police Scotland and COPFS is essential, as is a demonstrable understanding of the ethos of networks in NHS Scotland.  

Working closely with clinical and NSD colleagues, the postholder will have a key strategic role in promoting and driving forward the strategic development of an effective, integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare and forensic medical service. This will include implementation of evidence based practice, monitoring of clinical standards and the development of care pathways which support equitable access to healthcare and forensic medical services across Scotland.

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

For more information contact: Hannah Cornish, Programme Manager, National Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland at Hannah.cornish@nhs.net and 0131 275 7400.

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

The closing date for applications is Monday 27th August 2018. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 25th September 2018 at NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB. 

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: 02 Aug 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Technical Lead (Medical Devices and Equipment)

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
42058-50470
Closing date: Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17348

Do you want to be the driving forward for the production of guidance to improve safety of medical devices and equipment used in Scotland?

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS), Health Facilities Scotland is looking for a Technical Lead to to lead and manage the provision of advice through the development of best practice guidance of management of equipment and medical devices for NHS Scotland and Scottish’s Local Authorities. The purpose of guidance is to ensure compliance with the latest legislations, national policy, improvement of safety affecting patients/staff/services users and improvement of efficiency of the process.

Health Facilities Scotland, as a Division of National Services Scotland, provides national leadership in Facilities Services. Health Facilities Scotland works closely with the Scottish Government to establish professional and technical standards and best practice guidance in the field of healthcare property and facilities management. This assists NHSScotland in meeting the Government’s policy and strategic aims as well as its own targets.

Candidates should be have extensive knowledge in the relevant Regulations, Standards, UK guidance, initiatives, system and policy in relation to medical devices, equipment, estates and facilities. In addition, you should have extensive knowledge; experience and understanding of current management of medical devices and equipment in NHS Scotland and Local Authorities and at national level and be able to identify improvement. You are required to have advanced writing skills, preferably in the writing of national guidance or equivalent.

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 Sulisti.holmes@nhs.net  on Tel: +447825227088

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

Closing date for completed applications is 21 August 2018

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

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





Posted: 06 Aug 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Advanced Healthcare Scientist Training Officer

S314H Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France,EH16 4SA
32974-43471
Closing date: Friday, 24 Aug 2018
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17354

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced, HCPC registered biomedical scientist to join a highly professional training team at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

This is an exciting challenge for a dynamic individual who will provide training and education support to staff working in highly specialised SNBTS laboratories.
The department comprises of a large, busy 24hr hospital blood bank, a regional ante-natal service, a regional reference serology service, Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics and Clinical Immunology departments. These regional services are offered to South East Scotland, the Borders and Fife. In conjunction with section managers, you will have responsibilities to support the management and to ensure that staff members are trained and competent to perform procedures and duties in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements to meet the transfusion needs of patients in Scotland.

Applicants for this full time (1.0 WTE) post must be HCPC registered with at least 5 years experience of working within a relevant laboratory discipline. Candidates should have an excellent knowledge of transfusion serology, thorough understanding and working knowledge of diagnostic laboratory procedures, quality assurance systems and health & safety. They must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication, mentoring skills with enthusiasm, motivation and experience of adapting to change.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Symon Lockhart, Senior Clinical Laboratory manager. Tel - 0131 242 7518.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 24th August 2018.

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

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





Posted: 10 Aug 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Customer Service Team Leader

X043A National Distribution Centre,ML9 2QX
20911-23597
Closing date: Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17402

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.

This is a challenging opportunity to assist the harnessing of the buying power of more than £1.5 billion spent each year across the NHS in Scotland. National Procurement, the Procurement Centre of Expertise for Health, works in collaboration with Health Boards to ensure the highest level of patient care through the provision of a wide range of goods and services via a series of best value National Contracts and Distribution Services.

The National Procurement (NP) National Distribution facility operates over 3 shift patterns; however, the successful applicant will work within the 08.00 to 18.00 operating window of NP Customer Service.

The NP Distribution Centre operates within a 150,000 Sq Ft warehouse, in all aspects of Good’s In, Pick and Dispatch the successful candidate will have experience of working within a similar Customer Service management role, with demonstrable experience, ideally gained working in a Customer Service environment; in addition, knowledge of inventory procedures and controls is essential.

Your role will be to assist in the leading and development of the processes and procedures operated by National Logistics within its customer service delivery model. Ensuring Customer Service knowledge of NSS products and policies to ensure a best in class benchmarking for service delivery, and ultimately measure National Procurement against them. To continuously develop the customer service strategy and infrastructure for both the current and future needs.

In addition, to assist the delivery of NSS Logistics Inventory with the processes to facilitate credit and re-order of post transactional issues: customer SO’s / re-orders / urgent and emergency picks / credits. Create and govern the targets, goals and ultimately implement the practices of good loose equipment control within the inventory, warehouse management, transport teams and ultimately across the customer base.

An ability to develop and learn new skills, follow instructions and procedures while working for prolonged periods without direct supervision within a fast moving environment are essential.

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Carolyn Whitelaw on 01698 794505 / 07733 300917.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 28 August 2018.  

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

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





Posted: 14 Aug 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Service Manager

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
32974-43471
Closing date: Friday, 31 Aug 2018
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17388

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.

In order to meet the increasing demand from Health Boards and Scottish Government, NSS IT are seeking to recruit a Service Manager to support the delivery of Service Management services (service and project management) for national IT Systems used by NHSScotland, including facilitating clinical-based governance and managing change and release cycles, whilst assuring the agreed level of service, managing support capacity and costs and handling any problems.

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 Robert Kelly, Senior Service Manager on 07823532791.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 31st August 2018.

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

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





Posted: 17 Aug 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Project / Team Support Administrator

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
20911-23597
Closing date: Friday, 24 Aug 2018
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17183

Public Health and Intelligence is a Strategic Business Unit within NHS National Services Scotland. We are a workforce of 700 employees across Health Protection and Information Services, employing a wide range of roles including information analysts, healthcare scientists, clinicians, project managers, and business support services. The primary purpose of this role is to support the Workforce Development Team to deliver its products and services. Whilst being the key point of contact for employees requiring advice and support on all workforce development enquiries.

(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.)

Key Responsibilities:
• Manage the training planner, scheduling courses and sending invites to participants
• Support the delivery of workforce development projects
• Issue pre-course and post-course information to delegates i.e. joining instructions/post course evaluations
• Contribute to the creation of the workforce development newsletter
• Ensure appropriate venues are booked and set up for all workshops and events
• Coordinate the induction programme, schedule all new starters on the induction ensuring full attendance
• Creating, assigning and recording attendance for all internal L&D events and maintain accurate budget records
• Dealing with staff queries (telephone, email and in-person) regarding all L&D products and services including external training, conference and events and further education
• Complete monthly reports including internal and external training scheduled attendance, cancellations and evaluation form results.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications: 
• Excellent written/verbal communication and the ability to communicate across all levels of an organisation
• Confident individual who is adept in prioritising and managing multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
• Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to work collaboratively in a strong team environment, yet work independently to see projects through to completion
• Ability to take the initiative and deal with breath of different tasks with a positive ‘can do’ attitude
• Strong organisational and administrative skills
• Proficient Microsoft skills
• Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential data
• Experience of working in L&D or a training environment is desirable but not essential.
Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Liam Anderson on 0131 275 7211.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 24 August 2018.

Interviews are likely to take place in Edinburgh on week commencing 10 September 2018.

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

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





Posted: 17 Jul 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Solutions Architect

X820A Edinburgh/Glasgow,EH12 9EB
48989-60563
Closing date: Friday, 31 Aug 2018
Band 8B
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17362

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.

In order to meet the increasing demand from internal NSS customers, Health Boards and the Scottish Government, NSS IT are seeking to recruit two Solutions Architect to be part of the Technology Office Team delivering strategic advice, new initiatives and digital services to NHSScotland and other public sector customers. The successful applicant will be responsible for leading a team of technical subject matter experts, business analysts and other roles involved in the design and delivery of solutions; coordinating their activities to deliver maximum value to our customers. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing customer relationships and developing the team to have the skills and experience that will be in demand in the coming years.

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 Salvador Llopis-Quinn, Head of Service, Technology Office at Salvador.Llopis@nhs.net

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

Closing date for completed applications is 31st August 2018.

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

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

 





Posted: 03 Aug 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Programme Manager - Cell Therapy Projects

X012A Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service,EH17 7QT
42058-50470
Closing date: Friday, 24 Aug 2018
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17352

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 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 Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics Directorate as a Programme Manager in Cellular Therapeutics. The successful candidate will be expected to play a central role in the management of multiple cellular therapy development and manufacturing projects.

Educated to Honours Degree Level with relevant post graduate research experience you will have a proven track record in the management of complex scientific projects. 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 management of IP portfolios and working in a GMP manufacturing organization are 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.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Associate Director of Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics, Prof. John Campbell for an informal discussion. Johncampbell3@nhs.net.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 24th August 2018.

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

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





Posted: 10 Aug 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Lead Clinician – National Managed Diagnostic Network

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
0-0
Closing date: Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018
LEAD CLINICIAN MANAGED CLINICAL NETWORK
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17406

In line with Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSCD) guidance, National Services Division (NSD) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Lead Clinician to lead the work and ongoing development of the National Managed Clinical Network for Scottish Clinical Imaging Network (SCIN). The appointment is for a fixed term of three years.

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

Working closely with clinical and NSD colleagues, the postholder will have a key strategic role in promoting and driving forward the strategic development of an effective, integrated, multidisciplinary imaging service for Scotland. This will include implementation of evidence based practice, monitoring of clinical standards and the development of care pathways which support equitable access to imaging services across Scotland.

It is likely that the successful candidate will be from a radiological background.  This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of an innovative team to deliver significant improvements in patient care.

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

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

Closing date for completed applications is 28th August 2018

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

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





Posted: 14 Aug 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

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

X999U Unknown,X99 9UU
0-0
Closing date: Friday, 07 Sep 2018
LEAD CLINICIAN MANAGED CLINICAL NETWORK
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17385

In line with Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSCD) guidance, National Services Division (NSD) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Lead Clinician to lead the work and ongoing development of the Scottish Paediatric and Adolescent Infection and Immunology National Managed Clinical Network. The appointment is for a fixed term of two years.

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

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

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Catriona Johnson, Programme Associate Director, National Network Management Service (NNMS), National Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland at catriona.johnson@nhs.net 0131 275 6927.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 7th September 2018

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

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





Posted: 17 Aug 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Programme Support Officer

X820A Edinburgh/Glasgow,EH12 9EB
23113-29905
Closing date: Friday, 31 Aug 2018
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17411

The Specialist and Screening Directorate plans, funds and co-ordinates national specialist and screening services, national clinical, diagnostic and justice networks and national planning 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.

The post assists with a portfolio of projects and programmes by providing programme support to ensure that high quality and effective services are provided throughout NHS Scotland.  The Programme Support Officer is a key member of the team and the ideal candidate will have a proven track record of supporting projects and programmes.

A highly motivated individual who has excellent organisational, IT and communication skills, is able to work to deadlines and prioritise a busy workload.  The post-holder will be required to provide a high level of support to the NSD Programme Manager, internal and external groups and NHS Scotland health professionals. Frequent travel throughout Scotland is also 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 Mel Miller on 0131 275 7483 or Karyn Robertson on 0141 300 1311.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 31 August 2018.

Interviews will be held at NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB.

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

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

 





Posted: 17 Aug 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Commodity Specialist

X043A National Distribution Centre,ML9 2QX
20911-23597
Closing date: Friday, 31 Aug 2018
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17412

This is a challenging opportunity to help harness the buying power of more than £1.5 billion spent each year across the NHS in Scotland. PCF, the Procurement Centre of Expertise for Health, works in collaboration with Health Boards to ensure the highest level of patient care through the provision of a wide range of goods and services via a series of best value National Contracts and Distribution Services.

Data and information are key to the success of this process. Working with a commodity manager you will support the development, implementation and delivery of national contracts whilst building specialist product and market knowledge. Educated to HND level (or equivalent) you will have strong data gathering and analysing capabilities with an eye for detail. Experience in procurement or Health Service background would be an advantage.

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact John Moodie on 01698 794532 or Paul Hornby on 01698 794540

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

Closing date for completed applications is 31st August 2018.

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

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





Posted: 17 Aug 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Healthcare Scientist Advanced (Epidemiology)

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
32974-43471
Closing date: Friday, 31 Aug 2018
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17413

This exciting post for a Healthcare Scientist Advanced (Epidemiology) Band 7 straddles both the Vaccine Preventable Disease and Respiratory groups within Health Protection Scotland which supports Public Health Immunisation programmes within Scotland. This post will be based in Glasgow within multidisciplinary teams. 

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. 

The post holder will play a lead role in a full range of activities including implementation and evaluation of immunisation programmes, development and implementation of surveillance systems to collate surveillance data, and analysis of data relating to their impact in Scotland.  This work will include collecting, managing, analysing and reporting surveillance data from routine and non routine sources and liaising with key stakeholders - NHS Boards, policy makers, Scottish Reference Laboratories, clinicians and other experts. 

We are looking for applicants with an enthusiastic approach and good organisation skills; a primary degree in a scientific or clinical subject, and a postgraduate degree in epidemiology, public health or a relevant healthcare related field; sound experience in epidemiological research methods including the use of statistical packages (e.g. EpiInfo, R, SPSS and STATA); a record of peer-reviewed publications. Project management experience is desirable. They will need to demonstrate excellent inter-personal skills, have the ability to critically appraise and interpret surveillance and epidemiological data, and have proficient verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of the NHS would be advantageous as would demonstrable public health experience of tuberculosis. 
 
For further information regarding Health Protection Scotland please visit www.hps.scot.nhs.ukFor an informal discussion about this post, please contact Dr Kevin Pollock at kevin.pollock@nhs.net.

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

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

Closing date for completed applications is 31st August 2018

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


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





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

Validation Engineer

D201N Domiciliary Location,
32974-43471
Closing date: Friday, 31 Aug 2018
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17414

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 this equipment and to produce detailed technical reports on the findings.

The postholder must have a minimum of two years recent and appropriate experience in performing annual testing/validation on a wide range of decontamination equipment, preferably within a healthcare environment.

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

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 31st August 2018.

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





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