NHS NSS Transfusion Medicine

Consultant Post in Transfusion Medicine Microsite

Thank you for your interest in the Consultant in Transfusion Medicine role. The enclosed information, will, we hope, answer some of the questions you may have about the work of NHS National Services Scotland (NSS), Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) and the position. If, however, you have any unanswered queries, or would like to find out more about what is involved, please do not hesitate to contact Lorraine Porteous, at our recruitment partners, Aspen People on 0141 212 7555 or by email at lporteous@aspenpeople.co.uk


About NHS National Services Scotland and Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) provides a diverse range of support services across Scotland to ensure that frontline patient care is delivered effectively.

NSS works at the very heart of the health service providing direct services, such as blood transfusion and health screening, delivering support services that are crucial to the effective operation of NHS Scotland. Our business is health and everything that underpins the modern NHS.

Our wide range of services are provided through our specialised Strategic Business Units. All our Strategic Business Units are supported by the NSS Headquarters Unit which provides leadership, governance and support services to NSS and other NHS Scotland bodies.

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) is the specialist provider of transfusion medicine in Scotland, supplying high quality blood, tissues, cells and services. SNBTS work with communities, hospitals and professionals to ensure that the donor's gift is used wisely and effectively for the benefit of patients. The key priority of SNBTS is to ensure that NHS Scotland has enough blood to meet the transfusion needs of patients in Scotland with the responsibility of making sure that blood, tissues and cells are available when patients need them.

Consultant Post in Transfusion Medicine x 3
(Aberdeen, Dundee & Edinburgh)

The duties of the post are to support the provision of transfusion medicine laboratory and clinical services to hospitals within the catchment area of the regional centre.  In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to national issues within SNBTS through the patient services Directorate. National roles would also be available to suitably experienced individuals including some Blood Donor sessions in support of the Donor Consultant, sessions in support of the Tissue Consultant and also a clinical advisory role in Components.

There is a required commitment to the on-call rota, which will be 1 in 4 with prospective cover including weekends. There is work on-going to move to a 1:8 commitment nationally.

This post is offered under the terms of the new consultant contract and as such the job plan is available for consideration.  The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the job planning process and will be subject to review at least annually.  The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in the consultant appraisal system

Applicants must be registered medical practitioners who are included on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council or within three months of completing CCT qualification.

Recruitment Process

We trust that you have found the information on this site both useful and informative.

To apply, please complete an application form (available for download below) and send this along with an up to date CV to Melissa Scholes by email – mscholes@aspenpeople.co.uk or by post to Aspen People Ltd, 5th Floor, 78 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5UB quoting reference G930).

Applicants will be shortlisted for interview by matching the details given in their application against the job description and person specification. We would therefore ask applicants to provide clear evidence to show how your experience, skills and knowledge match those requirements as well as why you are interested in the role.

Please note that you will receive an acknowledgement of your application within 48 hours - if you do not receive this please contact Melissa Scholes.

For a confidential discussion on the role please contact Lorraine Porteous (lporteous@aspenpeople.co.uk), Ken Dalgleish or Melissa Scholes on 0141 212 7555.

Please note that this position will remain open until filled