Specialty Doctor Donor Medicine

£40,842- £76,161
30 Oct 2020
15 Nov 2020
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

Location: Jack Copland Centre
52 Research Avenue North EH14 4BE

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) is a division of NHS National Services Scotland (NSS). Accountable to the Scottish Government, NSS works at the very heart of the health service, providing national support services and expert advice to NHS Scotland. It also plays an active and crucial role in the delivery of effective healthcare to patients and the public.

SNBTS is the specialist provider of transfusion medicine in Scotland. We collect and supply blood, tissues, cells and services to hospitals. We work with communities, hospitals and professionals to ensure that the donor’s gift is used wisely and effectively for the benefit of patients. Within SNBTS, Donor Services are responsible for the collection of blood, platelets and plasma from our donors.

We have a vacancy for a Specialty Doctor within Donor Services. The post holder will form part of a national donor medical team. The team supports SNBTS’ mission to supply safe high quality blood by advising on donor care and selection. Using your clinical knowledge and experience, you will develop expertise in advanced donor selection queries, management of donor incidents and complaints, and the management and follow up of donors found to have abnormal donation testing results, complications of donation and investigation of suspected transfusion reactions. Your contact with donors will usually be by phone, email or letter.

Applicants are required to have four years’ experience after graduation. Experience of a range of clinical specialties (e.g. general practice) can be valuable to this role. Previous haematology or transfusion experience is not required as full training will be given.

Whilst is based in Jack Copland Centre, consideration will be given to those who would prefer to work at another SNBTS location.

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Dr Lorna McLintock, Clinical Lead for Blood Donation on Tel: 07890 531693.

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

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.

Closing date for completed applications is 15 November 2020.