Consultant in Transfusion Medicine

£78,304 - £105,570
16 Oct 2017
18 Nov 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS)
Hours – 40 hours per week 
Location – Aberdeen 
Post Reference IRC11942

Working at the very heart of the health service, NHS National Services Scotland delivers services critical to frontline patient care and in support of the efficient and effective operation of NHS Scotland. 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 of patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive and the post should be expected to support the Better Blood Transfusion Programme. 

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 may 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 ongoing to move to a national on call rota. 

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. 

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. 

Interested applicants may contact Dr Rachel Green on 0141 433 5861for an informal discussion regarding the post and to arrange a visit. 

Further information on NSS is available from:

For an application pack please email by clicking the apply button quoting reference number IRC11942. CVs can be submitted but they must be accompanied by a fully completed application form. 

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 18th November 2017.

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.