Consultant in Public Health/Specialist
Health Protection Scotland
(1 WTE) Permanent
Hours – 40, Meridian Court, Glasgow
Interviews will be held on the 21st December
Health Protection Scotland (HPS) is part of Public Health and Intelligence
(PHI) within, NHS National Services Scotland (NSS). HPS co-ordinates,
supports and advises on actions to protect the Scottish public from infectious
and environmental hazards. We wish to appoint a 1 WTE consultant in public
health/specialist to make a significant contribution in key priority areas of our
health protection public health remit. You will be based at Meridian Court,
Glasgow. The post is available on a full-time or job share or part-time basis to professionals from different medical or scientific backgrounds who have the appropriate specialist public health qualifications and registration.
You will work as part of a group of senior professionals, and provide strategic
leadership to a multidisciplinary team working on the key health protection
priorities of the day;
Current priority includes Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Control of
Antimicrobial resistance in Scotland (CARS) and corporate leadership on
You will be responsible for monitoring and assessing the extent to which risk
reduction and health impact are being realised, ensuring expert advice is
given to a wide variety of agencies in Scotland and leading on a portfolio of
The Job Description is based on a 9:1 split of Direct Clinical Care Programme Activities and Supporting Professional Activities. There will be an on call commitment.
These posts are offered subject to either the NHS National Terms and
Conditions determined by the New Consultant Contract (Scotland) 2004
(job plans are available for consideration), or the NHS Scotland Terms and
Conditions (Agenda for Change). You will be expected to participate in the
job planning process, will be subject to review at least annually and take part
in the Consultant Appraisal system or its equivalent.
Applicants with a medical degree must have a full GMC registration, be
included on the Specialist Register for public health and hold a current
Licence of the General Medical Council or be within three months of
completing CSST/CCT certification. Other applicants must be registered with
the UK Public Health Register or equivalent register.
“This post is exempt under the Exemptions Order 1975 of the Rehabilitation
for Offenders Act 1974, therefore the preferred candidate will be required to
undergo clearance as part of the PVG scheme by completing an application
of Enhanced Disclosure”.
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Jim McMenamin, Interim
Clinical Director, on 0141 300 1126. Visits would also be welcomed.
All NHS Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland medical vacancies are now advertised on our new medical jobs microsite www.medicaljobs.scot.nhs.uk.
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.
For an application pack please email NSS.WFRS@nhs.net or click the Apply button quoting reference number IRC17884. CVs can be submitted but they must be accompanied by a fully completed application form.
Closing date for completed applications is 12th December 2018.
Candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection
criteria will be guaranteed an interview.
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.
For further information visit www.nhsnss.org