Medical Director

NHS National Services Scotland
Edinburgh Technopole
11 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

As an organisation, we are at the forefront of providing support services and enabling change within NHS Scotland and increasingly the wider public sector. We already provide a range of specialist and shared services to NHS Scotland in the areas of public health, specialist clinical services, population screening, blood, tissues and cells, analytics, IT provision, procurement and logistics, and payment services to Primary Care contractors. Every year our staff provide expert advice and service to the rest of NHS Scotland improving outcomes and delivering value for money : we aim to place our customers at the heart of everything we do.

The Medical Director will lead and drive the development and delivery of a range of services which support the aim of NSS to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland through providing solutions to deliver and support public services. This will require strong professional leadership along with excellent influencing and persuasion skills to engage with our key stakeholders and maximise the potential of the services we deliver.The post also involves leading and driving improved clinical effectiveness, performance and compliance across National Services Scotland. This will be achieved by working in partnership with colleague Directors, through having robust Regulatory Compliance and ensuring that all of these measures are designed specifically to enable a high performing, agile and flexible organisation.The Medical Director is the senior medical post-holder within NSS and is responsible for professional aspects of the contribution of the medical, dental, nursing, pharmaceutical and healthcare science functions ensuring integrated, effective and efficient clinical support to the operations of the organisation. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Medical Director will be a full member of the NSS Board and the Executive Management Team. As a member of the Executive Management Team you will shape, and implement the strategic direction of NSS and will lead the Clinical Directorate team. For a confidential discussion or to arrange to visit please contact Jacqui Jones at To request a copy of the full job pack and application form please contact Applicants must apply using the attached Medical Application Form, attaching CV information if desired. Completed applications should be returned to by Friday 2nd February 2018. Please quote reference number: IRC12985NHS 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