Health Protection Scotland (HPS) works with its partners to protect the Scottish public from being exposed to hazards which damage their health, and to limit any consequential health impact.
The Travel and International Health (T&IH) team is part of the wider clinical group in HPS which includes the Gastro-intestinal and Zoonoses (GIZ) and Environmental Public Health (EPH) teams. These teams work co-operatively to address public health concerns of a global nature, ensuring the public health system responds rapidly to new and unexpected threats to health of all kinds. The T&IH team are leaders in the delivery of travel medicine advice, recommendations and services to both health professionals and the public, across the United Kingdom, and internationally. A key pillar of this involves developing and maintaining the TRAVAX and fitfortravel websites that provide continually updated information on health risks for travellers, their prevention and treatment. The team also lead on issues relating to port and migrant health, are fully involved with and collaborate in international communicable disease surveillance networks, and have responsibility for the Yellow Fever Vaccinating Programme (YFVP) in Scotland.
A vacancy has arisen within the T&IH team for a Senior Nurse. We are looking for an experienced individual to provide expert guidance and consultancy in travel health to a broad range of stakeholders. In this role you will be required to have a good understanding of epidemiological and research methods, and be able to critically appraise scientific and clinical literature in order to inform the provision of evidence-based and best practice advice. You will be expected to operate at senior level across most of the varied work of the team, but will assume the lead role for delivery of the YFVP in Scotland (including the strategic planning, development and improvement of this important service) and for co-ordination and management of outputs from the Scottish Malaria Advisory Group. Line management and active clinical practice responsibilities are also included in the post.
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.
Candidates must have current NMC registration at the time of applying.
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.
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Closing date for completed applications is 20th February 2018.
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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”