Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology


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Senior Specialist Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

This is a senior post for an experienced Specialist Anatomical Pathology Technologist (APT) who holds both the Certificate & Diploma of Anatomical Pathology Technology or the Level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology technology with relevant, extensive and demonstrable experience.

As a Specialist Senior APT in the Mortuary and Bereavement Service (MBS) the post holder is expected to support both junior and senior staff, work as part of a team on a rotational basis within all specialities of Mortuary and Bereavement work and rotate between Guy’s and St Thomas’, and be able to assist in specialist post mortems, including paediatrics and high risk cases.

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Trainee Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

An exciting opportunity is available for a Trainee Anatomical Pathology Technologist, to join the well established and friendly mortuary team at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. Working cross site you will participate in all mortuary processes providing patient care after death, cleaning and disinfection, developing knowledge and skills in post mortem examination techniques, and ensure health and safety regulations are adhered to.

This is a varied role blending high standards of post mortem care, supporting clinicians and other professionals along with maintaining all requirements to ensure the HTA regulations and UKAS accreditation are upheld. The post holder is expected to participate in regular cross site attendance at both hospitals, and following initial training and achieving competency, will participate in the out of hours on call rota for the mortuary service. Flexibility and good communication are essential service requirements.  IT skills are needed to ensure record keeping and document control is regularly completed, updated and available for scrutiny providing full traceability at all times.

Those applying should be committed, enthusiastic, have an eye for detail ,and be prepared to work in a challenging, and sometimes emotive environment. Achieving Anatomical Pathology Technology RSPH Level 3 and Level 4 Diplomas is a requirement of the post.  Level 3 qualified APTs may be considered for this post.