Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology


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Public and Forensic Science Centre/Mortuary Manager

The Public and Forensic Science Centre is a facility operated by Bradford Council on behalf of HM Coroner (for the local authority areas of Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale).  It provides state of the art mortuary and forensic post mortem facilities and is able to undertake non-invasive scans to seek to determine cause of death.  We are looking for an experienced manager and qualified anatomical pathology technician who will be responsible for all aspects of the day to day management and development of this facility, including financial management.  The post holder will also ensure compliance with the HTA licence, plan work programmes, liaise with coroners, pathologists, police, bereaved families and undertakers.

The Council’s imaging autopsy centre is the first local authority facility in the country and we are proud of pioneering this innovation.  The Centre works in close partnership with the local community to ensure that the needs of all faith communities are met.

Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital Mortuary is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the post of an Anatomical Pathology Technologist (BAND 4). We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our HTA and ISO credited forward thinking team.

The successful candidate will already have a significant range of skills and expertise in a mortuary environment. They must be able to communicate well with people and be willing to participate in all activities related to the mortuary. They will work as part of a team, with other professionals and provide an exceptional service. The duties are both physical and practical and include document control (electronic and written), preparing patients for family visits and dealing with families directly. Meticulous attention to detail, recall of information, and ability to work with others, especially the bereaved, is vital.

Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Public Mortuary, Poplar

Role Purpose
To assist the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Service in managing the Public Mortuary based in Poplar.

To deliver a joined up response to the Coroner’s Service and to assist with discharging the Council’s duty in relation to Public Health funeral’s. 

Key Responsibilities
The successful candidate will:

Contribute proactively to the overall running of and help develop short and medium term strategies to deliver the mortuary service.

Carry out casework, and assist in the pathologist in post-mortems and forensic cases, including keeping records, administrative arrangements for the reception of bodies into the mortuary and the release for burial or cremation.

Maintain an awareness of all legislation, professional development and new initiatives nationally and locally in respect of the mortuary service.

Undertake casework of a high profile or complicated nature as necessary and assist the pathologist in post-mortems and forensic cases.

Proactively participate in the management of the health and safety policies applicable to the mortuary.

Participate in and assist in maintaining a comprehensive system of monitoring and reporting of performance against targets.

Be able to work out of hours

Contribute proactively to the overall running of and help develop short and medium term strategies to deliver the mortuary service.

After a post-mortem, the post holder will help to reconstruct and clean the body ready for storage or release to an undertaker. 

In addition you will assist with making preparations for Parish Funerals.

Full details

Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Band 6, Hull Royal Infirmary

The mortuary & bereavement service team continually strives to provide excellent patient care and we are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated, enthusiastic team leader / supervisor to join our team. You will be experienced in all areas of mortuary work and be dedicated to the continual development of staff and service improvement - including the development of the Medical Examiners system and a CT post Mortem service.

The Mortuary Service undertakes up to 1200 Post mortems per annum including post mortems for other coronial districts when required.

Other activities include – Tissue donations, research harvests, and forensic post mortems. The mortuary operations across both sites are managed via a computerised system.

Full job information and how to apply

Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Hull Royal Infirmary

Hull University Teaching Hospitals and Kingston upon Hull City Council operate a joint mortuary service providing mortuary and post-mortem facilities for the county of East Yorkshire.

The mortuary service has a vacancy for an enthusiastic Anatomical Pathology Technologist to join our expanding team. You will be based at the Hull & East Riding Public Mortuary but may be required to assist at our satellite site on occasions.

As fully qualified APT you will be expected to take an active part in day to day mortuary service operations including work undertaken in the isolation/forensic suite. You will be able to demonstrate experience of specialist post-mortem techniques, conducting external examinations, admission and release procedures, classification processes and various administrative duties including HTA compliance audits. The nature of the job is such that it demands high standards of integrity and particular emphasis is placed on confidentiality.