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Anatomical Pathologist Technologist

Vacancy Reference Number: PLA00497
Closing Date: 27th October 2019
 
Directorate:          Place 
Division:               Public Realm
Section:                Regulatory Services
Team:                   Mortuary & Coroner
Grade:                  SO1 - £31,434 - £32,577
Contract Type:     Permanent
Number of Posts: 1 
Hours per week:  35
 
 
Benefits and Allowances 

Our existing terms, conditions and benefits are currently under review

The post holder will work a 35 hour week and will participate in the out of hour’s rota.
 
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.

Requirements
  
You will need to demonstrate the following skills: 
 
1.  Experience of continuing professional development within the Mortuary Service.
 
2.  Experience of working in a Mortuary.
 
3.  Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
 
4.  Well organised, with good administrative and computer skills. 

In addition you will need to have the following qualification:
Applications are invited from candidates who hold the old style Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology or the Level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology with relevant extensive, experience in both routine and high risk post mortem cases.
 
Additional Information

For further information please contact David Tolley Head of Environmental Health and Trading Standards on 0207 364 6724 
 
Application Details
 
This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ Internal/ External/ Agency
 
If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees 
 
All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted. 
Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/careers

Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified anatomical pathology technologist (Band 5) to join our well established mortuary and bereavement services team at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary.

The post holder will join a team of both established and trainee APT’s and support staff, in monitoring and maintaining the high quality services already provided to the hospital and the Borough community of, Wigan, Ashton and Leigh.

Applications are invited from candidates who hold the old style Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology or the Level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology with relevant extensive, experience in both routine and high risk post mortem cases. 

Candidates who possess the Level 3 qualification would need to be willing to work to become fully qualified and will be employed under Annex 21 Agenda for Change Arrangements.