Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology


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Anatomical Pathology Technologist 

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Anatomical Pathology Technologist (Band 4) to join our well established mortuary and bereavement services team.

The mortuary team delivers excellent services to the hospital and the Borough community of Wigan, Aston and Leigh. It has excellent working relationships with visiting Funeral Directors, CO Officers and other uses of the mortuary service. The main mortuary service is situated at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary which undertakes all the Coronial work for the Borough Area, with an additional body storage facility at its sister site at Leigh Infirmary.

Applicants must hold the former certificate / diploma or the new level 3 diploma qualification in Anatomical Pathology Technology. Should have excellent communication / interpersonal skills and must maintain patient confidentiality at all times, they must be well organised and motivated; be a good team player with the capability to support the existing team in maintaining the current high standards of patient care provided to our deceased and their families

The main responsibilities of the post will be to carry out a full range of mortuary duties including the receipt of the deceased, post mortem, identification / viewing and release of the deceased for all hospital and community deaths. Other work will involve liaising closely with a variety of services / people including Bereaved families, Police, Pathologist’s, bereavement officers, funeral directors, HM Coroner’s staff, local authority registrars and trust staff.

Knowledge of the HTA and of H&S within the mortuary environment is essential, as is a keen eye for detail and accurate record keeping.

The department runs an out of hour’s on-call service and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in this service and have a flexible approach to meet the needs of the service.

Please note this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if a sufficient number of suitable applications are received.

Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic APT to join our small mortuary team.Applicants must hold the Certificate in Anatomical Pathology (or Diploma Level 3) and preferably be working towards a diploma (level 4).

The mortuary has just installed new fridges in April 2018 and new autopsy tables will be fitted in May 2018. The mortuary provides an autopsy service to both the South Devon Coroner and Torbay and South Devon Hospital, performing around 600 autopsies a year

The successful candidate should have current working knowledge of Home Office & Coronial post mortem requirements and the Human Tissue Authority Standards. They must be able to work as part of a team or alone. The applicant must have excellent communication skills and display meticulous attention to detail with the ability to recall complex information and be willing to participate in all activities related to the mortuary. Ideally the successful candidate will have experience with training and supervision of junior staff as well as possession of the Corneal Retrieval Certificate.

The duties are physically and mentally demanding. Administrative aspects of the role include input into and maintenance of the departmental quality management system. Physical aspects require preparation of patients for autopsy, moving patients and family viewings. An essential quality is an empathic approach towards the bereaved. The role will include participating a one in three in the 24/7 On Call Service.

South Devon is an area of outstanding beauty and has some excellent local schools.


Dissection Manager



Closing Date

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018

Job Type

Technical Services


Life Sciences


£29799 to £38833 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited to the above role to manage and maintain the Dissection Room (DR), and all associated facilities within the School of Life Sciences.

The School of Life sciences provides anatomy and surgical classes for a variety of internal and external students, this role involves preparing all forms of materials (including prosected parts), and participating in teaching activities (booking, approval and costing where appropriate) for these classes. The candidate must have a sound understanding of the requirements of the Human Tissue Act 2004. The successful candidate will also have a proven ability to manage and develop a Dissection Room, have advanced skills in, and knowledge of mortuary science, practical experience of embalming human cadavers and technical expertise in the work undertaken in a dissecting room.

Candidates must hold a minimum of a HNC or equivalent and substantial work experience or extensive work experience in relevant role.

This is a full-time permanent role. Job share will be considered for this post.

The School of Life Sciences was recently awarded an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Margy Pratten note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.