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Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Job Ref: 388-A5441-SG

Band: Band 5

Accountable to: Mortuary Manager

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week

An exciting position has arisen for a Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologist at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. This post would suit an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills to work closely with the new Mortuary Manager and Senior APT.

The mortuary has recently been through an HTA inspection which has brought about a number of positive changes within the department including the successful bid for new equipment.

A strong understanding of the principles of mortuary management and the requirements of ISO 15189 and HTA is essential for this role. Experience in a leadership capacity would be advantageous.

The post holder will perform a wide range of tasks to manage the Anatomical Pathology Technologists and support the Mortuary Manager to provide an efficient and effective mortuary service.

These tasks will include body reception and release duties, handling telephone queries, assisting in the preparation of the post-mortem examination suites and various other duties to include audit and SOP review. The role will include participating in the 24/7 On Call Service.

The mortuary is HTA licensed and conducts around 500 adult post mortems annually.

South Devon is an area of exceptional natural beauty, with outstanding opportunities for both dry-land and water based activities, and has a very mild climate. Schools in the area are excellent in both state and private sector, with a selective grammar school system.