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Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Mortuary Department – Based at Queen’s Hospital, Romford 
Anatomical Pathology Technologist Band 5 

Salary Scale: £26,682pa to £34,049pa Inclusive of High Cost Allowance

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and driven individual to join our team of experienced Anatomical Pathology Technologists in delivering a high standard of deceased patient care. 

Applications for the post of Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologist are invited from suitably qualified personnel to join this friendly busy team. 

The post holder will have advanced knowledge of autopsy procedures and hold a Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology. (Consideration will be given to candidates that hold the original Diploma or the current Level 3 or (previous) DAPT /equivalent qualification. 

They should be highly motivated and an enthusiastic individual with a flexible approach to working with a working knowledge of quality management. 
The post holder will assist in the delivery of a quality driven, cost effective and patient focused service consistent with the Trust’s objectives and provide that service in a manner commensurate with the profession. 

You will work closely with other APTs, Pathologists, bereavement and pathology staff internally and HM Coroners officers, police, funeral directors and visiting pathologists externally to provide a comprehensive Mortuary service delivering hospital, coronial and forensic post-mortems. 
The post-mortem service is centralised at the Queen’s Hospital site within purpose-built, modern and well-equipped facilities. You will be required to perform some functions at the King George Hospital site on a rotational basis. 

The Mortuary provides a service to the hospital, local borough councils and HM Coroners. The department is part of the Pathology service which sits within the Cancer and Clinical Support Directorate. Approximately 650 post mortem examinations (including High Risk Cases) are performed each year. The post holder will assist the Trust Mortuary Manager with the continual development of the service, participating in the preparation for accreditation under ISO 15189 and maintaining existing HTA standards. This post presents an ideal opportunity for the successful candidate to develop key skills and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is actively supported. The post holder will be required to participate in the Mortuary Services out of hours / on-call service at a 1:3 frequency. 

All new staff appointed to posts at the Trust will be subject to a 6 month probationary period. This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and working environment of the Trust.” 

For Informal enquiries:
David King - Mortuary Manager Contact No: 01708 435000 ext 3800 
Email: david.king@bhrhospitals.nhs.uk 

All new staff appointed to posts at the Trust will be subject to a 6 months probationary period. This will give new staff members an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and working environment of the Trust.
Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Department on 01708 435000 ext. 2826.  Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Mortuary and Bereavement Manager

Job Reference: 110-HS009-0818-A

Employer:

Cwm Taf University Health Board

Department:Mortuary and Bereavement

Location:Cwm Taf University Health Board Mortuaries Royal Glamorgan Hospital and Prince Charles Hospital, Rhondda Cyncon Taf

Salary:£33,222 to £43,041 per annum


Cwm Taf Cares

Our philosophy Cwm Taf Cares is at the heart of everything we do as we are committed to the health, wellbeing and development of our staff.

We provide hospital and community based services to people living in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil. Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS NEED NOT APPLY

Applications are invited from a suitably qualified and experienced Anatomical Pathology Technologist (APT) to fill the role of Mortuary and Bereavement Manager to lead and develop the mortuary and bereavement services team, across multiple sites within Cwm Taf University Health Board.

The candidate will be registered with the Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology (AAPT) and be able to demonstrate a theoretical and practical knowledge of mortuary techniques and procedure. The candidate must be enthusiastic, self motivated with proven leadership / management skills and have a track record of excellence in after death care.

The successful post holder will be required to work autonomously to liaise with a multidisciplinary team involved with the care of the deceased and the service users, to deliver a positive, caring and professional service.

The service is fully computerised, carrying out approximately 650 post mortems per annum across two sites with further expansion imminent.

The mortuary services at CTUHB are currently accredited to UKAS ISO 15189:2012 and are licensed to HTA Code B.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 20 November 2018

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rhianon Webb, Cellular Pathology and Mortuary Service Manager.
Tel: 01443 443340

Mark Jones, Cellular Pathology and Mortuary Operational Manager.
Tel: 01443 443341

Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Job Reference: 356-18-1331980
Employer:
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Department:
Mortuary & Bereavement Services
Location:
Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull
Salary:
£23,023 - £29,608 per ann
 
Full Time 37.5hrs with on call requirement 

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust 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 enthusiastic Anatomical Pathology Technologists 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 and bereavement 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. 

You will be required to assist in the delivery of an out of hours call out service and be required to undertake work outside of normal working hours when on call. This will include unsociable hours and public holidays at short notice.

The service is reactive and as such a level of flexibility in relation to overtime is required during busy periods to ensure continuous service delivery 
Applicants must hold both the Certificate and Diploma, in or level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology. Registration with AHCS will be required for permanent posts.

For further details please contact Andrea Kaye

Via Email  Andrea.Kaye@hey.nhs.uk

Casual Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Job Reference: 356-18-1332005
Employer:
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Department:
Mortuary & Bereavement Services
Location:
Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull
Salary:
£22,128 - £23,597 pro rat

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust 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 is looking for enthusiastic Anatomical Pathology Technologists to join our expanding team of bank staff . You will be based at the Hull & East Riding Public Mortuary but may be required to assist at our satellite site on occasions.

As a qualified APT you will be expected to take an active part in day to day post mortem room 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 admission and release procedures.
The nature of the job is such that it demands high standards of integrity and particular emphasis is placed on confidentiality. 

Applicants must hold the Certificate / Diploma, in Anatomical Pathology Technology. 

For further details please contact Andrea Kaye

Trainee Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Job Reference: 356-18-1336974
Employer:
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Department:
Pathology
Location:
HRI, Hull
Salary:
£17,787 - £20,448 + on call

The mortuary & Bereavement service has a vacancy for a Trainee Anatomical Pathology Technologist. You will be primarily based at the Hull and East Riding Public Mortuary at Hull royal Infirmary You will be required to undertake a 2 year training programme to achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology.

This is a demanding post and you must be able to deal sympathetically with bereaved relatives and be a good communicator at all levels. The work of a Technologist involves the preparation of the deceased for post-mortem examination and assisting the pathologist throughout the post-mortem process.

Other duties include specialist post-mortem techniques, conducting external examinations, admission and release procedures, classification processes and various administrative duties. The nature of the job is such that it demands high standards of integrity and particular emphasis is placed on confidentiality.

You will also be required to train and assist in the delivery of the bereavement service and provide cover at satellite sites during busy periods.
Out of hours cover is provided via an on-call system and you will be required to assist in the provision of this service requirement.

Applicants must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including maths, English and a Science subject.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Andrea Kaye - Mortuary & Bereavement service Manager / Neil Wdowikowski Mortuary supervisor
01482 608924

Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Wrightington, Wigan and Leith NHS Foundation Trust

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 (Band 5)

Mortuary Department – Based at Queen’s Hospital, Romford

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and driven individual to join our team of experienced Anatomical Pathology Technologists in delivering a high standard of deceased patient care.

Applications for the post of Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologist are invited from suitably qualified personnel to join this friendly busy team.

The post holder will have advanced knowledge of autopsy procedures and hold a (New Style) Level 4 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology or (Old Style) DAPT as a minimum qualification.

They should be highly motivated and an enthusiastic individual with a flexible approach to working with a working knowledge of quality management.

The post holder will assist in the delivery of a quality driven, cost effective and patient focused service consistent with the Trust’s objectives and provide that service in a manner commensurate with the profession.

You will work closely with other APTs, Pathologists, bereavement and pathology staff internally and HM Coroners officers, police, funeral directors and visiting pathologists externally to provide a comprehensive Mortuary service delivering hospital, coronial and forensic post-mortems.

The post-mortem service is centralised at the Queen’s Hospital site within purpose-built, modern and well-equipped facilities. You will be required to perform some functions at the King George Hospital site on a rotational basis.

The Mortuary provides a service to the hospital, local borough councils and HM Coroners. The department is part of the Pathology service which sits within the Cancer and Clinical Support Directorate. Approximately 650 post mortem examinations (including High Risk Cases) are performed each year. 

The post holder will assist the Trust Mortuary Manager with the continual development of the service, participating in the preparation for accreditation under ISO 15189 and maintaining existing HTA standards. 

This post presents an ideal opportunity for the successful candidate to develop key skills and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is actively supported.

The post holder will be required to participate in the Mortuary Services out of hours / on-call service at a 1:3 frequency.

All new staff appointed to posts at the Trust will be subject to a 6 month probationary period. This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and working environment of the Trust.”

For Informal enquiries

David King - Mortuary Manager                               Contact No: 01708 435000 ext 3800

Email:    david.king@bhrhospitals.nhs.uk

All new staff appointed to posts at the Trust will be subject to a 6 months probationary period. This will give new staff members an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and working environment of the Trust.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Amanda

Anatomical Pathology Technologist

East Kent Hospitals University NHSFT

Band 5 (£22,128- £28,746)

An opportunity has arisen for the position of a full time Anatomical Pathology Technologist in Cellular Pathology at East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust based at the Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate.

The successful candidate will have worked in a hospital environment and must possess good communication skills, demonstrate empathy with bereaved next of kin and follow documented procedures precisely. 

The post holder will have advanced knowledge of autopsy procedures and hold a Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology as a minimum qualification. They should be highly motivated and an enthusiastic individual with a flexible approach to working

East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust holds a full HTA License and is UKAS accredited against ISO: 15189:2012.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s vision, mission and values, which can be found in our candidate information pack. The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviors. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behavior.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Pathology team at the Trust and to help shape future strategy and services for our local population.

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity please contact Tyler Lloyd or Adam Berry on 01233 616606

Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust

Work closely with the, Mortuary team in the day-to-day running and planning of the mortuary service in the south west Essex area. To facilitate the autopsies for consultant pathologists, forensic pathologists and coroner’s officers.  Liaise with police officers and scenes of crime officers. Support the medical staff, nursing staff, other hospital staff, and funeral directors.  Assist the bereavement team supporting directly with emotional bereaved families and friends providing comfort and relevant information if required. Liaise with tissue donor personnel.

Main responsibilities

  1. To supervise basic grade APTs and to participate in their training
  2. To participate in the ordering of materials and clean linen, ensuring that sufficient stock levels are maintained and they are stored accordingly.
  3. To facilitate the collection of retained tissue and preparation for lawful disposal. Ensuring the safe custody and the lawful and respectful disposal of retained tissue in line with Trust policy, guidelines from the Retained Organs Commission and the Royal College of Pathologists.

Contact David Mallott for more info