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Trainee Anatomical Pathology Technologist : NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area Mortuary

Grade NHS: AfC: Band 3

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time

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Employer  Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Town London

Salary £21,168 - £24,052 inclusive of  HCA

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a busy, innovative, HTA Licenced and BSI accredited Mortuary and Bereavement Service as a Trainee Anatomical Pathology Technologist. The post holder will perform a wide range of tasks to support Senior Anatomical Technologists in the provision of an efficient and effective Mortuary service. These tasks will include patient reception and release duties, handling telephone queries, assisting in the preparation of patients for post-mortem examination and various other technical and clerical roles.  As a trainee you will also be expected to learn both theoretical and practical aspects of being an APT through both shadowing and observing senior staff members as well as self study. As part of the role you will be expected to work towards the Level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology awarded by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) as a minimum qualification.

If you would like to arrange an informal visit please contact via email

Closing Date: 18 March 2018 at Midnight

Interview date: week commencing 9 April 2018

Please apply at the link below


Mortuary Anatomical Pathology Technologist (APT)

Darent Valley Hospital

Full time 37.5 hours per week

Band 5

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust Is an ambitious organisation which is continuously looking for ways to enhance and improve the services we offer to our local population. We have recently been successful in developing an acute care collaborative vanguard bid with Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust. In addition we plan to start work this year on our new purpose built endoscopy unit and further develop our services at both Queen Marys Hospital Sidcup, and Erith & District Hospital. 

Our high Friends and Family Test score provides evidence of our delivery of high quality care and we have been voted one of the ‘Best Places to Work in the NHS’ for the second year running.

Our welcoming culture and future innovations and developments provide opportunities for our current and future staff.

Job Summary

The post holder will assist in all aspects of the department including post mortem provision, reconstructions, carrying out patient viewings and identifications, alongside maintaining the quality management system in compliance with ISO 15189:2012 standards and HTA guidelines.

Dignified patient admission and release is to be undertaken along with accurate completion of the mortuary registers and property books.

They will assist in the monitoring of resources (equipment, consumables and other premises) and training of junior and portering staff. They will communicate and liaise with clinical and non-clinical Trust staff, Chaplaincy, HM Coroners, Police and Funeral Directors to ensure delivery of a professional and efficient mortuary service.


The Department

We can offer you:

  • An excellent working environment in a newly built hospital
  • A supportive management structure
  • A positive and well-established appraisal and development system
  • Encouragement to develop clinical skills


Essential experience required:

  • RSPH Certificate in Anatomical Pathology Technology (or Level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology)
  • RSPH Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology
  • Membership of the AAPT
  • Evidence of clinical placement in a Mortuary area.

Informal visits will be available to shortlisted candidates only.

Candidates must have a friendly and flexible approach

For further information and an informal discussion about the post please contact Alistair Lindsay (01322 428499) or Emma Sutton (01322428476)

Working days and or shift patterns will be agreed by the line manager to meet the needs of the service.