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Deputy Mortuary Manager 

Broomfield Hospital Mortuary 

We are looking for a highly motivated Anatomical Pathology Technologist to join and help manage our dynamic new team with many exciting opportunities in the future for the department. You must be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of modern Mortuary practice and techniques including HTA codes of practice.

The post holder will be able to assist in the Post Mortem suite while having an aptitude for maintaining a clean and safe work environment for all staff, including trainee APTs, junior Doctors, other clinical staff and members of the emergency services. The department provides training to Essex Police College, Essex and Kent Police, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and a number of medical students from Anglia Ruskin University. 

You must hold a Level 4 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology or equivalent. The post holder will be expected to take part in a 1-in-4 on call rota, post mortem examinations, reconstructions, carrying out patient viewings and identifications, as well as audits, attending meetings on behalf of the department, providing training, health and safety and managing the day to day running of the department with the Mortuary Manager. 

Dignified patient admission and release is to be undertaken along with accurate completion of the Mortuary register and computer records. The successful candidate will communicate and liaise with clinical and non-clinical Trust staff, Chaplaincy, HM Coroners, Police, Funeral Directors and Consultant Histopathologists to ensure delivery of a professional and efficient mortuary service. Individuals applying should be motivated, be able to maintain confidentiality, have excellent communication/interpersonal skills and extensive knowledge of current legislation.

In return we can offer an excellent opportunity to help develop a department that is looking to innovate and create a modern professional Mortuary with modern facilities such as a digital autopsy unit with full support to complete training and CPD. The pay band is based on AFC band 6 dependent of experience and qualifications.
Further details / informal visits contact
Mr Adam Raven, Mortuary Manager
01245 516828

Assistant Mortuary Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a committed and experienced full time Band 6 Assistant Mortuary Manager to join our hardworking and friendly team. The department currently provides a service as part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Services, dealing with both Hospital and Community deaths across Coventry and Warwickshire.

The service covers two mortuaries South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and the University Hospital Coventry NHS Trust conducting hospital, coronial, high risk and forensic post mortem examinations on at the UHCW site.
Applicants will be expected to assist in the day to day of running the busiest forensic mortuary in England that covers the West Midlands, Warwickshire, and West Mercia Police Constabularies.

UHCW is also the Designated Disaster Mortuary for the West Midlands Region so the applicant will be expected to understand and partake in the processes involved in Disaster Victim Identification (UKDVI).

Applicants should have excellent communication/interpersonal skills and be able to maintain patient confidentiality at all times .They must be well organised and motivated and be able to present to clinical staff .The applicant must have the professional ability to be able to lead a highly skilled team.

The applicant must hold the Diploma in APT and have a minimum of 5 years current practical mortuary experience in a senior role. Experience and knowledge of all practices including all types of PM examinations is essential. The department is UKAS accredited and holds HTA licenses and encourages all staff to be members of the UKDVI and AHCS registered.

Out of hours cover is provided via an on-call system and you will be expected to assist in the provision of this service.

Recruiting to Values:
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.
Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.
The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion. We wish to stress that no discourtesy is intended in following such a procedure, and you should not let this deter you from future applications. You may however, check on the progress of your application by telephoning or emailing the Recruitment Office at any time. Successful applicants will be notified of interview arrangements via e-mail.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Chris Wookey 
CWPS Mortuary Manager
Harriet Tunstall
Cell Path Manager

Tel. 02476967519

Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Mortuary Department University Hospital North Midlands

Band 4

37.5 hours per week plus On Call


University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) are recruiting for an Anatomical Pathology Technologist supporting the delivery of the UHNM post mortem service for Staffordshire

The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,700 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from the Royal Stoke University Hospital (RSUH) and the County Hospital at Stafford. Our mission to provide the very best health care includes recruiting the best people. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research

The Mortuary facilities at UHNM consist of two sites. The County site comprises a body store whilst the Royal site consists of post mortem facilities and a body store. The Mortuary is a modern well equipped facility which performs approx 800 post mortems a year for both RSUH and the County hospital sites. The Mortuary also provides a Forensic post mortem service. The Mortuary liaises with the Bereavement services on both sites, the Coroners from both North and South Staffordshire and a number of funeral directors across the Staffordshire area.

This APT post would suit a newly qualified (although not essential) individual who is enthusiastic, self-motivated with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work alone or as part of a team. An essential quality is an empathic approach towards the bereaved. The duties are physically and mentally demanding. Administrative aspects of the role include assisting in maintaining departmental records and participate in their update. Physical aspects require preparation of patients for post mortem, moving patients, family viewings and cleaning of post mortem room and equipment. The individual would also be expected to participate in the mortuary on call service of 1/5

For further details / informal visits contact:

Closing date; 24/10/17

Please contact Mike Elton, Mortuary Manager on 01782 672888 or by email Informal visits are encouraged.

Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Gloucester County Council

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-motivated person to join our Mortuary team. Applicants must show a commitment to providing the highest standard of service in dealing with the deceased.
The Mortuary provides post mortem services to the Senior Coroner for Gloucestershire, conducting approximately 900 autopsies per annum, including high risk and Home Office autopsies.

Main duties include assisting pathologists with all aspects of post mortem work, maintaining a clean and efficient working environment, administrative tasks, liaising with Coroner’s Officers and preparing viewings.

Preference at interview will be given to candidates who hold the Level 3 Diploma/RSPH Certificate in Anatomical Pathology Technology. In the event no suitable qualified candidates apply, applications from non-qualified candidates may be considered and appointment to a trainee post offered.

For an informal discussion please contact Scott Riddell, Centre Manager on 01452 426135

Closing date: 23rd October 2017 
Interview date: 10th November 2017