Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology


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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


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

Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologist (Band 5)

Guys and St Thomas' are looking for a Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologist to join our team in the heart of Central London.

Our hospitals are based on the Thames with views of Parliament, the London eye and right underneath the Shard.

The hospitals could not be in a better location to enjoy the city and are within walking distance of all that London has to offer. GSTT has a reputation for being an employer of choice, with development opportunities and an ever dynamic working environment and opportunities for professional growth.

We are a Mortuary that is fortunate enough to have over the years built up multiple post mortem examination specialities including but not limited to Paediatric and Perinatal, Maternal Deaths, Sickle Cell, High Risk cases including and specialising in Tropical Diseases and Individual Chemical Exposures.  

The post holder will provide a leadership role within a team of both well established and trainee staff, monitoring and maintaining the highest quality service as well as supporting the senior management team in driving service developments.

The candidate we are looking for will need to hold the Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology or the level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology with relevant, extensive, demonstrable experience and preferably have experience in both High-Risk and Paediatric/Perinatal post mortem cases; however this is not essential as training can be given.

You will enjoy training and lecturing and possess a good working knowledge of the HTA codes of practice. To be the right person for this post you will thrive on working in a fast paced environment and enjoy the challenge of adapting to changing priorities and be a natural team player.   We are also a leading HTA Licensed and BSI accredited Mortuary and Bereavement Service, part of Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation trust, one of the largest and leading hospital trusts in the country. 

Closing Date: 30 September 2018 at Midnight
Interview date: 12 October 2018
For further details / informal visits contact:
Ruby Stewart, Mortuary and Bereavement Services Manager, on email
To apply please click on the link below

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