Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology


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Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich, London

A full time vacancy has arisen for an energetic, compassionate and enthusiastic APT to join our busy but friendly bereavement and mortuary teams within the Cellular Pathology Department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Woolwich. However there is an expectation for staff to participate in cross site working if or when necessary.

We provide an active consultant led perinatal pathology service to QEH and University Hospitals Lewisham (UHL). In return we can offer an excellent work environment in an HTA licenced, newly refurbished and modernised mortuary with newly installed fridges and freezers.

Assistant Anatomical Pathology Technologist

London Borough of Hackney

Salary is pro-rata (35 hours per week)

Hackney Mortuary operates under the Public Health Directorate and currently performs between 200-250 postmortems a year.

We are currently looking for a fully qualified APT to work as part of a small 2 person team at Hackney Public Mortuary, based within St John at Hackney Church Gardens on Lower Clapton Road. The successful post holder will work a 35 hour week with no on call rota, although ad-hoc overtime may be necessary from time to time.

You will assist the Mortuary Manager and Head of Public Health in managing the day to day running of the Mortuary and assist in the efficient delivery of the Coroner’s service.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Assisting the manager in the overall day to day running of the mortuary service and in the upkeep of the mortuary building
  • Assisting the manager in ensuring the mortuary service operates under all current good practice guidelines, HTA legislation and codes of practice, and operational protocols
  • Assisting the manager in ensuring all documentation is stored electronically, has full traceability and follows all Data Protection Guidelines
  • Assisting the pathologists in undertaking postmortems on behalf of the Coroner
  • Reconstructing to a high standard after the postmortem and to undertake viewings where requested
  • To Deputise in the manager’s absence

The candidate will be required to demonstrate the following skills:

  • To be able to work independently, or as part of a team, and to have good time management skills
  • To be able to deal with potentially infectious and distressing cases
  • To have good interpersonal and communication skills
  • To be well organised with good administrative and computer skills

You must possess a RSPH Certificate and Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology or equivalent Level 3 and 4 Diploma in order to be considered for this role.

Please note – the normal hours of operation are from 07:00 to 15:00 and it is essential that you are able to work these hours.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.

Closing date for applications: 26 January 2019

Interviews: 06 February 2019

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