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Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologist

New Zealand

Communio is a leader of post-mortem services throughout New Zealand, with locations in Wellington, Hamilton, Rotorua, Dunedin and Nelson.

We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Senior Mortuary Technician to join our team. 

Reporting to the Clinical Services Manager, you will be a qualified Anatomical Pathology Technologist with at least 3 years’ recent experience working in a mortuary environment. Your leadership and communication skills will support a small team of Mortuary Technicians, while assisting Forensic and Coronial Pathologists in all types of post-mortem examinations. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong commitment to family centred services that meet the needs of people from all cultural backgrounds. You will be committed to training your team and providing an efficient, high quality service.

The location is the North Island of New Zealand, in a facility that is accredited as a training centre for technicians and pathologists. You will lead a small team of professionals who pride themselves on providing a professional and caring service for people of all cultures and their families. 

This is a permanent, full-time position and includes rostered on-call duties.

Skills and experience required include:

  • Anatomical Pathology Technologist able to be registered with the NZ Medical Sciences Council 
  • Contemporary knowledge and experience in day-to-day processes and operation of mortuaries
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and able to develop a team
  • Strong background in quality and safety in a mortuary environment
  • Recent experience in assisting in a broad range of forensic, perinatal and coronial post-mortem examinations
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity, and an understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi as it relates to mortuary services and communication with families
  • Computer literate and able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook programmes
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and within a team

Salary and benefits

  • An attractive salary will be offered to the successful candidate
  • Communio will pay the costs of registration, immigration and travel to NZ, and assist in relocation

Email Dianne Ball if interested

Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Hillingdon Borough Council- Uxbridge Public Mortuary

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Anatomical Pathology Technologist to join our small, friendly team based at Uxbridge public mortuary on a 12- month fixed term contact.

The post holder will be required to provide general mortuary services on behalf of the coroner and related support to the Senior Technician and Mortuary Manager.

You will be:

  • qualified to Level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology (or equivalent) with at least 2 years’ post Level 3 experience (or equivalent)
  • able to easily always adopt a methodical approach to work and be able to prioritise your workload effectively
  • able to deal with distressing situations in a professional, dignified and respectful manner
  • adaptable to change and able to contribute to service improvements
  • able to demonstrate the highest standards of personal conduct, honesty, integrity always
  • an effective team player with a can-do attitude

To apply please visit: London Borough of Hillingdon - Jobs and careers or contact Uxbridge Mortuary 01895 277 422

Applications close 13.11.21