Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologist
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has become available for a qualified Anatomical Pathology Technologist.
We are seeking to recruit a flexible, enthusiastic, motivated, and experienced APT to join our Mortuary and Bereavement team on fixed term contract at the Great Western Hospital, to back fill the post of our Senior APT.
The Great Western Hospital host a dual service which included the Mortuary and Bereavement Service, the department is APT led, consisting of three team members. The team deals with around 2,250 patients a year and undertakes approximately 500 Postmortems.
The Applicant must be pro-active, highly motivated with excellent interpersonal skills and a desire to provide a high-quality service.
The vital skills for this challenging role are an excellent and professional approach, knowledge and experience of the requirements following a death both within the clinical and non-clinical settings. A methodical approach to the job is essential, with the ability to provide sympathetic assistance, support, and advice to the bereaved along with the ability to work unsupervised for long periods.
The successful candidates will have experience working as an APT in the Mortuary setting, the ability to communicate, multitask, effectively manages time, and prioritize workload between teams.
Main duties of the job
The post holder is responsible for assisting in managing the provision to deliver a safe, secure, effective, and comprehensive Mortuary and Bereavement Service at the Great Western Hospital.
Required to undertake duties to assist in the delivery of the Mortuary and Bereavement Service this will include facilitation of the completion of cremation forms, Medical Certificate of Cause of Deaths (MCCD), free from infections certificates.
To provide comprehensive training to all trainee and certificate APT's and maintain competency records.
Provide specialist, knowledge, expertise and sensitive information to the bereaved, external users and Trust staff, guide trainee APT and all team members, regarding the process that needs to be undertaken following a death in Trust or the community.
To instruct, maintain and manage the daily workload and processes in the absent of the Deputy Mortuary manager.
Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.
Service - We will put our patients firstTeamwork - We will work togetherAmbition - We will aspire to provide the best serviceRespect - We will act with integrity
- Undertake all responsibilities relating to the safe storage of all deceased patients.
- To ensure all activities relating to the deceased patient are conducted with dignity and respect..
- Organise and facilitate the completion of Legal Documentation surrounding all aspects of death including all documentation for HMC Wiltshire and Swindon Post-mortems and Informed Consent Post-mortems in line with the Human Tissue Authority.
- Preparation of deceased patients (adults, paediatrics, and foetus) for viewing/ formal identifications, ensuring the patient is presentable whilst dignity and respect is maintained.
- Conduct viewings/ formal identifications with special attention given to individual and cultural beliefs. Escorting and supervising all persons during viewings/ formal identification.
Please refer to attached job description for further information.
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