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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/10/2020.

Mortuary Assistant Technical Officer

Job Reference: 358-2664935-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, rotation required to 2 other Leicester Hospitals, Leicester
£19,737 - £21,142 Per annum pro rata

A full time vacancy has arisen for an enthusiastic, self-motivated person to join our small but dedicated team within the Mortuary.

The Mortuary is a specialty within Cellular Pathology. We care for patients who have died within the Leicester hospital and the surrounding community. We provide a comprehensive range of services that includes Coronal, Forensic and Paediatric and Neonate post-mortems and in recent years have developed and launched a Computerised Tomography Post Mortem (PMCT) service.

As a Mortuary Assistant Technical Officer you will be required to carry out a wide range of tasks related to mortuary service work. Working in the departments reception areas, your main duties will be receiving and releasing deceased patients from our care, completion of all paperwork associated with patient care and provision of a vital Front of House service i.e. dealing with telephone and email enquiries and welcoming visitors to the department in an appropriate manner.

You will have proven experience working in a mortuary or allied profession including all aspects of deceased patient care including use of the specialist equipment and supporting the bereaved. In addition you will have an empathetic, caring and helpful manner, excellent attention to detail and communication skills and a thorough understanding of the importance of good customer service in this unique area of healthcare.

You will be expected to work flexibly as part of a team, participating in regular rotation between UHL‘s mortuaries on all 3 hospital sites to ensure a comprehensive and resilient service across the Trust.

In addition to this full time vacancy we also have a number of bank (zero hour) vacancies that could be made available to reserve placed candidates. Applicants should indicate if they would like to be considered for a bank contract in their application for the full time vacancy.

This application will be closed once sufficient applications have been received. This can happen quickly, therefore early application is advised.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ms Caroline Whiteley - Deputy Service Manager
Tel Number: 0116 258 6101

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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