Interim Anatomical Pathology Technician – Public Health

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Interim Anatomical Pathology Technician – Public Health
Uxbridge, London
Interim Position

Hillingdon RQ589647

Posted: 13th June 2022 12:50
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  • Pay Rate:

    £23.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

  • Uxbridge, London,

    UB8 1UW

What's involved with this role:

Interim Anatomical Pathology Technician – Public Health

Reference no:  Hillingdon RQ589647

The purpose of the role is to support the mortuary manager in operating the Council public mortuary to provide a public mortuary (including for the purposes defined under Section 198 of the Public Health Act 1936) which is in line with Human Tissue Act and Licence requirements (including Codes of Practice and Standards), anatomical pathology best practice and Council policy.

Key responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the Council’s Customer Care Standards and ensure that these standards are met in order to deliver the Council's vision of ‘putting our residents first’.
  • Ensure dignity of deceased is maintained at all times.
  • To facilitate and organise formal viewings on behalf of HM Coroner and, when necessary, accompany and assist the bereaved in the viewing room in accordance with local standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure that relatives and or those of the highest qualifying relationship are supported and treated with courtesy and consideration at all times.
  • Maintain accurate paper and electronic database records in accordance with local and national retention and destruction policies.
  • Undertake the role of an Anatomical Pathology Technician (APT) for the purpose of receiving, storing, undertaking a post-mortem examination on and releasing the deceased in line with policy and best practice, and in support of the HM Coroner, Pathologists and Police Forensic Investigators.
  • On the request of the pathologist and HM Coroner retained, document, pack, send and store relevant material and other exhibits inline with best practice and local procedures.
  • Assisting the pathologist by performing external examinations, recording data and notes.
  • Ensure that records are kept up to date and stored safely to ensure compliance with good practice, legislation and the standards of the HTA codes of practice.
  • Comply with local and national policies for the safe, secure and confidential processing and storage of information received by the service.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Certificate of Anatomical Pathology Technology – Desirable
  2. Good standard of English, Mathematics and Science.
  3. The RSPH Level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology -Desirable


Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Must show diplomacy and tact and ensure that relatives visiting the mortuary are dealt with in a sympathetic, respectful, dignified and caring manner, taking into account their cultural and religious requirements.
  3. Equivalent to experience of working full time as an APT (including training).
  4. Demonstrable knowledge of the Human Tissue Act, Authority (including Codes of Practice and Standards) and Licence.
  5. Demonstrable knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements in particular in relation to a mortuary.
  6. Demonstrable knowledge of mortuary equipment.
  7. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
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  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Interim Anatomical Pathology Technician – Public Health
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