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Mortuary Technician

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum Inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen at London North West University Healthcare Trust for a role as a Band 6 Mortuary Technician (salary point dependant on experience).

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic ,Mortuary Technician with fantastic communication skills and a pro-activeapproach to join our team in Mortuary Services. For candidates lacking theexperience for the band 6 role, there is an opportunity for fast-trackprogression from a Band 5 Developmental role to a Band 6 Mortuary Technician role through a training period followed by a successful outcome of the mandatory competency requirement.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will need to have good Mortuary experience and after initial training be able to take charge at one of the Mortuary sites in the absence of the Mortuary manager.The successful candidate will join the small but busy Mortuary team. The role is to provide a compassionate and customer focussed high quality mortuary service in conformance with the relevant legislation, code of practice and guidance to Crown Office, local authorities, private organisations and individuals including bereaved relatives.The post-holder is responsible for assisting in the provision of the Mortuaryservice Trust wide there are three mortuaries within the Trust located atNorthwick Park, Ealing and Central Middlesex Hospitals. Work in this arearequires frequent exposure to highly distressing and emotive situations inaddition to periods of intense physical activity with the need to maintainconcentration for long periods. Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to organise and prioritise work is required. There is the need to lone work and to also work well within a small team, sometimes under challengingcircumstances.To ensure that the deceased and their relatives are treated at all times withdignity and respect and perform a broad range of technical work activitiesensuring provision of an efficient service that is in accordance with Trust,Coroner's and Department of Health regulations and requirements.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWUH) is one of theintegrated NHS Trusts in the country. Our team of more than 8,000 clinical andsupport staff serve a diverse population of approximately one million peopleproviding hospital services to the people of Brent, Harrow and beyond.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we playin training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video we are London North WestUniversity Healthcare LNWUH is a flexible working friendly organisation we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Please speak to us abouthow we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whetherthat's job share, part time or another flexible pattern. If it works for the service, wewill do our best to make it work for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent in English


  • Diploma/Certificate in Anatomical Pathology

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of mortuary procedures/
  • Knowledge of Coroner's system


  • Knowledge of infection control, health & safety and confidentiality issues



  • Previous experience of dealing with deceased patients
  • Dealing compassionately with bereaved relatives in distressing situations
  • Working in a mortuary


  • Working in a healthcare environment



  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to use own initiative where applicable
  • IT and keyboard skills
  • Ability to demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Physically fit
  • Full and valid UK driving licence and access to own vehicle which must be insured for use at work

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Northwick Park Hospital

Watford Rd



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