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Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has risen to join our close, friendly, and supportive team at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust (HHFT) as a Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologist. This role will primarily be based at the Winchester site, however travel may be required to the Basingstoke site, assisting the service as required.

Winchester mortuary cares for approximately 1200 deceased patients annually, with around 620 post-mortem examinations performed on behalf of HM Coroner and Hampshire police services (Forensic). Basingstoke mortuary cares for approximately 1500 deceased patients annually, with around 750 post-mortem examinations.

HHFT also supports a 24/7 on call service to HM Coroner and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which is currently 1 in 3, of which the successful applicant will be required to participate in, following sufficient training and must have a full UK driving license with access to their own vehicle. Travel time of 1 hour (paid) is given for call outs.

This post is a permanent position at 37.5 hours per week + on call duties.

This advert is aimed at employing a Qualified Anatomical Pathology Technologist, however, individuals that are already in training and near completion of their Diploma level 3 will also be considered for the right candidate.

Please ensure you read the job description and person specification before applying for this position.

Main duties of the job

  • Assist and support the Site Leads and other staff with all mortuary activities using local SOPs and trust policies.
  • Understands and works to core mortuary duties detailed in the job description.
  • To liaise with the bereavement officer(s), funeral directors and coroners' officer in the documentation and release of deceased patients from the mortuary.
  • To liaise with other partners and stakeholders both internal and external to the trust.
  • Sympathetic engagement of persons viewing the deceased, to ensure relatives are supported and treated with courtesy, respect, and consideration always.
  • Participate and work with colleagues to provide 24-hour service, working flexibly in accordance with needs of the department. The standard on-call for this post is 1 in 3 and may rarely require additional support to the service.
  • Encouraged to seek further learning opportunities both internal and external to the trust.
  • Must ensure mandatory training is completed in a timely manner.
  • Actively participate in team meetings and continued development of the service.
  • Ensure you can keep to and maintain deadlines.
  • Undertake cross-site working at the direction of the mortuary operations manager, or via the site leads in the absence of to support the effective running of the service.

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.

We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Happy to Talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • level 3 diploma in anatomical pathology technology


  • Old style certificate and Diploma in anatomical pathology technology



  • Years experience as a senior APT


  • years of experience near qualification



  • Knowledge of core mortuary duties and legal regulator


  • Additional experience and training i.e. bereavement training, leadership training

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Romsey Road


SO22 5DG

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