April 30, 2024
Croydon, United Kingdom
Job Type


Job Title: Anatomical Pathology Technologist (Mortuary)
Job Type: Temporary
Location: Croydon
Pay Rate: £16.53
Hours: 37.5
Start: Immediately
Contract Length: 6 weeks

Are you seeking a challenging and fulfilling role in a crucial area of healthcare? We are currently seeking a skilled Anatomical Pathology Technologist to join leading healthcare establishment's mortuary team. You will play a vital role in ensuring the respectful handling and examination of deceased individuals, supporting bereaved families, and contributing to the smooth operation of mortuary facilities.

Job Summary:

  • Run a safe, secure, and effective mortuary and post mortem service.
  • Ensure all deceased individuals are treated with the utmost respect and dignity.
  • Undertake various technical tasks in the autopsy room as directed by the pathologist, including post mortem provisions and reconstructions.
  • Operate a range of mortuary equipment and participate in manual handling procedures.
  • Transfer deceased individuals across the hospital site and input data into computer systems accurately.
  • Maintain consent forms and documentation to high standards.
  • Prepare deceased individuals for formal identification and viewing by relatives.
  • Dispose of clinical waste and maintain cleanliness and hygiene in the mortuary and refrigeration areas.
  • Collaborate with the team, covering other members of Mortuary Staff and participating in the on-call rota.


  • As a minimum, you're working towards the RSPH Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Science (Anatomical Pathology Technology)
  • Familiarity with Cerner computer system
  • Previous experience in a mortuary or related field preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Excellent communication skills and empathy when dealing with bereaved families.
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations with professionalism and compassion.
  • Willingness to participate in manual handling procedures and work on-call shifts.

Join us in providing essential support to families during difficult times. Apply now to become a valued member of the Mortuary team.

Please submit your CV outlining your relevant experience, or call 07378 680582.

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