Anatomical Pathology Technician

  • Job Reference: MORT0311MS5
  • Date Posted: 3 November 2017
  • Recruiter: Maxxima
  • Location: Scotland
  • Salary: £17.00 to £24.00
  • Sector: Mortuary
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 2 Months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for an anatomical pathology technician to join a busy hospital in Scotland. Applicants MUST be qualified to a certificate/diploma level in anatomical pathology. Desirably you will have excellent written and oral communication, besides possessing interpersonal and organisational skills. Additionally, a flexible approach to working is required along with the ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines. The ideal candidate for this role will also show a pleasant and approachable disposition whilst being sympathetic and understanding.

Your daily tasks will include:
*Organise the day-to-day running of the mortuary facility (including administration and record keeping)
*Take care of the personal belongings and effects of the deceased
*Be responsible for recording samples, specimens and organs and for their appropriate disposal
*Be responsible for the reconstruction of the deceased after examination
*Liaise with a wide range of people
*Provide advice regarding documentation and medico-legal issues
*Maintain the mortuary and post mortem room
*Ensure equipment and instruments are kept clean, sterile and ready for use
*Take samples for clinical examination, transplant or research
*Advise junior medical staff on post mortem procedures and examinations
*Ensure legal documentation is dealt with correctly