Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Company
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Date Posted
11th June 2018
Reference
RQ311474
Sector
Science and Pharmaceuticals
Location
Waltham
Benefits
Inside IR35
Salary
£16 to £25 Per Hour

Job Purpose:

  • To assist the Mortuary Service Operations Manager (MSOM) and others in the daily running of Walthamstow Public Mortuary with regards to the storage and post-mortems of bodies.
  • To assist the MSOM in running the mortuary in accordance with the Human Tissue Act 2004.

 

Generic Accountabilities:

  • To understand and have the ability to follow guidelines that ensures compliance to the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Data Protection and associated regulations.
  • To understand and have the ability to follow guidelines that ensures compliance to the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Data Protection and associated regulations.
  • To contribute, develop and implement policies and strategies as appropriate.
  • To assist in maintaining computer databases and information systems relating to the mortuary, ensuring that the confidentiality of medical reports is maintained in all dealing with users and visitors to the mortuary as appropriate.

 

Job Specific Accountabilities:

  • To assist in prioritising workloads when dealing with conflicting priorities eg. Forensic post-mortems required after murders and when dealing with deaths of religious persons.
  • To assist the MSOM in the running of the mortuary by cleaning, receiving bodies into the mortuary, with the auditing and safe-keeping of personal effects, including cash.
  • To ensure proper arrangements for the supervised release of bodies to authorised funeral directors or other persons in accordance with current legislation and safety procedures, including the release of tissues or samples for further examination, all in accordance with Human Tissue Act.
  • To assist the MSOM for the preparation of bodies for post-mortem examinations and thereafter work with pathologists. Assisting the pathologist, under their supervision with any requests during the post-mortem.
  • To maintain an awareness of and expertise in current legislation i.e. Human Tissue Act pertaining to the mortuary and of developments in other related areas.
  • To ensure the management of “unclaimed” bodies by liaising with the Council’s Property Protection Officers, hospital services, Coroner’s Officers and any other stakeholders.
  • To deal sensitively with bereaved relatives and also to liaise and consult with internal and external interested parties associated with the mortuary, including the Metropolitan Police, Coroner’s Officers, the Coroner, pathologists and undertakers.

 

 


 

 

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