Mortuary Assistant Band 3

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
37.5 hours per week
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Southmead Hospital
£15,404 - £18,157 per annum
28/01/2018 23:59

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An opportunity has arisen for a Mortuary Assistant to join the small team of staff providing a mortuary service at North Bristol NHS Trust. The service includes management and administration of hospital deaths, release to funeral directors, preparing bodies for viewing and facilitating those viewings. The unit provides a service for both adult and perinatal deaths in Southmead Hospital.

No post-mortem examinations are carried out and therefore this is not a suitable position for individuals wishing to train as an Anatomical Pathology Technologist (APT).

The successful candidate will need to have good organisational skills, be able to communicate effectively with Trust staff, outside agencies and with the bereaved and have the ability to operate the equipment in use in the unit.

Whilst offered as a full-time position, individuals wishing to work part-time hours (minimum 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday) will be considered.

The post-holder is expected to participate in the provision of an out of hours service and may be required to work at other hospital sites with a mortuary run by NBT.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Tina Hayball, Mortuary Assistant 0117 414 1700

Andrew Heryet, Laboratory Manager, 0117 414 9849