Site Lead Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

Applications are invited for the post of Site Lead APT for the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Mortuary Service. We are looking for an individual with proven technical and supervisory skills to lead the Basingstoke mortuary helping the Mortuary Manager and our enthusiastic team in maintaining and developing service quality.

Applicants must have excellent communication skills, display meticulous attention to detail and have extensive knowledge of Mortuary function and end-of-life care. Our service is comprised of two HTA-licensed mortuary sites, with Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital Mortuary currently providing hospital and Coronial services, and The Royal Hampshire County Hospital Mortuary providing hospital, Coronial and a forensic mortuary services. In total, around 1000+ Coronial Post Mortems are carried out annually over both sites. Applicants should have a detailed awareness of HTA standards and licensing requirements.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with community partners, The Coroner's Office and Bereavement services, with an innate empathic approach towards the bereaved and a supportive attitude to colleagues in an emotionally and physically demanding workplace. The role will include participating in the 24/7 on-call service and as a dual site mortuary service, there may be occasional rotational requirement to work cross-site to ensure consistent leadership of the overall service.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will support the Mortuary Manager in the provision and development of a comprehensive mortuary service at Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital at Winchester, organising staff in the day to day operational rota, overseeing post mortem examinations, receiving/releasing and ensuring that confidentiality and dignity of the deceased are maintained at all times

The Site Lead will provide consistent day-to-day supervision and leadership for the Basingstoke Mortuary working with the Mortuary Manager to create and implement policies and procedures. The Site Lead is the lead auditor for the department, arranging and undertaking audits and other quality management work.

About us

Our values help us in what we do and how we do it. It is important that you understand and use these values throughout your employment with the Trust to define and develop our culture.

The post holder will be:-

  • Compassionate, caring about our patients.
  • Accountable and responsible, always looking to improve.
  • Respectful for all and show integrity in everything.
  • Encouraging and challenging each other to always do our best.

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



  • oCertificate and Diploma / Diploma level 3 & 4 in Anatomical Pathology Technology or equivalent practical experience


  • oMembership of the Association of Anatomical Pathology Technologists
  • oSupervisory/Management qualification



  • oMinimum of 2/3 years working as a qualified APT


  • oExperience of Teaching or Training



  • oProven Communication skills, able to communicate information clearly and professionally to other Healthcare professionals

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

Aldermaston Road


RG24 9NA

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For questions about the job, contact:

Sebastian Clark-Valmont


Date posted

21 March 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

Aldermaston Road


RG24 9NA

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