Bank Mortuary Technician - Kingston-Upon-Thames

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Job Summary

To provide a comprehensive, swift and efficient Mortuary service to the Trust and the Royal Boroughs of Kingston and Richmond.

The post holder will work within the Quality Management Process established in the Directorate of Pathology to ensure the effective delivery of a high quality service that meets the needs and requirements of all users contributing towards continuing accreditation with CPA (UK) Ltd and compliance with the requirements of the Human Tissue Act

The post holder will be expected to respond positively to the changing demands of the service in order to ensure the effective delivery of a high quality service that meets the needs of all users.

Please ensure that you attach an up to date CV to your application as the department will be reviewing these in order to proceed.


- Diploma Anatomical Pathology Technology

Minimum 2 years experience within a hospital mortuary or equivalent. 


Trust Culture and Values

The Trust has defined its culture as one that is patient centred which puts safety first and where all staff take responsibility, are valued and value each other. To support this, our four values are that we are all:-

Caring – we design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants
Safe – we make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern (safety comes first)
Responsible – all staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation

And that we:

Value each other – we all value each other’s contribution. 

Our training, policies, procedures, and practices are all intended to support behaviours in line with our values and all staff are expected to uphold these by 'Living Our Values Everyday'

Department Philosophy

To provide a comprehensive mortuary service that fulfills the expectation of both Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, external commissioning bodies and members of the public and to treat the deceased with respect and dignity at all times.

About Kingston Hospital

We are a district general hospital supporting around 350,000 people in the surrounding area including Kingston, Richmond, Roehampton, Putney and East Elmbridge. We were the first acute Trust in south west London to gain Foundation Trust status when we were authorised in May 2013.

We have approximately 350 beds and directly employ around 2,900 staff with another 300 staff employed by contractors but working on behalf of the Trust. In the last year the Trust saw over 127,000 patients in A&E, undertook almost 444,500 outpatient appointments and cared for more than 67,000 admitted patients (including day case and maternity admissions). Our maternity unit delivered over 4,900 babies. 

About the Staff Bank

Maintaining staffing levels on each ward is vital to patient safety. Bank Partners works in partnership with each of our trusts to ensure we support staff shortages across the wards, seamlessly and efficiently. 

The Staff Bank at Kingston Hospital is based on site and consists of a dedicated and hard working team who can help and support you through the recruitment process and continue with supporting you when booking shifts and keeping your file up to date and compliant. 

The Staff Bank can offer opportunities for you to work flexible hours and weekly payments.

Please note that if there is a high volume of applications received we reserve the right to close this advert earlier than stated.

The ability to commute within the Trusts geographical area with access to the appropriate means of transport is essential.

You will also be asked to prove your Right to Work in the UK and complete Identification checks.

We will apply for a Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service for the successful candidate.  

Anyone applying for a position which involves a regulated activity will require an enhanced Disclosure & Barring check and that the disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

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.

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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