Mortuary Technician

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Harrow, UK
Closing date
26 Oct 2020

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London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWUH) is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country. Our team of more than 8,000 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of approximately one million people providing hospital and community services to the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

As well as delivering community services across four London boroughs from multiple sites we run major acute hospital services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for colorectal disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, which also offers a range of outpatient services and urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video We are London North West University Healthcare

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.
  • Honesty
  • Equality
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at London North West University Healthcare Trust for an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic individual to join the Mortuary service as a Band 6 Mortuary Technician (dependant on experience). A candidate who needs to develop further experience before being eligible to transfer to the band 6 post would be appointed to a Developmental post (JD being job matched), the successful candidate will complete a six-month training programme and upon successful completion of a competency assessment will be substantiated as a Band 6.

The successful candidate will join the small but busy Mortuary team. The role is to provide a compassionate and customer focussed high quality mortuary service in conformance with the relevant legislation, code of practice and guidance to Crown Office, local authorities, private organisations and individuals including bereaved relatives.

The post-holder is responsible for assisting in the provision of the Mortuary service Trust wide; there are three mortuaries within the Trust located at Northwick Park, Ealing and Central Middlesex Hospitals. Work in this area requires frequent exposure to highly distressing and emotive situations in addition to periods of intense physical activity with the need to maintain concentration for long periods. Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to organise and prioritise work is required. There is the need to lone work and to also work will within a small team, sometimes under challenging circumstances.

The post-holder will ensure that resources are used optimally and that documentation and records are created accurately and kept appropriately and will carry out duties to support the efficient running of the mortuaries. The post is based at Northwick Park hospital but the role requires rotation of duties with the mortuary staff across all sites according to operational requirements and therefore own transport is essential.

To ensure that the deceased and their relatives are treated at all times with dignity and respect and perform a broad range of technical work activities ensuring provision of an efficient service that is in accordance with Trust, Coroner's and Department of Health regulations and requirements.
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