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Trainee Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Vacancy Reference 185-24506-4011

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Contract Type:
Whole Time Equivalent (WTE):
Salary Range:
£22816 - £24336 per annum pro rota
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Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Barrack Road, Exeter, Devon
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Job Category:
Healthcare Scientists
Region / Division:
Eastern Services - Agenda for Change
Staff Group:
Healthcare Scientists

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Role Summary

  • To assist in full range of duties within the Mortuary and ensure the department provides an efficient, cost effective and high-quality service.
  • To provide technical assistance with Post Mortems for H.M Coroner and Home Office.
  • To support the Corneal retrieval scheme in conjunction with NHS Blood and Transplant.
  • To assist with training and education of Trust staff in relation to Mortuary and care after death matters.
  • To participate in on-call roster as required.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and well-motivated candidate to join our friendly Mortuary Services team. Applications are welcome from compassionate, conscientious individuals working towards the level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology as a Trainee Anatomical Pathology Technologist.

Based at the Royal Devon and Exeter (Wonford) site, the role is diverse and the post-holder will be responsible for providing technical assistance during post-mortem examinations, as well as being involved in a full range of Mortuary and Bereavement service roles. The right candidate will strive to deliver the highest level of service to the bereaved and associated service users.

The role is physically, emotionally and mentally demanding. It requires meticulous attention to detail, high-levels of concentration and a positive attitude.

No previous experience of working within this role is required, however previous related work experience would be advantageous.

Successful candidates will begin employment at AFC Band 3, with payment progression once qualified and KSF gateway indicators are met.

Working Pattern: 37.5 Hours per week Monday - Friday. On-call pattern 1:5 when suitably experienced. Participation in an on-call rota providing out of hours support is required.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Mr John Prior, Mortuary and Bereavement Manager on 01392 403052 

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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