Biomedical Assistant - Mortuary - Band 2

Main area
17.5 hours per week
Job ref
Rugby STX
£15,404 - £18,157 pro rata, per annum
26/07/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time Mortuary based Biomedical Assistant to join our hardworking, friendly team.

The hours will be 17.5hrs per week - Monday to Friday 12:30pm until 4.00pm

This will be primarily based at Rugby St Cross Hospital however the successful candidate will be expected to work across sites as and when required.

The department, as part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Services currently, provides a service that deals both Hospital and Community deaths in the Warwickshire and West Midlands region.
The service provides staff for three the mortuaries in Coventry and Warwick and current carries out hospital, Coronial, high risk, and forensic post mortem examinations, the successful applicant will be expected to work at the Coventry, Warwick, and Rugby Hospitals.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake duties in support of the technical staff in order to assist in the day to day provision of an efficient service that is in accordance with Trust, Coroner’s, Department of Health regulations and HTA requirements.

The candidate will need the ability to deal with the occasional distressing situation. The successful candidate must have good communication skills and telephone manner and possess basic computer skills.


Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time.


Closing Date:

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.


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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kim Hamilton or Harriet Tunstall
Tel:024 7696 7519