At Waltham Forest, we’re modernising the mortuary that serves the Eastern Coronial jurisdiction of London. It’s a £multi-million project, which will see our old mortuary demolished and replaced by a new, state-of-the-art facility, including a digital autopsy suite. We now need a qualified Pathologist to support the important work of the Senior Coroner across a number of London boroughs. We’re the first London authority to directly employ our own Pathologist, which means you’ll be helping us blaze a trail.
Your main task will be to provide the highest standard of Pathology services alongside a dedicated team. You’ll be working in a brand new mortuary, where they’ll be the capacity for non-evasive, digital post mortems as well as traditional methods. You’ll perform these examinations to a high technical level, working in collaboration with the Senior Coroner, Area Coroner, mortuary technicians and GPs. When you’re finished, you’ll describe your findings in well written reports.
Clearly, you’ll need to embrace modern working practices and technological innovation. But just as importantly, you must be flexible when it comes to working across the coronial jurisdiction. Although most port mortems will take place in Waltham Forest, you may occasionally be expected to perform them in other locations.
A qualified Histopathologist on the GMC register, you’ll have experience performing a range of coronial post mortems. If you’re UK-trained, you must hold a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or be soon to receive this. Non-UK trained Pathologists must have qualifications equivalent to the UK CCT FRCPath. We’ll also be looking for good communication skills and commercial sense, plus an organised and empathetic approach. It’s important you can deal with bereaved families sensitively and work as part of a team.
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