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Mortuary Technician

Wellington Central

Reference: 4807091

Wellington SCL Limited is the provider of pathology and mortuary services to the people of Wellington and is owned by healthcare provider Healthscope NZ. Wellington Mortuary is responsible for providing the greater Wellington region with a Forensic, Coronial and Hospital Post Mortem service in partnership with Communio consortium.

We currently have an opening for fully qualified and registered Mortuary Technician. The position is full-time working within a small tight knit team Monday to Friday with 24/7 rostered on-call duties. Successful applicants will assist the Forensic Pathologist with a wide variety of post-mortem examinations from sudden natural deaths to suspicious deaths and homicides, as well as undertake other day-to-day operational duties.

The role is also responsible for return to patient services, body admissions and release, hospital post-mortems and the perinatal post-mortem service, including coronial perinatal services and family bereavement viewings.

Your previous experience working in a mortuary either in New Zealand or overseas will be comprehensive as will your knowledge of the day to day requirements of a busy forensic pathology department. You will be experienced in post-mortem photography, as well as assisting in homicide and suspicious death post-mortems.

Preferred applicants will be able to demonstrate

  • a high level of cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • excellent written and oral language skills and able to communicate well with a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent prioritisation and judgement
  • adherence to procedures and protocols
  • resilience working in a challenging environment
  • training and supervision of mortuary staff.

Applicants shall be able to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Medical Laboratory Sciences Council as a medical laboratory scientist or a registered mortuary technician. A full driver's licence is required, as is the ability to be able to participate in an out-of-hours on call roster

Applications Close: 31 Aug 2019