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Dissecting Room Technician

King's College London - Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, Centre for Education

Location: London
Salary: £25,186 to £28,371
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th January 2022
Closes: 17th January 2022
Job Ref: 039028
 

Job description

The Centre for Education within the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine focuses on enhancing the faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research programmes.

We are looking for a Dissecting Room technician to work in a team of technical staff providing support for practical teaching on the Guy’s Campus. The post holder will be expected to assist with general duties such as cleaning labs, autoclaving, waste runs and laundering of lab coats plus preparation of donated human bodies, embalming, freezing, sectioning, and physical preparation for funerals in accordance with the Human Tissue Act.

Experience of undergraduate practical teaching of Anatomy in a Dissecting Room environment would be an advantage but full training will be given.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract

This is a full time post - 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

Technical support for teaching practicals, preparation of donated human bodies, embalming, freezing, sectioning, and physical preparation for funerals in accordance with the Human Tissue Act Authority License.

Assist and be involved in other ongoing projects, within and outside the Dissecting Room.

Administration duties such as bookings, invoicing, enquiries etc.

Assist in general technical duties such as autoclaving and laundering of lab coats.

Engage in Continuing Professional Development and training initiatives, in line with the Technician Commitment and Research Concordat for a minimum of 10 days pro rata per year

Maintain service facilities ensuring efficient use of resources, installing, maintaining, and securing technical equipment systems and software and controlling associated stocks/store, equipment, and supplies

Work to an agreed work plan and day-to-day objectives set by the line manager(s)/ supervisor. Prioritise work, dealing with activities/ enquiries/ incidents as and when they arise, working independently without reference to a line manager or supervisor, using standard procedures and initiative.

Assist with all aspects of Health and Safety and understand regulations governing laboratory work, including safe disposal of chemicals, biohazards, and radioactive materials, managing, and applying safe working practices

Implement local environmentally sustainable practices, following the King’s sustainability audit process, where appropriate. Collaborate with colleagues to share good practice and support wider sustainable initiatives and suggest new ideas where you see that improvements could be made.

Contribute to ideas for improving current working methods and procedures

Facilitate an inclusive culture and ethos working with academic, research and other professional services staff and colleagues external to King’s.

Form a network of contacts to provide support and share best practice.

Resolve routine and complex problems that arise in the local service putting in place mechanisms to minimise future problems. Support less experienced colleagues in making day-to-day local operational decisions.

Communicate, both orally and in writing, complex information in a clear and precise manner.

Contribute to cross School/Faculty/University initiatives

Interpret and evaluate data.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

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