Weld County Government: Morgue Manager/Autopsy
Greeley, CO | Full Time | $24.33-30.78 hourly
Closing 2/23/2021 11:59 PM Mountain
DescriptionJoin the Weld County Coroner/Medical Examiner team (Greeley, CO) in one of the nation's fastest growing counties, working in a new and fully equipped morgue and autopsy suite.
Under the supervision of the Medical Examiner, assist in the performance of forensic autopsies, including making incisions, collecting and documenting bodily specimens and evidence, and closing the body after autopsy. Independently prepare fingerprint cards for identification; take detailed photographs and obtain limited scope digital x-ray images of the body to assist the Medical Examiner in the determination of the manner and cause of death.
Under the supervision of the Chief Deputy Coroner, assume principal responsibility for the management of the morgue and autopsy suite, including the registration and inventory of bodies, personal property and medications; oversee the care and maintenance of the autopsy facility and its equipment, assuring that supplies are ordered and equipment is serviced, as needed. Keep detailed computer records associated with morgue operation.
The position is full-time, with occasional weekend work possible, and reports to the Chief Deputy Coroner. No direct supervision of other employees is required.
Starting pay is $24.33 - $30.78 per hour plus benefits (see benefits tab on the job posting) depending on relevant experience.
Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned (any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class).
With the consent of the Medical Examiner, efficiently coordinate the scheduling of autopsies, making notification to law enforcement personnel.
Prepare for each autopsy, assuring the correct physical placement and positioning of the body; obtain appropriate pre-procedural photographs; obtain fingerprints, if so directed; assure the readiness of the supplies and equipment required to efficiently complete the autopsy.
Assist the medical examiner in opening and closing the body; physically handle organs and bodily specimens, with proper identification and documentation of specimens in a manner consistent with a lawful chain of custody; promptly submit specimens to outside laboratories or consultants for histology, toxicology, specialized identification procedures or other studies.
Under the direction of the Medical Examiner and Chief Deputy, maintain proper safety protocols and decorum among visitors in the morgue and autopsy suite.
Inventory decedent property removed at autopsy; package and hand-deliver evidence to law enforcement personnel; catalogue, package and store non-evidentiary property, consistent with the policies of the Coroner/Medical Examiner.
When required, inventory decedent property following admission of the decedent to the morgue, consistent with the policies of the Coroner/Medical Examiner.
When required, inventory decedent medications, consistent with the policies of the Coroner/Medical Examiner.
Maintain the morgue and autopsy suite in a consistent state of cleanliness and readiness; clean the equipment used for autopsies; schedule equipment for maintenance, repair or replacement, as needed.
Oversee the physical and electronic lists of decedents admitted to and discharged from the morgue, consistent with the policies of the Coroner/Medical Examiner.
Inventory and order morgue and autopsy supplies, as needed.
Inventory and arrange for the destruction of medications, consistent with the policies of the Coroner/Medical Examiner.
At all times, observe all requirements for aseptic technique, infection control and the proper use of personal protective equipment and other equipment designed to ensure the safety of all employees and visitors to the morgue and autopsy suite; report any discrepancies or dangerous conditions to the Chief Deputy Coroner, as needed.
Participate in preparation and exercises related to mass casualty events; be prepared to assist during actual mass casualty events, as required.
Perform other duties, as required.
• High School Diploma or GED required; college degree in any field preferred.
• Formal coursework in medical terminology and anatomy strongly preferred.
• Experience as a diener/autopsy assistant for forensic autopsies strongly preferred.
• Experience in autopsy and morgue management, including the care of equipment and ordering supplies, strongly preferred.
• Basic to intermediate medical terminology.
• Basic to intermediate human anatomy.
• Intermediate knowledge of the chemical and biological hazards associated with the handling of human bodies, and the techniques commonly used to mitigate those hazards.
• Techniques required to safely lift or otherwise move human decedents.
• Procedures for the management of bodily specimens.
• The care and use of common morgue and autopsy-related equipment.
• Aseptic technique, infection control procedures and the proper use of personal protective equipment in the morgue and autopsy suite.
• Ethical and legal standards governing the management of evidence, decedent photographs, property and medications is required.
• Word, Excel and other software programs to be used for the registration of decedents, the maintenance of equipment and the management of supply inventories.
• Basic inventory procedures for supplies and equipment used in an autopsy suite.
• Professionally deal with noxious substances by touch, sight and smell.
• Maintain composure and professionalism when confronted with tragic or abhorrent circumstances associated with medicolegal death investigation.
• Maintain the strict confidentiality required in medicolegal death investigation.
• Anticipate and prepare for the needs of the forensic pathologist in the performance of a forensic autopsy.
• Safely and respectfully handle a deceased human body in the morgue and autopsy setting and, when required, transport a decedent from one facility to another.
• Properly use the equipment and techniques necessary to fully function as a professional diener/autopsy technician for a forensic pathologist during autopsy.
• Obtain clear and useful digital photographs of decedents in the autopsy suite.
• Obtain fingerprints and other forms of potential identification from decedents.
• Obtain samples of bodily fluids for toxicology.
• Accurately catalogue and submit bodily specimens, inventory decedent property and properly handle items of evidence associated with forensic death investigation.
• Use Word, Excel and PDF software; use cell phones and two-way radios.
• Obtain or learn to obtain digital radiographs of decedents in the autopsy suite.
• Maintain collaborative professional relationships with coworkers, law enforcement personnel, visiting physicians, families of decedents, and other persons associated with death investigation.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations and Other Requirements:
• Must have his/her own reliable transportation to and from work, with state-required liability insurance, before beginning employment.
• Valid Colorado driver’s license, without restrictions related to hours of driving or the use of interlock devices, or be able to obtain such a driver’s license within the first 30 days of employment.
• Willing and able to load and unload decedents, and transport them from one facility to another for autopsies or other purposes, using a county vehicle.
• Willing and able to transport specimens for purposes of histology preparation or laboratory testing using a county vehicle.
• Willing and able to learn proper techniques to obtain bodily fluids from decedents for toxicology testing.
• Willing and able to learn to obtain useful digital radiographs of decedents in the autopsy suite.
• Available and willing to begin job orientation and training within 30 days of the offer of employment
Other Necessary RequirementsPhysical Demands
• Acceptable eyesight to perform assigned duties; able to distinguish colors.
• Appropriate voice skills to be clearly understood at the autopsy table, on the phone and in public contacts.
• Acceptable hearing at the autopsy table, on the phone and in public contacts.
• Able to sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time, and to walk up and down stairs.
• Able to lift, carry, drag, or push a body weight of 150 lbs., alone and with help.
• Must have fine and gross motor skills, hand dexterity, full use of fingers, hands, and arms, with good grip strength, to perform autopsy technician duties.
• Able to drive in difficult environmental conditions (including rain, snow and fog) at any time of the day or night.
• Able to work in hazardous or dangerous work areas or situations.
• Capable of working under stressful situations and while fatigued.
• Able to wear personal protective equipment for long periods of time, as required.
• Able and willing to work 40 hours a week, and at times that may include nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.
Denver Office of the Medical Examiner: Forensic Autopsy Technician
Denver, CO | Part-time | $22.56-32.94 hourly
Closing 2/24/2021 11:59 PM Mountain
About Our Job
This is an on-call position which will work no more than 39 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits. On-call positions may have routine or variable work schedules.
This posting will accept applications until Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
Denver's Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) is dedicated to advancing Denver's environmental and public health goals. DDPHE works collaboratively with city, state and community partners to conduct education, community engagement, and enforcement to promote healthy people, healthy pets, and a sustainable environment. DDPHE oversees a number of services related to public health and the environment and is comprised of seven divisions: the Executive Director’s Office; Community Health; Public Health Inspections; Denver Animal Protection; the Office of Medical Examiner; and Environmental Quality. For more information on DDPHE’s programs and services, visit the DDPHE website at: http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/environmental-health.html.
The Office of the Medical Examiner investigates all violent, suspicious and unexpected natural deaths that occur in the City and County of Denver. The goal of forensic investigation and autopsy is to develop logical, scientific, and unbiased information necessary to determine the cause and manner of death for the proper and accurate completion of the death certificate and autopsy report. The agency also offers death expert testimony/consultation, death scene response and investigation, and deceased identification and death notification. OME reports and other information can be found at: http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/environmental-health/our-divisions/office-of-the-medicalexaminer.html.
The Office of the Medical Examiner has an opening for a Forensic Autopsy Technician. This position assists forensic pathologists with postmortem examinations. The Forensic Autopsy Technician will collect, label, and preserve specimen and evidence, prepare decedents for examination, perform evisceration techniques as directed by the forensic pathologist, release decedents to appropriate parties, clean and maintain the autopsy area, conduct limited scope diagnostic imaging, fingerprint, and acquire photographs.
Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
CE2660 Forensic Autopsy TechnicianTo view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here.
Position Salary Range
$22.56 - $32.94
Based on education and experience.
Dept of Public Health & Environment
The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
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King County Medical Examiner: Intern II (Undergraduate Intern)-Autopsy
Seattle, WA | Intern | $17.77-22.53 hourly
Closing 3/3/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
SummaryThe Medical Examiner's Office is looking to hire an undergraduate/graduate intern who is interested in learning various tasks and skills required to perform the duties of a Forensic Autopsy Technician under the direction of King County Medical Examiner’s Office staff. The student will work 15 hours per week and will learn, practice and assist with preparing bodies for autopsy to determine cause and manner of death using photography, evidence collection, radiographic, and autopsy procedures.
Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.
Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.
Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.
King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.
WHO MAY APPLY: This part time internship position is only open to undergraduate and graduate students.
WORK SCHEDULE: This position is part time and may work up to 15 hours per week. Days of work will be arranged upon hire, but technician work takes place between 6am and 2pm Monday through Saturday.
WORK LOCATION: This position will work at the Ninth and Jefferson Building located at 908 Jefferson St. Seattle, WA 98114.
APPLICATION PROCESS: The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
CONTACT: For questions about this recruitment, please email Debbie Baker, Human Resource Analyst at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-263-4053
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
Supplemental InformationThe selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, interviewing, and testing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/jobs/hiring
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
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Pueblo County: Deputy Coroner Investigator
Pueblo, CO | Full Time | $4,004.000-6,004.00 monthly
Closing 3/16/2021 5:00 PM Mountain
Performs medico/legal death investigations for the County Coroner’s Office.
Work involves investigating and reporting on deaths from unknown natural causes, homicide, accident, suicide. Work includes assisting and coordinating efforts with various agencies and entities. Employees proceed independently to complete investigations, developing information and following up on matters on their own and using judgment to deal with most problems encountered in the work; supervision and case direction are provided by the Chief Deputy Coroner Investigator.
Examples of Duties
Essential Job Functions
Typical QualificationsKnowledge, Skills and Abilities
Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in a human science field* and two years of combined related experience (such as, death/scene investigation, autopsy/surgical assisting, law enforcement, nursing, emergency medical services, organ/tissue procurement) including supervisory/managerial experience required.
Associate’s degree with a concentration in a human science field* and at least three years of combined related experience (such as, death/scene investigation, autopsy/surgical assisting, law enforcement, nursing, emergency medical services, organ/tissue procurement) including supervisory/managerial experience required.
High School Diploma or GED equivalency and at least four years of combined related experience (such as, death/scene investigation, autopsy/surgical assisting, law enforcement, nursing, emergency medical services, organ/tissue procurement) including supervisory/managerial experience required.
*Human science field such as Biology, Criminalistics, Forensic Science, Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Forensic Anthropology, Anatomy and Physiology or related field.
Licenses and/or Certificates:Valid driver’s license at the time of application and a valid Colorado driver’s license at time of hire required.
American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigation (A.B.M.D.I.) required.
Colorado Coroner’s Association (CCA) as a Colorado Death Investigator, preferred.
Special Requirements:Must successfully pass background check.
Department may set special training and education requirements in medico/legal death investigation to meet A.B.M.D.I. requirements.
Supplemental InformationPhysical Demands/Work Environment
Occasionally (Less than 25% of the time)Frequently (25% to 50% of the time)Regularly (50% to 100 % of the timeNot applicable
Strength-Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects up to 25 pounds. X
Strength-Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects from 25 to 50 pounds. X
Strength -Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects from 50 to 75 pounds. X
Strength-Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves a person from a hazardous area (average 175 lbs). X
Strength-Capability to overcome and restrain a combative or resistive subject. X
Strength-Sits with brief periods of walking and/or standing. X
Strength-Walks and/or stands with brief periods of sitting. X
Climbing-Ascends or descends using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. X
Balancing-Maintains body equilibrium to prevent falling on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; or maintains body equilibrium when performing feats of agility X
Stooping-Bends body downward and forward. Requires use of lower extremities and back muscles. X
Kneeling-Bends legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees. X
Crouching-Bends body downward and forward by bending legs and spine. X
Crawling-Moves about on hands and knees or hands and feet. X
Reaching-Extends hand(s) and arms(s) in any directions. X
Handling-Seizes, holds, grasps, turns or otherwise works with hand(s) X
Fingering-Picks, pinches, types or otherwise works primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling. X
Feeling-Perceives attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture, by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. X
Exposure to Weather-Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid or windy conditions caused by the weather or non weather-related conditions X
Noise-Exposure to constant or intermittent sounds or a pitch or level sufficient to cause marked distraction or possible hearing loss.
Vibration-Exposure to a shaking object or surface. This factor is rated important when vibrations causes a strain on the body or extremitiesX
Confined/Restricted Working Environment-Work is performed in a closed or locked facility providing safety and security for clients, inmates or fellow workers. X
Platform for Movement-Work requires walking on uneven surfaces, climbing or working on ladders, scaffolds or heavy equipment. X
Equipment Utilized-Office equipment such as computer, phone, fax, copiers, scanners, adding machine, etc X
Equipment Utilized-Basic hand tools such as flashlight, handcuffs, etc. X
Equipment Utilized-Power tools and small motorized equipment such as saws, fire extinguisher, electric doors and locks. X
Hazards-Proximity to moving, mechanical part or exposure to electrical shock.X
Hazards-Works in high, exposed placesX
Hazards-Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicalsX
Hazards-Exposure to dust, fumes, gases or airborne particles X
Hazards-Exposure to blood borne and airborne pathogens X
Hazards-Works in roadways, constructions or accident zones.X
Hazards-Exposure to hostile individuals or animals.X
Hazards-Exposure to radiant energy or explosives X
Schedule-Works shift work, weekends, holidays and subject to on call duty X
Vehicles-Drives automobile and/or truck X
Vehicles-Drives automobile and/or truck at high rates of speed and on off-road terrain. X
Additional Information: Exposure to hazards of dead bodies, extreme weather conditions, traffic, accessing remote death sites. Work can be high stress. Works rotating on call 24-hours.
Auditory (talking)-Expresses or exchanges ideas or means of spoken work. Talking is important for those activities in which workers must impact oral information to clients or to the public and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly on the telephone, radio or in public contact.X
Auditory (hearing)-Perceives the nature of sounds. Uses for those activates which require ability to receive detailed information thought oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sounds on the telephone, radio or in public contact.X
Vision – Able to identify and distinguish size, shape, distance and color, both near and far in either day and night/dark conditions.X
Travis County Medical Examiner: Autopsy Tech
Austin, TX | Full Time | $37,024.00-46,280.00 annually
The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office provides medicolegal death investigation for Travis County, Texas, and a number of surrounding counties. Under the general supervision of the Chief Autopsy Technician and/or Deputy Chief Autopsy, the Autopsy Technician assists with body intake and release, body processing, evidence collection, ordering and storage of supplies, autopsies and external examinations, and maintaining cleanliness and upkeep of the morgue.
This is the first in a series of three autopsy-related job classifications within the Medical Examiner job family. Incumbents perform routine duties while assisting in the performance of autopsies. Duties require a moderate degree of initiative and independent judgment. It is distinguished from the Chief Autopsy Tech and the Deputy Chief Autopsy in that incumbents have no formal supervisory responsibilities. This classification may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.
Duties and Responsibilities
Education and Experience:
Associate's degree with emphasis on the medical sciences such as chemistry or biology AND two (2) years experience in a medical or laboratory environment;
OR, any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the job.
Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Valid Texas driver's license.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Work Environment & Other Information
Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 75-100 pounds and maneuvering cadavers unassisted in excess of 200 pounds. Requires visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination, and manual dexterity necessary to operate laboratory equipment and basic office equipment and computer. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions. At times requires driving and exposure to outdoor conditions. Subject to various biological/infectious, chemical, mechanical, electrical, explosive and radiation hazards in indoors/outdoors work, and exposure to fumes, noxious odors and toxic wastes. Daily contact with biohazardous materials. Some exposure to high job stress. Must possess sufficient physical strength and emotional stability to work under adverse conditions.
This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Two (2) positions available
Department: Medical Examiner
Work Location: 7723 Springdale Road, Austin, Texas
Hours: Variable; works weekends and some holidays
Criminal and Educational background verifications are required
Hillsborough County Government: Autopsy Technician (1 of 2)
Tampa, FL | Full Time | $16.71-25.90 hourly
This position will close at 100 applicant maximum
Performs duties assisting a pathologist with autopsies and other forensic procedures.
Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Emergency Management Responsibilities
In the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, the County’s Office of Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.
Employees in this classification that acquire the competencies and minimum qualifications for the next tier will be able to apply for promotional opportunities through a competitive selection process. Employees will not automatically be upgraded to the next tier. Reclassifying a position is based on business need and financial impact and is not based solely on the job competencies or qualifications of the incumbent.
Primary Location: United States-Florida-TampaJob: Autopsy Technician.N.MedSvOrganization: CAD-ME-Medical ExaminerSchedule: RegularShift: StandardEmployee Status: Non-ManagementJob Type: Full-timeJob Posting: Feb 12, 2021
Classification Type: ClassifiedApplication Deadline: Feb 26, 2021Salary Range: 16.71 -25.90 US Dollar (USD) Hourly