Autopsy Technician-Pensacola, Florida
Position: Autopsy Technician
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Education: Associate Degree in biologic science preferred but not required.
Closing Date: 06/05/2015
Pay Range: $15.00 - $16.44 per hour
The District One Medical Examiner is seeking an experienced Autopsy Technician. The applicant must have at least one year (hands-on) experience assisting in autopsy procedures to include but not limited to the following:
- Technical procedures -- The autopsy technician will assist in the removal of thoracic and abdominal contents under the direct supervision of a forensic pathologist. Cleans and opens intestines and skull-cap. Closes the body and prepares body for release.
- Preparatory duties -- The autopsy technician typically is required to prepare necessary documentation for autopsy. Log in and verify that the body of the deceased is, in fact, the body to be autopsied, and assists in the arrangement of autopsy schedules. Selects and sets up the appropriate instruments, devices, containers, solutions, and other equipment for use during the autopsy.
- Miscellaneous duties -- The autopsy technician is responsible for basic cleaning of autopsy area, tables, instruments. Maintain proper assembly, routing or holding of specimens for laboratory study, further demonstration, or processing. Photograph evidence and the body. Operate X-ray equipment, scales and other laboratory equipment. Inventory and catalog clothing and valuables. Release of the body to funeral homes for final disposition.
While carrying out the above listed duties the autopsy technician must be attentive and is relied upon to weigh and places organs in solutions or containers, as appropriate, for further testing or examination and/or other purposes as directed by the pathologist. He/she must properly identify, label and package the specimens for testing.
This is a permanent full-time position, which includes health, dental and retirement benefits (upon eligibility). The position schedule is generally Monday thru Friday, however requires occasional weekend duty.