District Medical Examiner, District 11 (Miami-Dade)
District Medical Examiner
Salary Range: $185,389 - $318,369
Miami-Dade County is seeking a savant Medical Examiner to provide accurate, timely, dignified, compassionate, and professional death services for the residents of the community. The Medical Examiner is an executive-level position responsible for the management and coordination of complex scientific and administrative operations in forensic pathology, in accordance with local, state, and federal statutes and regulations.
The Medical Examiner directs the planning and administration of autopsies and establishes protocols for the safe and efficient collection, preservation, and analysis of human body fluids and tissues; investigates and processes approximately 14,000 cases annually which includes cremation requests, consulting on autopsy, toxicology, and pathology cases; administration of indigent burial and cremation programs; assists in facilitating organ, bone, and tissue donor cases; crime scene photography; combining efforts with law enforcement investigations to ascertain the facts and provide cause and manner of death; and coordination of efforts with the police, funeral homes and families. The Medical Examiner Department partners with local agencies including the State Attorney’s Office, Public Defender, Florida Department of Health, Miami-Dade Police Department, other law enforcement agencies, and local hospitals and funeral homes, in addition to federal agencies like Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), United States Attorney, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB).
The Medical Examiner Department provides opportunities for individuals interested in the field of forensic pathology through a one-year Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program, accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, to medical doctors who have completed a residency in anatomic or anatomic and clinical pathology. In addition, the Department offers a Forensic Imaging Internship Program in which participants learn how to properly photograph evidence at crime scenes and document autopsies through hands-on involvement in forensic and biomedical photography.