Autopsy Assistant, District 2 Medical Examiner

KWB Pathology Associates/District 2 Medical Examiner’s Office in Tallahassee, FL is seeking applicants for the position of Autopsy Assistant to staff our new morgue facility set to open in early August.

Required qualifications include graduation from high school, two-year college degree or two years’ experience in a Medical Examiner office or medical facility, possession of a Florida Driver’s License and personal vehicle. Successful completion of a criminal history background check, drug screen, and previous employment verification are required.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to preparing the morgue facility and deceased persons for examinations, anatomic dissections, collection and processing of personal effects, medications, fingerprints, assisting with evisceration, collection of toxicology specimens, photography during autopsy, cleaning of morgue facility, provide assistance in the office for clerical duties and additional duties as assigned by the Forensic Supervisor/Pathologist.

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District Medical Examiner, Florida ME District 1 (Pensacola, FL)

This position is responsible for performing the duties of the Medical Examiner for District 1 of Florida, which is Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties, Florida.


Minimum Education and/or Experience:
Graduation from an accredited medical school and board certification in forensic pathology by the American Board of Pathology. Approximately five to ten years of experience in a responsible position involving practice in the field of forensic pathology. Must possess a license to practice medicine and certification by the American Board of Pathology in the field of anatomic pathology and forensic pathology at the time of appointment and must maintain such licensure and certification as a condition of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of forensic pathology, laws, rules, and regulations governing forensic services. Ability to run the Office of the Medical Examiner; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain positive working relationships with members of law enforcement agencies; ability to testify effectively as an expert witness.

Working Conditions:
The primary Office of the Medical Examiner is located in Pensacola, Florida with a satellite office in Okaloosa County, Florida.

Duties as a Public Official:
Florida’s district medical examiners are public officers of the State and are subject to the provisions of the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees, Chapter 112, Part III, Florida Statutes. District medical examiners are also bound by provisions in Chapter 406, Florida Statutes, and Rule 11G, Florida Administrative Code.

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Medicolegal Death Investigator I, Pensacola, Florida


$15.50 - $17.36 per hour

The District One Medical Examiner is seeking multiple Medicolegal Death Investigators to perform technical investigative work in cases of unexplained or unattended deaths in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton County. Work involves examining physical evidence at death scenes, interviewing witnesses, and advising next-of-kin or other parties of deaths. Investigators are also responsible for photographing evidence, preparing investigation reports and providing testimony. Work requires cooperation with other investigators, deputy sheriffs, line supervisors, other law enforcement agencies and the general public.

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Michael Bell, MD
Palm Beach County Medical Examiner Office
3126 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406