City Medical Examiner I, New York City
OFFICE OF CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER
CITYWIDE JOB VACANCY NOTICE
Civil Service Title: City Medical Examiner
Title Code No: 53859
New Hire: $135,503
Office Title: City Medical Examiner I
Work Location: Citywide
Division/Work Unit: Forensic Pathology
Number of Positions: 2
Hours/Shift: 37.5 hours per week; including holidays, and weekends
The Office of Chief Medical Examiner investigates cases of persons who die within New York City from criminal violence, by accident, by suicide, suddenly when in apparent health, when unattended by a physician, in a correctional facility or in any suspicious or unusual manner or where an application is made pursuant to law for a permit to cremate a body of a person.
We exist to provide answers in support of families, victims and community during times of profound need.
The core values of the OCME are to put the mission of the agency first, to be truly dedicated and to have integrity in every aspect of our professional life. Under direction, with latitude for the exercise of independent initiative and judgment, investigates cases of sudden, unexpected, suspicious and violent deaths. Duties include but are not limited to:
Orders the body to the Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy or other purposes indicated by circumstances.
Performs autopsies when indicated.
Carries out necessary histological examinations of tissues and other microscopic examinations.
Selects organs and tissues for toxicological examinations and materials for serologic examinations.
Prepares reports on the results of investigations and examinations, and promptly files the reports in the Office of Chief Medical Examiner.
Certifies the cause of sudden deaths, unexpected deaths and deaths resulting from violence; certifies such causes on the basis of the complete findings of the postmortem and related examinations.
Testifies before grand juries and in court as an official of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner.
Reports the findings of deaths reported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner to proper official agencies as required by applicable law.
Investigates applications for cremation.
Provides consultations in neuropathology or pediatric pathology for other pathologists serving in the Office of Chief Medical Examiner.
A valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York and completion of one of the following requirements:
1. Two years of an approved residency in anatomical pathology, or three years of an approved residency in anatomical and clinical pathology, and evidence of having performed at least 75 autopsies; or
2. An accredited residency training program in neuropathology or pediatric pathology.