Associate Medical Examiner, Fort Lauderdale (District 17)

Dist 17 logoOffice of Medical Examiner & Trauma Services
Broward County (Fort Lauderdale), FL
Brochure for position can be downloaded HERE.

beachSalary range: $168,048.61 - $268,206.43

  • Associates with no boards are paid $187,200 annually.
  • Associates with Anatomic or Anatomic and Clinical boards are paid $218,399.92 annually
  • Associates with Forensic Boards are paid at the current rate of other Associate Medical Examiners at $251,746.51

The Office of the Broward County Medical Examiner and Trauma Services is seeking a highly qualified Associate Medical Examiner to join our team.hardrock

The Broward County Office of Medical Examiner & Trauma Services is one of 24 medical examiner districts in the State of Florida (as mandated by Florida Statute Chapter 406 and Florida Administrative Code 11G) and is accredited by the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME). With a new state of the art facility in progress you would be joining an office of 50 personnel and growing including 6 full time forensic pathologists/ 2 part time forensic pathologists, 1 fellow with the addition of a second fellow starting in 2023-2024, Chief Investigator and 9 investigators, 9 photographers/forensic technicians, 11 toxicologists, 9 administrative staff and trauma services. In house toxicology services with average 30 day turnaround times and a LODOX® radiology system with a whole body scan performed on every case.

LOCATION: Broward County is located at the center of the Southeast Florida “Gold Coast” between Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties. Broward County has a population of 1.9 million citizens within 1,200 square miles. The County includes 31 municipalities that lend to a broad spectrum of high quality living environments as well as providing outstanding quality schools, libraries, and cultural activities with expansive parks and recreational amenities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: This position requires graduation from a school of medicine or osteopathy that is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association Committee on Osteopathic College Accreditation. Foreign medical graduates must meet all the requirements of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and the United States Medical Licensing Examination.
Position also requires successful completion of an anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology residency program and forensic pathology fellowship. All post graduate programs must be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate FtLaudMedical Education. Must be board certified in anatomic & forensic pathology or anatomic & clinical & forensic pathology by the American Board of Pathology or obtain such certification within 2 years of commencement of employment. Must be interested in being part of a practice that is involved in the community and continually seeking innovations for improving the system in serving the residents of Broward County.

NECESSARY REQUIRED LICENSE: Must possess an active current license to practice medicine in the State of Florida as required by the Florida Board of Medicine or the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine at the time of appointment. Also, must have or be able to obtain a valid Florida's driver's license by the date of hire.

BENEFITS: Broward is a dynamic county that offers an exciting, stable career with incredible employee benefits including 12 annual holidays, accrued annual/vacation and sick leave, high risk FRS retirement, life insurance, license and professional membership payment, CME hours, travel to 1 conference a year, and participation eligibility in a deferred compensation (457) plan. In addition, Broward County offers a Consumer Driven Health plan (CDH), Pharmacy coverage, Dental insurance, Vision insurance and Section 125 Flexible spending accounts for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care. Additional information about Broward County Benefits found HERE.

To Apply for this position, click HERE.

Associate Medical Examiner, St. Johns County, FL

St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners in St. Augustine, Florida (North East, FL) is looking for an Associate Medical Examiner for our District Twenty-Three Medical Examiner’s Office (St. Johns, Flagler, and Putnam counties are covered by District 23).

The Associate Medical Examiner is responsible for performing the duties associated with medico-legal investigation of death including the collection, preservation, evaluation, investigation, documentation, preparation, examination, analysis of physical evidence and/or autopsy, and courtroom testimony.

The Associate will be joining a team that consists of a Chief Medical Examiner, Forensic Operations Coordinator, 4-ABMDI Certified Forensic Investigators, 3-Forensic Technicians, and 2-administrative personnel. The workload for this office in 2020 was 533 autopsies/external examinations.

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Joseph H. Davis Scholarship Fund

The Joseph H. Davis, M.D. Scholarship Fund was created in furtherance of forensic pathology education and provides financial assistance for Florida’s future forensic pathologists who might not otherwise be able to attend the annual Florida Association of Medical Examiners (FAME)conference due to financial constraints. Dr Davis was a mentor of thousands of forensic pathologists during his lifetime, as this fund was created to preserve his legacy. Please consider donating to the Joseph H. Davis Scholarship Fund today!

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