Associate Medical Examiner, District 18

Brevard County, Florida is located halfway between Jacksonville and Miami. The County extends 72 miles from north to south and averages 26.5 miles wide on the Florida east coast along the Atlantic Ocean. Brevard County is home to approximately 600,000 residents, making it the tenth (10th) largest county in Florida. The County has a total area of 1,557 square miles, with 1,016 square miles of which is land and 541 square miles is water. Brevard County is comprised of the Palm Bay–Melbourne– Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Influenced by the presence of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County is also known as the Space Coast.
Learn more about Brevard County by visiting: www.brevardfl.gov.

Brevard County is seeking TWO Associate Medical Examiners to perform the forensic functions of the Medical Examiner’s Office providing proper investigations of deaths and determining accurate cause and manner of death, which includes evaluation of current and anticipated inquiries for the County. The Medical Examiner’s Office operates with a staff of eleven in District 18. This office handles approximately 1,000 cases annually.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: (Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed here if such duties are logical assignments to the
position.)

  • Performs autopsies and physical examinations for all types of death occurring with the district as prescribed by Florida Statute 406.11 and rules of the Medical Examiner Commission.
  • Prepares clear, concise narrative description of autopsy findings.
  • Provides expert witness capabilities for all forensic criminal and civil actions associated with cases investigated and any other forensic needs within the County.
  • Rotates on-call scene response duties with other staff as required.
  • Develops and promotes cooperation with all elements of the criminal justice system as requested or necessary at the time of scene investigation, autopsy and post autopsy conferences and in anticipation of future inquiries and evaluations.
  • Follows established policies and operational procedures for handling potentially infectious and lethal autopsy gases, hazardous chemicals and equipment to assure optimal protection of personnel.
  • Provides family conferences in person and by telephone to family members of the deceased to increase the level of understanding of causes of death, manner of death and physiologic and psychological mechanisms involved.
  • Provides educational and informational opportunities through talks and lectures to law enforcement, medical and paramedical groups and other criminal justice and related agencies.
  • Promotes a spirit of teamwork to maintain good communication between all members of the Medical Examiner’s Office.

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Full-Time Autopsy Technician, District 20

The District Twenty Medical Examiner has an available position for Autopsy Technician level 1 or 2

This is a full-time position with benefits, which include health insurance, retirement, accrued paid time off and paid holidays, in a pleasant and professional office for individual looking for interesting and essential employment

Applicant must reside in Collier County, or between Collier and south Fort Myers

The District Twenty Medical Examiner is contracted, and employees are not eligible for the county or state employee benefits

Salary

Salary range is $31,200-45,700 annually. Starting salary will depend on the level of experience
Overtime pay provided for time worked over 40 hours within the same workweek, in accordance with state and federal laws
Must be able to work on-call rotating weekends

Education and Experience

Preferred experience: assisting with autopsies at a medical examiner's office or hospital pathology lab, forensic photography, forensic investigations or forensic anthropology

Employer will provide training for an employee with no prior experience

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Associate Medical Examiner, District 4

Salary: $207,856.28 - $217,000.00 Annually
Closing: Continuous
Job Description: This position reports to the District Chief Medical Examiner and provides medico-legal interpretations, performs autopsies, testifies in court, and generates death certificates.
Examples of Work:
• Performs autopsies and physical examinations to determine the cause and manner of death. Interprets histological, toxicological, chemical, hematological, and microbiological laboratory results.
• Maintains Medical Examiner records and follows policies/procedures for the documentation of the chain of custody of decedent personal effects, evidence, and human remains.
• Performs and formulates on-call and death scene investigation/triage decisions.
• Testifies in deposition and in court as an expert witness, effectively presenting and communicating findings in a logical manner.
• Appropriately responds to and addresses questions posed by judges, attorneys, family members, and members of the media or public.
• Generates death certificates.
• Reviews, approves, and records cremation requests.
• Performs other duties as required.
Open Requirements/Supplemental Information
• Graduation from an approved school of medicine.
• Completion of an accredited anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology residency and the completion of an accredited forensic fellowship program is required.
• Board certification in anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology and board eligibility in forensic pathology is required.
• Forensic board certification must be completed within two years of appointment.
• Possession of a current license to practice in the State of Florida is required.

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Associate Medical Examiner, District 1

District 1 Medical Examiner is looking for an associate medical examiner. For more information, go HERE.