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:  http://www.brevardfl.gov.

Brevard County is seeking an Associate Medical Examiner 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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City Medical Examiner I, New York City

OFFICE OF CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER
CITYWIDE JOB VACANCY NOTICE

Civil Service Title: City Medical Examiner
Level: I
Title Code No: 53859
New Hire: $135,503
Incumbent: $145,203
Maximum: $174,240
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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

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.

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City Medical Examiner II, New York City

OFFICE OF CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER
CITYWIDE JOB VACANCY NOTICE

Civil Service Title: City Medical Examiner Level: II
Title Code: 53859
Office Title: City Medical Examiner II
New Hire: $164,533
Incumbent: $176,318
Maximum: $207,432

Division/Work Unit: Forensic Pathology
Work Location: Citywide
Hours/Shift: 37.5 hours per week; including holidays, and weekends
Number of Positions: 2

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION
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 administrative direction, and with wide latitude for the exercise of independent initiative and judgment, s/he will perform difficult and complex assignments and investigations which include cases of suspicious death and those deaths resulting from criminal violence. A City Medical Examiner II is responsible for confidential investigations and will supervise the work of City Medical Examiners I. 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.
Certifies the cause of death in such complex and sensitive cases when greater discretion, judgment, and expertise are required.
Develops new policies, methods, and techniques in the investigation of deaths.
Consults with law enforcement agencies, courts, and other City and governmental agencies on confidential policies and problems of mutual concern.
Provides consultations in neuropathology or pediatric pathology for other pathologists serving in the Office of Chief Medical Examiner.
Performs teaching and administrative duties as assigned.

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Associate Medical Examiner, District 5

The District 5 Medical Examiner’s Office is delighted to announce an opportunity to join three experienced board certified forensic pathologists in central Florida.

The Office of the Medical Examiner is located in sunny Lake County, a stone’s throw from Florida’s coastal beaches and theme parks.  Home to more than 1,000 freshwater lakes and rivers, Lake County offers a simple and natural view of “Old Florida”, with endless acres of preserves to include access to three state parks, one state forest, one national wildlife refuge and one national forest.  Lake County offers a low cost of living with no state income tax, and safe and friendly communities.  The charming city of Mount Dora is well known for its top-rated art festival, fall craft festival, sailing regatta, antique shops, and award-winning cuisine, and nearby Tavares has evolved a seaplane culture.  Lake County is minutes away from the Orlando area attractions and the Orlando International Airport to the southeast, Tampa only slightly further to the southwest, Gainesville to the north, and both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts within a short day trip.

The office is based in Lake County, with jurisdiction over Lake, Marion, Sumter, Citrus, and Hernando counties, covering a large area of central Florida extending to the Gulf Coast. The area is well known for its citrus heritage, equestrian culture, and numerous outdoor activities including freshwater and saltwater fishing.  

The pathologists are volunteer faculty with the University of Central Florida and are regularly involved in educational activities including with the regional trauma center, child death review team, and law enforcement.  In 2016 the office performed just under 1000 autopsies. Our population is growing, influenced both by expanding developments and by fluctuations in seasonal/non-permanent residents.  

Duties include:

  • The performance of autopsies, external examinations, and records reviews to determine the cause and manner of death, pursuant to Florida State Statute, Chapter 406.
  • Preparation of autopsy reports.
  • Rotating on-call duties with other physicians on staff.
  • Serving as an expert witness and providing testimony in trials, grand jury, depositions, and conferences with attorneys.
  • Participating in conferences with family members, law enforcement, attorneys, and other individuals to provide information on investigations and autopsies.
  • Training personnel as needed or requested.
  • Providing educational lectures for students, law enforcement, and the general community.
  • Reviewing cases that are reported in which jurisdiction is declined.
  • Reviewing cremation requests.
  • Maintaining educational knowledge related to Forensic Pathology and Medico-legal death investigation.

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