Forensic Autopsy Technician I, Pensacola, FL

LOCATION: PENSACOLA, FL – CENTRAL OFFICE
SALARY RANGE: $19.50 – $21.00/HOURLY
POSITION TYPE: NON-EXEMPT, FULL-TIME WITH BENEFITS
DEPARTMENT: PATHOLOGY / MORGUE
SUPERVISION: MORGUE SUPERVISOR

JOB DESCRIPTION
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare autopsy forms, diagrams, and specimen containers for toxicology, evidence, and tissue prior to autopsy
  • Photograph body, personal belongings, and evidence items for case documentation
  • Obtain decedent fingerprints for identification purposes
  • Remove skull cap (calvarium) to expose the brain for gross examination and weigh all organs
  • Maintain toxicology, evidence, and tissue specimens for easy retrieval and keep appropriate logbooks and chain of custody when collecting, receiving, storing, or transferring bodies, evidence, toxicology, and tissue specimens
  • Restore body following postmortem examination by replacing organs, packing cavities, suturing the body closed, washing and disinfecting the remains, and returning the body to refrigerated storage
  • Release bodies to authorized parties and ensure bodies are correctly tagged (labeled)
  • Maintain records for the reception, transfer, and release of bodies and personal effects
  • Clean morgue/attendant areas, instruments, equipment, floors, autopsy tables/attachments, dissecting area, and refrigerated storage by ensuring that surfaces are free of bodily fluids, airborne pathogens, and other undesirable materials
  • Assist with record-keeping and general clerical duties (i.e., data entry, photocopying, receiving, opening, scanning, labeling, and sorting packages and supplies); enter data into the case management system
  • Operate necessary equipment (X-Ray, Body Lift, Autopsy Tables, etc.)
  • All other duties as needed or required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma
  • Current Florida driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check, motor vehicle record review, and pre-employment urine drug screen
  • Must be able to move or lift 100 to 200 pounds by oneself or with the assistance of another

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Some experience working in health care, forensic sciences, or funeral business
  • Some college education in any relevant field of study; basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology

Email Resume and Three References to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ATTN: Nick Washburn, Morgue Supervisor

District One Medical Examiner
Administration Annex - 2114 Airport Blvd Ste. 1450, Pensacola, FL 32504
Morgue Operations – Sacred Heart Hospital - 5151 N 9th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32504
Phone: 850-332-7300
http://www.fldme.com/districtoneme/index.html

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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