Brevard County is seeking an Associate Medical Examiner to perform the forensic functions of the District 18 Medical Examiner’s Office providing proper investigations of deaths and determining accurate cause and manner of death.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: (Note: illustrative only)
Performs autopsies and physical examinations for all types of death occurring within 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.
The successful candidate must possess or have the ability to obtain a current license to practice medicine in the State of Florida as required by the Florida Department of Professional Regulations; must have a thorough knowledge of Florida Statute 406 (Medical Examiner Act), Florida Administrative Code Chapter 11G (Medical Examiner Rules), Florida Statute 119 (Public Records Law), and Vital Statistics laws that impact on the determination of next-of-kin, cremation approval and disposition of bodies. Pathologist certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Forensic Pathology is preferred.
BENEFITS: Brevard County offers an attractive array of benefits including insurance, Florida Retirement System participation, a voluntary deferred compensation plan, and paid holidays/vacation and sick leave.
Salary: $250k or commensurate with training and experience. Closing Date: Open until filled.
Brevard County is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Veteran’s Preference in accordance with state statutes.
To apply visit our website at http://www.brevardfl.gov/HumanResources
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Please pay by check made out to "Florida Association of Medical Examiners" and mail to:
Michael Bell, MD
11650 NW 21st CT
Plantation, FL 33323