District Medical Examiner, Monroe County (District 16)


Position of the Medical Examiner for District 16 (Monroe County), Florida Keys:

This position is responsible for performing the duties of the Medical Examiner for Florida District 16 (Monroe County), in The Florida Keys.

Qualifications:
Minimum Education and/or Experience:
A Florida-licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.) and experienced practitioner of pathology who possesses qualifications to take the examination or already possesses the primary certification offered by The American Board of Pathology, American Osteopathic Board of Pathology, or equal qualification rendered by a non-United States medical specialty certifying agency.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of forensic pathology, laws, rules and regulations governing forensic services in Florida. Ability to run the Office of the Medical Examiner; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain positive working relationships with members of law enforcement agencies; ability to testify effectively as an expert witness.

Working Conditions:
The Office of the Medical Examiner is located at 56639 Overseas Highway, Marathon Shores, Florida. The Medical Examiner performed 207 death investigations in 2015. Current staffing includes a pathologist, two forensic investigators, morgue technician, and a secretary.

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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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Deputy Chief City Medical Examiner, New York City

OFFICE OF CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER
CITYWIDE JOB VACANCY NOTICE

Civil Service Title: Deputy Chief City Medical Examiner Level: M-VII
Title Code No: 95451 Salary: $224,749
Work Location: Citywide
Division/Work Unit: Forensic Pathology
Number of Positions: 1
Hours/Shift: 35 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 and provides for the proper disposition of unclaimed bodies.

We exist to provide answers in support of families, victims, and community during a time of profound need.

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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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