Assistant Medical Examiner, Miami-Dade County

Salary Range: $132,577 to $245,793 (Actual compensation will be based upon experience and qualifications).

NATURE OF WORK: This is highly responsible executive-level work in complex scientific operations of the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department. An employee in this class is responsible for Medical Examiner Departmental activities and operations in forensic pathology in accordance with local state and federal statutes and regulations. Responsibilities include performing work of staff pathologists; scene investigations; collecting, documenting, preserving, and analyzing forensic evidence; preparing autopsy protocols and microscopic reports; planning, coordinating, and performing medical research; resolving forensic problems and medical examiner cases; teaching in the Forensic Pathology Fellowship Training Program. The incumbent exercises extensive independent judgment and professional knowledge of medicine and forensic pathology in conducting County medical examiner activities in compliance with established regulations.

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Associate Medical Examiner, District 4

Salary: $230,000.00 - $240,000.00 Annually
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Job Type: Appointed Official
Department: Medical Examiner
Job Number: 2021-04310
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.

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Associate Medical Examiner, District 6

The Medical Examiner for the 6th Judicial Circuit, Florida (Pinellas & Pasco Counties) is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Associate Medical Examiner. This position will assist in performing the duties associated with medico-legal death investigation including scene evaluation and some scene investigation, examination, and/or autopsy and courtroom testimony.
• Performs autopsies and physical examinations to determine the cause and manner of death, pursuant to Florida State Statute, Chapter 406.
• Prepare clear, concise narrative description of autopsy/exam findings.
• Reviews items related, such as medical records & hospital charts, medical examiner investigator reports, law enforcement agency reports and laboratory results.
• Responsible for adhering to the rules and regulations that govern medical examiners in the State of Florida (F.S.S. Chapter 406, FL Administrative Code 11-G & Practice Guidelines).
• Rotate on-call duties with other physician staff.
• Serves as a non-bias expert witness providing intelligible testimony in depositions, grand jury sessions, trials and conferences with attorneys.
• Participates in conferences with family members, law enforcement, attorneys, and other individuals to provide information on investigations and autopsies.
• Trains personnel as needed or requested.
• Provides educational lectures for students, law enforcement, and the general community.
• Reviews cases that were reported but jurisdiction declined.
• Reviews cremation requests.
• Responsible for maintaining educational knowledge related to Forensic Pathology and Medico-legal death investigations.
• Perform other duties of a comparable level as assigned.

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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!