District/Chief Medical Examiner - District 8, Gainesville FL

District 8 Medical Examiner Office, Gainesville, Florida

The District 8 Medical Examiner Search Committee invites applications for District Medical Examiner for the District 8 Medical Examiner Office. Currently, this position is a joint appointment, where the incumbent is employed by and holds an appointment at the University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine.

The District 8 Medical Examiner Office is located approximately 3 miles from the UF Health Shands Hospital in southwest Gainesville. Approximately 700 death investigations are performed annually. Currently, the staff are employed by the University of Florida through a contractual relationship with the counties served by the office.

Applicants must have an M.D. or D.O. degree, be board certified in Forensic and Anatomic Pathology, and possess or be eligible for a state of Florida Medical License. The applicant should have extensive practice experience in Forensic Pathology.

Primary responsibilities include the conduct of medicolegal death investigations for the local jurisdiction. Activities include review of investigative reports to determine jurisdiction; determine need and extent of post mortem examinations; supervision of assistants in preparing bodies for autopsy including photography documentation when necessary; performance of autopsies with appropriate tissue and fluid sample collection for histologic, toxicologic and other studies; microscopic analysis of tissue; certification of cause and manner of death; generate reports in a timely and efficient manner; review current medical literature as needed to formulate expert opinions; consult with law enforcement, attorneys, medical professionals; and provide deposition and trial testimony in judicial proceedings. In the case of employment through UF, hospital and outreach autopsies will be performed at Shands Hospital on a rotating schedule.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be required to provide an official transcript. Degrees earned from an institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

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Associate Medical Examiner

District 9/25 Medical Examiner’s Office – Orlando, Florida
Start as soon as possible
Applications accepted until position filled

Job requirements: Graduation from an approved school of medicine and completed a fellowship training in Forensic Pathology.

Must be licensed to practice medicine in Florida at the time of appointment, or be able to obtain such license within 90 days of appointment, as required by the Florida Department of Professional Regulations.

Florida licensure must be maintained as a condition of continued employment. Must be board certified or board eligible with certification obtained within two years of employment by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology and Forensic Pathology. Board certification must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Benefits: Starting salary will be based upon the knowledge and experience of the individual selected. The average salary currently for the position is $234,894. The selected individual will also receive an excellent benefits package including Florida Retirement System participation, a voluntary deferred compensation plan, health, life and disability insurance, and paid personal leave. The State of Florida does not have a state income tax.

If interested in applying for this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at https://www.orangecountyfl.net and follow the prompts to create a profile and apply online. An online application is required for consideration and applications will be screened according to the qualifications outlined above. A fancy brochure is available HERE.

Contact: Joshua Stephany, MD
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Please pay by check made out to "Florida Association of Medical Examiners" and mail to:

Michael Bell, MD
Palm Beach County Medical Examiner Office
3126 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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!