Associate Medical Examiner, Districts 9/25

Overview

Orange County, Florida is home to a diverse population of over 1,000,000 residents spanning approximately 1,000 square miles. Beautiful year-round mild weather, sunshine, world-famous attractions, community, and cultural events, plenty of outdoor activities, and miles of nearby beaches help make Orange County a great place to live and work. Does this sound like somewhere you would love to live and work? Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Orange County is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity. We are seeking a motivated, high energy, self-starter to serve in the role of Associate Medical Examiner. Assists the Chief Medical Examiner in performing the duties associated with the medico-legal investigation of death including scene evaluation and possible investigation, examination, and/or autopsy and courtroom testimony. Download brochure HERE for more information. Apply online HERE.

Representative Duties

  • Performs autopsies to determine the cause and manner of death. Reviews items related to autopsies such as hospital charts, medical examiner investigator reports, law enforcement agency reports, and postmortem results.
  • Responsible for adhering to the rules and regulations that govern medical examiners in the State of Florida (Florida Statute, Chapter 406, and Administrative Code, 11-G).
  • Investigates unnatural deaths by reviewing scene information and photographs, occasionally responding to select scenes, gathering information and evidence from the body, and assist in taking of pictures.
  • Dictates and corrects written report of findings in a timely fashion.
  • Serves as an expert witness 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 such as forensic technicians, investigators, and paramedical staff.
  • Presents lectures for students, officers, and general community. Provides information to citizens, groups, news media, and the general public.
  • Reviews cases that were reported but not accepted by the investigative department. Reviews cremation requests.
  • Will serve on a 24 hour call, rotational schedule, for consultation to the investigative department.
  • Responsible for maintaining educational knowledge related to forensic technology and practices.
  • Perform other duties of a comparable level as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an approved school of medicine and possession of a current license to practice medicine in the State of Florida as required by the Florida Department of Professional Regulations at the time of appointment, and must maintain such licensure and certification as a condition of employment.
  • Completion of fellowship training in Forensic Pathology
  • Must be board certified in anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology or board eligible, with certification obtained within two years of employment, by the American Board of Pathology.
  • Must be board certified in forensic pathology or board eligible, with certification obtained within three years of employment, by the American Board of Pathology.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license.

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Associate Medical Examiner, District 23

St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners in St. Augustine, Florida (North East, FL) is looking for an Associate Medical Examiner for our District Twenty-Three Medical Examiner’s Office (St. Johns, Flagler and Putnam counties are covered by District 23).

The Associate Medical Examiner is responsible for performing the duties associated with the medico-legal investigation of death including the collection, preservation, evaluation, investigation, documentation, preparation, examination, analysis of physical evidence, and/or autopsy, and courtroom testimony.

The Associate Medical Examiner will be joining a team that consists of a Chief Medical Examiner, Forensic Operations Coordinator, 3-ABMDI certified Forensic Investigators, 3-Forensic Technicians, and 2-Administrative personnel. The workload for this office in 2019 was 422 autopsies/external examinations.

The Associate Medical Examiner’s duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs autopsies to determine the cause and manner of death. Reviews items related to autopsies such as hospital charts, medical examiner investigator reports, law enforcement agency reports, and postmortem results.
  • Responsible for adhering to the rules and regulations that govern medical examiners in the State of Florida (Florida Statute, Chapter 406 and Administrative Code, 11-G).
  • Investigates unnatural deaths by reviewing scene information and photographs, occasionally responding to select scenes, gathering information and evidence from the body, and assist in taking of pictures.
  • Dictates and corrects written reports of findings in a timely fashion.
  • Serves as an expert witness 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.
  • Train personnel such as forensic technicians, investigators, and paramedical staff.
  • Presents lectures for students, officers, and the general community. Provides information to citizens, groups, news media, and the general public.
  • Review cases that were reported but not accepted by the investigative division. Review cremation requests.
  • Will serve on a 24-hour call, rotational schedule for consultation to the investigative division.

This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package.

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Full-Time Autopsy Technician, District 20

The District Twenty Medical Examiner has an available position for Autopsy Technician level 1 or 2

This is a full-time position with benefits, which include health insurance, retirement, accrued paid time off and paid holidays, in a pleasant and professional office for individual looking for interesting and essential employment

Applicant must reside in Collier County, or between Collier and south Fort Myers

The District Twenty Medical Examiner is contracted, and employees are not eligible for the county or state employee benefits

Salary

Salary range is $31,200-45,700 annually. Starting salary will depend on the level of experience
Overtime pay provided for time worked over 40 hours within the same workweek, in accordance with state and federal laws
Must be able to work on-call rotating weekends

Education and Experience

Preferred experience: assisting with autopsies at a medical examiner's office or hospital pathology lab, forensic photography, forensic investigations or forensic anthropology

Employer will provide training for an employee with no prior experience

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Associate Medical Examiner, District 4

Salary: $207,856.28 - $217,000.00 Annually
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.
Open Requirements/Supplemental Information
• Graduation from an approved school of medicine.
• Completion of an accredited anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology residency and the completion of an accredited forensic fellowship program is required.
• Board certification in anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology and board eligibility in forensic pathology is required.
• Forensic board certification must be completed within two years of appointment.
• Possession of a current license to practice in the State of Florida is required.

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