Associate Medical Examiner, District 15 (Palm Beach County)

ASSOCIATE MEDICAL EXAMINER
Salary: $200,000 to $250,000 Annually, negotiable depending on qualifications
Department: Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office
Location: 3126 Gun Club Road, WPB
Hours: 40 Variable hours/week
Other: Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

THIS IS AN AT-WILL POSITION.
Performs highly responsible professional and administrative work for the Medical Examiner’s Office. Performs medico-legal death examinations/autopsies, certifies cause and manner of death; prepares detailed reports of autopsy findings; responds to death scene investigations; provides expert testimony in accordance with Florida Statutes Chapter 406 and County Code 13-1 (Medical Examiner's Ordinance). Work is performed under the general supervision of the Medical Examiner and is reviewed through autopsy/scene reports and periodic staff conferences to identify trends/review problem cases.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Doctorate from a recognized school of medicine or osteopathy. Must be licensed as a medical doctor in the State of Florida with completed pathology residency training at an accredited pathology residency program and possess one (1) year of formal fellowship training in forensic pathology at an accredited fellowship program.
Necessary Special Requirement: Must obtain an American Board of Pathology in anatomic or forensic pathology certification within three (3) years from the date of hire.

OBTAIN SCANNABLE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION from PBC Human Resources, located at 100 Australian Avenue, Suite 300, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 or download from www.pbcgov.jobs [pbcgov.jobs]. Applications/resumes must include Job ID number, and will be accepted until filled. EO/AA M/F/D/V, Drug Free Work Place; All employees of Palm Beach County may be required to work before, during and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane.

Please submit scannable employment applications/resumes directly to:
Dr. Wendolyn Sneed, Medical Examiner
Office of the Medical Examiner
3126 Gun Club Road
WPB, FL 33461
Fax: (561) 688-4588
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Associate Medical Examiner, District 4

Salary: $207,856.28 - $217,856.28 Annually
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Job Type: Appointed Official
Department: Medical Examiner
Job Number: 2020-03753
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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Autopsy Assistant, District 21 ME Office (Ft. Myers, FL)

The District 21 Medical Examiner’s Office in Fort Myers is seeking applicants for the position of a fulltime Autopsy Assistant. The District 21 Medical Examiner’s Office is N.A.M.E. accredited and a private medical examiner’s office. Qualifications include two years of experience in a medical setting with working knowledge of human anatomy/physiology. Autopsy experience and strong communication skills are preferred. Job duties include receiving and releasing bodies; preparing bodies for autopsy; preserving specimens; assisting medical examiners during the autopsy; collection of cultures; preparation of specimens; preparation of reports; control sensitive and confidential information. Drug-Free Workplace; successful completion of criminal history background investigation; must possess a valid Florida Driver’s license which must be maintained during employment.

Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift and move bodies over 100 pounds; constant exposure to conditions such as radiation, hazardous chemicals, noise, wet, slippery floors/surfaces, odors, and weather; constant communication with staff and outside agencies; communication includes verbal and written; visualize and otherwise identify, observe and assess. Manual and finger strength and dexterity sufficient to operate surgical instruments. Work schedule includes weekends, holidays and shift work. Hourly rate minimum is $19.00 per hour and will be commensurate with experience and education. Benefits package includes health, dental, life, vision insurance; profit sharing and 401k plans.

Please forward your resume AND cover letter to:
Patricia Wheaton
Operations Manager
District 21 Medical Examiner’s Office
70 South Danley Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33907
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Death Investigator, District 21 Ft. Myers

The District 21 Medical Examiner’s Office in Fort Myers is seeking applicants for the position of Forensic Investigator (medicolegal death investigator). The District 21 Medical Examiner’s Office is N.A.M.E. accredited and a private medical examiner’s office. Qualifications include Associate Degree or higher with major course work in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Mortuary Science, Medical Technology and Biology or another related field. Autopsy experience, strong communication skills and a minimum of three years of work experience investigating deaths, crimes or accidents are preferred. A medical background is highly desirable. Responsibilities include determining the jurisdiction of medical examiner cases, conducting death scene investigations, interacting with law enforcement/medical personnel/families of the deceased and assisting physicians with autopsies. Continuing education and certification by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigation will be required. Drug-Free Workplace; successful completion of criminal history background investigation; must possess a valid Florida Driver’s license which must be maintained during employment.

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