Associate Medical Examiner, District 5 & 24, Lake County, FL

The Districts 5 & 24 Medical Examiner’s Office is pleased to announce an opportunity to join four experienced board certified forensic pathologists in central Florida.

The Office of the Medical Examiner is located in sunny Lake County, a stone’s throw from Florida’s coastal beaches and theme parks. Home to more than 1,000 freshwater lakes and rivers, Lake County offers a simple and natural view of “Old Florida”, with endless acres of preserves to include access to three state parks, one state forest, one national wildlife refuge and one national forest. Lake County offers a low cost of living with no state income tax, and safe and friendly communities. The charming city of Mount Dora is well known for its top-rated art festival, fall craft festival, sailing regatta, antique shops, and award-winning cuisine, and nearby Tavares has evolved as a seaplane culture. Lake County is minutes away from the Orlando area attractions and the Orlando International Airport to the southeast, Tampa only slightly further to the southwest, Gainesville to the north, and both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts within a short day trip.

The office is based in Lake County and has jurisdiction over Lake, Marion, Sumter, Citrus, Hernando, and Seminole counties, covering a large area of central Florida extending to the Gulf Coast. The area is well known for its citrus heritage, equestrian centers and numerous outdoor activities including freshwater and saltwater fishing.

The pathologists are volunteer faculty with the University of Central Florida, and are regularly involved in educational activities including with the regional trauma center, child death review team, and law enforcement. Our population is growing, influenced both by expanding developments and by fluctuations in seasonal/non-permanent residents. The districts are in the planning stages of building a new facility in anticipation of further population growth and additional staffing.

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Associate Medical Examiner, District 9/25, Orlando, Florida

District 9/25 Medical Examiner’s Office – Orlando, Florida
$230k-$240k
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/EmploymentVolunteerism/JobOpenings.aspx and follow the prompts to create a profile and apply online (look for job posting #30265). 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:

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Plantation, FL 33323

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!

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