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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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!

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