Associate Medical Examiner-St. Augustine, FL
St. Johns County Government in St. Augustine, Florida is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Associate Medical Examiner in our District Twenty-Three Medical Examiner’s Office (St. Johns, Flagler and Putnam counties are covered by District 23). This position will assist in performing the duties associated with medico-legal investigation of death including scene evaluation, investigation, examination and/or autopsy and courtroom testimony.
Representative Duties: • Performs autopsies to determine the cause and manner of death. Reviews item related to autopsies such as hospital charts, medical examiner investigator reports, law enforcement agency and postmortem results. • Responsible for adhering to the rules and regulations that govern medical examiner’s 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. • Review 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 Regulation. • Completion of fellowship training in Forensic Pathology. • Must be board certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology or board eligible, with certification obtained within two years of employment. • Must be board certified by the American Board of Pathology in forensic pathology or board eligible, with certification obtained within two years of employment. • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license. Preference will be given to those individuals who are board certified in Anatomic or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology and Forensic Pathology.
This position is 40 Hours per week. 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM including weekends/holidays and 24 hour on-call duties. The selected candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening, criminal history and background check prior to start of employment. Associate will be joining a team that consists of a Chief Medical Examiner and administrative personnel. The workload for this office for 2014 was 411 cases.
Salary Starts @ $160,000 Annually (Salary depends on certifications and experience)
Benefits include state retirement, health, dental, vision and life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave accrual, reimbursement/allowance for training, travel, membership dues and licenses.
St. Johns County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status, age, disability, or genetics. Application must be submitted through our online application service. For more information or to apply please visit our website – www.sjcfl.us.