Associate Medical Examiner, District 1, Pensacola FL

Base Salary: $240,000 to $250,000 annually

Job Type: Full time / Exempt / Appointed Official

Department:  Pathology

Closing: Continuous

Role and Responsibilities

  • Performs primary functions of a forensic pathologist in accordance with industry standards for autopsies, external examinations, and records reviews to determine the cause and manner of death, pursuant to Florida State Statute, Chapter 406.
  • Prepares autopsy reports.
  • Rotates on-service duties with other physicians on staff.
  • Serves as an expert witness, providing testimony in trials, grand jury, depositions, 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 as needed or requested.
  • Attends scene death investigations as requested.
  • Provides educational lectures for students, law enforcement, and the general community.
  • Reviews cases that are reported in which jurisdiction is declined.
  • Reviews and authorizes cremation requests.
  • Maintains all required licenses and accreditations consistent with industry standards.
  • Maintains individual continuing medical education requirements and assures compliance with licensing and certification requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Forensic Autopsy Technician II, Pensacola, FL

LOCATION: PENSACOLA, FL – CENTRAL OFFICE
SALARY RANGE: $21.25 – $23.00/HOURLY
POSITION TYPE: NON-EXEMPT, FULL-TIME WITH BENEFITS
DEPARTMENT: PATHOLOGY / MORGUE
SUPERVISION: MORGUE SUPERVISOR

JOB DESCRIPTION
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare autopsy forms, diagrams, and specimen containers for toxicology, evidence, and tissue prior to autopsy
  • Photograph body, personal belongings, and evidence items for case documentation
  • Obtain decedent fingerprints for identification purposes
  • Perform “Y” incision and remove skull cap, remove and weigh all organs, and open and expose the small/large intestines for gross examination without assistance
  • Maintain toxicology, evidence, and tissue specimens for easy retrieval and keep appropriate logbooks and chain of custody when collecting, receiving, storing, or transferring bodies, evidence, toxicology, and tissue specimens
  • Restore body following postmortem examination by replacing organs, packing cavities, suturing the body closed, washing and disinfecting the remains, and returning the body to refrigerated storage
  • Release bodies to authorized parties and ensure bodies are correctly tagged (labeled). Maintain records for the reception, transfer, and release of bodies and personal effects
  • Clean morgue/attendant areas, instruments, equipment, floors, autopsy tables/attachments, dissecting area, and refrigerated storage by ensuring that surfaces are free of body fluids, airborne pathogens, and other undesirable materials
  • Assist with standard record keeping, scanning and labeling of photographs, and filing of paraffin tissue blocks and microscopic slides
  • Assist with general clerical duties (i.e., data entry, photocopying, receiving, opening, and sorting packages and supplies); enter data into the case management system
  • Operate necessary equipment (X-Ray, Body Lift, Autopsy Tables, etc.)
  • Demonstrate ability to perform all duties of the Forensic Specialist I at a level of proficiency which meets the performance standards of the Morgue Competency Checklist
  • All other duties as needed or required

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Forensic Autopsy Technician I, Pensacola, FL

LOCATION: PENSACOLA, FL – CENTRAL OFFICE
SALARY RANGE: $19.50 – $21.00/HOURLY
POSITION TYPE: NON-EXEMPT, FULL-TIME WITH BENEFITS
DEPARTMENT: PATHOLOGY / MORGUE
SUPERVISION: MORGUE SUPERVISOR

JOB DESCRIPTION
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare autopsy forms, diagrams, and specimen containers for toxicology, evidence, and tissue prior to autopsy
  • Photograph body, personal belongings, and evidence items for case documentation
  • Obtain decedent fingerprints for identification purposes
  • Remove skull cap (calvarium) to expose the brain for gross examination and weigh all organs
  • Maintain toxicology, evidence, and tissue specimens for easy retrieval and keep appropriate logbooks and chain of custody when collecting, receiving, storing, or transferring bodies, evidence, toxicology, and tissue specimens
  • Restore body following postmortem examination by replacing organs, packing cavities, suturing the body closed, washing and disinfecting the remains, and returning the body to refrigerated storage
  • Release bodies to authorized parties and ensure bodies are correctly tagged (labeled)
  • Maintain records for the reception, transfer, and release of bodies and personal effects
  • Clean morgue/attendant areas, instruments, equipment, floors, autopsy tables/attachments, dissecting area, and refrigerated storage by ensuring that surfaces are free of bodily fluids, airborne pathogens, and other undesirable materials
  • Assist with record-keeping and general clerical duties (i.e., data entry, photocopying, receiving, opening, scanning, labeling, and sorting packages and supplies); enter data into the case management system
  • Operate necessary equipment (X-Ray, Body Lift, Autopsy Tables, etc.)
  • All other duties as needed or required

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Assistant Medical Examiner, Miami-Dade County

Salary Range: $132,577 to $245,793 (Actual compensation will be based upon experience and qualifications).

NATURE OF WORK: This is highly responsible executive-level work in complex scientific operations of the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department. An employee in this class is responsible for Medical Examiner Departmental activities and operations in forensic pathology in accordance with local state and federal statutes and regulations. Responsibilities include performing work of staff pathologists; scene investigations; collecting, documenting, preserving, and analyzing forensic evidence; preparing autopsy protocols and microscopic reports; planning, coordinating, and performing medical research; resolving forensic problems and medical examiner cases; teaching in the Forensic Pathology Fellowship Training Program. The incumbent exercises extensive independent judgment and professional knowledge of medicine and forensic pathology in conducting County medical examiner activities in compliance with established regulations.

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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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