The Medical Examiner for the 6th Judicial Circuit, Florida (Pinellas & Pasco Counties) is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Associate Medical Examiner. This position will assist in performing the duties associated with medico-legal death investigation including scene evaluation and some scene investigation, examination, and/or autopsy and courtroom testimony.
• Performs autopsies and physical examinations to determine the cause and manner of death, pursuant to Florida State Statute, Chapter 406.
• Prepare clear, concise narrative description of autopsy/exam findings.
• Reviews items related, such as medical records & hospital charts, medical examiner investigator reports, law enforcement agency reports and laboratory results.
• Responsible for adhering to the rules and regulations that govern medical examiners in the State of Florida (F.S.S. Chapter 406, FL Administrative Code 11-G & Practice Guidelines).
• Rotate on-call duties with other physician staff.
• Serves as a non-bias expert witness providing intelligible testimony 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 as needed or requested.
• Provides educational lectures for students, law enforcement, and the general community.
• Reviews cases that were reported but jurisdiction declined.
• Reviews cremation requests.
• Responsible for maintaining educational knowledge related to Forensic Pathology and Medico-legal death investigations.
• Perform other duties of a comparable level as assigned.
• Graduation from an approved school of medicine and obtain prior to hire, a current license to practice medicine in the State of Florida as required by the Florida Board of Medicine.
• Completion of fellowship training in Forensic Pathology.
• Must be board certified in anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology, by the American Board of Pathology.
• Must be board certified in Forensic Pathology or board eligible, with certification obtained within 2 years of employment, by the American Board of Pathology.
• Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license.
• Must pass a thorough background check and pre-employment drug screening.
This is a full-time, exempt, professional position. The Associate Medical Examiner is appointed by the Chief Medical Examiner for the District, and privately employed by the same. The
District 6 Medical Examiner Office is fully accredited by N.A.M.E. since 2009. The Associate Medical Examiner will be joining a team of all board-certified forensic pathologists that consists
of a Chief Medical Examiner, Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, four other Associate Medical Examiners and one part time Associate Medical Examiner. In 2020, our office performed 1659
Annual compensation is $226,500 a newly board-certified forensic pathologist – additional compensation will be considered based upon experience & qualifications.
Benefits include health, dental, and life insurance, short term & long term disability insurance, generous 401k plan, paid holidays, allowances for training, travel, dues, and licenses.
Jon R. Thogmartin, M.D.
District Six Medical Examiner Office
10900 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33778
Our office is located along the Gulf Coast of Florida and home to Clearwater Beach, named one of the most desirable beaches in the Country by various travel and news outlets. The District is
bordered by both Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and includes well known cities such as St. Petersburg & Clearwater. The warm climate, great communities, and beautiful beaches make
for a very attractive place to visit, work, and live.