Job Details for 2324 - EO Autopsy Technician/Morgue Assistant
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
Under general supervision performs work of moderate difficultly
in assisting the Forensic Pathologist in the set-up, collection of samples,
and follow up of autopsy and autopsy-related activities; performs related work
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
in this class assists with the efforts of the Forensic Pathologist through
assisting in autopsies and maintaining the cleanliness of the laboratory. The
position provides clerical support for work performed in-house regarding
autopsy related documents. Work is performed under general supervision of the
Chief Forensic Pathologist.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a
comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by
positions in this class.
• Sets-up and prepares of all instruments,
paperwork, and materials necessary for ancillary testing prior to the start of
• Assists with prosection of the cadaver and collection of
body fluids for toxicological testing
• Communicates autopsy results to
deputy coroner staff
• Packages and submits evidence and/or samples to
the appropriate jurisdiction or laboratory
• Cleans and sterilizes the
morgue facilities and instruments
• Maintains the inventory balance for
the morgue facility, catalogs and organizes autopsy specimens and evidence
• Coordinates necessary morgue maintenance, launders supplies
with the intake and release of remains
• Provides clerical support and
assistance with special projects within the office
• Maintains regular
attendance and punctuality
NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event
of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and
recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain
required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.
To perform this job successfully, an individual
must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements
listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform essential functions.
Basic knowledge of human anatomy and standard autopsy procedures
Standard laboratory operating procedures and standards
collection of specimens and laboratory testing techniques
• Ordering, stocking and inventory procedures
Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• Coroner’s Office
policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws,
rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
recording and report preparation
• Interpreting and applying complex
written and verbal instructions
• Using computer hardware and software
including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services
applicable to the assigned office
records and files
• Operate standard office equipment
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department
and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers,
supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey
information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with
applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency
Diploma equivalent; and one (1) year of experience in a morgue, mortuary or
similar setting, or, an equivalent combination of education and experience
sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as
those listed above.
demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of
this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb stairs, and
use hands and/or arms to lift, carry, push or move a minimum of 50 lbs.
The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work will occur in an office environment. While performing the
duties and responsibilities the employee maybe exposed to noxious odors,
unsanitary conditions, chemicals, and other related conditions and situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS