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MEDICAL EXAMINER CASE COORDINATOR
The Medical Examiner Case Coordinator is responsible for ensuring appropriate investigative information is obtained during an autopsy. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Special Job Requirements:
Provides supervisory guidance to subordinate employees by establishing work plans, timeframes and/or deadlines, staff assignments, and resolving difficult or complex problems to ensure accurate and effective application of policies, rules, or precedents, and the achievement of project goals. Coordinates with investigators in the collection and submission of evidence, to identify factors that would indicate time of death. Prepares daily reports and completes required forms to finalize cases, provides training to investigators or medical students and attends case conferences. Observes and records the positions and conditions of bodies and of related evidence, removing clothes, cleaning body, photographing body, x-raying body as directed, and assembling instruments for autopsy. Provides assistance to pathologist during autopsy by positioning body, opening body cavity, removing organs as directed, weighing organs, placing specimens in containers, replacing organs, and sewing body to close. Completes death certificates including cause and manner of death, fingerprints hands and feet of the body for identification purposes. Cleans autopsy room and instruments and disposes of organs as directed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Knowledge of human anatomy. Knowledge of the functions of medical/surgical equipment/instruments. Knowledge of agency policies and procedures. Ability to use surgical instruments in dissecting. Ability to maintain accurate case records. Ability to obtain information and prepare technical reports.
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus four years of experience in an emergency medical facility, mortuary, morgue or a related field.