Autopsy Technician - Part Time

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Job Opening: Autopsy Technician - Part Time
Department: Medical Examiner
Posting Date: August 15, 2022
Pay Rate: $19.67 per hour
Shift: Office hours 8:30am - 4:30 pm, WEEKENDS ONLY


The Office of the Medical Examiner: The office of the Medical Examiner is a 24-hour environment, that is responsible for determining the cause and manner of deaths that fall under its jurisdiction. The Medical Examiner’s Office investigates deaths that are due to Homicide, Suicide, Accident, Death in police custody, Sudden Unexplained Infant Death, and other deaths deemed suspicious in nature.

The Autopsy Technician is an entry-level class of the series. Incumbents work under the immediate supervision of a Forensic Pathologist and undergo training to eventually perform autopsies independently.

Essential Duties

Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology

Photograph organs and perform radiographic procedures of decedents as required

Draw biological fluid samples

Ability to handle foul odors

Photograph body and clothing of decedents for identification purposes, noting any trauma or wounds as well as photographing tattoos or scars.

Assist Forensic Pathologists in autopsies and limited autopsies to include weighing decedents, eviscerating bodies, weighing organs, removing foreign objects such as projectiles, and sewing up the bodies after examination

Prepare toxicological samples, such as vitreous, cardiac blood, urine, liver, spleen, kidney, femoral blood, and other samples as necessary.

Label, organize, and store all retained specimens to ensure their proper retention

Assist Pathologist in the proper packaging and labeling of evidence to preserve the chain of custody

Works with histology specimens and glass slides

Maintain confidentiality of information on all cases; abides by HIPAA Rules

Releasing bodies to the funeral homes and completing the necessary paperwork

Use computer programs to input data and photographs into a Case Management System

Use instrumentation and maintain a clean environment in the Morgue

Must be able to stand for long periods of time, lift and move bodies approximately 100 pounds or more, be exposed to unpleasant smells, hazardous chemicals, biological fluids, and extreme weather conditions when conducting scene investigations

Must be COVID-19 vaccinated and follow mask mandates. Those who are not COVID-19 vaccinated may be required to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing


Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma

At least 1-year work experience as an autopsy technician Medical Examiner/ Coroner’s Office environment, diener in a hospital or experience as an EMS/EMT or Nurse with knowledge of Medical Terminology

Preferred Qualifications:

Associates Degree or higher with major course work in Nursing, Mortuary Science, EMT with training in the evisceration of cadavers

Bachelor’s degree in any related field with experience in a hospital, Medical Examiner, or Coroner’s office

1-year work experience or practical internship experience

Work experience can be substituted for the education requirements on a year-by-year basis


To apply, please fill out our online application form.

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