Assistant Medical Examiner

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description
Are you a medical physician with a current license? Do you have certification in Anatomic, Anatomic/Clinical or Forensic Pathology? The Utah Office of the Medical Examiner seeks you as an Assistant Medical Examiner. Under the direction of the Chief and Deputy Chief Medical Examiners, you will serve as an expert in forensic pathology and have statewide responsibility for conducting, supervising, and/or directing medico-legal death investigations and examinations. This includes autopsies and examinations on deceased individuals whose deaths fall under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Medical Examiner. Travel is required. Due to the nature of this position, compliance to the Utah Department of Health and Human Services Employee Immunization policy is required.

Principal Duties
As an Assistant Medical Examiner you will:

Prepare written reports regarding case findings to include interpreting findings, issuing official death certificates, composing final examination reports, ruling as to cause and manner of death in assigned cases.
Coordinate ancillary testing and explain results and findings to families, law enforcement personnel, attorneys, and others with statutory rights to the information.
Provide expert opinion and testimony in court, depositions, pre-trial reviews and other proceedings.
Perform and/or supervise the performance of autopsies, gross and histological examination of tissue specimens, and microscopic examinations, evaluate case-related investigative information, and prepare reports of findings.
Certify the cause and manner of death in assigned cases.
Provide expert testimony in courts of law and in depositions as an expert witness in forensic pathology.
Give lectures and other educational presentations to law enforcement, medical, legal, and other professional groups.
Assist in teaching concepts of forensic medicine and pathology to medical students, pathology residents and fellows.
Participate in fatality review committee meetings on assigned cases.
Coordinate with donation requests from organ and tissue bank personnel.

The Ideal CandidateHas American Board of Pathology (ABP) certifications in Anatomic and Forensic Pathology.
Has ABP certification in neuropathology or pediatric pathology.
Has excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Has at least 2 years of experience as a forensic pathologist.
Has an interest in teaching or academic research.

Why You Should Join Our Team
This is an opportunity to make a difference. Along with the satisfaction of assisting the Medical Examiner you will receive great health and retirement benefits, such as, generous paid time off so you can have a positive work life balance. Click here to view a summary of all the benefits we offer. You may accrue up to 6 hours of Annual leave per pay period.

The Agency
To learn more about the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner, click here. If offered this position, your continued employment will be contingent upon passing a fingerprint background check.

Supplemental Information
Working Conditions:

Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment.
Physical Requirements:Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.

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