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Forensic Autopsy Assistant


Assist a Medical Examiner in performing medical-legal autopsies for Medical Examiner

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Receives and correlates paperwork with remains received.
  • Releases remains and personal effects to authorized funeral service agencies.
  • Cleans up remains after completion of autopsy.
  • Undresses and inventories personal effects according to department procedures.
  • Assists with evisceration as directed by Medical Examiner.
  • Provides necessary instruments and other required materials.
  • Sets-up remains on table.
  • Assists in obtaining ancillary tests during autopsy.
  • Cleans up and disinfects autopsy table, morgue floor, and instruments.
  • Prepares autopsy waste for disposal in a safe manner.
  • Oversees inventory of preserved specimens and supplies.

Education and Experience

A high school diploma and two years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification




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