Requisition Title: ASSISTANT AUTOPSY ROOM SUPERVISOR
Primary Location: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-TEXAS
MEDICAL EXAMINER - 2355 N STEMMONS FRWY - DALLAS
Organization: MEDICAL EXAMINER
Brief Description Assists the autopsy room supervisor with the day-to-day operation and supervision of the autopsy room. Provides technical and administrative oversight and direction to autopsy technicians to ensure consistency with laws, protocol, policies, and practice standards. Assists medical examiners and pathologists with examinations, autopsies and various administrative support functions including performing body acceptance and release duties; and assisting with hiring and training of staff. Acts as lead in the absence of the supervisor.
Detailed Description Provides first line administrative supervision of autopsy technicians to include: • Assigning staff assignments and maintaining appropriate staffing ratios; • Distributing workload; • Training, evaluating and providing performance feedback to staff; • Communicating policies/procedures/protocol to staff; • Maintaining time and attendance; • Monitoring performance to ensure requirements/needs are being met; and, • Purchasing appropriate supplies, materials, equipment, etc., and maintaining satisfactory levels. Provides first line operational supervision of autopsy technicians to include: • Providing guidance regarding proper procedures and techniques; • Ensuring proper workstation set-up and post-examination cleaning efforts meet defined standards; • Ensuring performance of autopsy room maintenance tasks (e.g. mopping, cart washing, equipment cleaning, etc); • Monitoring all autopsy room equipment to ensure proper maintenance and functioning; and, • Assisting with monitoring status of biological materials disposition. Assist the autopsy technicians in providing direct services to the medical examiners and pathologists to include preparing autopsy workstation, retrieving body for examination by physician; assisting with body examinations, including clothing removal, performing evisceration, collection of autopsy specimens and evidentiary materials, and performance of related administrative tasks (e.g. document handling and distribution). May also be required to directly perform these tasks. Performs and provides guidance regarding body acceptance, release activities and body transfer assignments following standard protocol; assists with and assigns staff to assist with body transfer activities for indigent disposition. Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements Education and experience equivalent to an Associate Degree in Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Forensic Science or in a related field of study and two (2) years of work related experience. Must possess knowledge of human anatomy; thorough knowledge of standard autopsy room protocols and the ability to follow instructions; the ability to perform repetitive tasks with reduced supervision; skilled in the use of autopsy room equipment such as bone saws, knives and needles; ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public; ability to use good safety practices and precautions including the use of personal protective equipment. Must have reliable transportation. Will be required to provide a copy of 10-year driving history. Must maintain a good driving record and remain in compliance with Article II, Subdivision II of Chapter 90 of the Dallas County Code. The primary work area is an autopsy room, with routine, potential exposure to biological and/or chemical hazards. There is routine exposure to odorous specimens and chemicals and graphic visual situations. Requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, and the ability to lift bodies, supplies, equipment and other materials up to 50 lbs., unassisted.
Additional Details An extensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered a position with Dallas County. The hiring process involves successful completion of each step. The steps include: Criminal History Review, Traffic Violations Record, Review of Personal History Statement and Documents, Physical Examination, and Background Investigation. Dallas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, National Service Alumni volunteers, and persons with a criminal background are encouraged to apply. INTERNAL - INTRAL DEPARTMENT ONLY
Minimum Salary : 3729.7
Maximum Salary : 4655.28
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Requisition ID: 004455