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Morgue Technician

University of Tennessee Forensic Center, Memphis, Tennessee

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under the direction of the Chief Medical Director, this position oversees the intake and release of decedents in/out of the facility. Assists with preparing bodies for autopsy; assists with eviscerations; maintains specimens, and prepares bodies for the funeral home.

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Duties:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Prepares bodies for postmortem examinations.
  • Washes, dries, measures, and positions bodies.
  • Prepares and preserves tissue and specimens.
  • Assists in body dissection.
  • Lifts and transfers bodies between cart and table.
  • Provides photos and digital documentation of transfer.
  • Ensures proper storage conditions for remains.
  • Collects forensic evidence and maintains chain of custody, as required.
  • Enters evidence information into computer.
  • Cleans and disinfects mortuary equipment and environments.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

EDUCATION:
  • High School Diploma or GED. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
EXPERIENCE:
  • One (1) full-time year of work experience in allied health care and/or performing autopsies;
  • OR
  • Graduate of a Surgical Technology Program. (Previous experience in a medical examiner or coroner's office preferred).

  • Exposure to human remains, forensic instruments, pathogens, chemical or biological hazards, blood, and other body fluids is Required.
  • Knowledge of anatomy is Required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to ensure the integrity of the chain of custody of remains.
  • Ability to handle remains in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Ability to maintains and operate various instruments and equipment.
  • Ability to work with a computer and digital camera.
  • Ability to work in a cool environment.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and medical laboratory procedures.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS, WORK ENVIRONMENT, & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, lift, carry, push, pull, bending, sit, climb, and stoop.
  • Ability to lift and/or maneuver bodies and equipment.
  • Ability to properly handle and dispose of hazardous materials.
  • Ability to wear provided personal protective equipment is provided due to exposure to biohazardous and/or chemically hazardous materials.
  • Ability to lift >50 lbs. and maneuver bodies of 300 lbs. or more independently or with assistance.
WORK SCHEDULE:
  • This position may be occasionally required to work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • May require occasional overnight travel.

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Posted: March 15, 2021

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