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Forensic Autopsy Technician

Tarrant County Medical Examiner, Fort Worth, Texas

Salary: $18.39 - $20.23 Hourly

Final Filing Date: May 5, 2021

Perform advanced level lab technician duties on a day-to-day basis to achieve short-term goals of the work group.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assists medical examiners with external examinations and completes autopsies by preparing work materials and body for examination using established procedures.
  • Eviscerates bodies for the removal of organ and tissue samples.
  • Assists medical examiners with collection and labeling of specimens and evidentiary materials.
  • Collects photo documentation and x-rays during examinations.
  • Maintains and operates various instruments and equipment within the laboratory including autopsy saws, digital cameras, organ and body scales, and digital radiology systems.
  • Maintains a clean and organized workspace with daily sterilization of equipment and workstations.
  • Restocks consumable supplies at autopsy workstation.
  • Prepares specimens for non-routine laboratory reference lab testing with proper requisition paperwork.
  • Maintains chain of custody as required by each case.
  • Stores and maintains security of all evidence held by the unit.
  • Conducts and documents maintenance and quality control procedures according to protocol and regulatory guidelines.
  • May testify in court regarding items of evidence.
  • May enter evidence information into laboratory information management system (LIMS).
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Minimum Requirements
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • One (1) full-time year of work experience performing autopsies and/or working in funeral homes.
  • Must have knowledge of anatomy.
  • Must have basic computer skills to include Microsoft Office.
  • Must have good communication skills.
If hired, must provide proof of educational attainment at new hire processing.
  • Tarrant County will conduct background checks on new hires that will include a criminal background check related to convictions and deferred adjudications in the past seven years and may include credit reports, motor vehicle records, employment records and educational attainment. A conviction or deferred adjudication is not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered individually.
Physical Demands and Work Environment & Other Requirements
  • While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, lift, carry, push, pull, bending, sit, climb and stooping.
  • Exposure to human/animal remains, forensic instruments, pathogens, chemical or biological hazards, blood and other body fluids.
  • There is routine exposure to decomposition with odorous specimens and graphic visual situations.

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