Forensic Autopsy Technician - Part Time
Examples of Duties for Success
- Prepares pre-autopsy and post-autopsy paperwork. Prepares autopsy facility, equipment, tools, materials, and body for autopsy procedure.
- Photographs the deceased, organs, injuries, and evidence.
- Surgically opens and closes the cranium and body cavity during the autopsy procedure. Assists with the autopsy evisceration and other procedures as directed.
- Assists with forensic examinations.
- Collects toxicology fluids, specimen samples, DNA samples, and fingerprints. Enters in laboratory results and requisitions.
- Collects and preserves personal effects and evidence. Prepares and maintains chain-of-custody records.
- Performs external examinations of the deceased and diagnostic imaging such as skeletal and dental radiographs.
- Operates, maintains, and cleans the morgue/autopsy facility and morgue/autopsy equipment and tools.
- Transports bodies to and from refrigerated storage.
- Maintains medical supply storage areas and inventory.
- Prepares outgoing deliveries and accepts incoming deliveries, including supplies, toxicology, histology, property, evidence, and specimens.
- Conducts, or assists with, the intake, preparation, accession, maintenance, preservation, and disposition of bio-hazardous materials/waste, property, evidence, toxicology, histology, medication, bodies, and/or specimens.
- Composes, prepares, transcribes, interprets, and/or reviews a variety of written documents; independently or at the direction of office administrators.
- Operates a variety of office equipment.
- Directs interns and attendees while they are in the autopsy facility.
- Answers telephones, greets public, participates in education outreach programs, and performs clerical tasks as assigned.
- May respond to death scenes as assigned.
- May transport bodies, materials, and specimens to outside locations.
- May be called upon to testify in court proceedings.
- May be required to work overtime, unexpectedly/upon short notice, holidays, weekends, on-call, evenings/nights, during inclement weather, and during mass fatalities as assigned.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills / Requirements
Qualifications for Success
- Must possess a valid unrestricted driver's license and have a Colorado State driver's license prior to start of employment.
- Must successfully pass a criminal background investigation, motor vehicle record review, education and employment background investigation, character assessment, polygraph examination, psychological examination, medical evaluation, and drug test.
- Must have no felony convictions.
- Must have no major driving violations or driving suspensions within the last five years and have no more than three driving violations within the last five-year period.
More Qualifications for Success
- Occasionally sits.
- Frequently stoops, kneels, balances, climbs, and crouches to perform job tasks and often times while simultaneously lifting.
- Frequently required to lift, push, or pull burdens of over 100 pounds, including deceased bodies.
- Frequently exposed to environmental conditions and bio-hazardous conditions.
- Constantly stands and walks in order to complete duties requiring mobility.
- Constantly utilizes full scope of visual capacity to perform job tasks.
- Constantly utilizes eye, hand, and finger coordination to perform job tasks.
- Must be able to lift at least 100 lbs.
- Must be able to work under stressful circumstances.
- Must be able to work under environmental and physical demands of position.
- OCCASIONALLY: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.
- FREQUENTLY: Activity exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.
- CONSTANTLY: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.