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Morgue Technician
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Working Titles:
Morgue Technician/Forensic Technician
Reports to: Morgue Supervisor, Forensic Pathologists 
  Revised 12-2009
Job Category Medical & Technical
Department MORGUE/HISTOLOGY
Position Description Under general supervision, eviscerates cadavers; prepares reports; secures and transfers valuables/evidence/specimen/ histology samples. Working conditions are in a morgue, histology laboratory with exposure to temperature variations, damp-wet surfaces, decomposing cadavers, infectious diseases, and unfavorable odors; must have valid Ohio Drivers license. Shifts may be fixed or rotating at management’s discretion.  
Major/Essential Functions 1. Prepare for autopsy and assists pathologist during autopsies by taking photographs and X-rays, evidence collection and documentation, and other duties as needed. Perform dissection, eviscerate body, open the calvarium, label, store, secure and deliver toxicology/histology specimens.
2. Process and act on information related to morgue duties.
3. Ensure proper identification of human remains.
4. Ensures safe and effective working environment by maintaining clean work areas, equipment and instruments. 
5. Organize, archive, send and receive histology samples, slides and block. Receive histology documentation.
6.  Accept and release bodies.
Occasional Duties 1. Assist with educational activities.
2. Assist with inventory of supplies, evidence, and tissue specimens.
3. Special projects as assigned.  
Qualifications The ideal candidate has one year experience in autopsy skills; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from Ohio BCI and the Franklin County Sheriff’s office; must acquire and maintain valid Ohio driver's license. Ability to effectively respond to inquiries, conflicts and public relations issues; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, government agencies, outside organizations, the news media, and the general public. Knowledge of ORC 313 and related sections; knowledge of evidence collection and transfer techniques; knowledge of human anatomy; knowledge of criminal justice system; knowledge of medical terminology; knowledge of health and safety standards and practices. Ability to secure work area; ability to operate personal computer, facsimile, copier, digital cameras. English is the official language of this position.
Preferred Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in related health care or forensic field or equivalent experience.
Security Sensitive? Yes  
Physical Demands Physical requirements include lifting-carrying of 100-250 lbs. constantly; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard. Subject to smelling, handling, walking, sitting, standing, bending, reaching and twisting to perform the essential functions.
Case Secretary
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FRANKLIN COUNTY CORONER’S OFFICE
JOB TITLE:  CASE SECRETARY
JOB LOCATION:  520 KING AVENUE, COLUMBUS, OHIO  43201
SALARY RANGE: $40,019-$48,588
 
The Franklin County Ohio Coroner’s Office is accepting applications for a Case Secretary.  Successful applicant will be expected to: Under immediate supervision, direct the “in person” requests and phone calls to the appropriate staff members; operate word processing equipment to prepare technical documents from written and spoken information, perform various secretarial and clerical tasks, respond to requests from internal staff, families, and outside agencies. Working conditions are in an office environment. Shifts may be fixed or rotating at management’s discretion.
 
Qualifications: The ideal candidate has the ability to effectively respond to customer inquiries and complaints; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to understand, produce, and effectively proof technical materials; ability to detect and correct typing errors; ability to compose correspondence; ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, and government agencies, outside organizations, the news media, and the general public. Ability to secure work area; ability to operate personal computer, facsimile, copier; experience using Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on proficiency in Excel are required. Knowledge of medical terminology; knowledge of health and safety standards and practices. English is the official language of this position. Required to pass a background check and urine drug screen. Physical requirements include lifting-carrying of 10-15 lbs. constantly; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard. Subject to handling, walking, sitting, standing, bending, reaching and twisting to perform the essential functions.
 
Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in customer service or medical office.
 
Benefits: The benefit package includes outstanding health, dental, and life insurance with access to the Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio.
 
Contact: To apply for this position, candidates should submit an application with supporting documents, such as a resume and cover letter, through the Franklin County employment system (www.coroner.franklincountyohio.gov). Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
Matthew Caudill
Director of Operations
520 King Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201
614-525-5290
614-525-6002 (fax)

Employment opportunities offered by the Franklin County Coroner’s Office are provided to all applicants on an equal basis without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, qualified veteran status, military status, or disability. It is our policy to fully comply with all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting applicant and employee discrimination.
 
 
Forensic Technician/ Death Investigator
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Reports to: Chief Investigator, Deputy Chief Investigator, Forensic Pathologists.
Department: Investigations/Morgue


Position Description:
Under general supervision, receives and records reports of death; visits death scenes; conducts investigations; examines cadavers; prepares reports; prepares, secures and transfers valuables/evidence/specimen/ histology samples. Working conditions are in an office environment, morgue, histology laboratory and outside with exposure to temperature variations, damp-wet surfaces, hazardous-toxic atmosphere, decomposing cadavers, infectious diseases, hazardous materials and unfavorable fumes, vapors or odors; must have valid Ohio Drivers license. Shifts may be fixed or rotating at management’s discretion.  

Major/Essential Functions:
Perform medicolegal death investigations in Franklin County as authorized by the Ohio Revised Code, Section 313. Such investigations involve taking reports of death; determine jurisdiction; obtain circumstances of death from law enforcement, hospital staff, family, etc.; data entry, respond to scene of death; conduct scene investigation; photograph scene; examine cadaver for wounds and other evidence related to death; collect and secure evidence from body/scene as instructed by pathologist; arrange for transportation of body to morgue; inform next of kin what procedures are to follow and what steps they should take; prepare and submit death investigation report to pathologist/Coroner.
  • Locate and notify next of kin.
  • Obtain medical records, law enforcement reports and other information as needed.
  • Assist/direct/insure proper identification of human remains.
  • Prepares for examination by taking processing photographs, fingerprints, X-Rays, evidence collection and documentation, and other duties as needed. Accept and release bodies.
  • Ensures safe and effective working environment by maintaining clean work areas, equipment and instruments.
  • Take incoming requests for autopsies from regional counties as needed. 
Occasional Duties:
  • Assist with educational activities.
  • Assist with inventory of supplies, evidence, and tissue specimens.
  • Special projects as assigned.
 
Qualifications:
The ideal candidate is a graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Biological Science, Nursing or another related field, and one year experience in death investigations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from Ohio BCI and the Franklin County Sheriff’s office; must acquire and maintain valid Ohio driver's license. Ability to effectively respond to inquiries, conflicts and public relations issues; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, government agencies, outside organizations, the news media, and the general public. Knowledge of ORC 313 and related sections; knowledge of crime scene investigation procedures; knowledge of evidence collection and transfer techniques; knowledge of human anatomy; knowledge of criminal justice system; knowledge of medical terminology; knowledge of health and safety standards and practices. Skill in identifying trauma wounds; skill in operating camera. Ability to secure work area; ability to operate personal computer, facsimile, copier, digital cameras, GPS.

Preferred Qualifications:
2+ years’ experience and Registered or Board Certified Medicolegal Death Investigator.  

Physical Demands: 
Physical requirements include lifting-carrying of 100-150 lbs. constantly; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard. Subject to smelling, handling, walking, sitting, standing, bending, reaching and twisting to perform the essential functions.


Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Amanda Alvarez, Chief of Investigations, through our employment system. The employment system will remain open until filled.