American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators
Forensic Pathologist (Urbana, IL)
The Champaign County Coroner is seeking an energetic Board Certified (or Board Eligible) Forensic Pathologist to come to Champaign County and set up an independent practice as part of a growing, regional autopsy facility in Central Illinois, managed under a coroner system of death investigation. The Champaign County Regional Autopsy Facility has been in operation since November 2011.
Champaign County, Illinois is located in the heart of East Central Illinois, at Latitude 40.14030 North, Longitude 88.19610 West. US Interstates 57, 72 & 74 intersect in the County which puts Champaign County approximately 2 hours south of Chicago Illinois; 3 hours north-northeast of St. Louis, Missouri; and 2 hours west of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Home to the University of Illinois, Parkland College, and two major regional hospitals (Carle Foundation Hospital [Level 1 Trauma Center] and Presence Covenant Medical Center), Champaign County is a leader in education, health care, government, technology, light industry and agriculture. Champaign County comprises 1008 square miles, the majority of which are involved in agriculture.
The 2010 US Census estimate lists Champaign County as the 10th largest County in the State of Illinois with a population of 201,081. The largest urban areas in the County are the City of Champaign (81,055), the City of Urbana (41,250), and the Village of Rantoul (13,674).
101 of 102 Illinois counties are served by elected or appointed coroners. Currently, the Champaign County Regional Autopsy Facility is provided autopsy services from three independent Forensic Pathologists serving approximately 32 Illinois counties through three regional autopsy facilities. The Champaign County Forensic Pathologist would perform approximately 250 forensic autopsies annually. Teaching/lecturing opportunities may be possible at the University of Illinois Medical College through collaboration with the local hospitals.
Board Certification in Forensic Pathology is a requirement, or if Board eligible, certification is required within two years of beginning to provide autopsy services to the Champaign County Regional Autopsy Facility. Preferred qualifications include experience with medicolegal death investigations, experience testifying in court, and a willingness to work cooperatively with Illinois coroners to provide comprehensive autopsy services. Candidates must be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Illinois.
Salary range will be between $175,000-$225,000 annually depending on Board Certification, number of autopsies performed, courtroom testimony, and affiliation through teaching/lecturing at the College of Medicine. The opportunity exists for providing private autopsies if desired. The position offers all the benefits of private practice, including flexible working hours as an independent practioner, access to high quality medical services and autopsy support, and collaboration with outstanding medical professionals. An office is provided for the forensic pathologist at the Champaign County Regional Autopsy Facility and all administrative duties are handled by the coroner and staff.
This position will remain open until filled. The starting date for this position is negotiable but can be as early as September 1, 2013. To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and 3 references (including directors of each residency or fellowship program attended) and their contact information to:
Champaign County Coroner
202 S. Art Bartell Road
Urbana, Illinois 61802
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