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Job Listing for Autopsy Technician 1 at William L. Jenkins Forensic Center

Position Autopsy Technician 1
Agency William L. Jenkins Forensic Center
Position Type Full-time
Salary $10,000 - $30,000 per year
On-Call Varied
Country United States of America
Address Box 70425
City Johnson City
State TN
Zip 37614


Job Summary/Basic Function: The William L. Jenkins Forensic Center in Johnson City, Tennessee is seeking an Autopsy Technician 1 to assist staff forensic pathologists with the autopsy examination which includes preparing the autopsy suite, necessary paperwork, specimen containers and body for postmortem examination. This position also assists the forensic pathologist with the postmortem examination (moving bodies, photography, taking x-rays, evidence collection/packaging, documenting personal effects and belongings, collecting toxicology specimens, evisceration/weighing of organs, etc.) and restores body following examination, cleaning of work stations and autopsy suite. Performs other related duties as required or assigned. There is one full time Autopsy Technician 1 available. Contingent on grant funding.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology. Ability to stand for extended periods of time and perform heavy lifting. Ability to work with decedents in decomposed state and work in malodorous conditions. Ability to keep detailed records including specimen and evidence control and pay meticulous attention to detail when completing documentation. Ability to use an air purifying respirator required by ETSU Health & Safety.

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent; bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or forensic science with course work in anatomy and physiology is preferred. Experience equal to one year of full-time work in emergency medical services, hospital, funeral home, donor services preferred, experience with decedents is preferred.