Job Listing for Reserve Forensic Pathology Technician at Adams County Coroner's Office (CO)
|Position||Reserve Forensic Pathology Technician|
|Agency||Adams County Coroner's Office (CO)|
|Country||United States of America|
***THIS POSITION IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ABMDI CERTIFICATION.***
The Office of the Coroner is an elected office governed by state law and is responsible for investigating unexpected and/or unnatural deaths that occur within, or are related to incidents occurring within, Adams and Broomfield Counties. The Office serves two counties, comprising of a total of ten municipalities and one town, and covers a geographic area of approximately 1,200 square miles. The Office receives approximately 3,700 reported deaths per year and performs approximately 600 autopsies per year. The primary responsibilities of the Office are to conduct death investigations with the purpose of ascertaining the cause and manner of death of individuals that die under the jurisdiction of the office; establish the identity of the deceased; and notify the decedent's legal next-of-kin that his/her death has occurred.
The work of the Reserve Forensic Pathology Technician is characterized by a variety of tasks ranging from low level clerical work to specialized pathology and death investigation work. The Reserve Forensic Pathology Technician works closely with other forensic personnel and must have a clear understanding of departmental policies and procedures, including safety, environmental and infection control standards, and quality improvement. This individual must be able to assess situations and exercise sound judgment, pay strict attention to detail, understand and interpret written technical material, and must be able to work productively and efficiently both independently and with others. Work involves a variety of sensitive and highly confidential material. The Reserve Forensic Pathology Technician must be organized, detail oriented, self motivated, resourceful, and flexible. This individual must be able to multi-task, problem solve, and work under heightened emotional situations, intense circumstances, and unpleasant conditions. The Reserve Forensic Pathology Technician is primarily involved with internal interpersonal contacts. Occasionally, the Reserve Forensic Pathology Technician interacts with outside professionals and the bereaved. Such contacts require good interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, tact, discretion, etiquette, and good judgment.