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Job Listing for Medicolegal Death Investigator at Virginia OCME - Central District

Position Medicolegal Death Investigator
Agency Virginia OCME - Central District
Position Type Full-time
Salary Not listed
Opening Date Dec 04, 2018
Closing Date Dec 21, 2018
Country United States of America
City Richmond
State VA


This posting is for a position in the district Office of the Chief Medical Examiner located in Richmond, VA. It involves working a rotating schedule 40 hours per week which requires variable shift work to cover day and evening hours, weekdays, weekends and holidays, sometimes alone. Will require occasional travel throughout the surrounding counties to death scenes. Involves possible exposure to hazardous substances/dangerous materials. Responsibilities include investigating deaths which fall under Medical Examiner jurisdiction, gathering specific case data and information, heavy database entry, preparing and filing reports, document review, requesting reports, follow up phone calls, assuming custody of remains, assisting with the identification of remains, handling evidence and determining the necessity for autopsy or further examination at the district office. Knowledge of laws and standards of medical investigation, anatomy, medical terminology, forensic pathology, police and forensic science. Expected to assist with the many functions involved with handling the dead. May require climbing, crossing uneven terrain, or walking in muddy or rocky areas. May require travel to disaster areas and staying away from home for rotating periods of time.