Medical Examiner Job Description

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Under general direction, a Medical Examiner is responsible for performing examinations and autopsies; analyzes and interprets investigation data; signs official documents; testifies in court proceedings; photographs physical evidence; provides medical information on deceased; and performs related duties as required.

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Job summary 2

The Medical Examiner assists in the investigation of sudden, unnatural, suspicious, or violent deaths; act as a liaison between the Office of the State Medical Examiner and the county medical examiner offices, law and other investigative agencies, families of decedents, and the general public; performs related work as required.

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A Medical Examiner is charged by state statute with directing death investigations involving cases in the public interest, including those affecting the criminal justice and public health systems. Successful applicants will be expected to direct medicolegal death investigations, perform postmortem examinations in compliance with the National Association of Medical Examiners Forensic Autopsy Standards, document findings in narrative reports, take overnight calls from investigations staff, and offer objective consultation and/or court testimony to outside agencies, including criminal court officials and law enforcement.

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Job summary 4

The mission of the Medical Examiner is to investigate all deaths in the District that occur as the result of violence (injury), as well as those that occur unexpectedly, without medical attention, in custody or pose a threat to public health. The position is a forensic medicine sub-specialty performing neuropathological investigations necessary in determining cause and manner of death.

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Job summary 5

Primary functions of the Medical Examiner position are to investigate the medically relevant circumstances surrounding deaths reported to the Office of the Medical Examiner and prepare written reports documenting the investigative findings. This position will require travel by the employee in the employee's own vehicle.

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We are currently has a great opportunity as an Medical Examiner. The position will assist the Medical Examiner’s Office by conducting telephone investigations, referring cases to senior investigators and assisting in scene investigations. Additional duties include and are not limited to removing decedents from scenes, transporting decedents to the morgue or autopsy facility and assisting senior investigators as needed. This is an on-call position. Successful applicants can expect a majority of on-call time to be scheduled on evenings, overnight, weekends and holidays. A minimum of one weekend on-call each month and two holidays on-call per year are required for continued employment. The opportunity to advance within the department and be assigned additional responsibilities is based on consistent superior performance and a demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and improvement.

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Job summary 7

The Medical Examiner investigates and/or coordinates the investigation of deaths reported to the Office of the Medical Investigator.

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Job summary 8

We are seeking a qualified Medical Examiner for the Medical Examiner's Office. This individual will investigate the medically relevant circumstances surrounding deaths reported to the Office of the Medical Examiner and prepare written reports documenting the investigative findings.

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Job summary 9

The Medical Examiner role is to determine, through comprehensive and objective investigation, the cause and manner of death. The Medical Examiner assists the Forensic Pathologist in making that determination by investigating the circumstances of the death, the history of the decedent, and gathering of materials and records upon request of the Forensic Pathologist. The Medical Examiner is also responsible for gathering information necessary to confirm identification of the deceased.

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Job summary 10

The purpose of the Medical Examiner classification is to perform specialized work in investigating deaths that occur in County.

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