East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University

Autopsy Technician 1

United States

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Job Title Autopsy Technician 1

Department Pathology - 31540 Pay Grade 8 Job Category Support Staff Job Summary

The William L. Jenkins Forensic Center in Johnson City, Tennessee is seeking a full-time “Autopsy Technician 1” position to assist staff forensic pathologists with the autopsy examinations which includes preparing the autopsy suite (necessary paperwork, specimen containers, and body for postmortem examination). The positions also assist 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.) ;
  • restores body following examination;
  • cleaning of workstations and autopsy suite; and
  • performs other related duties as required or assigned.
  • The value of employment at ETSU goes far beyond salary. Regular benefited ETSU employees enjoy a full range of benefits, services, and programs including paid time off & leave, paid holidays, health and life insurance, retirement, access to University facilities and services, and much more! Check out the ETSU Human Resources Benefits page for additional information. https: // www. etsu.edu/human-resources/benefits/.

    ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should demonstrate commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of human anatomy/physiology, and medical terminology.
  • Skill in completing documentation and paperwork related to work assignments.
  • Ability to learn evidence preservation, collection, and packaging principles.
  • Ability to learn lab techniques and lab safety.
  • Ability to learn evisceration techniques.
  • Ability to perform moderately labor-intensive work:

  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time
  • Possess the physical strength needed to move objects of 50lbs without assistance
  • Ability to move bodies from autopsy table to autopsy table in excess of 400lbs with assistance; performs moderately labor-intensive work.
  • Ability to work with decedents in a decomposed state and work in malodorous conditions.

  • Ability to keep detailed records and produce detailed reports for management in regard to supply inventory and quality assurance measures.
  • Ability to use an air purifying respirator by ETSU Health & Safety.
  • Ability to work safely with chemical, biological, microbiological, pathogenic, and other potential hazards.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and written).
  • Ability to be thorough and pay meticulous attention to detail when performing tasks and completing documentation.
  • Ability to be open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • Ability to deal calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.
  • Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or forensic science with coursework in anatomy and physiology is preferred.
  • Experience equal to one year of full-time work in emergency medical services, hospital, funeral home, and donor services preferred.
  • Experience with decedents is preferred.
  • Salary $29,575 - $33,400 + benefits

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number SS01324P

    Is this position subject to a criminal background check? Yes Is any part of the funding for this posting coming from a grant or outside funding source? Yes Open Date 05/08/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants. Support Staff positions are only required to be posted for a minimum of five (5) calendar days. All positions at East Tennessee State University are contingent upon sufficient funding.

    Disclaimer: The Job Summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this classification. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require different tasks to be performed as assigned to reflect changes in the position. The employee must be able to perform the position's essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.

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    Autopsy Technician 1


    East Tennessee State University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type