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Morgue Technician
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Reports to: Morgue Supervisor and Forensic Pathologists. 
   
Job Category Medical & Technical, Classified/ Non-exempt, Bargaining Unit 
Department MORGUE/HISTOLOGY
 
Position Description Under general supervision, eviscerates cadavers; prepares reports; secures and transfers valuables/evidence/specimen/ histology samples. Working conditions are in a morgue, histology laboratory with exposure to temperature variations, damp-wet surfaces, decomposing cadavers, infectious diseases, and unfavorable odors; must have valid Ohio Drivers license. Shifts may be fixed or rotating at management’s discretion.  
Major/Essential Functions 1. Prepare for autopsy and assists pathologist during autopsies by taking photographs and X-rays, evidence collection and documentation, and other duties as needed. Perform dissection, eviscerate body, open the calvarium, label, store, secure and deliver toxicology/histology specimens.
2. Process and act on information related to morgue duties.
3. Ensure proper identification of human remains.
4. Ensures safe and effective working environment by maintaining clean work areas, equipment and instruments. 
5. Organize, archive, send and receive histology samples, slides and block. Receive histology documentation.
6.  Accept and release bodies.
Occasional Duties 1. Assist with educational activities.
2. Assist with inventory of supplies, evidence, and tissue specimens.
3. Special projects as assigned.  
Qualifications The ideal candidate has one year experience in autopsy skills; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to effectively respond to inquiries, conflicts and public relations issues; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, government agencies, outside organizations, the news media, and the general public. Knowledge of ORC 313 and related sections; knowledge of evidence collection and transfer techniques; knowledge of human anatomy; knowledge of criminal justice system; knowledge of medical terminology; knowledge of health and safety standards and practices. Ability to secure work area; ability to operate personal computer, facsimile, copier, digital cameras.Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from Ohio BCI and the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, pre-employment screening, and urine drug screen; must acquire and maintain valid Ohio driver's license.English is the official language of this position.
Preferred Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in related health care or forensic field or equivalent experience.
Security Sensitive? Yes  
Physical Demands Physical requirements include lifting-carrying of 100-250 lbs. constantly; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard. Subject to smelling, handling, walking, sitting, standing, bending, reaching and twisting to perform the essential functions.
Additional Requirements Required completion during probationary period (180 Days):
  1. FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 courses
  2. Franklin County Human Resources Courses (Ethics, Customer Service, Multicultural Awareness, First Aid/CPR/AED, and CRASE)
Internship- Investigations (Unpaid)
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Job Title Intern- Investigations                      
Reports to: Investigations Department Supervisor(s); FCSC Internship Coordinator  
Job Category Internship, unpaid  
Department Investigations
Position Description Under direct supervision, the primary purpose of the internship position is to provide hands-on experience in which the student will work with deceased humans in various and unpleasant environmental conditions. Students will observe the medicolegal death investigator on duty with FCFSC, obtain death calls and respond to scene that need to be investigated by the Coroner’s office in Franklin County as authorized by the Ohio Revised Code, Section 313. Visits death scenes; assist in proper scene investigations, preparation of reports and the possible identification of human remains. Other tasks may include; log, file, produce documents, organize and archive records and histology samples, slides and block.  Working conditions are in an office environment, morgue and histology laboratory; additionally, with outside exposure to various temperature and weather, damp-wet surfaces, hazardous-toxic atmosphere, decomposing cadavers, infectious disease, hazardous materials and unfavorable fumes, vapors and odors.
Major/Essential Functions
  1. Operate word processing equipment to prepare documents to support the work of the Coroner’s Office.
  2. Receive and respond to informational requests from professionals, families, and general public.
  3. Populate and retrieve information from database.
  4. Answer telephones, analyze requests, and route to appropriate staff member.
  5. Operate copy/fax/scan machine; file documents.
  6. Organize, archive, produce and send Coroner documentation.
  7. Locate staff members and deliver messages in a timely fashion.
  8. Prepare written correspondences.
  9. Learn what types of deaths are reportable to the Coroner
  10. Attend death scenes and learn the process of medicolegal death investigation (when permitted).
Occasional Duties
  1. Assist with special projects or may complete a research project/presentation.
  2. Assist with inventory of supplies.
  3. Cleaning and other duties as assigned.  
  4. Observe Pathology, Morgue, Front Office, and Toxicology areas (time permitting).
Qualifications The ideal internship candidate is currently enrolled in an accredited university, college or institution with a focus in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law Enforcement, Forensic Science and Medicine. The internship is a one-semester unpaid program; students are required at a minimum to work 24 hours a week, typically in three, eight-hour days. Students must be at a minimum, to have junior, senior, or graduate standing, to have a G.P.A. of 3.0, and to be at least 18 years of age.  The student has the ability to effectively respond and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to understand, produce and effectively proof technical materials; ability to detect and correct typing errors; ability to compose correspondence; ability to maintain effective professional relationships with FCSC employees and government agencies, outside organizations and the general public. Ability to secure work area; ability to operate personal computer, facsimile, copier. English is the official language of this position.
Preferred Qualifications Knowledge base or course work in forensics, criminal justice, biological science, medical terminology, health and safety standards and practices.
Security Sensitive? Yes  
Physical Demands Physical requirements include lifting-carrying of 100-150 lbs. constantly; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard. Subject to handling, walking, sitting, standing, bending, reaching and twisting to perform the essential functions.
Additional Requirements Cover letter indicating specific area of interest (may only choose 1 area), resumes/curriculum vitae including relevant course work and experience, letter of recommendation from program chair or advisor with the following: supports the candidacy, confirms the student is in good standing in their program, and confirms the student meets all other specified reequipments for eligibility. Prior to start of program: Successful BCI Background check.