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Position : Postmortem Examinations (Autopsy) Supervisor

Job Description : DescriptionFirst review for those candidates that apply before March 27, 2022Why It’s a Great Opportunity: This is a rare opportunity to get into a new supervisory position as a Postmortem Examination Supervisor for the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office. This position is responsible for the supervision of the forensic autopsy technician team (which also includes the transport agent). Work will be performed between an active autopsy suite and a personal office space. Our office is a medium-sized, dynamic medical examiner’s office responsible for jurisdiction over one county. This position will work collaboratively with the forensic pathologists, operations manager, administrative, and technical units to improve efficiency and quality of work, further modernize processes, and assist in our goal to become a recognized leader in the field. Pierce County is a beautiful county with a quickly growing population of approximately 939,000 residents. There are local beaches, gorgeous walking trails, parks, the Puget Sound, and Mount Rainier. There is never an end to the beauty and enjoyment that the Puget Sound region provides.Why It’s a Great Department: The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office (PCMEO) is accredited by the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME). The PCMEO investigates all sudden, unexplained, suspicious, unnatural, unlawful, and violent deaths which occur in Pierce County. The PCMEO is a stand-alone facility, which is secure with adequate free private parking, and updated, modern personal office spaces. We are a regional and statewide leader in utilizing new technology to include a Lodox™ full-body radiography machine, which is scheduled for replacement with a computed tomography (CT) scanner. We are a small close-knit staff that performs a critical role for Pierce County. For more information about our great organization please visit by clicking HERE.Inside Pierce County-Death Investigations: Our Facility: to be Successful in This Role: Bring your knowledge of forensic science, process improvement, and quality assurance, along with your ability to effectively problem solve, communicate, and manage people and you are sure to succeed! You will provide ongoing training and supervision to forensic autopsy technicians and the transport agent. You will manage and oversee maintenance, repairs, and projects involving technical equipment used in the autopsy suite, morgue coolers and related areas. You will play a large role in the introduction of postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) into the daily workflow. Your role will be extremely important to the advancement and quality of our practice of forensic science and to ensure that the integrity of evidence is maintained.Your Future in This Role: You will be part of the second largest medical examiner’s office in the State of Washington. We are an office with a mission to serve the living through death investigations and postmortem examinations. The vision of the PCMEO is to have a regional reputation of excellence, accomplished through providing timely, accurate, and thorough services. Your role is crucial to the quality and efficiency of autopsy and technical services provided to Pierce County.As a condition of employment, the applicant will need to authorize and complete a background check. Information received from the background check is reviewed case-by-case and will not necessarily remove an applicant from consideration.Core Daily Responsibilities: Supervise and manage assigned staff work assignments, training, development, and performance management.Plan for and coordinate development of new and existing postmortem imaging practices including but not limited to Lodox full-body x-ray, DEXIS/NOMAD, and computed tomography (CT) scanner installation and setup, routine use, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Evaluate staffing needs to operate the CT scanner.Oversee the implementation of new and existing technologies and practices applied to forensic autopsy examination.Evaluate, develop, and implement technical protocols and procedures for autopsy services, as appropriate.Provide ongoing training to forensic autopsy technicians and transport agent(s).Actively participate in quality improvement/quality assurance (QI/QA) of technical services, including development and maintenance of QI/QA manual and related materials.Responsible for National Association of Medical Examiner’s (NAME) Accreditation activities as they relate to postmortem exams and body handling, morgue capacity, etc.This is a “summary” of the duties. It is not all-inclusive, and other related activities or tasks may be assigned. A classification description with a more detailed list of essential functions can be found here.Minimum Requirements: Two or more years of training in a medical related discipline or related scientific field and three years of experience assisting with autopsies and/or pathology laboratory work required.Two or more years of progressive leadership, supervision, and/or management responsibility required.Additional education or related experience may substitute for the recruiting requirements on a year for year basis.A valid Washington State driver’s license or the ability to otherwise meet the travel requirements of the position is required.Other Job Requirements: Must meet travel requirements and authorize and complete a background check prior to employment.Employees in this classification are subject to 24-hour availability and must be willing to work non-standard hours as required.Must authorize and complete a background check prior to employment.Satisfactory physical condition, as evidenced by a County-approved physical examination, is required as a condition of employment.Preferred QualificationsExperience with management of other employees, to include performance and coaching with progressive discipline in a represented environment.Medical examiner/coroner, laboratory, healthcare, postmortem tissue and donor procurement, or radiation technology experience or certification is desired.Degree or certification in laboratory, radiology, healthcare, public health or related field or related experience is highly desired.To be considered for this opportunity please: Complete and submit an online Pierce County Employment Application by selecting “APPLY” above or go to: a CV and letter of interest highlighting why you’re interested in this position.Complete the supplemental questionnaire.If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers.Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format may call Human Resources at (253) 798-7480, at least two days prior to the need.This is a competitive selection process. Your application form will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County’s needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews.As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Pierce County welcomes a diverse workforce. Pierce County does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.At Pierce County, diversity, equity, and inclusion means commitment, not a single step. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that supports equitable access to opportunities throughout your career. We want to recruit, develop, and maintain a talented workforce from various backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and perspectives, committed to our vision. Employees of the County have local, direct, and visible impact in our diverse community. Will you join us in keeping Pierce County a great place to live, work, and raise a family?Job Type: Full-time

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