Medicolegal Death Investigator Trainee-Forensic Center
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Internal Number: 229543
Minimum Salary: $20.24/Hourly
THIS IS A GRANT-FUNDED POSITION.
JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under the direction of the Chief Death Investigator, this position observes, trains, and assists with the investigation of deaths reported to the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center, Office of the Medical Examiner, particularly as it pertains to the seeking, gathering, and documentation of pertinent circumstantial, historical, and other medicolegal data.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists the Medical Examiner with identification of the decedent, determination of cause and manner of death, preservation of evidence, and anticipated future questions.
Trains in receiving and responding to the initial report of a death or request for cremation.
Trains and observes in seeking and gathering facts and additional data necessary to establish the Medical Examiner's jurisdiction.
Communicates and coordinates with the Medical Examiner, family members, employers, witnesses, and personnel from law enforcement, hospital, medical, civil, mortuary, insurance, and other fields.
Trains and participates in the appropriate responses to the death or injury scene or body location.
Trains in the inspection and documentation by means of notes, diagrams, sketches and photography, the appearance and condition of the locale, body, and other pertinent objects on or near or associated with the body.
Trains and participates in making the preliminary external examination of the body as appropriate.
Trains and assists in obtaining pertinent past and present medical, social, family, and other history from persons and sources associated with the decedent.
Trains in preparing for collection and removal the body and any pertinent valuables or evidentiary materials, and removes or transports the body or materials to the appropriate location or facility.
Trains and observes procedures for preservation and storage of evidentiary items and materials, available records, the body, and any associated clothing, valuables, or personal effects. - Performs other related duties as assigned.
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.