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Medical Investigator

Boulder County Coroner, Boulder, Colorado

Salary: $20.00 Hourly

Final Filing Date: April 21, 2017

This is a part-time, hourly position. This position will work out of the Coroner's Office in Boulder County. This position is non-benefited.

This position performs a variety of forensic and analytical duties in the investigation of deaths under a part-time or reserve status.

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Duties:

Working under the direct supervision of the Coroner, Chief Deputy Coroner, or Supervisor:
  • Compose, prepare, transcribe, and/or review a variety of written documents; independently or at the direction of the Coroner. Documents include, but are not limited to, scene reports, medical/psychological records, legal documents, police/EMS records, toxicology records, autopsy reports, etc.;
  • Respond to and investigate death scenes in Boulder County. Take custody of the deceased and transport the deceased to the Coroner's Office;
  • Conduct thorough scene and death investigations into the manner and cause of death, including interviewing those involved;
  • Identify and locate the decedent's primary next-of-kin and conducts death notification to the decedent's next-of-kin;
  • Maintain and inventory investigative equipment/supplies;
  • Release deceased individuals to mortuary establishments;
  • Collect, secure, transport and document the decedent's medications, and property;
  • Coordinate with law enforcement agencies in the collection of evidence, maintenance of chain-of-custody, and processing of the death scene;
  • Prepare outgoing deliveries and accept incoming deliveries, including supplies, toxicology, histology, property, evidence, and specimens;
  • Conduct or assist with the intake, maintenance, and disposition of biohazardous materials/waste, property, evidence, toxicology, histology, medication, bodies, and/or specimens;
  • Photograph death scenes and the deceased. Perform external examinations of the deceased. Performs and develop radiographs;
  • Act as a liaison to the bereaved: answer questions, advise, make referrals, provide support, etc.;
  • Operate, clean, and maintain scene, morgue, and autopsy equipment: body lit, fork lit, autopsy stations, surgical tools, bone saws, radiography equipment, Geiger counters, cameras, prams, carbon monoxide detectors, etc.;
  • Operate a variety of office equipment: computers, typewriters, fax machines, scanners, printers, copiers, recorders, etc.;
  • Obtain fingerprints, toxicology, specimen samples, and DNA samples;
  • Answer telephone calls and acts as a liaison to the community, greets the public and performs clerical tasks as needed;
  • Maintain and clean office, garage areas and vehicles;
  • May assist with autopsies as needed;
  • Operate county response vehicles and equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Education and Experience:
  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent;
  • At least two years of related experience (such as general investigations, autopsy/surgical assisting, law enforcement, nursing or nursing assistant, emergency medical or fire services, organ/tissue procurement, laboratory work, mortuary or funeral work) in the last ten years.
  • ~OR~
  • An Associate's Degree with a concentration in a human science field* from a nationally accredited College or University;
  • At least one year of related experience (such as general investigations, autopsy/surgical assisting, law enforcement, nursing or nursing assistant, emergency medical or fire services, organ/tissue procurement, laboratory work, mortuary or funeral work) in the last ten years.
  • ~OR~
  • An Associate's Degree with a concentration in a human science field* from a nationally accredited College or University;
  • Colorado P.O.S.T certification in the last ten years.
  • ~OR~
  • At least 90 credits completed from a nationally accredited College or University in human science field* while still actively enrolled and completing classes with anticipated graduation date no more than one year in the future at the time of application.
  • ~OR~
  • A Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in a human science field* from a nationally accredited College or University.
  • *Human science field: Includes Biology, Criminalistics, Forensic Science, Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Forensic Anthropology, Anatomy and Physiology or other related field.
Additional Qualifications:
  • Must pass a criminal background check;
  • Must pass a drug screen;
  • Must pass a polygraph examination;
  • Must possess a valid Colorado driver's license;
  • Must be able to work days, nights, graveyard shifts, weekends, holidays and on-call shifts;
  • Must have a less than 45 minute response time to the office if not a resident of Boulder County.
Special Requirements:
  • The Investigator spends most of the time in a field environment, with associated conditions, hazards and/or biohazards.

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Posted: April 11, 2017



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