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Professional & Administrative Job Specification 

JobTitle: Forensic Autopsy Assistant
Class Code: 000410   

Job Summary

Assist in the preparation for and performance of post mortem examinations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Prepare body and assist in performance of autopsies.

Obtain fluid and tissues from the body for toxicology, histology, and serology.

Clean bodies, autopsy tables, and instruments.

Prepare bodies for the morgue and notify funeral directors when examinations are completed.

Receive, prepare, and maintain medical, dental, and other related forms, reports, and records.

Transport samples and materials to clinical laboratory for testing.

Respond to inquiries from police, coroners, physicians, and attorneys.

Maintain dissection equipment and other instruments; order replacement equipment, parts, or materials as needed.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Training and Skills

Bachelor's degree in Science.

An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be substituted for the requirements noted.


Six months of related experience.

Supervisor Title(s)

Clinical Associate

The intent of this document is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented.

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