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Medical Investigator

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Exam #: OC-66198
Title: Medical Investigator
Deadline: February 24, 2023 5:00pm
Exam Date/Time: April 22, 2023 8:30am
Salary: $38,468 - $52,707 annually (Monroe County)

Description of Duties

This is an entry level position in the Medical Examiner's Office responsible for investigating the causes of sudden or unexpected death occurring within the County.  Duties involve body removals, preparing bodies for post mortem examination, assisting in performing autopsies, and conferring with physicians, attorneys and police investigators as a general part of the investigation.  Medical Investigators receive training from staff to enable them to make on the scene medical/legal decisions.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of the Senior Medical Investigator or other higher-level staff member, and works varied shifts. 

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements on or before the date of the written exam: 

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, plus EITHER:

(A)   Two (2) years paid full‑time or it’s part‑time or volunteer* equivalent**** experience in forensic medical‑legal investigations, forensic laboratory work, or processing human remains; OR

(B)   Three (3) years paid full‑time or its part‑time or volunteer* equivalent**** experience in the professional or paraprofessional** medical field such as nursing, providing radiological, ambulance or emergency medical services, administering dialysis treatments, assisting physicians, laboratory work involving medical laboratory duties, or related work;  OR,

(C)  Successful completion of sixty (60) semester credit hours from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university, with a minimum of nine (9) semester credit hours in biomedical studies, criminal justice, police science, funeral service, mortuary science, nursing, forensic science, life sciences*** or a closely related field; OR

(D)   Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State approved School of Practical Nursing or Registered School of Nursing; OR,

(E)   An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B), (C) and (D) above.

*Volunteer experience must be documented by the participating agency.  Employment dates, average of hours worked per week, and job duties must be included and signed by the appointing authority.  Documentation must be included with your application.

**Professional or paraprofessional medical work, for the purpose of these minimum qualifications, does not involve clerical, secretarial or related work, or medical work involving animals.

***Life sciences, for the purpose of these minimum qualifications, includes fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms such as micro-organisms, plants, animals, and human beings.  Life sciences includes, but is not limited to, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Environmental Science, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacology, and Plant Sciences.

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