The primary purpose of this position is to provide support to OCME pathologists, the Statewide Medical Examiner System and law enforcement personnel. The employee provides technical assistance to forensic pathologists in the performance of postmortem examinations. The employee performs eviscerations, gross anatomic dissections, and collects evidence and information to supplement autopsy reports regarding the cause and manner of death. This position may also provide support when needed to the Investigations division within OCME.
About the Division of Public Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner: The NC Division of Public Health (DPH) works to promote and contribute to the highest possible level of health for the people of North Carolina – Everywhere, Everyday, Everybody.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) is a branch in the Epidemiology Section of the Division of Public Health within DHHS
Campus Amenities and Benefits at the State Laboratory of Public Health
220,000 square feet campus built in 2012
Plentiful Free Parking
Easy access to shopping centers, the state art museum, healthcare providers, and highways (70, 40 and 440)
Break Rooms with Vending Machines, Ice Machines, Coffee Makers, Magazines, and Commercial Grade Microwave Ovens
Patio Dining with Umbrellas
Weekly Food Trucks, including Double Food Truck Fridays
Car Cleaning and Detailing Services On-site bimonthly
Fitness Center with Exercise Equipment and Classes
Annual Flu Shot Clinic for Employees and Families
Monthly and Quarterly Workshop Sessions
Employee Engagement and Staff Development Activities
NCSLPH Employee Recognition Programs
State Health Plan and State of NC Employee Benefits
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:
Ability to prioritize and multitask
Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions
Skills to learn and use computer documentation and communication
Physical Requirements: This position requires frequent, very heavy work (the moving of 100-200+ lbs during working hours) and requires respiratory protection (N-95 respirator for fit testing).
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Associate's Degree in the biological/anatomical, forensic, mortuary/funeral, or criminal justice sciences from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in the field of pathology, forensic pathology or decedent care; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.