Market Range: 23
Hiring Salary: $17,916.00- $19,523.73/Monthly
JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The Forensic Pathologist performs functions of a medicolegal pathologist, performing postmortem examinations and associated work duties.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Performs primary functions of a forensic pathologist in accordance with industry standards to determine the manner and cause of death in medical examiner cases.
• Maintains all required licenses and accreditations consistent with industry standards.
• Maintains individual continuing medical education and assures compliance with licensing and certification requirements.
• Assists in the training of new forensic pathologists, residents, and assists with the educational programs with participating agencies.
• Reports to scenes of investigation when requested and leads investigators in the management of the investigation.
• Works closely with consultants when needed for forensic pathology services such as odontology, toxicology, histology, etc.
• Provides expert testimony in criminal and civil court as requested.
• Provides reports and data in a comprehensive format.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: MD or DO degree; Completion of a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology (preferred) or anatomic pathology and a fellowship in forensic pathology. Board certification in forensic pathology must be completed within 2 years of hire. Must become licensed in the state of Tennessee prior to starting work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
· Knowledge of the rules and regulations affecting the operation of the medical examiner’s office.
• Knowledge of agency policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of professional standards in forensic pathology.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee development sufficient to ensure organizational productivity.
• Skills in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision making to achieve organizational goals.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees.
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