Employment Opportunities

FORENSIC INVESTIGATOR

The Rebecca A. Hamilton, M.D., P.A./District 21 Medical Examiner Office, in Fort Myers, is seeking applicants for the position of a Forensic Investigator (medicolegal death investigator). The District 21 Medical Examiner's Office is N.A.M.E. accredited and a private medical examiner's office. Qualifications include Associates Degree or higher with major course work in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Mortuary Science, Medical Technology, Biology or other related field, autopsy experience, strong communication skills and a minimum of three years work experience investigating deaths, crimes or accidents. A medical background is highly desirable. Responsibilities include determining jurisdiction of medical examiner cases, conducting death scene investigations, interacting with law enforcement/medical personnel/families of the deceased, and assisting physicians with autopsies. Continuing education and certification by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigation will be required. Drug Free Workplace; successful completion of criminal history background; and must possess a valid Florida Driver's license which must be maintained during employment.

Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift and move bodies; constant exposure to conditions such as radiation, hazardous chemicals, noise, wet, slippery floors/surfaces, odors, and weather; constant communication with staff and outside agencies; communication includes verbal and written; visualize and otherwise identify, observe and assess. Manual and finger strength and dexterity sufficient to operate surgical instruments. Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends, holidays and shift work. The hourly base minimum is $20.00 per hour and will be commensurate with experience and education.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to: me21ops@leegov.com.


AUTOPSY ASSISTANT

 

The Rebecca A. Hamilton, M.D., P.A.,/District 21 Medical Examiner, in Fort Myers is seeking applicants for the position of Autopsy Assistant. The District 21 Medical Examiner's Office is N.A.M.E. accredited and a private medical examiner's office. Qualifications include graduation from high school; two years experience in a medical facility or laboratory pathology with working knowledge of human anatomy/physiology, surgical instruments and equipment, medical terminology; successful completion of criminal history background; Drug Free Workplace; and possession of a valid Florida Driver's license which must be maintained during employment.

Assist in the autopsy room including anatomical dissection. Receive, identify, release and move deceased persons from refrigeration storage and x-ray; perform postmortem radiography as needed; prepare deceased persons for autopsy exam and final disposition. Maintain autopsy room and equipment in a clean, sanitary and orderly manner. Collect and photograph evidence, clothing and specimens as directed and according to policies and procedures. Provide assistance in the office including inventory personal property and complete daily logs and reports.

Must be able to stand for long periods of time and to assist with autopsies as required; physical strength to lift and move bodies from gurneys to autopsy tables and to assist with autopsies. Manual and finger strength and dexterity sufficient to operate surgical instruments such as scalpel, bone cutters, scissors, knives, sewing needles and thread to assist with autopsies. Ability to perform evisceration/dissection as instructed. Possess a sense of smell to detect chemical odors. Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends, holidays and shift work. The hourly base minimum is $16.00 per hour and will be commensurate with experience and education.

Candidates are to forward resume and cover letter to:  me21ops@leegov.com