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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:Z8703

DEPUTY CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER

NATURE OF WORK

This is responsible professional and administrative work assisting in managing the operations of the County's Medical Examiner Division.

Work involves assisting in the development and formulation of policies and procedures and supervising professional staff. Assignments are received from the Director (Chief Medical Examiner) in the form of general delegations of goal oriented responsibilities and are reviewed by the Director's continual evaluation of the Pathology section activities to ensure quality and professional output.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Assists in developing, evaluating and revising the operational policies and procedures of the Pathology section.

Performs autopsies, examinations and death scene investigations.

Reviews cases through analysis of autopsies, laboratory findings and case investigation reports.

Plans and supervises the work of the Pathology staff, residents and visiting Pathologists.

Furnishes law enforcement officials with medical and scientific evidence.

Testifies in deposition and trial activities as an expert witness.

Explains causes of death to relatives of the deceased.

Researches, prepares and presents scientific papers.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Considerable knowledge of the operation of the Medical Examiner Division.

Considerable knowledge of established policies for deciding jurisdiction of cases, as well as investigative procedures for determining causes of death.

Considerable knowledge of principles, practices, instruments and methods used in the collection and processing of post-mortem evidence.

Considerable knowledge of established policies and procedures for receiving, storing and releasing bodies.

Considerable knowledge of microscopy, toxicology, ballistics and investigative techniques as they relate to forensic medicine.

Considerable knowledge of the procedures involved in detecting, analyzing, evaluating and interpreting manifestations and symptoms of physical conditions from pathological examinations.

Considerable knowledge of rules of evidence as they apply to the preservation of specimens from a post-mortem examination.

Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of general medicine and surgery, and the proper disposal of contagious and/or infectious materials and waste.

Considerable knowledge of Chapter 406, Florida Statutes and other laws relating to the functions of the Medical Examiner Division.

Knowledge of the legal aspects of death investigation and aspects of court testimony.

Knowledge of investigative procedures relevant to scene investigations including disasters.

Ability to present findings in court in a logical manner.

Ability to plan, supervise and coordinate the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

Considerable skill in the use of microscopes, surgical tools and other equipment used in investigations.

Considerable skill in the performance of autopsy techniques.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy, considerable experience in the practice of pathology and certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomical and/or Clinical Pathology and/or qualified by training and/or years of experience to sit for and pass the requisite Forensic Pathology certification requirements of the Board.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Licensed a a medical doctor by the State of Florida.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification:
Work Locations: Medical Examiner
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E5/94

 


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