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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner – Central District in Richmond is seeking a full time Medicolegal Death Investigator. This position is a restricted position and is grant funded. This position will work varying, rotating shifts that include day, evening, overnights, weekends and holidays to maintain 24 hour coverage. This position is responsible for investigating deaths that fall under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Duties include handling phone calls reporting deaths, responding to death scenes, data collection, real time database direct entry, preparing reports, review of medical records and other documents, handling evidence, moving remains, assisting with identification of remains, and determining necessity for autopsy or further exam at district office. Inspecting bodies and obtaining specimens for examination is required. 

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a knowledge of laws and standards of medicolegal death investigation, anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, and/or medical terminology in forensics. Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Must have strong keyboarding and typing skills allowing for real time, quick and accurate data entry of large amounts of case information into a database. Must be able to compose documents, use a digital camera and print digital photographs. ABMDI certification must be acquired within 2 years of employment and maintained.

For more information, see Medicolegal Death Investigator.

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