Forensic Pathology Fellow
City and County of Denver
Denver, CO, US
7d ago

About Our Job The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner investigates deaths in the City and County of Denver that are required to be reported by Colorado statute.

  • The office is responsible for the subsequent certification of the cause and manner of death. The Medical Examiner / Coroner'
  • s Office employs 22 people and has an annual budget of $2.1 million. It is involved with the investigation of over 2,000 deaths annually in the City and County of Denver.

    About Our Job : The City and County of Denver's Office of Medical Examiner (OME) has a vacancy forForensic Pathology Fellow for the 2021 -

    2022 school year. The Office of Medical Examiner investigates deaths that fall under state statute, and determines the cause and manner of death.

    This position will assist in the performance of medicolegal autopsies, and the investigation of medicolegal deaths. This is a training position for a period of one year that will prepare the fellow for board certification in forensic pathology, and is sponsored by the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

    The Denver Office of Medical Examiner is accredited by the Accreditation Council For Graduate Medical Education. By the investigation of deaths that occur suddenly and unexpectedly, by any unnatural or traumatic means, or under suspicious circumstances, we certify the death and are responsible for subsequent testimony both in civil and criminal litigation.

    We actively participate in educational programs to enable health professionals as well as law enforcement officials to better understand mechanisms of trauma and sudden death.

    Some of the Day to Day : Responsible for performing between 200 and 250 forensic autopsies. This includes evidence collection, photography and identification procedures.

    Dictate autopsy findings, order and interpret tests and finalize medicolegal autopsy reports. Provide information to office staff so that death certificates (DC) can be completed by the OME.

    Meet or communicate telephonically as necessary to discuss the findings at autopsy and explain the cause of death to families, attorneys, and other parties.

    Testify in court or give depositions when called upon on cases performed by them in order to render opinions as to the cause of death in court proceedings.

    About You We know that your time is valuable. So please do not apply unless you meet the following minimum qualifications : MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Education requirement : Possesses an MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school.

    Experience Requirement : None Education / Experience Equivalency : No substitution of experience for education is permitted.

    License / Certifications : Completion of ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) approved postgraduate residency program in anatomical pathology or anatomical pathology / clinical pathology by the date of the start of the fellowship term.

    Must be eligible for licensure in Colorado and board certified or board eligible in anatomic pathology or anatomic / clinical pathology by the date of the start of the fellowship term.

    Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment. It is a condition of employment that the Denver Police Forensics & Evidence Division form for consent for collection of a DNA sample be completed at the time of hire.

    About Everything Else Job ProfileCO2300 Forensic Pathology Fellow To view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here.

    Position TypeLimited (Fixed Term) Pay RangePay Range $91,769.60 - $91,769.60 AgencyDepartment of Environmental Health Assessment Requirement The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and / or local law.

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