[New Job Opening] Autopsy Morgue Attendant job Vacancy in 310 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06510

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Autopsy Morgue Attendant
310 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06510
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Description : Autopsy Morgue Attendant
Pathology – Autopsy Manager
Yale Posting Status
University Job Title
Morgue Attendant
Bargaining Unit
L34 – Local 34 (Yale Union Group)
Time Type
Part time
Duration Type
Compensation Grade
Labor Grade B
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Work Location
Medical School Campus
Worksite Address
310 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Work Week
Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
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Total # of hours to be worked:
Position Focus:
Responsible for a variety of duties which involve administrative tasks around postmortem examination and intaking and releasing bodies to funeral directors. Maintains confidentiality at all times and has knowledge of HIPAA. Interacts with funeral directors and other concerned parties with handling of the deceased. Addresses unusual concerns with technician(s) or management as appropriate. Maintains established policies and procedures. Assists callers with their needs in regards to the autopsy and morgue service. Employee will routinely be assigned morgue work block including duties as listed below. Ideal candidate will be equally enthusiastic about administrative and morgue responsibilities, and will not shy away from patient care.
Primary morgue responsibilities: Provides for and ensures that appropriate hygiene and sanitary standards are observed and maintained. Responsible for receiving and releasing all bodies. Inventories personal effects of the decedent and documents for chain of custody. Ensures patients are properly identified and initiates intervention as needed from clinical team. Receives and verifies forms and credentials for permission for autopsy and the receipt and release of all bodies. Reviews and documents pertinent information from EPIC for proper preparation of remains for funeral home disposition and/or autopsy. Maintains routine maintenance and safety logs in regards to temperature and other conditions, alerts technical staff and manager of issues or malfunction. Demonstrates ability to work calmly and professionally in potentially graphic scenarios with regular exposure to unpleasant odors & visuals and communicable diseases. Performs additional functions as needed. Assists with moving patients in cooler as needed for storage, maneuvering, etc.
Primary administrative responsibilities: Documents pertinent information regarding morgue patients and communication(s) in CoPath. Documents medical record chain of custody. Performs morgue register. Contacts funeral homes for patient pickups as needed. Mails autopsy reports when notarized requests are received. Checks for service mail. Prepares autopsy paperwork and accessions patients into CoPath. Documents errors for quality management. Monitors autopsy office email. Reviews patient electronic medical records to determine required intervention(s) before release to the funeral home (OCME reporting, death certificate validity). Enters data and accessions morgue patients and autopsies into CoPath LIS. Records information, completes forms, and assists with various clerical duties incidental to the service. May obtain informed consent for autopsy procedures if experience allows, and as needed as technical staff are unavailable. May assist with tissue disposal logs and pulling records. Files and pulls slides. Uploads autopsy images and case documents into Path portal. Make list of cases for brain cutting and email neuropathologists.
Essential Duties
1. Prepares bodies for postmortem examinations. 2. Washes, dries, measures, and positions bodies. 3. Selects and lays out surgical instruments and supplies. 4. Prepares preserving solutions. Maintains cleanliness of work area and equipment. Maintains inventory of supplies. 5. Sets up visual aids for classroom instructions. 6. Performs additional functions related to autopsy activities.
Required Education and Experience
One year of related work experience and a high school level education; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Ability to move patients on stretchers to meet storage/facility needs. May be required to walk to areas of the hospital 10+ minutes away or more.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Demonstrated organization and ability to multitask.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Ability to speak to family members in a compassionate manner.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Medical knowledge, lab experience, customer service experience.
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Background Check Requirements
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Posting Disclaimer
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement:
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