Job Title:
Morgue Assistant
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College of Medicine
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Position summary

Morgue Assistant (Job Opening 444111) - Functions as Morgue Assistant managing the routine receipt and release of decedents and routine phone coverage; processes funeral home notifications/designations, autopsy requests, organ procurement protocols, and coroner's office referrals for each decedent, as applicable; assists with the transfer of decedents from cart/bed to cart/bed; completes documentation required for receipt/release protocols; performs data entry into databases including Microsoft Excel and SharePoint systems; guides transporters in proper receipt/release protocols; operates badge-only access points during after-hours coverage; corresponds with security,  clinical staff, non-OSU entities, residents, faculty, autopsy staff and more via email and fax regarding case updates, required documents and communications, hand-off notices, and other pertinent information; assists in cleaning and staging the autopsy suite and adjacent areas according to protocol after autopsy performance, according to routine schedules, and as necessary; assists with preparatory activities such as disposal box building, scrub management, and slide scanning and filing; provides periodic coverage of the Morgue (during business hours, after business hours, and holidays) including the receipt and release of bodies, and phone calls; serves as a liaison with internal and external physicians, staff, researchers, families, funeral homes and representatives from other healthcare facilities

Education and experience

H.S. Graduate or equivalent combination of education & experience required; Associate's or Bachelor's degree in medical technology or biology desired; experience with the principles, operations and maintenance of laboratory procedures and equipment desired; ability to move a minimum of 100 pounds, and lift a minimum of 50 pounds required; ability to conduct professional and empathetic phone conversations strongly desired; basic familiarity with medical terminology desired;  computer skills including knowledge of basic internet operation and Microsoft Office required. Requires successful completion of a background check. Selected candidate may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.