• Job Title: Morgue Attendant
  • Job ID: 453487
  • Location: College of Medicine
  • Department: Pathology
  • Full/Part Time: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Shift: Shift Varies
  • FTE %: 40
  • Salary Range Min: $14.00
  • Salary Range Max: $16.00

Position summary

Morgue Attendant (Job Opening 453487) - Functions as Morgue Attendant managing routine receipt and release of decedents and routine phone coverage; processes funeral home notifications/designations, basic 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; guides transporters in proper receipt/release protocols; operates badge-only access points after-hours; communicates with security, clinical staff, non-OSU entities, residents, faculty, and autopsy staff regarding updates, documentation requirements, and other communications; composes accurate and concise hand-off correspondences including status updates and other pertinent information; discusses basic autopsy authorization processes and requirements with families and non-OSU representatives; obtains medical records from internal and external sources; operates various information systems review records and collect patient information; attends meetings; disposes of hazardous chemicals and biohazardous tissues and other specimens according to protocol; scans various tracked assets throughout workflows; assists in cleaning and staging the autopsy suite and adjacent areas after autopsy performance, according to routine schedules, and other times as necessary; assists with preparatory activities such as disposal box building, scrub management, and slide scanning and filing; provides periodic off-schedule coverage of the Morgue (volunteer-based and/or assigned; off-shift hours and holidays) including the receipt and release of decedents, phone calls, and the safe disposal of biohazardous and chemical waste including the associated documentation and barcode scanning; serves as a liaison with internal and external physicians, staff, researchers, families, funeral homes and representatives from other healthcare facilities.

Education and experience

Ability to move a minimum of 100 pounds and lift a minimum of 50 pounds required; computer skills including knowledge of basic internet operation and Microsoft Office strongly desired: strong customer service experience preferred; familiarity with medical terminology desired. Requires successful completion of a background check. Selected candidate may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen. Requires successful completion of a background check. Selected candidate may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen. Provides periodic off-schedule coverage of the Morgue (volunteer-based and/or assigned; off-shift hours and holidays) including the receipt/release of decedents,