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Job Description:

  • 1) Prepares bodies, specimens of human organs, and morgue room to assist PATHOLOGIST in postmortem examinations: Places body in compartment tray of refrigerator or on autopsy table, using portable hoist and stretcher.

  • 2) Lays out surgical instruments and laboratory supplies for postmortem examinations.

  • 3) Washes table, storage trays, and instruments, sharpens knives, and replaces soiled linens.

  • 4) Records identifying information for morgue file.

  • 5) Releases body to authorized person.

  • 6) May close post mortem incisions, using surgical needle and cord.

  • 7) May fill cranium with plaster.

  • 8) May feed, water, and clean quarters for animals used in medical research.

  • 9) May prepare preserving solutions according to formulas.

  • 10) May preserve specimens and stain slides.

  • 11) May photograph specimens.




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DOT:   355.667-010

Job Number: 4304