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Morgue Technician
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York


Date Posted Feb. 1, 2019
Title Morgue Technician
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Anatomy
 
 

Position Summary
The Gross Anatomy Lab seeks a successful candidate for the position of morgue technician to perform duties that begin at the point the body is delivered to the university. The primary responsibilities will revolve around support of the Human Anatomy courses offered by the University as well as support of the research programs that make use of the anatomical gifts made to the University including setting up and cleaning up the morgue area.

Prepares bodies, specimens of human organs, and morgue room to assist Anatomy Faculty in classroom instructions. Places body in compartment tray of refrigerator or on autopsy table, using portable hoist and stretcher. Lays out surgical instruments and laboratory supplies for Instruction. Washes and sterilizes all instruments after use. Washes table, storage trays, and instruments, sharpens knives, and replaces soiled linens. Prepares preserving solutions according to formulas. Records identifying and cadaver/specimen tracking information for morgue file. Ensures that all bodies are properly stored in their assigned locations. Ensures associated records are accurate. Manages and organizes morgue records on each deceased person being examined.
May close post mortem incisions, using surgical needle and cord.
Cleans up morgue area following class sessions.
Takes Blood samples from bodies and prepares for further analysis.

Minimum Qualifications
They must be able to move, either alone or with the assistance of another person using a scissor lift for bodies weighing up to 300 pounds. They will be expected to transport bodies, place and remove them from storage facilities, move cadavers between surfaces in the lab.
Demonstrates familiarity with anatomy and physiology.
Exhibits ability to work calmly and professionally with gruesome or unidentifiable bodies.
Demonstrates strong organizational skills.
Pays close attention to detail.
Possesses the dexterity needed to handle sensitive organs and instruments.
Communicates well with others, particularly the faculty and students.
Ability to tolerate and work with unpleasant sights, sounds, and odors.
Maintains absolute confidentiality of all information pertaining to the individuals who donate to the Anatomical Gift Program.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Salary Range $28,000 – $32,000
Work Hours
37. 5 hours per week.

Work hours are generally 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. There is occasional need to support activities in the lab that require an early start or late departure.

FTE 1.00
Campus Downtown Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants
Close DateExternal Closing Date 02/01/2020
Open Until Filled No
Contact Information
Contact’s Name Raymond Dannenhoffer
Contact’s Title Associate Dean
Contact’s Email rpd@buffalo.edu
Contact’s Phone 716-829-2540


 
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