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State of Massachusetts Medical Examiner Assistant I - Westfield in Westfield, Massachusetts

Duties and Responsibilities: Ability to pass a full background check, which will include a driving history inquiry. Must be able operate OCME vehicles while abiding to all Massachusetts State Driving Statutes and Regulations. A clean driving history is required for consideration Must maintain a clean driving history as an OCME employee Ability to lift and move human remains up to 250 lbs. with assistance and upwards of 70 lbs. independently. Assists the Medical Examiner in all aspects of the forensic autopsy. Must be able to follow and adhere to specific Standard Operating Procedures and become proficient in all skills associated with the autopsy and autopsy services. Assist in preparation and evisceration of the bodies. Assist in the collection of tissue and fluid/toxicology samples. Responsible for appropriate handling, labeling, and for accurately entering specimens and evidentiary information into computer systems. Required to operate all autopsy and mortuary related equipment. Responsible for daily cleaning and disinfection of the autopsy suite and surgical instruments. Responsible for dispatching and responding to scenes and medical facilities. Responsible for moving, lifting, preparing, positioning, photographing, and storing remains on scene and at a medical examiner facility. Interact with both private and public entities. Other duties as assigned This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS Applicants must possess an Associate's Degree or Certification from a technical school in a science or medical field. Incumbents are required to possess a valid Motor Vehicle License at a class level specific to assignment. Incumbents must have standard immunizations. Applicants are required to undergo a medical evaluation and must pass this evaluation/test to be fit tested to wear a respirator. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Laboratory Services* *Organization: Chief Medical Examiner *Title: *Medical Examiner Assistant I - Westfield Location: Massachusetts-Westfield-178 East Mountain Rd Requisition ID: 240001OW