The chosen candidate will be responsible for Investigation of deaths that fall within medical examiner jurisdiction in Washtenaw County; these can be complex and specialized due to the nature of these deaths. Investigators go to the scene and document it, and collect any relevant property and records; they supervise the collection of the remains by the transport service. Act as a liaison between the Medical Examiner's office, health and law enforcement agencies and the general public; handle inquiries about complaints related to the Medical Examiner's cases. Perform detailed searches of public and other records where the identity of the deceased is unknown. Gather medical records, including laboratory and x-ray results from varied health care settings, including hospitals, doctor's offices and extended care facilities. Gather other public agency records, such as police and EMS records where required. In general, they collect any information needed to complete a case. Manage cremation permit requests. Documentation of the scene, including photography. Release bodies to funeral homes. Meet with the families of the deceased in the office and guide them through the identification process. Assist in training/mentoring of staff. Prepares statistical and narrative reports for the Medical Examiner. Trains current and future investigators in techniques of investigation and performs related duties as assigned, including ensure ID of decedent and arrange for transport to morgue. Assist Pathologist with dissection of body and its organs. Clean up and maintenance of autopsy equipment.
Chosen candidate must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to access scene of death that may include natural areas with difficult terrain (wetlands, rivers, lakes, etc) as well as difficult structures such as basements. Ability to move more than fifty (50) pounds.
A valid State of Michigan Driver's License and an acceptable safe driving record, basic certification by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigation (ABMDI), and one of the following:
- High school diploma or equivalent, with at least nine (9) years of full-time paid experience in criminal investigations for a law enforcement agency, police department, or prosecutor's office
- Associate's degree in Police Administration, Criminal Justice or a related field with at least four (4) years investigative experience
- Bachelor's degree in Police Administration, Criminal Justice, or related field and four (4) years investigative experience
- Bachelor's degree in Police Administration, Criminal Justice, or health care related field with an additional qualification in Forensic Investigation or Forensic Science, and three (3) years of experience
- Registered Nurse in Nursing with six (6) years of clinical experience, preferably in an outpatient or public health setting
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