Under general supervision, leads the receipts, preparation, and
embalming of human cadavers for medical research and instruction.
1. Performs all of the duties of the Anatomical Services Technician.
2. Prepares and embalms human cadavers and anatomical materials,
including the most complex cases.
3. Supervises and assures blood pathogen screening.
4. Leads and trains technicians in anatomical embalming and specimen
5. Oversees and schedules use of anatomical facility and surgical
6. Assumes responsibility for the operation of the Anatomical
Services Facility during the Director's absence.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: Associate of Arts degree in Mortuary Science
EXPERIENCE: Three years directly related experience
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of
mortuary science and embalming. Thorough knowledge of applicable
medical terminology, gross anatomy, biology, pathology, and
pharmacology. Thorough knowledge of the policies and procedures
regarding the disposition of human remains. Skill in and ability to
prepare embalming and preparation solutions. Ability to communicate
effectively orally and in writing and to establish and maintain
effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the
public. Ability to lead and train in the functions of embalming.
Ability to function in an environment of human suffering and death.
Ability to wear and work in personal protective equipment. Ability to
walk and stand for extended periods of time, to lift, position, and
move cadavers weighing over 50 pounds.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examination to determine the ability to perform job.
Employees in this job class may be required to work with bio-hazardous
or radiolabeled materials and to successfully complete applicable