Under general supervision, coordinates the operation of a
multi-disciplinary anatomical services facility to provide optimal
usage and services to students, faculty and visiting physicians from a
variety of medical disciplines engaged in diverse teaching and
1. Schedules and controls the daily and long-range schedule of the
multi-disciplinary laboratories (MDL) and other related teaching
areas. Schedules rotations and daily laboratory usage by
students, faculty, researchers and visiting physicians.
2. Maintains an environmentally safe and healthy work space for
students, faculty, researchers and physicians.
3. Conducts routine surveys to evaluate detrimental environmental
factors arising in or from the workplace such as indoor air
quality involving formaldehyde and phenol levels and biohazard
concerns involving blood borne pathogens.
4. Monitors compliance with chemical hygiene and biological safety
5. Interprets and provides information on MDL policies, procedures
and special issues as established by the Department Chairman and
Course masters of Anatomical subjects.
6. Serves as intermediary for the course masters, interacting with
officials, faculty, students, staff, physicians and the public.
7. Orients faculty staff, physicians and students to the MDL.
Interprets and explains policies, rules, regulations and
procedures as to the sensitive issues relating to use of a
laboratory involved with human cadavers.
8. Performs assignments requiring special skills involving
anatomical preparation including plastination, perfusion of dyes
and radio-opaque injections, preparation of anatomical,
osteological or embryological specimens for study and
9. Prepares photographs of various radiological media for
identification and teaching purposes. Meets with faculty,
physicians, technical staff of laboratories and students,
analyzes needs, and recommends or effects solutions to
10. Performs photography and photomicrography of anatomical specimens
using appropriate combinations of lenses, filters, and lighting
techniques. Processes black and white photographs.
11. Prepares from standard and computer graphic equipment a variety
of photographic materials such as charts, graphs, prints and
transparencies for publications and instruction.
12. Prepares and embalms human cadavers and anatomical materials
including the most complex cases.
13. Maintains the capital assets for the department, including the
maintenance, acquisition and disposal of capital assets.
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: Four years of directly related experience including
medical photography and administrative work.
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
lift, position and move cadavers weighing over fifty pounds; to work
in, on, around, over, and under fixed equipment.
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 examinations to determine the ability to perform job.
Employees in this job class may be required to work with bio-hazardous
or radio-labeled materials and to successfully complete applicable