Forensic Pathologist Job Description

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Forensic Pathologist Job Description

 

Job Title: Forensic Pathologist

 

Job Summary:

As a Forensic Pathologist, you will be responsible for performing autopsies and conducting investigations to determine the cause and manner of death. You will analyze evidence, such as tissue samples, toxicology reports, and crime scene data, to develop a comprehensive understanding of the circumstances surrounding a death. You will work closely with law enforcement agencies, coroners, and medical examiners to ensure that accurate and reliable information is available to support criminal investigations and legal proceedings.

 

Responsibilities:

- Perform autopsies and collect tissue samples, fluid samples, and other evidence to analyze for cause and manner of death.

- Analyze and interpret autopsy results, toxicology reports, and other evidence to develop a comprehensive understanding of the circumstances surrounding a death.

- Provide expert testimony in criminal trials and legal proceedings related to the cause and manner of death.

- Work closely with law enforcement agencies, coroners, and medical examiners to provide information and support for criminal investigations.

- Collaborate with other healthcare providers, including forensic nurses, medical laboratory technicians, and forensic psychologists, to develop comprehensive and accurate reports related to the cause and manner of death.

- Maintain accurate and up-to-date records and documentation related to forensic investigations and autopsies.

- Adhere to all regulatory and legal requirements related to forensic pathology and autopsy procedures.

 

Requirements:

- Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree from an accredited medical school.

- Completion of a residency program in anatomic pathology, with specialized training in forensic pathology.

- Board certification in anatomic and forensic pathology from the American Board of Pathology.

- Licensure to practice medicine in the state where the position is located.

- Familiarity with forensic laboratory techniques, including microscopy, immunohistochemistry, and DNA analysis.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with law enforcement agencies, coroners, and medical examiners.

- Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date records and documentation.

- Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

- Demonstrated commitment to ethical and professional standards in forensic pathology.