Morgue Attendant
Mount Sinai Medical Center - Manhattan, NY

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Essential Job Functions:

1. In cooperation with Medical Records and Nursing departments, handles and verifies paperwork relevant to the processing of a death and the release of the remains, including but not limited to, Death Certificate, Autopsy Permission, Funeral Director's Affidavit, and Anatomical Gift Forms.

2. Releases remains to funeral directors, always ensuring accurate identification before release.

3. Obtains the chart and necessary paperwork for any case to be autopsied; notifies the pathologist on call; transports the body from the morgue to the autopsy room; upon autopsy completion, transports the remains back to the morgue and/or releases same to funeral director upon receipt of proper documents.

4. Using universal precautions and always aware of personal safety and the safety of others, assists pathologist(s) in the performance of autopsy, including such procedures as initial incision, evisceration, removal of brain, etc.

5. Upon completion of the autopsy, packs, sutures, washes and wraps remains for transport to the morgue and subsequent release.

6. Maintains all instruments in good working condition, prepares instruments and tables for autopsies and gross review conferences, cleans and disinfects instruments after use.

7. Keeps all required records and log books in a neat, legible, current and accurate manner.

8. Assures proper identification of tissues, containers, etc. Stores and retrieves such and, as directed, disposes of same in accordance with current waste management policies.

9. Maintains the autopsy room, morgue, preparation areas, and the gross dissecting areas for surgical and pediatric pathology in clean and safe conditions, and adequately supplied with necessary provisions, e.g., gloves, paper towels, containers, etc. Uses proper cleaning materials and disinfectants and exercises universal safety precautions always.

10. Performs accurate matching of death certificates with bodies in the morgue at the beginning and end of shift.

11. Prepares formalin and other chemical solutions according to directions and as needed, wearing adequate protective wear.

12. Assists in the handling of anatomical material used by the Medical School laboratories, including the receipt and disposition of cadavers.

13. Participates, as requested, in the training of other technical personnel, students, trainees, etc.

14. Works with other employees, scientists, physicians and families of deceased as required, in a pleasant and cooperative manner.

15. Conducts job responsibilities in conformance with all institutional, departmental and government policies and requirements.

16. Keeps supervisor apprised of any problems/issues related to the morgue/autopsy areas.

17 Performs other departmental duties as assigned.

18 Discards tissue as directed

19 Bags, stores and records tissue for long term storage

Job Qualifications:

Education and experience:

a. High school graduation or equivalent required.

b. Additional training in anatomy preferred.

c. Previous experience not required.

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds.

Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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