Physician Director - Forensic Pathology
State of West Virginia - Kanawha County, WV

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Bureau for Public Health (DHHR). Candidates must be board certified in Forensic Pathology. This position will oversee the operation of the office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). Responsible for overseeing the state wide operation of the medical examiner system, which investigates deaths pursuant to WV state code, 61-12-8. Associated duties include supervising toxicologists, laboratory technicians, medicolegal investigators and other support staff; and training, selection, appointment and supervision of WV county medical examiners. This position is responsible for conducting medicolegal investigations and determining cause and manner of deaths that fall under state code article 12 and providing expert testimony regarding such findings when required at judicial proceedings. The position provides oversight of forensic pathology and toxicology, and other clinical and forensic activities conducted at the OCME. Supervises all activities of the child fatality review team and the domestic violence fatality team. Advises agencies and other entities that have association with the state medical examiner system, including police agencies, federal, state and local prosecutors, medical schools, and physicians on the proper conduct of medicolegal death investigations, and associated activities which increase public.
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Training: Graduation from an approved school of medicine or osteopathy as evidenced by a temporary or permanent license to practice in the State of West Virginia.

Experience: Two years of experience in the practice of medicine or osteopathy which can include experience in a post-graduate training program.

Special Requirement: Candidates must be board certified in Forensic Pathology.

Substitution: A Master's degree in public health, health administration, hospital administration, public or business administration may substitute for the required experience.

NOTE: Verification of degree an license is not required at time of application. You will be required to provide verification documents if contacted by the agency. You application or resume should contain sufficient information to evaluate your job related medical training and experience.

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