Autopsy Technician Resume Samples

An Autopsy Technician is a trained professional working alongside pathologists, medical examiners, or morticians, to help them take care of deceased bodies and prepare them for cremation or burial. The job duties carried out on regular basis are mentioned on the Autopsy Technician Resume as – assisting in performing tests and examinations to determine the cause of the death, preparing autopsy rooms, lifting and moving bodies, providing containers for specimen collection, collecting toxicology samples, applying sutures to the body, opening and closing bodies, collecting fingerprints, preserving and preparing evidence, and handling clerical duties as needed.

Eligible job applicants should be well-aware of the department procedures and policies, and be familiar with infection control standards, safety issues, and environmental standards. They should have sound knowledge of the following – photography and x-rays; laboratory procedures; modern pathological and forensic and lab practices and principles; and universal safety and precautions guidelines. To become one, an equivalent amount of education and training is needed. A solid background in forensic science, mortuary science, or biology will be useful.

Autopsy Technician Resume example

Autopsy Technician Resume

Objective : Focused and hard working; willing to go the extra mile when needed or asked. Skilled in troubleshooting complex problems by thinking outside the box. Possesses a high degree of professionalism and dedication to exceptional quality. Effective leader with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

Skills : CNA - Home Health, Autopsy Technician.

Description :

    1. Prepared bodies for postmortem examinations.
    2. Washed, dried, measured, and positioned bodies.
    3. Prepared and preserved tissue and specimens.
    4. Assisted in body dissection.
    5. Recorded information and completed forms.
    6. Responsible for receiving and releasing all bodies.
    7. Received and verified forms and credentials for permission for autopsy and the receipt and release of all bodies.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MS


Autopsy Technician Resume

Summary : Autopsy Technician with 9 years of experience in Assuring a continuous state of inspection readiness for CAP, State, and OSHA inspections, Assisting in updates to procedures manual, Performing maintenance, set-up, and cleaning of striker bone saw and instruments, Operating formalin recycler, Releasing bodies to funeral directors or state medical examiner's office, Disposing of tissue and organs on scheduled basis.

Skills : Planning, Cleaning, Restock.

Description :

    1. Reported to office to receive information and paper work for gross external and internal exam on said human remains.
    2. Transported remains to autopsy suite.
    3. Assisted coroners, police and investigators, students with ppe equipment.
    4. Assisted the scheduled Dr. with external exam and then internal dissection by cutting, sawing and organ removal, weighing organs Collecting DNA, Preparing labels for blood, urine, bile and any other tissue sample requested by the Dr s.Prepared labels for samples and transported them histology and toxicology.
    5. Collected evidence for police and coroners.
    6. Cleaned, disinfect and restock autopsy suite Venture Forthe Inc.
    7. Promptly and efficiently distributed specimens to different .
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Diploma In Communication


Autopsy Technician Resume

Objective : To secure an Autopsy Technician position with a successful, well-established organization that will enable me to grow professionally while contributing to the company's goals and objectives.

Skills : Ohio Zoonosis Review, Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation, Horse Cruelty Investigations.

Description :

    1. Prepared paperwork for decedent.
    2. Prepared autopsy suites for autopsy.
    3. Assisted physician with external examination.
    4. Obtained blood specimens from femoral artery and superior vena cava using venipuncture.
    5. Obtained specimens, fingerprints and fingernails as directed.
    6. Eviscerated decedent per protocol calling attention to abnormalities.
    7. Washed and prepared decedent for funeral home pick up.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Associate In Nursing

Autopsy Technician Resume

Headline : Autopsy Technician with 7 years of experience in Training new Pathology residents and Histology aides, Fulfilling all compliance responsibilities related to the position, Maintaining and Modelling Nuvance Health Foundational Values (Personal, Imaginative, Agile, Connected).

Skills : Resident Services Director Of A Residential/skilled Retirement-community. Interviewing, Hiring Terminations Of Employees.

Description :

    1. Performed autopsies under the supervision of a Medical Examiner.
    2. Removed body Fluids and organs as directed for samples/tests.
    3. Oversaw of resident medications, Wellness Clinic, Monthly BP clinic, Interviewing and hiring of new employees, orientation program for new employees, on-going training for new employees, computer back ground checks, supervised 10 resident assistants, on-call five days per week with alternating weekends.
    4. Cleaned autopsy suites when completed.
    5. Called funeral home for pick up.
    6. Provided for and ensured that appropriate hygiene and sanitary standards were observed and maintained.
    7. Verified patient identification.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Diploma

Autopsy Technician Resume

Summary : A self-starter with a positive demeanor and a can-do approach seeking a position to display these qualities. Enjoying collaborating with others to achieve excellent results, Assisting the Mortuary Borough Supervisor in the day to day operation, Performing all Mortuary Procedures (Autopsy, METT, and Check in, Storage, Release of Remains, and Fingerprinting).

Skills : MS Office, Supply Management.

Description :

    1. Supported the pathologist during autopsy examinations.
    2. Open bodies; removed vital organs for dissection and collects body fluids for toxicology study.
    3. Operated x-ray and fluoroscopic equipment, and x-ray processor, to locate projectiles, document fractures, and prepare dental x-rays.
    4. Returned vital organs, sutures, and cleans body fluid, and foreign material.
    5. Restocked supplies, cleans and disinfects surgical instruments.
    6. Performed clerical duties.
    7. Released remains and personal effects to funeral establishments.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BS In Criminal Justice

Autopsy Technician Resume

Objective : Autopsy Technician with 5 years of experience in Preparing Incident Reports, Schedules and Statistics as needed, Checking Case Management System (CMS) and EDRS (Electronic Death Reporting System) for all documents (Death Certificates, Burial Permits) relating to the Intake and Release of Remains, Ensuring that the Morgue is properly cleaned and sanitised Daily.

Skills : Planning, Pathologist, MS Office.

Description :

    1. Prepared cadavers, specimens of human organs, and autopsy room to assist pathologist in postmortem examinations.
    2. Assisted pathologists in the conduct of autopsies by opening cavities, removal and weighing of organs.
    3. Received cadavers in morgue and assures their proper storage, identification and release to authorized persons.
    4. Recorded identifying information and inventories effects and other articles.
    5. Processed bodies, prepared bodies for postmortem examination Assist pathologist with pathological examination, may include opening bodies and removing.
    6. Maintained proper order and thorough cleanliness and disinfection of responsible areas.
    7. Assisted medical examiners or pathologists with external examinations and autopsies by preparing work materials and body for examination using established protocols. 
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    2-5 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Executive
    Education
    Education
    MS

    Autopsy Technician Resume

    Objective : Autopsy Technician with 4 years of experience in Reporting all complaints, accidents and any incidents within the Mortuary to the proper personnel, Performing all City Morgue Technician Duties as needed, Weighing remains, lift remains onto autopsy table and assist Medical Examiners in all autopsy procedures.

    Skills : Technician, MS Office, Legal.

    Description :

      1. Assisted medical examiners or pathologists in conducting external examinations and autopsies, and collecting and labeling specimens and evidentiary materials. 
      2. Performed daily autopsy room maintenance activities, including cleaning room and equipment, washing scrubs and towels, and sharpening cutting tools. 
      3. Performed various autopsy administrative support activities, including transporting toxicology specimens to laboratory, ensuring culturesspecimens are picked-up by referral lab, maintaining records of stored tissue specimens and retrieving specimens as needed, maintaining x-rays, maintaining supply inventory, assists with maintenance of autopsy equipment, and participating in quality control activities. 
      4. Testified in legal proceedings regarding chain-of-custody. 
      5. Performed morgue clerk duties as required.
      6. Performed technical procedures related to autopsies, including making incisions, excising and preparing tissue for examination and assists the Pathologist with cutting of surgical specimens.
      7. Counselled family of deceased patient by explaining hospital procedures when death occurs, organ and tissue donation and when applicable, involvement of the Medical Examiner's Office and requests permission from family for a post-mortem examination.
                      Years of Experience
                      Experience
                      2-5 Years
                      Experience Level
                      Level
                      Executive
                      Education
                      Education
                      BSS

                      Autopsy Technician Resume

                      Objective : Autopsy Technician with 3 years of experience in Processing specimens under the supervision of Cutting Room Supervisor and Pathologist includes core biopsies, small biopsies, bone marrows, curettings (endometrial and endocervical) cell blocks and some derm cases, Proper identification and handling is essential through the process to assure patient safety.

                      Skills : Patient Care, Database Management, MS Office.

                      Description :

                        1. Participated in hazardous waste management within Pathology Department and University Medical Center. Participates in the safe handling, storage, transfer, and disposal of hazardous materials.
                        2. Performed administrative tasks within section as indicated.
                        3. Coordinated, developed, and conducted in-service programs as requested to include teaching of Residents/Fellows.
                        4. Received and made calls relating to conducting medicolegal autopsies. 
                        5. Received, documented and released decedents undergoing medicolegal autopsies into/from the morgue and transports bodies to/from morgue and to/from autopsy suite. 
                        6. Entered information into the database. Lifts decedents on to and off of fixed autopsy tables to gurneys. 
                        7. Prepared appropriate instruments for conducting a medicolegal autopsy. 
                                    Years of Experience
                                    Experience
                                    2-5 Years
                                    Experience Level
                                    Level
                                    Executive
                                    Education
                                    Education
                                    G.E.D

                                    Autopsy Technician Resume

                                    Objective : Autopsy Technician with 2 years of experience in Evaluating and documenting all QC/QA/QI results and related activities, Adhering to standard Operating Procedures as well as the policies set by the standards of all hospital/laboratory accrediting agencies, Assisting with tasks related to a post-mortem examination as needed.

                                    Skills : X-Ray Management, MS Office, Operating.

                                    Description :

                                      1. Selected appropriate forms, diagrams and containers and prepares labeling for containers and laboratory submission slips.
                                      2. Assisted forensic personnel in photographing of wounds, injuries and distinguishing body characteristics. 
                                      3. Assisted in the collection of trace evidence and in the maintenance of the chain of custody of all evidence collected. 
                                      4. Ensured that indicated x-rays are taken and developed, either by operating available equipment or notifying appropriate personnel.
                                      5. Assisted in dissecting the body, including evisceration and the removal of the brain and spinal cord when indicated. 
                                      6. Assisted with proper collection and storage of body fluids for chemical tests, the retrieval of appropriate tissues for specific tests and the removal of foreign bodies and material for evidentiary purposes with maintenance of chain of custody and delivery to law enforcement officials and other proper authorities.
                                      7. Cleaned and restored body to its former state of integrity for release, disposes of tissues according to established procedures, and collects and stores tissues in fixed or fresh condition, as appropriate. 
                                      Years of Experience
                                      Experience
                                      2-5 Years
                                      Experience Level
                                      Level
                                      Executive
                                      Education
                                      Education
                                      MS

                                      Autopsy Technician Resume

                                      Objective : Autopsy Technician is Maintaining adequate inventories and reorders and restocks supplies as needed, Notifying-supervisor immediately of all critical, unresolved problems, Performing scheduled maintenance, trouble shooting, and required documentation on instruments and equipment as appropriate, Maintaining temperature charts on identified equipment.

                                      Skills : Technician, Managing, Ordering.

                                      Description :

                                        1. Cleaned autopsy suite and autopsy instruments making sure they are in proper working order after completion of the medicolegal autopsy. 
                                        2. Ensured maintenance of an adequate stock of necessary equipment and supplies for conducting medicology autopsies. 
                                        3. Adhered to standard universal precautions regarding body fluids and biologic materials. 
                                        4. Maintained autopsy suite and storage areas (to include stock room) in a neat and safe condition.
                                        5. Assisted pathologist and Residents with autopsies (full, limited, brains, special circumstances such as highly infectious and Creutsfledt Jacob Disease following procedures and safety.
                                        6. Maintained the morgue work-space, observing sanitary standards and appropriate hygiene. Cleans floors, shelves and table.
                                        7. Maintained inventory of supplies and instruments required to perform all autopsies, and orders as needed.
                                                                        Years of Experience
                                                                        Experience
                                                                        2-5 Years
                                                                        Experience Level
                                                                        Level
                                                                        Executive
                                                                        Education
                                                                        Education
                                                                        MS