About Our Job
The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner investigates deaths in the City and County of Denver that are required to be reported by Colorado statute. The office is responsible for the subsequent certification of the cause and manner of death. The Medical Examiner/Coroner's Office employs 23 people full -time and has an annual budget of $3.2 Million. It is involved with the investigation of approximately 4500 deaths annually in the City and County of Denver.
The City and County of Denver's Office of Medical Examiner (OME) has a vacancy for a Forensic Pathology Fellow for the 2022 - 2023 academic year. The Office of Medical Examiner investigates deaths that fall under state statute, and determines cause and manner of death.
This position will assist in the performance of medicolegal autopsies, and the investigation of medicolegal deaths. This is a training position for a period of one year that will prepare the fellow for board certification in forensic pathology, and is sponsored by the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
The University of Colorado School of Medicine (CUSOM) is the sponsoring institution for and oversees the ACGME accreditation of the Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program.
By the investigation of deaths that occur suddenly and unexpectedly, by any unnatural or traumatic means, or under suspicious circumstances, we certify the death and are responsible for subsequent testimony both in civil and criminal litigation. We actively participate in educational programs to enable health professionals as well as law enforcement officials to better understand mechanisms of trauma and sudden death.
Some of the day to day:
- Responsibly for performing between 200 and 250 forensic autopsies. This includes evidence collection, photography and identification procedures
- Collect autopsy findings, order and interpret tests and generate medicolegal autopsy reports
- Provide information to office staff so that death certificates (DC) can be completed by the OME
- Meet or communicate telephonically as necessary to discuss the findings at autopsy and explain the cause of death to families, attorneys, and other parties
- Testify in court or give depositions when called upon on cases performed by them in order to render opinions as to the cause of death in court proceedings
We know that your time is valuable. So please do not apply unless you meet the following minimum qualifications:
About Everything Else
- Education Requirement: Possesses an MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school
- Experience Requirement: None
- Education/Experience Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted
- License/Certifications: Completion of ACGME (Accreditation council for Graduate medical Education) approved postgraduate residency program in anatomic pathology or anatomic pathology/clinical pathology by the date of the start of the fellowship term
- Must be eligible for licensure in Colorado and board certified or board eligible in anatomic pathology or anatomic/clinical pathology by the date of the start of the fellowship term
- licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment
- it is a condition of employment that the Denver Police Forensics & Evidence Division form for consent for collection of a DNA sample be completed at the time of hire.
CO2300 Forensic Pathology Fellow
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Limited (Fixed Term)
Position Salary Range
$70,589.00 - $112,942.00
$100,313 (based on education and experience)
Dept of Public Health & Environment
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