Diener | Rapid City Hospital | As Needed

Rapid City, SD Part time 22_1580


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RCH Laboratory

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Job Summary

Independently performs a variety of tasks and support functions before, during, and after an autopsy. This position assists the pathologists with autopsies and any duties related to autopsies.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Checking ID and autopsy permit, and alerting Pathologist.
  • Assists the pathologist with external exam. This includes photography, removal of lines, bandages, casts, clothing, etc.
  • Opens body with or without pathologist. Removes organs by technique specified by the pathologist, (with or without assistance of the pathologist) and alerts pathologist to any obvious abnormalities.
  • Has all autopsy instruments available and ready for use.
  • Obtains blood, urine and vitreous samples at the discretion of the pathologist.
  • In forensic autopsies; assists both pathologist and law enforcement with evidence collection.
  • Returns organs to body cavity after examination by pathologist. Sews the body cavity and scalp closed and cleans the body.
  • Alerts housekeeping as to routine and/or specialized cleaning requirements of morgue and cold room.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and departmental information with no infractions.
  • Maintains cooperative relationships (inter- and intra-departmental) with others.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Education - High School Diploma/GED Equivalent in General Studies

Experience - 1+ years of Healthcare Experience; 1+ years of Laboratory Experience
Education - Some College (1-2 years) in Related Field
Certification - Medical Lab Technician - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technology (AMT), or Military Laboratory Specialist OR Medical Technologist (MT) or Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) Certification - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)/American Medical Technology (AMT) or Health and Human Services (HEW)

Physical Requirements:
Very heavy work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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