Detailed Job Description
Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Medical Sciences and working in collaboration with the faculty of the School of Medicine and School of Health Sciences who provide instruction in anatomy is accountable for independently performing a full range of duties in preparation of cadavers for the demonstration of anatomy.
Make arrangements with facilities and medical personnel for cadaver removals.
Makes determination on appropriateness and acceptability of bodies.
Procure and process all forms detailing death, burial, and cremation.
Maintain records on body donations.
Processes and prepares cadavers for dissection
Maintain cadaver preparation facilities.
Perform cremation and returns ashes to families.
Embalms bodies for long-term preservation.
Create embalming formulas.
Maintain supplies and tools for cadaver preparation.
Distribute cadavers, models, bones, charts, films, images to students as needed.
Maintain the collection of anatomical charts, models, skeletal materials, and CT and MRI images with reference to repairs, inventory, and record keeping.
Manages the Anatomical Gift Program.
Speaks to school groups on human anatomy.
Addresses community groups on the body donation program.
Coordinates and monitors security of laboratory.
Coordinates weekly meetings with the faculty.
Provides periodic updates and reports to the Chair of the Department.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Associate Degree in Basic Sciences and completion of a two (2) year program in mortuary science and two (2) years of apprenticeship under the personal supervision and instruction of a licensed embalmer.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Incumbents in this class must pass the State of Connecticut boards, and acquire and maintain a State embalmers license.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to disagreeable odors from cadavers, formaldehyde, phenol or other embalming solutions, which are also irritants to the skin. Incumbents are required to lift or carry heavy weights (cadavers). Incumbents may be exposed to communicable/infectious diseases from unembalmed cadavers.
40 hour work week, flexible hours required, some nights and weekends.
Please submit a cover letter and resume.