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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Class Code:Z8731



This is a training position for physicians pursuing advanced specialized training in the field of forensic pathology. The training period is for twelve months, running from July 1 to June 30. The position will be held by a new incumbent each year. The training program is approved as a fellowship in forensic pathology by the American Council on Graduate Medical Education and is affiliated for academic purposes with the Pathology Department of the University of Miami.

Work involves graduated increasing responsibility for individual death investigations pursuant to Chapter 406, Florida Statutes. Work is reviewed as it is performed by direct supervision by a senior pathologist and by review of completed assigned research projects.


Attends and assists the performance of surgical dissection of cadavers in the autopsy suite.

Assists at scene investigations.

Interprets histological, toxicologic, chemical, hematologic and microbiological laboratory results.

Examines and interprets skeletal remains, electrical hazards, motor vehicles, roadways and industrial equipment; maintains liaison with any necessary consultants in these areas.

Develops practical knowledge of toxicology, wound ballistics, forensic serology and forensic anthropology through close consultation with experts associated with the Medical Examiner Division.

Develops effective courtroom testimonial skills through observation of senior pathologists in the courtroom setting and participation in educational programs conducted by the State Attorney and Public Defender's offices.

Prepares clear concise narrative descriptions of autopsy findings, including diagrams and charts, when appropriate.

Performs related work as required.


Knowledge of the modern principles and practices of, and current developments in, general medicine, including knowledge of specialized phases of medicine related to assigned duties.

Knowledge of the manifestation of a variety of diseases and injuries.

Some knowledge of Chapter 406, Florida Statutes.

Ability to use correlative thinking to solve complex death investigative problems.

Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.

Ability to stand for long periods of time in the autopsy room.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

Skill in the use of microscopes, surgical tools and other equipment used in investigations.


Graduation from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy; completion of an accredited residency program in Anatomic Pathology as required by the American Board of Pathology.


Licensed as a medical doctor by the State of Florida, and/or qualified to serve as a medical resident under the regulations of the Florida State Board of Medicine.


Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Work Locations: Medical Examiner
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E5/94

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