Forensic Technician 1 Job at Crime Scene Resources, Inc, Farmington, CT

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  • Crime Scene Resources, Inc
  • Farmington, CT

Job Description

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Duties

Forensic Technicians work under supervision, and in this role:
  • Prepare bodies for autopsies and subsequent release to funeral directors;
  • Assist in the performance of autopsies and collection of relevant information;
  • Assist in removal of organs, collection of body fluids and retention of specimens for special studies;
  • Prepare fixative solutions;
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of autopsy facilities and equipment;
  • Assist in maintenance of appropriate records;
  • May take fingerprints and photographs;
  • Pick up decomposed and traumatized bodies;
  • Take inventory of and makes receipt for clothing and valuables;
  • Maintain chain of custody of body and evidence from crime scenes;
  • Handle the removal of bodies from hospitals and/or secured crime scene areas;
  • May take and develop X-rays;
  • Perform related duties as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
  • Under supervision prepares bodies for autopsies and subsequent release to funeral directors;
  • Assists in performance of autopsies and collection of relevant information;
  • Assists in removal and dissection of organs, collection of body fluids and retention of specimens for special studies;
  • Prepares fixative solutions;
  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of autopsy facilities and equipment;
  • Assists in maintenance of appropriate records;
  • Picks up decomposed and traumatized bodies;
  • Takes inventory of and makes receipt for clothing and valuables;
  • Maintains chain of custody of body and evidence from crime scenes;
  • May take fingerprints and photographs;
  • May assist in removal of bodies from hospitals and/or secured crime scene areas;
  • May take and develop X-rays;
  • Performs related duties as required.

Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Knowledge of human anatomy, laboratory/surgical equipment and terminology;
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to
    • carry out written and oral instructions;
    • follow prescribed procedures;
    • keep technical records and prepare reports.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
  • One (1) year of experience in related work in a morgue, laboratory, hospital or funeral home.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience working in a morgue, laboratory, hospital or funeral home.
  • Experience physically performing the lifting of bodies of varying weights and sizes
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel. Incumbents must be available for calls on an emergency basis.
  • Incumbents in this class must be able to undergo periodic tests or immunizations for communicable diseases as necessary.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Incumbents in this class must be willing to undergo periodic tests or immunizations for communicable diseases as necessary.
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Incumbents in this class will be required to lift bodies; will be exposed to strongly disagreeable conditions.

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