Mortality Specialist - PRN - Mortality Service

Mortality Specialist - PRN - Mortality Service


Biweekly Hours: 8.00

Shift: hours as needed - weekdays/weekends

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.


Responsible for activities associated with Mortality Service, including care after death and communication which addresses the needs of family member(s). Collaborates with MetroHealth System providers to explain autopsy services available to the patient/family, and in honoring patient/family permission for autopsy. May perform or assist with the performance of autopsies. Serves as a liaison between the decedent's family, hospital administration/the Pathology Department, and funeral directors. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.


Required: Associate's Degree in a biological science or Ohio Funeral Director/embalmer license or experience performing in a similar position for a minimum of three years. Familiarity with all applicable laws, rules and regulations of the State of Ohio and the Medical Examiner's Office. Possess a thorough knowledge of medical terminology. Computer keyboard proficiency. Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Ability to work independently on detailed-oriented tasks. Problem solving and decision-making skills. Preferred: Graduate of an approved School of Mortuary Science. One year of experience in a mortuary environment. Physical Requirements: May sit, stand, stoop, bend, and ambulate intermittently during the day. May need to sit or stand for extended periods. See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Finger dexterity to operate office equipment required. May need to lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds on occasion. Ability to push/pull up to 400 pounds on a mortuary cart throughout the hospital. Ability to communicate in face-to-face, phone, email, and other communications. Ability to see computer monitor and departmental documents. Requires some exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids. Requires some exposure to chemicals and flammable liquids. Shift Specific Physical Requirements: First Shift: Ability to lift 30-50 pounds up to the shoulders, and 50 pounds above the shoulders. Ability to lift/transport 15-45 pounds, including a larger number of items during a single time period with or without assistance. Ability to transfer up to 400 pounds from a morgue cart to an autopsy table with or without assistance. Ability to push/pull up to 300 pounds on a flatbed cart throughout the hospital with or without assistance. Ability to maneuver a 450-pound drum as needed with or without assistance.