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Deputy Coroner

Date: Nov 6, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Forensic Science Center

Pay:  $175,000 and up - negotiable based on experience. 


Responsible for performing postmortem examinations to determine cause and manner of death, collect evidence, and interpret findings.


Performs duties of Forensic Pathologist

  • Performs medicolegal examinations/autopsies and oversees postmortem investigations.
  • Performs record reviews.
  • Determines cause and manner of death, and completes reports in a timely manner.
  • Orders laboratory and toxicology testing and interprets reports.
  • Completes death certificates.
  • Maintains communication with County agencies, Office of Vital Statistics, District Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, US Attorney’s Office and local/regional law enforcement agencies.
  • Reviews and executes cremation permits.
  • Testifies as an expert witness in criminal and civil proceedings.


Quality assurance and training

  • Reviews approximately 1/3 of the required peer review cases.
  • Provides ongoing evaluation of protocols and recommends updates, as needed.
  • Assists with training of pathology assistants; teaches visiting medical students and other staff scientists.


Functions as Acting District Coroner in absence of the District Coroner.


Minimum Qualifications: Must have and M.D. or D.O. degree. Must have completed a residency in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology, and a Fellowship in Forensic Pathology. Must maintain Medical Licensure by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.


Preferred Qualifications: Five years of experience as a forensic pathologist. American Board of Pathology certification in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology, with Board Certification in Forensic Pathology.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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