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Pathology Assistant Supervisor

Date: Nov 15, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Forensic Science Center 

Pay:  $40,852.00 annually 

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 


Assists with post-mortem examinations and performs primary duties of a forensic pathology assistant; supervises all other pathology assistants; conducts interviews and recommends hires; plans, schedules and assigns work to staff; establishes policies and procedures; instructs and trains in correct methods; checks and approves work; reviews and evaluates employees. Manages morgue operations and oversees evidence collection. Prepares billing and maintains statistical data.


Supervision of Forensic Pathology Assistants and morgue operations

  • Ensure adequate technical support to pathologists and ensure efficient morgue operations
  • Competency in all primary job duties of a pathology assistant
  • Complete monthly staff scheduling and provide to Chief Medical Examiner 7 days prior to oncoming month
  • Provide adequate oversight and training of pathology assistants
  • Provide timely and adequate documentation of employees’ performance in order to perform staff evaluations
  • Ensure provision of appropriate supplies and equipment


Oversee proper management of cases and evidence collected at autopsy

  • Ensure proper transfer, release or disposal by coordinating with ancillary agencies and case pathologist and facilitate consultation services on complex cases
  • Submit monthly disposal summary within 3 days of the new month
  • Coordinate and ship autopsy material to consultants within 7 days of request by case pathologist


Prepares billing for referral cases and maintains statistical data

  • Compile and verify billing accuracy of documentation for referred postmortem procedures
  • Track and prepare statistics for the Pathology Division for review by the Management Team


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in medical/biological, anthropological, or criminal justice field. Three years’ experience with supervision of subordinates, death investigation, morgue operations or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in medical/biological, anthropological, criminal justice or completion of National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) accredited program. Five to seven years’ experience with supervision of subordinates, death investigation, and/or morgue operations. American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certified or eligible.


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.

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