This is a UC San Diego Internal Recruitment open to UCSD Staff Only
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/16/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/19/18. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Responsible for independently directing operations of the Anatomical Preparation Laboratory. Manage resource inventories, decide request priorities, re-allocate cadaveric material, and direct morgue daily business. Independently make cadaver disposition decisions, and embalm or create disarticulated specimens as priorities indicate. Coordinate with Director of Anatomical Services to maintain a perpetual inventory of cadavers, specimens, and prosections. Maintain critical donor records and other legal documents. Maintain compliance of Program with state and federal statutes, as well as University system-wide and local policies. Responsible to coordinate with faculty to determine educational needs and participate in the organization, presentation, and breakdown of the School of Medicine (SOM) and SPPS core course laboratories and Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses covering several medical disciplines.
Applies extensive knowledge of body donation protocols and processes to lead major program components of an anatomical donation program. Performs full range of all aspects of the body donation program. Demonstrates good judgement in allocating anatomical materials, as required by clinical educators, researchers, and clinics. Provides training to staff and students, provides and presents training materials.
Associate degree in mortuary science or equivalent. Must be a licensed graduate of Mortuary Science College.
Five (5) or more years of experience in mortuary science.
Knowledge of California law governing crematories, funeral directors, embalmers, cal-osha, organ donations, California business and professions code demonstrated knowledge of funeral cemetery, and crematory codes.
Demonstrated knowledge of California health department regulations on vital statistics and experience filing death certificates and disposition permits.
Technical experience in preparation techniques for long-term preservation in autopsy-like dissecting or recoveries to create specialized anatomical specimens.
Solid skills to provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff members and medical students; and presenting materials to medical students.
Ability to communicate with faculty, medical students, staff, prospective donors and the general public regarding the use of anatomical gifts and anatomical materials.
Demonstrated computer skills in using database registry.
Knowledge of working in a bio hazardous workplace, including handling of blood borne pathogens, formaldehyde monitoring and storage of hazardous materials.
Solid interpersonal skills to develop relationships with peers, faculty, student and donor families.
Theoretical knowledge of human anatomy, biology and physiology.
Ability to oversee cremation and scattering of cremated donor remains.
Ability to perform dissections and preparations for anatomy study in an efficient and skillful manner.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Tissue bank specialist certification.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must be able to pass all agency background/clearance checks including, but not limited to Military Bases and Hospitals, as needed throughout the term of employment.
Must be willing to work with hazardous materials including carcinogenic, toxic and corrosive chemicals.
Must be willing to work with cadavers in experimental circumstances.
The nature of the work requires that employee be able to meet the demands of the job 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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