Mortuary Technician

New York, NY

Posted: 04/15/2020 Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary Industry: Healthcare Job Number: NYC033 Branch: New York, NY Division:

Job Description


Under direct supervision, performs routine mortuary work encompassing the retrieval, receipt and administrative disposition of deceased persons, and preparing for and assisting in autopsies. 

Examples of Typical Tasks:

  • Removes deceased from place of call, loads deceased into transport vehicle, unloads and delivers deceased to appropriate location; completes documentation.
  • Records, tags and stores clothing according to agency procedures.
  • Receives, stores, and releases deceased to authorized persons for autopsy or removal; checks death certificates and other documents to verify proper release of deceased.
  • Assists funeral directors in transferring deceased from mortuary storage locations to funeral director’s vehicles.
  • Removes deceased from storage compartments, including walk-in refrigerators, and transfers them to the autopsy suite; disrobes, cleans, tags, washes, and weighs deceased; assists in the preparation of simple solutions; assists in labeling of specimen jars.
  • Cleans, sterilizes and maintains mortuary instruments, equipment and premises. Washes autopsy instruments and tables, body storage compartments, wheeled body carriers and walls and floors of autopsy and body storage areas.
  • Assists the pathologist during autopsy procedures by lifting and turning bodies; making incisions and removing organs and other body parts; opening organs; and weighing organs.
  • Replaces organs, packs cavities, sutures, washes, and returns deceased to storage facility upon completion of autopsy.
  • Maintains manual and computer mortuary records; answers routine telephone inquiries.
  • Takes photographs of deceased for identification purposes.
  • Prepares unclaimed bodies for transfer to a county mortuary.
  • Maintains mortuary autopsy suites, autopsy tables, and floors.
  • Reports all accidents and unusual incidents to immediate supervisor.
  • Other related duties, as required.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Must be able to multi-task, be detail-oriented, organized, and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Location of services may at times be in remote, austere or challenging environments.
  • Must be able to perform duties in a stressful and high paced environment without physical limitations.
  • Ability to adapt to sudden changes and flexibility in work requirements to include potential shift changes based on operational needs and/or command priorities.

Special Note: This is a very physically demanding position.

Position is available Full time/or Hourly


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