Anatomical Embalmer- Office of the President- Willed Body Program- Administration

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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016

UT Soutwestern University Medical Center Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Completion of two (2) years of college to include courses in biology, chemistry, or related subjects, graduation from accredited school of mortuary science, licensure as Embalmer and funeral director, and two (2) years full-time experience in embalming practices and funeral director procedures.

Job Duties

Participates in embalming, storage, and disposal of cadavers used in anatomical teaching. Participates in preparation of prosected teaching materials and anatomical demonstration and preparation and storage of body specimens.
Prepares packages for shipping of specimen(s) to outside institutions and prepares prosected teaching material for university courses.
Clean dissecting tables and tanks, cadaver storage cooler and freezer, and mortuary equipment. Prepares cadavers and anatomical tissues for cremation in accordance with manner prescribed by State Anatomical Board.
Meets and/or contacts next-of-kin to obtain additional information to complete first call sheet, death certificate or cremation forms, and report of death; answers any questions family may have.
Picks-up and transports donors to Willed Body Program from hospitals, nursing homes, and private residences both within and outside metroplex when in on-call status. Makes on-the-spot decisions with respect to acceptance of deceased donors who do not have will form on file with Willed Body Program, ensuring that prescribed criteria have been met before accepting donated remains.
Assists in maintenance of accurate records relating to receipt, issuance, and disposal of cadavers as required by State Anatomical Board; maintains accurate records for blood testing of all donors.
Cremates cadavers from other institutions in area accordance with manner prescribed by State Anatomical Board. Assists faculty members in preparation for anatomy classes as requested and all other internal department courses held in gross laboratory.
Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

Participates in embalming, storage and cremation of cadavers used in anatomical teaching. Participates in preparation of prosected teaching materials and anatomical demonstrations and preparation and storage of specimens. Removal and transporting of donors to the Willed Body Program. Assisting with removals for the Dallas County Medical Examiner and Collin County Medical Examiners Office. Cleaning of preproom and labs along with some office duties.

To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability..