Forensic Mortuary Technician resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Compassionate professional dedicated to caring for victims and providing families with answers through research and investigation. Adaptable and driven with strong work ethic and ability to thrive in team-based or individually motivated settings.

  • NamUS registered public user
  • Clandestine Grave Recovery Investigation Course: Search methods, including aerial search, soil and botany indicators, grid search. Grave documentation, and demarcation. Evidence documentation and collection. Grave exhumation and remains documentation and recovery.
  • Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS)
  • Unified Victim Identification System (UVIS)
  • LiveScan Digital Fingerprinting System
  • Advanced fingerprinting: boil and powder, degloving, plaster.
  • Forensic photography
  • Certificate of Completion HIPAA Compliance
  • Mortuary lift systems
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Google applications
  • Disinfection procedures
  • Relevant equipment training
  • Trace evidence recovery
  • Evidence collection interpretation
02/2018 to Current
Forensic Pathology Technician Office Of The Chief Medical Examiner, NYC City, STATE,
  • Worked alongside medical examiner in medico-legal death investigations including pediatric, homicide, skeletal, and identified persons cases.
  • Led training of new personnel in Mortuary Department at Manhattan facility and supported training of new fellows in Pathology Department.
  • Trained new medical fellows in proper homicide and pediatric autopsy procedures, collecting of evidence, and chain of custody standards.
  • Trained new technicians on all aspects of autopsy procedures and working with them until proficiency was achieved.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and procedures, and helping to train team technicians in efficiency methods.
  • Served as supervisor of autopsy to support autopsy teams and ensure quality operations during regular and disaster scenarios.
  • Learned Administrator-on-Duty role; created reports, troubleshot issues and managed case assignments for technicians in the field.
  • Well-versed in major functions and reporting in UVIS/CMS database.
  • Fingerprinted decedents using Live Scan digital system and advanced techniques, including plaster casting, de-gloving and boil/powder techniques.
  • Acted as forensic photographer to document relevant findings in homicide and other investigations.
  • Eviscerated and reconstituted decedents for medical examiner.
07/2014 to 02/2018
Morgue and Autopsy Technician Morristown Hospital/Medical Examiner's Office City, STATE,
  • Acted as first point of contact with families of decedents.
  • Managed decedents' cases in UVIS and EDRS systems.
  • Coordinated with decedent families, funeral homes, pathologists and pathology assistants to schedule and perform autopsies.
  • Created standard operating procedure checklist for all hospital autopsies.
  • Entrusted to travel to various hospital locations to assist pathologists in post-mortem examinations.
  • Trained interns and students in mortuary operations.
  • Accurately prepared death certificates for doctors’ certification, including pronouncement and cause of death.
  • Coordinated with funeral homes for the timely and proper release of decedents.
  • Maintained morgue, autopsy rooms, adjoining suites, and refrigerated storage to meet standards of Joint Commission.
03/2012 to 02/2018
Manager of Donor Relations The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA City, STATE,
  • Directed social media campaigns, developed marketing materials, executed in-person fundraisers and served as articulate, enthusiastic and visible spokesperson.
  • Coordinated and supervised creative donor acquisition, prospect research, corporate and foundation support, government relations and grantsmanship.
  • Established and deepened partnerships with different groups and businesses to enhance marketing effectiveness and strengthen funding streams.
  • Cultivated strong relationships with board members, donors, prospects and philanthropic community to keep institution's financial needs in forefront.
  • Planned, mobilized and managed development programs that attracted a 45% increase in grassroots donations, allowing sustainable expansion of services.
  • Conceptualized and launched nationwide Youth Ambassador Program which raised $150,000 in the first year.
  • Oversaw special promotional events to drive positive media coverage, boost revenue and enhance sales.
  • Identified target audience and developed optimized communication plans to engage and interest individuals.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2011
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science
Northeastern University - Boston, MA,
  • Extensive investigative research
  • STAND anti-genocide student group President
  • Summa cum laude graduate
  • 3.8 GPA

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School Attended

  • Northeastern University

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  • Forensic Pathology Technician
  • Morgue and Autopsy Technician
  • Manager of Donor Relations


  • Bachelor of Arts

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