Medicolegal Death Investigator – Anatomic Pathology – Winona/Wabasha Counties

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  • Job ID 126746

Job Description

Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is top-ranked in more specialties than any other care provider according to U.S. News & World Report. As we work together to put the needs of the patient first, we are also dedicated to our employees, investing in competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit plans – to take care of you and your family, now and in the future. And with continuing education and advancement opportunities at every turn, you can build a long, successful career with Mayo Clinic. You’ll thrive in an environment that supports innovation, is committed to ending racism and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, and provides the resources you need to succeed.


Conducts death investigations on an on-call basis for specified geographic area under the jurisdiction of the county Medical Examiner (ME). Responds quickly to potentially traumatic and/or disturbing death scenes and conducts examination of decedent, confirming death, and securing decedent and property on their person. Coordinates field data collection, preserves evidence at scene, photographs scene, acquires and compiles pertinent medical history, performs data entry, and generates reports. Writes complete, accurate and comprehensive statement of investigations. Provides timely communication of pertinent case information to Olmsted County Medical Examiner (OCME) staff, Office of Decedent Affairs, law enforcement and decedent next of kin, as appropriate. Facilitates transportation of remains to designated ME facility. Performs additional tasks as requested by supervisor. Actively partner with team members by fostering an inclusive work environment and respecting others with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

*Individuals hired to this position are required to complete 2 years in the role before being eligible to transfer to other positions within Mayo Clinic*


Requires an Associate’s Degree or High School diploma or GED with a minimum of 2 years of work experience applicable to the duties listed above (i.e. emergency response, law enforcement or medical profession) is also acceptable. Experience with computers (i.e. Microsoft Office, web-based systems) is necessary. Prefer Bachelor’s degree in related field. Previous employment as investigator with Medical Examiner or Coroner office. American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators Certification with appropriate certification maintenance. Previous experience with transport of decedents. Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy. Able to adapt to high stress and traumatic situations. Able to work independently with strong communication (oral and written), problem solving, and organizational abilities. Must achieve certification with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigations (ABMDI) within one year of accrual of required hours. Must have a valid driver’s license, with current vehicle insurance.

**This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program**

All MUST be included for your application to be considered:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Internal candidates must provide their past three performance appraisals.
  • Transcripts (unofficial copy accepted) or NACES detailed international equivalency for foreign degrees.

*DLMP employees that have been in current lab/position for less than 2 years must attach early release approval from supervisor

*Non-DLMP Internal applicants that have been in their current department/position for less than 1 year must attach early release approval from supervisor

Exemption Status


Compensation Detail

$28.50 – $42.80 / hour

Benefits Eligible



Part Time

Hours/Pay Period

Supplemental, as needed based on staffing needs

Schedule Details

Varies, some weekends and holidays required.

Weekend Schedule

Varies, some weekends and holidays required.

International Assignment


Site Description

Just as our reputation has spread beyond our Minnesota roots, so have our locations. Today, our employees are located at our three major campuses in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, Jacksonville, Florida, Rochester, Minnesota, and at Mayo Clinic Health System campuses throughout Midwestern communities, and at our international locations. Each Mayo Clinic location is a special place where our employees thrive in both their work and personal lives. Learn more about what each unique Mayo Clinic campus has to offer, and where your best fit is.


Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.


Josie Gisel


  • Rochester, MN
  • Part Time
  • Laboratory Medicine & Pathology

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Location: US (Remote)

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