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Manager - Decedent Affairs-Medical Regulatory Affairs

Company: Maine Health
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Full Time

22 Bramhall St.

Management/Leadership

Rotating (Day/Evening)

Position Summary

The manager of Decedent Affairs plays a pivotal role in the technical and administrative activities of post-mortem decedent care. They facilitate the allocation of resources and help organize autopsy suite and support services. He/She is a vital link between clients, next of kin, Maine Medical Center staff and Spectrum pathology staff, Medical Examiner, funeral homes, and New England Organ Bank providing clinical and procedural information as appropriate. Essential roles include:

* Oversight and maintenance of Post Mortem (PM) workflow, Maine Medical Center electronic registry, Department of Vital Statistics MaineHealth database
* Refine processes and facilitate Health information management PM form completion including fetal death certificates, dispositions autopsy/donation consent forms.
* Train personnel on morgue and autopsy equipment to maintain competencies and regulatory compliance.
* Coordinate PM processes with Maine Medical Center and outside facilities.
* Mentoring, coaching and supervision of Decedent Affairs technician(s)

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

* Education: Knowledge of anatomic pathology laboratory functions, practices and procedures and/or funeral service and mortuary science is strongly preferred. Baccalaureate degree in Biological sciences, Medical Technology, Histotechnology, Cytology or an equivalent is preferred. Associate's degree is required.
* License/Certifications: Certification by a recognized professional laboratory organization (e.g. CAP) or in funeral services/ mortuary science is preferred. Registered nurses considered.
* Experience: An in-depth knowledge of laboratory operations, funeral services, and personnel management acquired through two-three years of progressive laboratory, clinical or funeral home experience is recommended.
* Demonstrates a solid understanding of management theory and functions in order to effectively assign and review the work of others.
* Able to contribute to establishing department administrative policies. Able to organize and prioritize assigned work, meet deadlines and manages multiple tasks as required, working well under stressful conditions. Able to resolve problems in a timely and professional manner.
* Demonstrates effective leadership and supervisory skills, providing direction, support and appropriate training to staff. Ability to motivate and create an effective team environment. Ability to address employee issues in a timely and professional manner.
* Must be able to work any shift, holiday and/or weekend as needed.

Keywords: Maine Health, Portland , Manager - Decedent Affairs-Medical Regulatory Affairs, Executive , Portland, Maine

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