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UT Southwestern has an opening for the position of Anatomical Embalmer, Willed Body Program Admin

Work Schedule – Monday – Friday 10 PM – 6 AM


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 two (2) years full-time experience in embalming practices required.

Funeral director license and funeral director experience preferred.

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.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

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

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: why-work-here/diversity-inclusion/.

Job Category: Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Company: UT Southwestern
Job Type: Full Time
Education: Associate Degree
Job Location: Dallas Texas
Experience: 2 - 5 years
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