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Anatomy Lab Technician I

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

New York, NY
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Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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Job Title Anatomy Lab Technician I

JobID 1961

Location: New York, NY

Description Position Summary
Assists withteaching.learning activities within the anatomy lab suite. This role prepares cadaveric specimens and develops plastinated specimens and electronic multimedia teaching resources for the use of teaching anatomy to physician assistant students. This role also provides administrative support as needed.
Job Responsibilities
+ Coordinates donor body receipt with funeral directors and assists with placement of cadavers within the lab.

+ Embalms and prepares cadaveric specimens for demonstration purposes. Ensures the proper preservation of cadavers and safe refrigeration/storage of cadaveric material.

+ Assists with the preparation of plastinated specimens/prosections for use in the teaching of anatomy.

+ Assists with the organization, set.up and administration of specialized surgical training courses and lab dissections, including the coordination of outside vendors in setting up equipment and specimens.

+ Assists with the development and distribution of teaching resources, including the generation and maintenance of online resources.

+ Serves as a resource for students in performing prosections.

+ Serves as a resource for funeral directors, donors and/or their next of kin with regards to the operations of the body donation program.

+ Maintains the overall cleanliness and organization of the anatomy laboratory and cadaver preparation areas.

+ Ensures chemicals are stored in accordance with environmental safety guidelines.

+ Maintains inventory of supplies, equipment and/or reagents. May order supplies/equipment/reagents as authorized or ensure that needs are escalated appropriately. Receives supply orders and confirms accuracy of delivery. May assist with cost control.

+ Assists with organization of the annual memorial service for the families of donors of the donor program.

+ Provides administrative support which may include labeling images, photographing specimens and data entry.

+ Performs other job related duties as required.
+ High school diploma or GED
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Extensive and detailed knowledge and experience in anatomical techniques required, including embalming, amputation, decapitation, calvaria removal and laminectomy.
Capability of working with cadavers.
Demonstrated knowledge of NY State regulations pertaining to the disposition of deceased bodies.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
+ Demonstrated ability to function independently and exercise independent judgment.

+ Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to interact with multiple constituencies and exercise "people skills".

+ Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.

+ Ability to treat confidential information with utmost discretion.

+ Demonstrated ability to multi.task and prioritize in a fast.paced environment.

+ Demonstrated ability to exercise standards of professionalism, including appearance, presentation and demeanor.

+ Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative manner with all departmental faculty and staff, as well as other institutional representatives.
Licenses and Certifications
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Gross anatomy laboratory space.
Position requires the ability to m ove and lift up to 50 pounds when required.
as scalpels and saws, and larger equipment such as band saws.
Position required attendance to the Associated Medical Schools .AMS. bi.annual committee meeting.
Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists.faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization.are engaged in world.class clinical care and cutting.edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork.Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork.Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork.Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients . the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer.

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