Deputy Coroner Trainee

  1. 0 I have gotten called on a job I applied for as a Deputy Coroner Trainee. All they required was a medical background and I"m an LVN, so I thought I'd try. Anyone know anything about it? I know it's not exactly nursing, and I read a little up on it, and it seems like there are a lot of nurses who do that. Any info would be neat.
    Thanks
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  3. Visit  NickiLaughs profile page

    About NickiLaughs, BSN

    NickiLaughs has '8' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Emergency, Critical Care, Case Managemen'. From 'California'; 31 Years Old; Joined Aug '03; Posts: 1,892; Likes: 2,204.


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  4. Visit  Hairstylingnurse profile page
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    I have gotten called on a job I applied for as a Deputy Coroner Trainee. All they required was a medical background and I"m an LVN, so I thought I'd try. Anyone know anything about it? I know it's not exactly nursing, and I read a little up on it, and it seems like there are a lot of nurses who do that. Any info would be neat.
    Thanks
    Do you have any idea what your days and or hours would be????? Do you have any idea of the pay???? Can't wait to hear what all you'll be doing.
  5. Visit  sirI profile page
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    I have gotten called on a job I applied for as a Deputy Coroner Trainee. All they required was a medical background and I"m an LVN, so I thought I'd try. Anyone know anything about it? I know it's not exactly nursing, and I read a little up on it, and it seems like there are a lot of nurses who do that. Any info would be neat.
    Thanks
    Sounds very interesting, NickiLaughs,

    I did an externship with the local ME. We did not have Deputy Coroners, however.

    I, too, am interested in what your duties would be. Please, let us know and good luck.
  6. Visit  caroladybelle profile page
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    I presume that it would be assisting the coroner with his duties. Corner duties would include autopsies, collecting evidence at site or during autopsy, documentation of evidence, attesting to veracity of evidence collected, forwarding information to appropriate parties, etc.
  7. Visit  NickiLaughs profile page
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    Well, I got a book, my impression is that I would be paired with another deputy coroner, they're also called "death investigators" and they go to the crime scene, examine the body, look for any distinguishing bruises, ligiture marks and so on to determine if the death is possibly either homicide or suicide, if determined so, then it's a case made by the coroner. They interview witnesses, notify the family, transport the body to the coroner, stuff like that.
    As an LVN in california I make like 17.50/hr. This job as a trainee starts me out at like 18.20 to 24/hr. After being a trainee and moving up the ladder, I assume the salary goes up.
    Well, keep your fingers crossed that I get it! It'd be a really neat job.
    : )
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  8. Visit  sirI profile page
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    Well, I got a book, my impression is that I would be paired with another deputy coroner, they're also called "death investigators" and they go to the crime scene, examine the body, look for any distinguishing bruises, ligiture marks and so on to determine if the death is possibly either homicide or suicide, if determined so, then it's a case made by the coroner. They interview witnesses, notify the family, transport the body to the coroner, stuff like that.
    As an LVN in california I make like 17.50/hr. This job as a trainee starts me out at like 18.20 to 24/hr. After being a trainee and moving up the ladder, I assume the salary goes up.
    Well, keep your fingers crossed that I get it! It'd be a really neat job.
    : )
    Excellent, NickiLaughs. I hope you get the position. I think you will like this.

    Good luck!!!!
  9. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    How cool is this? Here in central IL, our coroner is an elected official (who's grand medical education is that she is a medical transcriptionist!). No kidding? The deputy coroners (there are about five) all have an EMS background.
  10. Visit  Hairstylingnurse profile page
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    Well, I got a book, my impression is that I would be paired with another deputy coroner, they're also called "death investigators" and they go to the crime scene, examine the body, look for any distinguishing bruises, ligiture marks and so on to determine if the death is possibly either homicide or suicide, if determined so, then it's a case made by the coroner. They interview witnesses, notify the family, transport the body to the coroner, stuff like that.
    As an LVN in california I make like 17.50/hr. This job as a trainee starts me out at like 18.20 to 24/hr. After being a trainee and moving up the ladder, I assume the salary goes up.
    Well, keep your fingers crossed that I get it! It'd be a really neat job.
    : )
    Sounds awesome. Best of luck to ya, and please let us know how it goes.:flowersfo :Present1:
  11. Visit  Haunted profile page
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    where in California are you? That sounds like a lot more fun than what I am doing, being on call as a SANE and not getting paid, although it is an awesome opportunity with great people but I would love doing the scene. Keep up posted...pant...pant...pant
  12. Visit  NickiLaughs profile page
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    I have the interview in 2 days. I live in riverside, CA. The position is for the city of perris. I'll post more when I know more.
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    i have the interview in 2 days. i live in riverside, ca. the position is for the city of perris. i'll post more when i know more.
    good luck, nickilaughs.:hatparty:

    you might find this interesting on death investigators:

    http://www.lifeloom.com/i2melissvb.htm
  14. Visit  carolinapooh profile page
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    WOW - that is terribly cool! Good luck and keep us posted! I know that Vanderbilt University has a master's in forensic nursing; perhaps you could call them up or check their website and get some information.

    I will be passing this on to a friend of mine in my micro class that I know is interested in forensic nursing. This is GREAT! Congrats on your callback!
    :wink2:
  15. Visit  UnderpaidNurse profile page
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    wow...I went off on a tangent after clicking on the offered sites and ended up applying for a job as an evidence technician after I graduate from a LPN program in the next few months. Four months in Iraq for 12,000 a month, and all they are asking for is some type of medical/documentation experience. I know this isn't the same is forensic nursing, but it was off the medical examiners board, and there doesn't seem anything containing information about death investigators in NC. I did write the Medical Examiner requesting info on part time/internship during my RN school...was that the right thing to do? I would love to be able to have that type of experience when I'm done with the RN program. I don't know if NC has a program, visited all sorts of sites. Sorry to ramble, but I'm overwhelmed by the lack of information out there. Thank you for the indulgence.


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