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  1. Why do you want a career as an autopsy assistant?
  2. Do you have any questions for us?
  3. How flexible is your work schedule?
  4. You will need to lift up to 300 pounds. Will this be a problem?
  5. Explain how you prep your autopsy room.
  6. How do you preform a full body examination?
  7. Explain how you removal foreign bodies and material for evidentiary purposes.
  8. What is your experience with taking and developing x-rays.
  9. How would your last supervisor describe you?
  10. Does work affect your personal life?
  11. How would you describe yourself?
  12. Tell me about your attendance and punctuality.
  13. What do you know about our department?
  14. When can you start working?
  15. What do you see yourself doing in five years?
  16. Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.
  17. Why should we hire you?
  18. What do you like about your present job?
  19. What makes you uncomfortable?
  20. Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor?
  21. By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
  22. Describe a situation where you had to make a quick decision.
  23. What do you do when your time schedule or project plan is upset by unforeseen circumstances?
  24. Tell me about a time when you were trusted with confidential information.
  25. Why are you the best autopsy assistant for us?
  26. As an Autopsy Assistant, what do you believe is your best asset?
  27. What is the hardest thing about being an Autopsy Assistant?
  28. What is your greatest accomplishment as an Autopsy Assistant?
  29. What is your greatest weakness as an Autopsy Assistant?
  30. How would you solve any personal conflicts with co-workers?
Contributing Author
Heather Douglass
HR Specialist/Recruiter
Autopsy Assistant Information
August 17th, 2017

As an Autopsy Assistant you work along side the pathologist before, during, and after an autopsy. Your duties include: Accepting bodies into the morgue, contacting relatives of the deceased, preparing toe tags, assists with evidence collection at crime scenes and transfers bodies to funeral homes. As an Autopsy Assistant you may also handle clerical duties involved in the autopsy process. You label folders, fill out autopsy forms, create diagrams if necessary, prepare and label specimen containers and maintain files on the bodies you and your colleagues examine.

As an Autopsy Assistant you'll find that laboratory science and writing can help you learn how to organize and write scientific reports that come along with the job. Good speaking skills are important in this field as you'll be interacting with medical professionals and family members. Knowing how to use surgical instruments will help you succeed as will knowing what and where organs are in the body will come in handy when working within the job.

As an Autopsy Assistant you may come into contact with water, liquid, blood and other body fluids. You'll need to be confident during your interview to assure the interviewer that the duties of the job aren't challenging. Let the interviewer know that you can stand for long periods of time, be able to lift and carry upwards of 200 pounds and be able to stay calm during an emergency or crisis. Let the interviewer know if you can work a flexible schedule.
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