Assistant Medical Examiner

Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner's Office, Reno, NV, US


The Assistant Medical Examiner (AME) acts under direction of the Chief Medical Examiner (CME) and must be a pathologist certified by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) in forensic pathology or must be Board eligible in forensic pathology. If board eligible, board certification must be obtained within 3 years of hire. The AME is responsible for conducting postmortem examinations and autopsies and determining and certifying cause and manner of death. In rare cases, this requires visiting the scene of death or the site of discovery of remains. The AME thoroughly documents his/her findings; provides court testimony and consultation regarding case findings; participates in quality assurance programs that satisfy NAME standards and ABP Continuous Certification requirements; and may act as an instructor in education programs offered by the WCRMEO. Other duties or interests may be part of professional development of the AME, at the discretion of the AME and CME, including participation in death review teams, hospital morbidity and mortality conferences, faculty appointment at local educational institutions, etc.

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  • A valid Nevada driver’s license is required within 30 days of appointment.
  • Licensed as a physician to practice medicine in the State of Nevada.
  • Certified by the American Board of Pathology in forensic pathology, or Board eligible in forensic pathology.
  • When Board eligible, certification by the American Board of Pathology in forensic pathology must be obtained within three years of hire.


The salary range for this position is $222,102-$287,435 and the range is expected to increase due to annual cost of living allowances each July.

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