Compensation

Embalmer

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

18148 (NE S SEIU 925 Health Care/Professional Technical)
23087 (NE H NI SEIU 925 Health Care/Professional Technical)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Treat donated bodies for dissection and cremation.

BASIC FUNCTION

Treat donated bodies with antiseptic and preservative substances for dissection and cremation. Maintain records regarding the donation and disposition of remains in accordance with state regulations and statutes.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, treat donated bodies with antiseptic and preservative substances for dissection and cremation.

TYPICAL WORK

Preserve, disinfect, and store human remains using the anatomical method of embalming;

Prepare cremated remains for burial or disposition according to instructions of next-of-kin and applicable statutes and regulations;

Maintain legal records regarding donations of human remains to the medical school, including death certificates, computer and paper records of utilization, storage, transfer, cremation and disposition;

Prepare materials for laboratory use;

Maintain inventories of chemicals and supplies and order replacements as needed; apply principles of sterile techniques with respect to biohazards;

Maintain storage and inventories of models and skeletal materials;

Maintain monthly log of activities requiring billing, and submit monthly summary to Director for preparation of billing vouchers;

Assist in determining acceptability of potential donor remains per established program guidelines;

Assist faculty in teaching and research activities occurring in the morgue and teaching laboratories;

Operate crematory, perfusion apparatus, bandsaw, steam spray cleaning equipment, forklift machine and miscellaneous hand instruments; provide basic operational and cleaning maintenance and log of operation; and

Perform other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Current license to practice as an embalmer in the State of Washington or equivalent education and experience.

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY

New to SEIU 925: 6-1-2020: Class adopted for UW contract classified staff per PERC decision to add this title to SEIU 925 Healthcare professional/laboratory technical bargaining unit, effective 06-16-20 (Case #132636-E-20). Incorporates the work of UW classified non-union job code 16360, Embalmer/Washington State Job Code 506F.