Job description

JOB NO.: 104510-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Health Care, Medical, Social Services

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 104510

Working Title: MORTICIAN

Official Title: MORTICIAN(35670)


FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $20.00

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Director of the Body Donor Program, this position provides a full range of professional and technical services in support of the Body Donor Program. The program assesses and obtains human bodies that are then provided as embalmed cadavers for use in the Gross Anatomy courses for Medical, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant students and other University programs as required. Primary responsibilities include preparing the bodies and lab for the Gross Anatomy courses; the receipt and screening of death calls; assessment of body suitability; coordination of arrangements for obtaining the body; physical retrieval, transporting, embalming, storage and cremation of the body. Related duties include completing and filing required documentation by state imposed deadlines; consulting with families, funeral directors, coroners and others regarding all aspects of the Body Donor Program; and providing technical training and advice to university, hospital and funeral home personnel in the proper preservation and handling of the body. The incumbent is responsible for the proper packaging and mailing of cremated remains to family members or designated others meeting all federal postal requirements. Other primary duties include the dissection and medical sectioning of cadavers for preparation of specimens for use by medical teaching facilities throughout the state of Wisconsin.

On-call availability and in-state travel is required.


Driver's License

Schedule Comment:

Work week: Standard hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On call hours rotate with the other mortician every other week.

Weekend: 24 hour on call rotation every other weekend.


Jean von Allmen
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Please upload a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address your experience with the knowledge and skills of the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Mar 30 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Apr 20 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 4/1/2018
Application Due: 4/21/2018
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