US Government, Coroner

The Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner is seeking to fill the Medical Examiner/Forensic Pathologist position. This office serves Clark County, Nevada, which includes Las Vegas and surrounding urban and rural areas, with a combined population of over 2.2 million people. The office also provides autopsy services to neighbor counties and is dual accredited by the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) and the International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners (IACME). With ABMDI-certified investigative staff the office provides 24/7 coverage, and has excellent administrative support, a family counselor, and highly skilled and experienced forensic technicians.  The office currently has seven full-time Medical Examiner positions and enjoys the benefits of locum tenens coverage as well. In 2022 there were 22,075 deaths in Clark County and the office was contacted regarding 7,866 of these cases, the office assumed jurisdiction for 5,808 cases and performed 3,363 examinations which included 1,583 autopsies or partial autopsies. The office has excellent working relationships with law enforcement, public health, medical facilities, and local medical schools. It also has active consultation services with Forensic Neuropathologists, Forensic Anthropologists, Forensic Odontologists, Radiologists and Genetic Testing.

The successful candidate will:

  • Perform autopsies, head posts and external examinations
  • Provide medical records reviews for cases completed as Medical Examiner Sign-outs
  • Conduct pathological and toxicological analyses
  • Confer and coordinate with death investigators and law enforcement
  • Determine the cause of death and the manner of death
  • Write thorough reports effectively conveying findings and opinions
  • Discuss cases with family members, law enforcement and attorneys
  • Provide court testimony

For more information regarding the Clark County Coroner’s office, please visit the department web page.

The salary range for a Medical Examiner is from $205,857 to $319,092 annually (there is no state income tax in Nevada). Placement within the salary range is determined by candidates’ qualifications and experience as deemed appropriate by County Management. The County also offers an excellent benefits package including Nevada State Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For additional compensation details, please review our salary calculator.
Interested candidates, including those in their fellowship program, are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by submitting a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Kelly Ewing at  Start dates for those candidates in their fellowship program will be established based on the program’s end date.

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