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Job Description

Additional Job Information

  • 40 Hours per Week -
  • 3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. -

  • Job ID: 1215034
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    More Information:

    Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


    Role Purpose

    This position is responsible for the daily oversight in planning, organizing, developing, and supervising the overall operation of the Office of Decedent Affairs Department (ODA). Reports directly to the Office of Decedent Affairs Manager.


  • Manage and maintain oversight of all morgues across BJC Healthcare system to ensure appropriate census levels and completion of necessary documentation and tracking of descendants. Directs and coordinates activities surrounding process for viewing. Will ensure proper protocol for preservation and sanitation for indigent cases. Primary informant and acting liaison for indigent decedent cases in partnership with HSO Risk Management and Legal Dept. Will adhere to proper legal protocol to seek legal next of kin, process all cremation/burial paperwork, process death certificate, act as funeral director for decedent if burial is needed.
  • Provides oversight of all fetal and adult demise cases with regards to autopsy, surgical/pathology death certificate, and release to funeral homes.
  • Provide training and continual education to ODA staff for ODA Chain of Custody Demise Tracking system. Assist all departments within BJH on education of the system. Work directly with ODA Manager to identify best practices for streamline workflow.
  • Provides detailed reporting and communication updates to ODA manager, physicians, medical examiner, and funeral directors, such as, but not limited to: Missouri Vital Records Statistics, Missouri Electronic Vital Records Death Certificates, and Medical Examiner reports for deaths other than natural.
  • Assists with researching, evaluating, selecting, and implementing systems which improve efficiency of work and integrates services throughout the organization.
  • Develops and delivers training to ODA staff, including but not limited to onboarding, orientation and ongoing skills enhancements.
  • Manages individual(s) including but not limited to: hires, trains, assigns work, manages & evaluates performance, conducts professional development plans. Ensures that the productivity and actions of that group meet/support the overall operational goals of the department as established by department leadership.


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Associate's Degree


  • 2-5 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 2-5 years

    Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer