Temporary Assignment or Contract
12 mois / 12 months
Faculty / Department:
Faculty of Medicine / Faculty of Medicine
Roger Guindon Hall (Smyth Road)
Support Staff (SSUO)
September 16, 2021
September 26, 2021
Hours per week:
Salary (Grade: 10)
Hiring salary range
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About the faculty/service: Faculty of Medicine
Welcome to the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, the first and largest bilingual medical faculty in Canada. Our learners have access to state-of-the art facilities and specialized institutions as they learn alongside world-class physicians and scientists. Consistently ranked among the top 10 medical schools in Canada, our faculty is among the top faculties of medicine in the world for research impact in biomedical and health sciences.
Reporting to the Manager Research Shared Services & Division of Clinical and Functional Anatomy , Dissects and prepares high quality anatomical specimens for teaching and research; assists with all methods and techniques involved in the embalming, preservation and storage of human cadavers in the anatomical morgue.
In this role you will:
Dissects and prepares high quality anatomical specimens for teaching and research. Receives, embalms, injects and preserves human cadavers and cadaveric material in the departmental morgue for the purpose of teaching and research within the Anatomy Program.
May be called upon to receive body donations during weekends and holidays. Organizes the storage of human cadavers & cadaveric material in order that these items are readily available for the teaching and research requirements of the Anatomy Program. Prepares all solutions necessary for the embalming and for the preservation of dissected material.
Organizes repairs and maintains inventory of the Anatomy Program osteology collection, including all articulated skelletons. Develops innovative techniques to effect repairs to the collection
Assists in the maintenance of high levels of cleanliness, tidiness and good order with the gross anatomy areas of the department; actively prevents dehydration of dissected material by keeping it covered at all times with cloths soaked in a designated preservation solution.
Organizes the handling of transfer and reception of cadavers and other anatomical material, working closely with the Chief Coroner’s office, Local Coroner, funeral directors, crematoria and other university and hospital institutions. Responsible for the completion of all necessary paperwork required by the provisions of the Anatomy Act and Human Tissue Gift Act of the Province of Ontario.
What you will bring:
Knowledge of the Anatomy Act of Ontario.
Strong detailed and comprehensive knowledge of human anatomy.
Strong dissection skills.
Must be fully conversant with all techniques pertaining to the preservation and storage of human cadavers, cadaveric material and preparation of all necessary chemical solutions.
Experience managing database.
Experience in analyzing reports.
Experience in interpreting, explaining and applying policies and regulations.
Ability to produce high quality work under pressure while meeting strict deadlines.
Ability to interact with grieving individuals in a sensitive manner and with empathy, tact and diplomacy.
Must be comfortable in the presence of cadavers and working in a morgue-like setting as well as tolerate chemicals used to fix the bodies.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written)
Bilingualism: French and English (spoken and written); to be considered for this position, candidates must be rated at the Low Advanced proficiency level or higher for both oral comprehension and reading comprehension in their second official language. The rating is determined by a proficiency test designed by the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute.
Key Competencies at uOttawa:
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Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.
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