Decedent Care Coordinator FT Days at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
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  • Job Family
  • Travel
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Orlando

Job Description


Decedent Care Coordinator – AdventHealth Orlando

Location Address: 601 E Rollins St, Orlando, FL 32803

Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth Orlando

  • Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America
  • AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country
  • We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year
Work Hours/Shift:
  • Full Time, Monday – Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm

You Will Be Responsible For:  

  • Screens all deaths for medical examiner’s jurisdiction in compliance with state laws. Ensures completion of all appropriate decedent care paperwork (i.e. all forms, documents, and authorizations) in compliance with state and federal laws.
  • Communicates with deceased patients’ Legally Authorized Person (LAP) when necessary and assists in completing all necessary paperwork and other related tasks.
  • Coordinates and conducts release of deceased patients to authorized funeral home, direct cremation entities, and body removal service providers.
  • Acts as liaison with clinicians, hospital services, pathology personnel, deceased patient’s family, cremation services, funeral homes, Medical Examiner’s Office and other government agencies to expedite paperwork processing, bed-turnover and release of decedent from the hospital.
  • Develops and organizes end-of-life related programs, in collaboration with other hospital services and units, and the execution of such programs and procedures related to decedent care. Assists in planning for development of decedent care related affairs. 

What You Will Need:
  • Associate degree in Mortuary Science, Nursing, Social Work, or another field directly applicable to decedent care; AND
  • Two years of experience in clinical field, clinical social work, mortuary science, or another field directly applicable to decedent care; OR
    • An equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience
  • Valid Class “E” Florida Driver’s license and driving record in accordance with AdventHealth policy
  • Body Removal Service License as established in 497.385, Florida Statutes and rule 69K-24-021, Florida Administrative Code
  • Valid Florida Funeral Director License or Registered Nurse License
Job Summary:
Under limited supervision, the Decedent Care Coordinator is responsible for the disposition of all matters of decedent care services for deceased patients and families. Performs a variety of duties to assist families and staff regarding the disposition of all matters of decedent care. Provides guidance and support to patients, families and healthcare teams. Assists patients and their families with inquiries regarding death certificate process, autopsies, and other end-of-life and postmortem care inquires. Ensures that all areas of decedent care are administered with dignity, compassion, confidentiality, efficiency, and the utmost respect. 

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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