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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 5010 

Occ. Group: 631.981 

Anatomic Technician

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in preparation of human cadavers for anatomical teaching purposes, repair and maintenance of teaching equipment, and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Prepares cadavers for teaching purposes, which includes embalming if necessary.

Assists students in using teaching tools and equipment, including autopsy trays and tables.

Performs routine repair and maintenance of teaching tools and equipment such as models, microscopes, projectors, tables, and trays.

Performs some histologic work such as cutting, staining and mounting tissue specimens.

Maintains some teaching and research records.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of handling cadavers and preparing them for teaching purposes.

Knowledge of embalming techniques and procedures.

Knowledge of the use and routine repair and maintenance of anatomical teaching tools and equipment.

Knowledge of techniques involved in cutting, staining, and mounting tissue specimens.

Knowledge of the use of reagents, stains, and chemical solutions.

Ability to embalm cadavers and perform other preparations necessary for teaching purposes.

Ability to use and perform routine maintenance and repair on anatomical and histological laboratory tools and equipment.

Ability to correctly use reagents, stains, and chemical solutions.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with students and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. Experience involving embalming techniques, basic histological procedure, and related laboratory tools and equipment maintenance. 

  Date     Skill         Eval          
10/1/80      5     523022212

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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