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Dress bodies and place them in caskets.
Conform to laws of health and sanitation and ensure that legal requirements concerning embalming are met.
Close incisions, using needles and sutures.
Attach trocar to pump-tube, start pump, and repeat probing to force embalming fluid into organs.
Wash and dry bodies, using germicidal soap and towels or hot air dryers.
Incise stomach and abdominal walls and probe internal organs, using trocar, to withdraw blood and waste matter from organs.
Join lips, using needles and thread or wire.
Reshape or reconstruct disfigured or maimed bodies when necessary, using dermasurgery techniques and materials such as clay, cotton, plaster of Paris, and wax.
Pack body orifices with cotton saturated with embalming fluid to prevent escape of gases or waste matter.
Make incisions in arms or thighs and drain blood from circulatory system and replace it with embalming fluid, using pump.
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Under the guidance of a licensed funeral director, implements choices made by the families’ legal representatives regarding the funeral, final disposition of the body and memorialization of the individual. Provides customer service in all areas of funeral arrangements, cremation ceremonies and internment to assist families following the loss of a loved one. Provides exemplary personalized and professional service.
+ Performs on-call responsibilities including: taking first calls, talking with families, answering questions, providing initial details, and; conducting transfers
+ Supervises and cares for the deceased in a respectful manner while performing a variety of tasks such as: verifying identification; obtaining authorization for embalming; embalming; dressing, styling hair and/or applying cosmetics; preparing cremated remains
+ Arranges and conducts funeral and memorial ceremonies in a professional, organized and caring manner consistent with company policies and procedures
+ Negotiates and enters into funeral contracts. Handles contracts, legal documents, and collection of payment in accordance with company policies
+ Ensures client families are informed of special recognition/services available for veterans and ensures the delivery of selected recognition/services
+ Arranges for the interment or cremation of human remains
+ Confirms authorization to proceed with the service arrangements
+ Supervises/assists in funeral services by: supervising the parking of cars; ushering; driving funeral vehicles; assisting at chapel and church services; assisting at the cemetery; delivering of flowers, caskets, urn, photos and other personal keepsakes or mementos of client families; setting up and removal of chairs, and; participating at special functions
+ Ensures adherence to all applicable professional, municipal, provincial/state and federal licensing authority, regulations and rules
+ Provides aftercare in absence of Family Service Counselor
+ Ensures potential pre-need referrals are shared with Family Service Counselors
+ Prepares and accurately completes documents and online entries related to services, cremations, maintenance
+ Retains heritage and grows market share through active involvement with community, religious and other organizations
+ High School diploma or equivalent
+ Completion of or currently enrolled in a dual degree training program at an accredited mortuary college or technical school specializing in funeral and mortuary science as required by state/province law and as prescribed by each state board
+ Typically requires a minimum of 6 months experience in a funeral home, crematory or cemetery
+ Must meet all licensing requirements in applicable state/province as required by law as prescribed by each state board
+ Current state/province issued driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
**Knowledge, Skills and Abilities**
+ Basic knowledge of religious and fraternal organizations customs
+ Knowledge of computers and some software including MS Office Suite required
+ High level of compassion and integrity
+ Good communication skills
+ Problem solving skills
+ Ability to multi task and set priorities
+ Detail oriented
Postal Code: 85206
Category (Portal Searching): Operations
Job Location: US-AZ - Mesa
**Req ID:** Req.94828
**Position Type:** Part time
**Who we are. What we do.**
We are North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals, who proudly serve our community, provide caring assistance to families in need, and honor veterans and public servants.
We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.
_"SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliates._
**Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V**