Anatomical Education Services and Facility Manager

Job ID
Ross University School of Medicine
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status

Opportunity at a Glance

Ross University School of Medicine, located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica in the West Indies, invites applications for an Anatomical Education Services and Facility Manager.


Ross University School of Medicine is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Founded in 1978, Ross is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in the U.S. healthcare system. With more than 12,000 alumni, Ross is an important contributor to healthcare in North America. Students complete their foundational studies in Dominica, West Indies, before completing their clinical training in one of Ross’s affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the United States. Ross is accredited by the Dominica Medical Board and the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).


Education is the primary focus of the faculty. The academic year is divided into three semesters with a new class of students admitted each semester. Lectures and other educational responsibilities continue throughout the year. Research opportunities exist, primarily in the area of medical education.


  • Manages the Center for Anatomical Sciences and Medical Imaging and oversees the general operations including cadaver care, instructional activities, general cleanliness, and maintenance of electronics and equipment for optimal instructional and research purposes.
  • Manages and works closely with the anatomy laboratory technicians by allocating them duties and overseeing their daily work schedules.
  • Performs daily oversight to ensure the entire facility is mold-free for the safety of the cadavers.
  • Ensures that all the electronic devices and equipment are mechanically sound.
  • Ensures the facility is equipped with the necessary safety equipment and that equipment is in good working condition.
  • Coordinates meetings with the anatomy laboratory technicians and Chair for the purpose of improving procedures and assessing facility needs.
  • Oversees activities in the facility to ensure that they are in compliance with the necessary Dominican and US legal requirements governing the use of the cadavers for study and research.
  • Supervises the offloading of the cadavers, which entails inspection of new cadavers and verification of the information contained on the death certificates.
  • Oversees the selection, maintenance and preservation of he cadavers used for gross anatomy instruction.
  • Supervises the dissection and maintenance of the prosected cadavers; this is achieved by working closely with the anatomy faculty.
  • Oversees the disposal of cadaveric wastes generated during the dissection.
  • Supervises the cremation process, which entails cadaver dismemberment, transportation, incineration, pulverization and storage of the ashes.
  • Oversees the shipment of cremains back to the cadaver suppliers or the donors.
  • Generates and maintains databases for the cadavers, cremains, cadaveric images, equipment and other teaching aids.
  • Ensures that the cadavers are treated with dignity and respect while in the facility; this entails all the activities from cadaver offloading up to the return of cremains (i.e., cleaning, disinfection, storage, dissection and cremation).
  • Maintains the confidentiality of the donors and all the information pertaining to the cadavers.
  • Ensures all the facility users and visitors maintain a high level of professionalism and adhere to the facility rules and policies.
  • Provides support to other members of the department and the RUSM community in general.
  • Monitors and facilitates research activities undertaken within the facility by RUSM faculty and students while enforcing policies concerning the use of cadavers or cadaveric materials.
  • Assists student groups and organizations with educational activities conducted or associated with the Anatomy and Imaging Facility.
  • Consults with the responsible faculty or the course directors on the requirements for lab sessions and practical exams.
  • Assists with the setting up of the practical exams and tidying up of the gross anatomy laboratory after the practical exams.
  • Instructs students on human gross anatomy and dissected materials.
  • Works closely with the departmental chairs to formulate and enforce facility policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that the facility policies and procedures are up-to-date and conspicuously displayed on the facility bulletin boards and also posted online.
  • Ensures all the facility users including the students, newly hired faculty and staff are fully oriented with facility policies and procedures.
  • Manages and runs the RUSM Donor Program; specific duties include contracting donors, maintaining donor records, accepting bodies, incinerating the remains and sending back the cremains to the donor families.
  • Oversees the embalming of the donated bodies.
  • Assists with the scheduling and preparation of the facility for visitation by school groups and other RUSM visitors.
  • Provides periodic updates, databases and reports to the anatomy department chairs.
  • Works closely with the Teaching Assistants (TA’s) for smooth running of the TA instructional sessions and “Mockticals”.
  • Consults with the chair and other faculty to evaluate and prioritize facility requirements.
  • Resolves problems by working closely with the chairs and/or the appropriate personnel.
  • Performs any other duties assigned by the department chair.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, terminal degree preferred.
  • Knowledge and or certificates related to health and safety and general lab policies and processes required.
  • Ability to aid in gross anatomy instruction in the laboratory setting is a plus.

Ross University offers a competitive potentially tax-free annual salary, relocation assistance to and from Dominica, a retirement program, tuition assistance benefit, scholarship program for dependents, health care benefits, travel benefits, a living allowance and a generous annual leave program. We also offer opportunities for professional development. We are proud to be an EEO/M/F/D/V employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


To apply, please visit our website; select Careers and complete our online application process.

Who We Are

Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM)

Founded in 1978, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) has more than 11,000 alumni who are practicing in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and beyond. The mission of Ross University School of Medicine is to prepare highly dedicated students to become effective, successful physicians. We do this by focusing on imparting the knowledge, skills, and values required for our students to establish a successful and satisfying career as a physician.


RUSM students begin their journey to become physicians on the school’s campus in Dominica, located in the West Indies. Students complete a rigorous basic science curriculum, supported by cutting-edge instructional technology, including an anatomy and medical imaging laboratory and a simulation center where students begin to develop clinical skills. Students then complete their medical education by taking core and elective clinical rotations in U.S., Canada, and UK.

In 2013, RUSM achieved a first-time pass rate of 97 percent on USMLE, which is on par with the rate achieved by US and Canadian schools, and above the rate achieved by osteopathic schools (94 percent) and international schools (79 percent).In 2014, RUSM graduates earned more than 800 residency positions; the largest number for any medical school in the world.


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