Current Openings

Job Title: Injury Prevention Prescription Drug Overdose Coordinator

 Reports to: Franklin County Coroner



1. Bachelor’s degree in related field

2. Experience in injury prevention management or related field

3. Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

4. Ability to accept and implement change.

5. Ability to problem-solve and make decisions.

6. Possession of critical thinking, analytical, teaching/coaching and evaluation skills.

7. Communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders

8. Organize and execute community-wide initiatives, maintaining clear lines of communication

9. Analyze and interpret complicated information.


Required Skills

Facility and knowledge of Excel and Word

Facility with creation of graphs and tables

Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Nature and scope:

The Injury Prevention Prescription Drug Overdose Coordinator (Coordinator) is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the Franklin County Opiate Crisis Task Force (FCOCTF), a multi-system collaborative coalition representing agencies across the county, including the City of Columbus and agencies from the State of Ohio. The Coordinator works both independently and in collaboration with the Franklin County Coroner and other members of the Coroner’s Office and the administrative staff. The TPC is self-directed and self-motivating, plans and conducts work with minimal direction, and reports the progress of work to the Coroner. The Coordinator oversees the deliverables associated with the Injury Prevention Program, Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Project through the Ohio Department of Health. The Coordinator serves as a liaison between FCCO and ODH.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Support and adhere to FCCO policies, procedures, philosophy and mission.

  • Represent the FCCO and FCOCTF on various community committees to enhance and foster optimal injury prevention management.

  • Collect data on short and intermediate outcomes related to the Injury Prevention PDO grant.

  • Collect data related to the activities listed in the Franklin County Opiate Crisis Community Action Plan (CAP). Complete reports as required by ODH or as requested by the Coroner.

  • Duties as assigned by Coroner as related to the Injury Prevention grant.


    Program Initiatives:

  • Implements program initiatives as detailed in the ODH Injury Prevention PDO Grant Application.

  • Implements activities as detailed in the CAP.

  • Develop and foster collaborative relationships with all FCOCTF members.

  • Participate in state and local injury prevention activities.

  • Monitor national and statewide trends in PDO prevention and intervention.

  • Coordinate and oversee implementation and evaluation of the FCOCTF.

  • Facilitate community education and prevention initiatives, including the adoption of Generation RX in local schools.

  • Identify opportunities for injury prevention programming in the local communities.

  • Plan and collaborate with community representatives to accomplish injury prevention activities.

  • Develop marketing materials and informational handouts for community education, task force updates, etc.


    Salary and Benefits:

     The benefit package includes outstanding health, dental, and life insurance with access to a state retirement plan.

    Starting salary is $40,000.



    To apply for this position candidates should submit a cover letter and copy of their CV via fax or email. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Dr. Anahi Ortiz, Franklin County Coroner


    Fax:   614 525 6002


Deputy Coroner Job Opportunity

The Franklin County Coroner's Office seeks applicants for Deputy Coroner / Forensic Pathologist. The selected candidate will join a team of four (4) board certified forensic pathologists/deputy coroners. Successful applicants will be expected to: determine the need for postmortem examination; perform autopsies and postmortem examinations to determine cause and manner of death; collect evidence for law enforcement agencies; prepare reports of postmortem examinations and autopsies; review medical records, police reports and the reports of the toxicologist as required to accurately determine cause and manner of death; testify in court as an expert witness; be on call one (1) weekend a month; at the direction of the Coroner, participate in various research projects with local hospitals and universities; attend and participate in departmental meetings; direct morgue technicians in preparation of photographs and radiographs; supervise the work of assigned morgue technician to ensure that autopsies are done in an appropriate manner; answer inquires from relatives and other interested parties, as to the cause and manner of death; consult with medicolegal death investigators to ensure that pertinent information is received; teach/train medical students and residents in Forensic Pathology; conduct tours of the facility and autopsy demonstrations for medical students, nurses, police, paramedics, and other individual or groups with an interest in or need to know about Forensic Pathology and the functions of the Coroner's Office; and participate in trauma conferences and Child Fatality Review meetings when required.

Our office receives about 3,000 reports of death annually and performs approximately 1,100 postmortem examinations annually (this number includes full autopsies and external examinations). We are supported by 8 medicolegal death investigators who respond to the majority of jurisdictional scenes and staff the office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The office has an in-house Forensic Toxicology laboratory (accredited by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology) and X-ray services, as well as access to forensic dentists and forensic anthropologists. Due to our affiliation with multiple area medical centers, consultations with clinical specialists are easily obtained. We are in the planning stages of a new state of the art facility.

Minimum requirements: Must have graduated from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy and obtain a current license to practice medicine in the state of Ohio prior to start date; Must be board certified or eligible in anatomic pathology and forensic pathology. If only eligible, must pass boards within (3) years of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of principles and practices of forensic pathology, laws, rules, and regulations governing death investigation services. Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing; able to establish and maintain a positive professional working relationship with members of law enforcement agencies, as well as prosecuting and defense attorneys. Ability to operate personal computer, including experience with Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc).

The benefit package includes outstanding health, dental, and life insurance with access to a state retirement plan. Deputy Coroner / Forensic Pathologist salary will be discussed and includes an additional CME/professional fee allowance of $2,000 a year.

Contact: To apply for this position candidates should submit a cover letter and copy of their CV via fax or email. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Anahi Ortiz, M.D.
Franklin County Coroner
520 King Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201
614-525-6002 (fax)



The Franklin County Coroner’s Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not make employment decisions in a discriminatory manner based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability that can be reasonably accommodated, or veteran status