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Deputy Coroner
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The Franklin County Coroner’s Office seeks an additional forensic pathologist to join our team of five who are  board certified. We align ourselves with National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) accreditation standards.
Qualified applicants will be expected to:
  • Perform approximately 250-300 autopsy equivalents per year;
  • determine the need for postmortem examination;
  • perform autopsies and postmortem examinations and document findings in concise and accurate reports to determine cause and manner of death;
  • collect evidence for law enforcement agencies;
  • prepare reports of postmortem examinations and autopsies; case completion according to NAME standards;
  • review medical records, police reports and toxicology results as required to accurately determine cause and manner of death;
  • be on call one (1) week per month, including weekend examinations every fifth (5th) week
  • 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 inquiries from relatives and other interested parties as to the cause and manner  of death;
  • offer professional consultation to outside agencies, including organ procurement organizations, criminal court officials and law enforcement and provide judicial testimony;
  • direct medicolegal death investigators to ensure that pertinent information is received;
  • participation in the QA process;
  • teaching medical students, residents and students from local forensic science programs;
  • participate in trauma conferences and Child Fatality Review meetings when required.
Our office receives about 3,200 reports of death annually and performs approximately 1,700 postmortem examinations annually (this number includes full autopsies and external examinations).  We are supported by 10 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 a dedicated in-house Forensic Toxicology laboratory (accredited by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology) and X-ray services ( Lodox, CT scan), 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.  In May, 2020 we moved into a 56,000 sq foot new state of the art forensic science center.
Columbus, Ohio
The office is located in Columbus, Ohio.  Columbus is the 15th largest city in the United States with a population of 850,000.  It has been listed as one of the Best Places for Business and Careers (Forbes 2013), and was ranked a top ten city by Relocate America (2010).  Columbus offers the feel of a large city with the conveniences of smaller cities.
One of the best parts about Columbus is the relatively low cost of living compared to other large metro areas. While the average annual salary is only slightly below the national average, home sales prices, monthly rents and the overall cost of living are lower here than in other major metros around the country.
Columbus is a bustling place that doesn't lack for entertainment. The Short North Arts District is full of restaurants, shops, bars, concert venues, art galleries and more. The Gallery Hop, which takes place on the first Saturday of every month, is a great way to experience the artistic talent that Columbus has to offer. The Short North area is also home to North Market, a public market with more than 35 vendors offering diverse, local cuisine, fresh produce, gifts and more.
Columbus also encompasses many parks and museums, including COSI (Center of Science and Industry), the Museum of Art, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the Scioto Mile riverfront park. Special events and festivals take place throughout the year, and during the fall, the region lives and breathes football. The pride and joy of the city is the Ohio State Buckeyes.
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 have completed an accredited fellowship in forensic pathology and be eligible or certified.
  • Pass a rigorous background check.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of forensic pathology, laws, rules, and regulations governing death investigation services.  Team work, mutual respect, professionalism, affability and equanimity are critical. We have a team-oriented approach to case management. 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 and carry the utmost respect for our decedents.  Ability to operate personal computer, including experience with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Power Point, Outlook, etc.).
The benefit package includes outstanding health, dental, life insurance, and state retirement plan. Deputy Coroner / Forensic Pathologist salary is between $200,000 and $225,000, negotiable.  There is an additional CME/professional fee allowance of $2,000 a year.
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
2090 Frank Rd
Columbus, Ohio 43223
614-525-6002 (fax)
Statistician- Partially Grant Funded
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Reports to: Co-Chief of Investigations and Coroner
Job Category Medical & Technical/ Exempt/ Non-Bargaining Unit   
Department Admin
Position Description The purpose of this classification is to conduct surveillance of reported deaths and to analyze and present health data for developing and implementing research and public health initiatives.
This is an entry level classification responsible for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of statistical data related to reported overdose, suicide, homicide, and domestic violence deaths. Incumbents work under general supervision of the Coroner and Co-Director of Investigations. Incumbents receive general guidance and direction regarding work but complete work largely independently and are expected to use own judgment in performing work.
Major/Essential Functions
  • Conducts collection, analysis, and interpretation of data related to overdose, homicide, suicide and DV deaths; conducts data analysis of identified and/or emerging trends; conducting epidemiological surveillance and data analysis to determine changes in trends regarding above deaths and other epidemiological problems; recommends improvements to existing systems; assists in interpreting epidemiological data and making recommendations for program policy planning and public health intervention development;
  • Creates reports and presentations regarding data and trends to present at conferences, internal review meetings, and taskforce group and committee meetings; compiles and prepares information for publications and reports; provides public health data and interpretation to community public health and public safety partners.
  • May provide training and guidance to interns working on same data.
Occasional Duties
  • Other duties may be required and assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in statistics, public health, epidemiology, data analysis, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience with at least 1 to 2 years of experience.
  • Ability to operate a variety of software and databases including word processing software (Microsoft Word), spreadsheet software (Microsoft Excel), electronic mail software (Microsoft Outlook), survey and database management application, data and information management system, statistical analysis software (SPSS), and other software as needed.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, calculate decimals and percentages, and perform routine and advanced statistical calculations i.e. death rate, age adjusted death rate.
  • Requires the ability to perform mid-level data analysis including the ability to audit, deduce, assess, concluded, and appraise.  
  • Requires discretion in determining and referencing established criteria to define impact and develop alternatives. 
  • Ability to comprehend a variety of informational documents including academic articles, fatality data, reports, and correspondence.
  • Ability to comprehend, manipulate, and analyze datasets.
  • Ability to comprehend a variety of reference books and manuals including the Employee Handbook, journal articles, and the Ohio Revised Code.
  • Ability to prepare presentations, reports, lists, correspondence, and other job-related documents using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style.
  • Ability to record and deliver information, explain procedures, and follow instructions.
  • Ability to use and interpret public health and basic medical terminology and language.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers, supervisor, management, boards, committees, taskforces, and members of public health associations.
  • Ability to operate a variety of office machines and equipment including a computer and multifunction printer.
Preferred Qualifications  
Security Sensitive? Yes
Physical Demands Physical requirements include lifting-carrying of 10-20 lbs. constantly; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard. Subject to smelling, handling, walking, sitting, standing, bending, reaching, and twisting to perform the essential functions.
Additional Requirements  
Position may require any or all of the following:
  1. FEMA ICS 100, 200, and 700 courses
  2. Franklin County Human Resources Courses (Ethics, Customer Service, Multicultural Awareness, First Aid/CPR/AED, and CRASE)