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The Utah Office of the Medical Examiner seeks two advanced level student clinicians to assist in bereavement support and surveillance of sudden and unexpected deaths in the wake of COVID19. This position is available immediately and ends on or before August 1, 2021. These are part-time, non-benefited paid positions ($18 to $22 per hour, commensurate with experience).

WHO: Advanced graduate students with at least some experience dealing with individuals and/or families in crisis. Students who are pursuing degrees in Master’s in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, or other graduate degree that prepares the candidate to provide services to individuals or families facing a traumatic death are eligible. Training specific to bereavement support will be provided to the students. Bilingual (Spanish and English) candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

WHAT: The students will contact families within eight weeks after the day of death to collect critical information about the decedent and provide immediate resources to crisis and bereavement support.

WHERE: Because of the sensitive nature of the work entailed in this position, the students must work on site at the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner: 4451 South 2700 West, Taylorsville, Utah 84129. The students will be co-supervised by the Suicide Prevention Research Coordinator, Michael Staley, PhD. DNP students will be co-supervised by Dr. Katherine Supiano, PhD, LCSW at the University Of Utah College Of Nursing.

WHEN: Students are strongly encouraged to work as many as 20 hours per week; students must commit to no fewer than 16 hours per week. Those who can begin the work immediately will be given preference, as will those who can commit to staying with the OME until August 1, 2021. Work hours are flexible, but may not occur on Sundays or state and federal holidays.

HOW: If you are interested in this position, please submit the following to Michael Staley ( by July 20, 2020:
• Current Resume or Curricula Vitae
• Letter of Interest: Please describe your experience dealing with individuals and/or families in crisis, why you are interested in this position, and how this experience will aid you in achieving your career aspirations.
• Two professional references. At least one of your references must be a professor in your department who can speak to your qualifications for this position and experience.

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Last Updated: 6/25/20