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The Utah Office of the Medical Examiner seeks two advanced level graduate students to assist in bereavement support and surveillance of sudden and unexpected deaths in the wake of COVID19. This position is open until September 25, or until filled. This is a time-limited appointment and ends on or before August 31, 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 engaging with individuals and/or families experiencing loss or 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 circumstances are eligible. Training specific to bereavement support will be provided to the students. Bilingual (Spanish and English) candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, but not required.

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: Work hours are flexible; students should be prepared to work a minimum of 15 hours per week and as many as 30, as their schedule allows. Those who can begin work immediately will be given preference, as will those who can commit to staying with the OME until August 31, 2021. Bilingual (Spanish/English) are encouraged to apply. Work hours do not include Sundays or state and federal holidays.

HOW: If you are interested in this position, please as soon as possible by going to This position may be filled prior to the closing date, September 25, 2020, end of business day.
• Apply online
• 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: 9/3/20