Overdose Surveillance PPM II

US Government, DPH - Public Health

The Real Time Overdose Surveillance Coordinator (RTOSC) is part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to investigating hundreds of overdose deaths each year, and providing real-time data to the state, the county, and other partners. The RTOSM recruits and maintains relationships with coroners and medical examiners in counties across the state, collects data from them, analyzes and compiles data and produces publications. They coordinate rapid testing and data collection through supervising and training interns. This position is funded through the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Formula Grant. This assignment is expected to last until September 31, 2023.

As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation’s history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
 To learn more, please visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/equity 

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