Nurse Abstractor, Health Program Specialist II

Nevada /
State Funded Programs (SFP) – Nevada- SFP /
/ Hybrid
The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the go-to nonprofit authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has raised over $1.9 billion and launched more than 1,300 programs impacting a variety of health threats from chronic disease conditions including cardiovascular disease and cancer, to infectious diseases like rotavirus and HIV, to emergency responses, including COVID-19 and Ebola. The CDC Foundation managed hundreds of programs in the United States and in more than 90 countries last year. Visit for more information.  

The CDC Foundation is seeking a Nurse Abstractor, Health Program Specialist II who will represent the Nevada Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC) while in the field and is responsible for ensuring the protection and confidentiality of the information gathered. The Nurse Abstractor will be responsible for contributing to annual reports and assisting in training and quality improvement efforts and evaluation.

Job Highlights

    • Position Title: Nurse Abstractor, Health Program Specialist II
    • Location: This position is located in Carson City, Nevada and will be working part time in the office part time telecommuting for the foreseeable future.
    • Position End Date: 05/31/2023
    • Salary: $64,000 plus benefits


    • 3 years of RN Nursing experience in obstetrics, antenatal, and postpartum care   
    • Demonstrated understanding of normal/abnormal processes of pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum and the wide spectrum of factors that can influence maternal outcomes  
    • Demonstrated strong professional communication skills (phone, email, fax, verbal)  
    • Computer skills, including complex data entry experience and ability to navigate a variety of electronic medical record systems  
    • Experience in data analysis, data presentation and quality improvement 
    • Experience in medical record review (peer review, etc.)  
    • Flexibility and ability to accomplish tasks in short time frames.  
    • Demonstrated knowledge of health, equity, maternal mortality, and severe maternal morbidity
    • Knowledge of HIPAA and confidentiality laws  
    • Ability to serve as an objective, unbiased information source  
    • Demonstrated understanding of social determinants contributing to maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity 
    • Possesses a valid, current Driver’s License, automobile insurance, and reliable private transport.  


    • Review and abstract information from death certificates, birth certificates, fetal death certificates, medical and hospitalization records, autopsies and social service records
    • Contact hospitals and arrange access to medical records for assigned cases 
    • Receive assigned cases to abstract within a specific time-period 
    • Review hospital records, filling out appropriate abstraction forms, writing case narratives, and providing additional information on each case based on clinical documentation in the records
    • Information gathering from other types of facilities as necessary
    • Attend MMRC meetings, report to the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) section manager, and coordinate with the MCAH Health Program Specialist II and MCAH Biostatistician 

Special Notes:

    • This role is involved in a dynamic public health program. As such, roles and responsibilities are subject to change as situations evolve. Roles and responsibilities listed above may be expanded upon or updated to match priorities and needs, once written approval is received by both the CDC Foundation and Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, in order to best support the State of Nevada in their public health programming.
    • This position requires the regular operation of a motor vehicle during the course and scope of employment as an essential function of the job. As such, Employees in this position must possess and maintain a valid driver's license in their state of residence, must self-report motor vehicle violations/convictions, and must provide proof of acceptable insurance coverage with mandatory minimum coverages as set forth within the Driver Safety Motor Vehicle Policy (“Policy”). All offers of employment and continued employment for this position are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications of this Policy.
    • This position is located in Carson City, Nevada and will be working part time in the office part time telecommuting for the foreseeable future. CDC Foundation retains the right to make adjustments to this as required. 
The CDC Foundation requires all employees to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 as a condition of employment effective November 22, 2021. All offers of employment after that date are contingent upon proof of full-vaccination status as a part of the pre-employment process.
*Fully vaccinated is defined as follows: At least two weeks have passed since receipt of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, or the second dose of the either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.
Relocation expenses are not included.