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Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Abstractor (Registered Nurse)

Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County
Orange County, FL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  This 1099-Contractor, part-time position is responsible for coordination of the Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) program and for the abstraction and compilation of the FIMR data. The aim of the FIMR project is to enhance the health and well-being of women, infants, and families by improving the community resources and service delivery systems available to these families. FIMR brings together key members of the community to review individual fetal and infant mortality cases then develops and executes strategies to mitigate the circumstances that contributed to the fetal/infant death. The FIMR Nurse Abstractor is responsible for objectively capturing comprehensive quantitative and qualitative data related to the circumstances surrounding identified fetal and infant deaths and summarizing and interpreting medical findings for the rest of the FIMR team, the Case Review Teams (CRT), and the Community Action Groups (CAG)

This position reports directly to the Executive Director and/or their designee.


Specific Activities:

·        Request, manage, and assign case records after cases are selected

·        Accurately abstract and document assigned fetal and infant death data; data sources may include prenatal and infant health records, labor and delivery and post-partum records, birth and death certificates, hospitalization records, EMT transport records, coroner/autopsy reports, community outreach program records, and family interviews

·        Communicate with medical provider and/or hospital staff to retrieve medical records for specific cases, accurately complete appropriate abstraction forms, and review records at location required by medical facility

·        Facilitate and conduct family interviews to document the families’ experiences surrounding the death of the fetus or infant

·        Provide FIMR staff and CRTs with the clinical interpretation of the information obtained from the maternal interviews and medical record abstraction tasks

·        Collaborate with FIMR Coordinator to maintain case tracking system

·        Collaborate with external agencies to obtain needed information for the development of the

·        Case Summary Report (i.e.: physicians, midwives, coroners, medical examiners, law enforcement, social service and community outreach agencies, and other public health programs

·        Complete, submit, and maintain contract deliverables to funders

·        Enter data and recommendations into the National Fatality Review-Case Reporting System (NFR-CRS) within prescribed timeframe

·        Prepare de-identified Case Summary Reports for the Case Review Teams (CRT) and present findings at CRT meetings

·        Attend Community Action Group (CAG) meetings and assist with facilitation, attendance, and taking minutes when needed

·        Assist in analyzing patterns and trends in the FIMR data

·        Assist with assessing data for social, economic, cultural, and/or safety factors; health disparities, institutionalized racism, and/or other social determinants of health that contributed to the health outcomes of the family

·        Assist with development and implementation of the Coalitions’ strategic plans based on FIMR findings and CRT & CAG recommendations

·        Attend FIMR technical assistance calls and meetings

·        Participate in FIMR and relevant maternal and infant health trainings

·        Participate in all FIMR and Coalition staff meetings

·        Perform other duties as assigned



·        All other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and/or their designee.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•       Experience in community outreach, case finding and/or conducting interviews

•       Knowledge of pregnancy and perinatal issues

•       Relevant experience working with community agencies and healthcare providers

•       Background or training in bereavement counseling, cultural competency and leadership development

•       Effective verbal and written communication skills

•       Ability to work independently, with a flexible schedule

•       Computer skills (ability to use applications such as spreadsheets, database, and analytical software)


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • A minimum of Bachelor of Science in Nursing plus a minimum of two-years maternal and child health experience or an Associate of Science in Nursing plus a minimum of four-years maternal and child health experience required
  • Current and active State of Florida nursing licensure required


Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

·        Bi-lingual (English/Spanish preferred)

·        Previous relevant work experience with at-risk populations

·        Valid Driver’s License


Physical Requirements:

·        Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, and other federal, state and local standards.

·        Must be able to travel to alternate locations.

·        Required to sit, stand, walk, speak and hear while performing the duties of this job, regularly. The position requires extensive computer use so the employee must have sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen

·        Lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds.


Nothing in this job description restricts executive leadership’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to or from this job at any time.


This position is dependent upon the continuation of funding. As such this position may terminate when the funding is no longer available.


Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County


Orange County, FL