Philadelphia Area Resources for COVID-19

Maternal and Child Public Health Surveillance Nurse, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health (MCFH)

Posted Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 5:45pm
Expiration Date: 
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 5:45pm
Job Summary: 

: Experienced

: Market St - Philadelphia, PA

: Full Time

4 Year Degree

: Undisclosed

: Undisclosed

: Day

: Nurse

The Philadelphia Maternal and Child Public Health Nurse is a full-time position based in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health (MCFH.  This position is responsible for medical record abstraction for MCFH surveillance projects including but not limited to people who had a maternal mortality and people who had a COVID-19 infection in pregnancy. Other responsibilities include preparing of de-identified case summaries based on medical record abstractions and coordinating of all Philadelphia Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC) meetings.  This position requires a high level of clinical competency, demonstrated organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and commitment to work both independently and as part of a team.



  • Collect and abstract relevant medical records from such places as outpatient prenatal care clinics, emergency rooms, and inpatient labor and delivery and intensive care units
  • Collect and abstract relevant social service and other records from city agencies including Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS), Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Homeless Services (OHS), Police and Criminal Justice System, Probation and others
  • Critically analyze abstracted information and prepare de-identified case summaries for the MMRC;
  • Manage and coordinate all operations of the MMRC including the Case Review Team (CRT) and Refinement of Actionable Recommendations Team (ROAR); develop and assist in the implementation of activities specific to the team’s needs;
  • Coordinate grant development and submission, including contacting internal and external stakeholders and soliciting materials for grant proposals;
  • Assist with the development of public health reports and presentations highlighting data and recommendations
  • Network with local hospitals, outpatient clinics, policy makers, academia, medical experts, religious leaders, private and civic agencies, advocates and consumers;
  • Maintain surveillance tracking system using Maternal Mortality Review Information Application (MMRIA)
  • Complete all tasks as assigned, including related duties not specified above.



  • BSN from an accredited college or university with a minimum of two years of public health experience in maternal/child health, or clinical nursing experience in obstetrics and/or gynecology; or RN with a minimum of four years of clinical nursing experience in obstetrics and/or gynecology


  • Excellent medical abstracting, writing and communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to be detail-oriented;
  • Sound computer skills and experienced in the use of Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Ability for critical thinking and independent working;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with persons of differing cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds
  • Excellence in the clinical practice of obstetric and gynecologic nursing through the evaluation of perceived, potential or actual problems;
  • Ability to apply clinical nursing practice theory and principles in a public health setting;
  • Prior experience with medical chart reviewing and/or abstraction of medical records.

Work Environment:

Standard office setting with extended periods at work station and periodic use of office equipment.

Position Type and Work Schedule:

Typical hours or full-time employees are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, but candidate must be flexible in attending occasional meetings or events during the evening/weekend hours.