Record Reviewer (Abstractor), Louisiana Violent Death Reporting System (LA-VDRS), Office of Public Health

Record Reviewer (Abstractor), Louisiana Violent Death Reporting System (LA-VDRS), Office of Public Health

Position Summary

This position is assigned to the Center for Preventive Health in the Office of Public Health’s Bureau of Family Health and is responsible for LA-VDRS data collection for the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS).

This is a part-time, non-benefit eligible position.  The selected candidate will be expected to work 20 hours per week.  The position is based in the New Orleans office.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 years of prior experience with law enforcement and mortality information reporting
  • Associate’s degree in criminal justice or related discipline (Years of experience in law enforcement or death scene investigation can be substituted)
  • Law enforcement experience working with violent death investigative reports and records preferred
  • Valid Louisiana Driver’s license for required travel to partner agencies statewide.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collects Louisiana violent death data for the NVDRS.  Duties include ensuring relevant law enforcement and coroner records data are collected and entered into the NVDRS electronic system in accordance with CDC standards for the NVDRS; performing or overseeing data entry.
  • Maintains current data collection protocols for the NVDRS surveillance system.
  • Serves as the data collection liaison for the Bureau of Family Health LA-VDRS initiative with law enforcement agencies and coroner offices, including outreach, relationship building and maintaining, and coordination with other agencies.
  • Assists the LA-VDRS Epidemiologist with case tracking and completion.
  • Provides data collection training for partner agencies in conjunction with the LA-VDRS Epidemiologist.
  • Able to travel throughout the state to work with other agencies to collect necessary data.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality per applicable laws.
  • Participate in data collection workgroups with national partners.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Works well independently
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Ability to enter data accurately into computer programs and strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable using computers and applications (including Microsoft Office products)


Equal Opportunity Employer