Employment Opportunities

Nurses for Newborns is a non-profit organization that serves thousands of babies and families in Missouri and Tennessee. We exist to provide a safety net for families most at-risk in order to prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect. As a leader in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, NFN provides in-home nursing visits which promote healthcare, education and positive parenting skills. If you are looking for a challenging and meaningful career where you know you are making a difference please consider Nurses for Newborns!

Staff Nurse positions open on occasion and sometimes positions are created for new programs.  We retain applications/resumes for 90 days. Anyone applying for a Staff Nurse position must meet the following minimum requirements:


  • Possess an active license to practice in the state of Missouri or Tennessee (depending on which location you’re applying)
  • Have 5 years experience in maternal/child health or 3 years experience in NICU/Special Care Nursery
  • Have an automobile and current driver’s license and automobile insurance


Staff RN

Nurses for Newborns is seeking a nurse to independently provide in-home nursing visits to pre-natal, postpartum and newborn clients. Follows Clinical Guidelines in planning care, assessing client needs and in determining and utilizing screening tools. Refers clients to community agencies and other resources as appropriate. Completes forms and documentation by entering assessments, screenings, care plans and referrals in electronic database following NFN guidelines. Works with hospitals, physicians, managed care and community agencies to provide care for clients. Locations within MO to be determined and may vary depending upon the needs of NFN.

This position may be either ¾ time (30 hours per week) or F/T.

Qualified candidates must:
Be an RN and possess an active license to practice in the state of Missouri
Have an automobile, current driver’s license and automobile insurance

Required experience:
5 years experience in maternal/child health or 3 years experience in NICU/Special Care Nursery
Bachelor’s degree

To apply for this position, please download and complete an application and send it with a cover letter and resumé to hr@nursesfornewborns.org with the subject line “Nurse Opening.”


Community Health Worker

Nurses for Newborns is seeking a Community Health Worker (CHW). The CHW is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has a close understanding of the community they serve. The worker serves as a liaison/link intermediary between health services, social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

The CHW:

  • Visits clients in their homes and closely collaborates with the Registered Nurse within program parameters for provision of services and referrals.
  • Supports the Registered Nurse and other team members by following up on care plan goals, educating on home safety, promoting bonding between caregiver and child, and in recognizing and preventing child abuse and neglect.
  • Represents the agency in community events and by recruiting new clients.
  • Assists with cultural mediation among individuals, communities, health and social service systems.
  • Provides culturally appropriate health education and information.
  • Provides coaching and social support and advocates for individuals and communities.
  • Completes documentation within scheduled deadlines.
  • Attends required meetings.
  • Conducts community outreach.


  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with community issues and resources.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Community Health Worker Credentialing a plus.


  • Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Requires skill and accuracy in keyboarding, email and data entry
  • Ability to establish a trusting and therapeutic relationship with clients, caregivers and families
  • Knowledge of adult and child learning behaviors
  • Ability to multitask and work in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality a must
  • Strong self-motivation, organization, and planning skills

To apply for this position please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@nursesfornewborns.org


Nurses for Newborns is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, or any other protected status. Nurses for Newborns offers equal opportunity and treatment to all who apply and is committed to diversity.


Office Coordinator

The Office Coordinator handles the daily finance work of the Tennessee office of Nurses for Newborns and is responsible for various administrative functions and support to the other staff.  On the financial side, this includes assisting with annual budget development, monitoring of cash flow and coding invoices and payment of expenses. The Office Coordinator is also responsible for invoicing payers and recording financial activities. In addition to Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, this individual should also have experience in General Ledger journal entry preparation and reconciliation. This individual will also be performing various administrative duties, including but not limited to, greeting visitors, managing facility needs, maintaining IT inventory, ordering supplies, and assisting other staff with meeting setup and events.


  • Associate Degree in accounting or Finance
  • 1-3 years accounting experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience preferred
  • Knowledge of general ledger accounting and budgeting
  • Experience in using accounting software with functional modules of A/P, A/R, and G/L
  • Experience with computer hardware and software
  • High level of analytical ability and problem solving skills
  • Skills in excellent customer service, both internal and external
  • Effective verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and handle conflicting priorities and deadlines appropriately
  • Skills in utilizing email and Word at a basic level, Excel and data entry at an intermediate level
  • Ability to move objects up to 25 pounds

Contact Procedure:

Nurses for Newborns does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or national origin (Title VI).  NFN also does not discriminate on the basis of gender, religion, ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation or disability.  Complaints or concerns should be sent to Amanda Peltz, Title VI Coordinator (615) 313-9989