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About TrueNorth Health Center

TrueNorth Health Center is a multi-doctor, multi-discipline health care facility offering an alternative approach to the restoration and maintenance of optimal health. We believe that health results from healthful living, and endeavor to teach our patients how to eat and live healthfully.

We specialize in medically supervised fasting, and are conducting clinical research to investigate the role of a fasting and an exclusively whole plant food diet that is free of added sugar, oil and salt, in the management of a variety of conditions including: diabetes, high blood pressure, autoimmune disorders and lymphoma.

We have been in Sonoma County for over 33 years, and operate an outpatient clinic staffed by our doctors of medicine, naturopathy, chiropractic and psychology. Our in-patient operation is housed in a 40,000+ -square-foot, 58-bed facility, where we offer a residential health education and fasting supervision program. We also operate the TrueNorth Health Kitchen's Deli service, providing the convenience of affordable, health-promoting, vegan, SOS-free food to our patients. 


The following positions are available:



Front Office Administrator 

TrueNorth Health Center is seeking a positive, engaging, customer oriented individual as a Customer Support Specialist in a clinical, in-patient and out-patient setting.

Primary to the job is a friendly and positive customer care attitude – greeting patients and responding to their questions and concerns.

Job entails:

  • Answering phones
  • Responding to physician needs
  • Extensive utilization of medical computer system
  • Checking in and interacting with patients residing at the facility
  • Selling retail products
  • Resolving patient issues and requests with the utmost concern for patient care and support

Immediate opening for 1 full-time and 1 part-time position available. 

For the full details on this position, and how to apply, please go to our Recruiterbox account clicking this link here:

If you have any questions, contact Kathy Derenia at:  or 707-586-5555, ext.1026.



Naturopathic or Medical Residency - 1 year residency

This is a hands-on position with extensive patient contact involving daily rounds on the 60+ inpatients undergoing care in our residential health education program. The medical resident could be a NP, PA, MD, ND or DC. We are an experienced participant in the national naturopathic medical residency program.

The position requires a health conscious individual that practices and/or enthusiastically supports the use of an exclusively whole, plant-food diet, free of added salt, oil and sugar, and avoids all use of tobacco, alcohol, recreational drugs etc. You would need to enjoy direct patient contact and have the skills to interact with our medical assistants and interns. This is a very detail oriented position requiring both efficiency and effectiveness.

Responsibilities include:

  • Examining inpatients during daily rounds: taking vitals, recording symptoms and working closely with the staff and staff doctors. Common conditions include high blood pressure, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, obesity, lymphoma etc.
  • You would also coordinate with our research team that conducts clinical trials, prepares case reports and provides educational programs for our patients.

This is a full-time, resident position for 1 year, requiring schedule flexibility, with some on-call hours required overnight and during the weekend.

We provide housing in our adjacent apartment complex, including utilities and all vegan, SOS-free meals prepared by our chef (breakfast, lunch and dinner), in addition to a resident stipend for the position.

Send a brief letter of interest and resume (2 page maximum) to Dr. Amy Cahoy at:

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Cahoy at: 707-586-5555, ext.1047.



Dishwasher/Kitchen Prep

The position of Dishwasher/Kitchen Prep is open and available for a hard-working, friendly, and health-conscious kitchen worker who desires to work in a healthy, innovative kitchen. Position is part-time or full-time depending on availability. The right candidate will take pride in maintaining a good work ethic, be compassionate and friendly with patients, and have a personal commitment to healthful living. Hotel and/or medical facility experience is a bonus.

Candidates must be able to:

  • Display strong physical and mental effort
  • Work together with others as a team to complete daily duties
  • Be oriented to provide thoughtful guest service
  • Be effective and efficient
  • Interact in a friendly, articulate, and helpful manner with staff and guests
  • Dedicate yourself to service and quality
  • Focus on a high level of cleanliness while working with food and kitchenware
  • Arrive at work on time and work with a good attitude
  • Demonstrate good personal and work hygiene
  • Communicate with our English-speaking patients with ease
  • Work some weekend hours

Send a brief letter of interest and resume (2 page maximum) to Kathy Derenia:

If you have any questions, contact Kathy Derenia at: 707-586-5555, ext.1026.



Medical Assistant

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Exceptionally detail-oriented
  • Able to display outstanding  patient contact skills and offer superb customer service
  • Physically able to climb multiple flights of stairs per day
  • CPR certified
  • Skilled conducting patient rounds with doctors and taking vitals; performing in-office tests such as urinalysis, EKG, and spirometry; recording data in our electronic medical records
  • Phlebotomy certified
  • Able to function as a practice extender for our medical doctors, including responding to doctors’ emails and relating instructions to patients; interacting with kitchen staff to facilitate patients’ nutritional needs; answering the in-house patient phone and responding to patient requests
  • Enthusiastic about offering support with other duties such as helping schedule blood draws, making appointments, and answering patient questions
  • Highly skilled using computers and learning new software
  • An articulate and clear communicator
  • Committed to healthful eating and living
  • A non-smoker

Full or part-time schedule available. Benefits include onsite medical services including medically-supervised water-only fasting, paid time off, vegan meals, and a supportive team.

Send a brief letter of interest and resume (2 page maximum) to Kathy Derenia:

If you have any questions, contact Kathy Derenia at: 707-586-5555, ext.1026.



Clinical Internship

TrueNorth is seeking individuals with a DC, DO, LAc, MD, ND, PA, RD, RN, or a student working toward the degree. TrueNorth Health Center provides an environment which will allows the body to heal itself through diet, sleep, exercise, and water-only fasting.

Duties include:

  • Visiting water fasting patients twice daily, taking vitals, recording symptoms and working closely with staff and staff doctors
  • Evening and overnight on-call hours are required in addition to weekend work

Internships are a minimum of 4 weeks (29 nights) long.

Send a brief letter of interest and resume (2 page maximum) to Kathy Derenia:

If you have any questions, contact Kathy Derenia at: 707-586-5555, ext.1026.