Work at TrueNorth

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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. 

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The following positions are available:

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Concierge

We have an immediate opening for 1 full-time Concierge. The concierge role is the first point of contact for inpatients at TrueNorth. The ideal candidate for this position will feel at ease receiving and responding to questions from patients, and can pivot quickly between administrative work and direct interaction with patients while still managing their time effectively and work independently. 

Responsibilities:

  • Checking patients in and out and orienting patients to TrueNorth
  • Preparing and auditing arrival and departure bills
  • Scheduling and monitoring inpatient appointments throughout their stay
  • Coordinating with the scheduling department and clinical staff to address room changes and visit extensions when appropriate
  • Serving as an overall liaison between the clinical and support staff to effectively resolve patient concerns as they arise
  • Representing TrueNorth, giving tours, and answering general questions as necessary for walk-in visitors
  • Other duties as assigned

For the full details, and to apply for this position, please click on this link: 

https://truenorthhealth.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk01voi

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Medical Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse

(full-time or part-time work, varying shifts available with housing provided)

We have an immediate opening for 1 full-time or part-time Medical Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, or Registered Nurse position. Multiple shifts are available.

On-campus housing may also be provided in a 2 bedroom apartment or shared apartment, depending on the applicant’s needs and ability to do night call.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • 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
  • Flexible to work both weekday as well as occasional weekend shifts
  • Skilled in 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 system
  • 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 in using computers and learning new software
  • An articulate and clear communicator
  • Committed to healthful eating and living
  • A non-smoker

For the full details, and to apply for this position, please click on this link: https://truenorthhealth.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk01ups

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

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Naturopathic or Medical Residency - 6 month-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.

For Naturopathic Doctors, we offer CNME certification for 1 year Naturopathic Residencies through the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges.

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 6 month-1 year duration, 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.

For the full details, and to apply for this position, please click on this link: https://truenorthhealth.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk01vo7

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

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Staff Doctor - full-time or part-time position 

TrueNorth Health is looking for an experienced individual with outstanding patient contact skills, to serve the role of a Staff Physician for our busy Health Center. Must have a minimum 3 years of recent experience as a primary care doctor. Scheduling is flexible to accommodate either full-time or part-time work for this position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Medical appointments with patients at TrueNorth Health Center participating in our residential health education program and fasting supervision program
  • Outpatient appointments
  • Monitoring and rounding on TrueNorth patients
  • Clear communication and teamwork with clinical team of doctors, medical assistants, and front desk staff
  • Weekly doctor meetings

There is the option of on-site housing with this position, in a 2 bedroom apartment or shared apartment, depending on the applicant’s needs.

For the full details, and to apply for this position, please click on this link: https://truenorthhealth.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk01voz

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

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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: Kathy@truenorthhealth.com

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

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Medical Internship

TrueNorth Health Center is seeking interested doctors with a MD, DO, DC, ND, PA, LAc, RN, or PhD degree to participate in a 1 month, on-site internship. We are also an elective 4 week rotation site for postgraduate medical residents.

TrueNorth Health Center provides an environment which allows the body to heal itself through diet, sleep, exercise, and water-only fasting. Clinicians will be participating in the educational program and assist with rounding duties.

Internships are a minimum of 4 weeks (29 nights) long and include on-site housing, training on water-only fasting supervision, and 3 whole, plant-food meals per day.

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

Send a brief letter of interest, proposed dates of internship, and resume to Dr. Amy Cahoy: DrCahoy@truenorthhealth.com

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