Career Opportunities


Open Positions:


Staff Physician

A rare opportunity to join a rapidly growing functional medicine center where you will learn from and work with two respected clinicians in the Paleo and functional medicine communities.

As we celebrate our first anniversary at the California Center for Functional Medicine (CCFM), we are excited to be in a continued rapid growth phase. Our clinicians are working full schedules and neither Chris Kresser nor Dr. Sunjya Schweig are accepting new patients. Dr. Amy Nett was hired last year to train and work closely with Chris. Dr. Nett opened her practice to new patients in November 2014. Today, her practice is nearly full and she will also have to stop accepting new patients soon.

We have an immediate need for clinicians to help us expand on our mission to create an internationally recognized center that provides treatment options for patients who have traditionally not been well served by the medical system.

CCFM is preparing to hire a fourth clinician to train and work alongside both Chris and Dr. Schweig. For the right person, this is a dream position—learning Chris and Dr. Schweig’s methods and processes, receiving practical, hands-on instruction, and stepping into a thriving, and rapidly growing practice with two thought leaders in the arena of modern functional medicine.

The right person for this opportunity:
  • Is looking for a long-term position in a clinical setting. This should be a career move, not a stepping stone.
  • Is intimately familiar with Chris’ work: follows his blog, listens to his podcast, has read his book, and is enthusiastic about his approach.
  • Is willing and able to shadow Chris and Dr. Schweig in the clinic, learn their approaches, and show us that they can take on a full-time, clinical role.
  • Is willing and interested in caring for complex, multi-layered health problems that require careful thought, attention to detail, and willingness to think outside of the box. This will include work with chronic infection patients such as Lyme disease, co-infections, chronic viral infections, etc.
  • Is interested in assuming a leadership role in offering group visits (a new service CCFM is planning to offer to patients).
  • Is interested in playing a teaching role in Chris’ clinician training program (ADAPT Framework, offered through the Kresser Institute).
Basic requirements:
  • Licensed in CA as an MD, DO, PA, or NP. (We are not currently accepting applications from NDs, LAcs, or DCs, though we may in the future).
  • Some training in functional medicine.
  • Familiarity with functional medicine lab testing (blood, saliva, stool, urine, breath, etc).
  • Lives in the SF Bay Area and is able to come to our clinic to observe in-person appointments and listen in on phone appointments. Chris only sees patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so you’d have to be available for observation on those days.
  • Willing to spend time during the training period on research, developing patient handouts, taking patient notes, responding to patient questions and needs on our electronic patient portal, and other tasks that contribute to your education in functional medicine and practice management while supporting us in our roles as clinic co-directors.
  • Available part-time (15–20 hours/week) during the training and evaluation phase with the ability to ramp up to full time (24 patient hours/week, with 12–16 additional hours for admin, research, staff meetings, etc.) once you begin seeing patients.

This role will begin with an evaluation period of unpaid training and observation, quickly followed by generous hourly compensation as you work your way to a full schedule. Once you reach full-time status, health insurance and incentives are included. Compensation is commensurate with experience and competitive with similar positions.

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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

A rare and exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing functional medicine center where you will work with two respected clinicians in the functional medicine and Paleo communities.

As we celebrate our first anniversary at the California Center for Functional Medicine (CCFM), we are excited to be in a continued rapid growth phase. Our clinicians are working full schedules and neither Chris nor Sunjya are accepting new patients. Dr. Amy Nett was hired last year to train and work closely with Chris. Dr. Nett opened her practice to new patients in November 2014. Today, her practice is nearly full and she will also have to stop accepting new patients soon.

CCFM is now seeking a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant to provide another layer of support to our patients and clinical staff. Initially, your responsibilities will be primarily related to fielding patient inquiries in the EHR and by phone, refilling prescriptions, ordering labs, and generally being a rover to cross cover our team. As CCFM continues to grow and evolve, and you gain more experience, there will likely be opportunities for you to train with Chris and Sunjya and step into a more direct patient-care role. This would be in both a support role to our clinicians as well as seeing your own patients.

CCFM is currently a lean, distributed clinic, with two small patient-care offices in Berkeley, CA and no front-desk or administrative staff space. Initially, you will mostly work remotely from your home or home office, and thus will need your own computer, printer, phone, and other equipment. However, because observation of the clinicians will be required during the training process, and because we expect to move into a shared office space in the future, at this time we are only accepting applications from people within easy commuting distance of Berkeley.

The ideal candidate for this position:
  • Is looking for a long-term position in a clinical setting. This should be a career move, not a stepping stone.
  • Can work remotely in a fast-paced environment with a distributed team, and is able to handle complexity and solve problems proactively and independently.
  • Has experience working in a medical practice (functional and/or integrative medicine preferred).
  • Has some training in functional and integrative medicine.
  • Is comfortable with electronic health record software, and capable of learning new technologies quickly.
  • Is willing and able to shadow Chris and Sunjya, learn their approaches, and demonstrate that they can eventually take on a full-time, clinical role.
  • Is interested in caring for complex, multi-layered health problems that require careful thought, attention to detail, and willingness to think outside of the box. This will include work with chronic infection patients such as Lyme disease, co-infections, chronic viral infections, etc.
  • Is interested in assuming a leadership role in offering group visits (a new service CCFM is planning to offer to patients).
  • Is interested in playing a teaching role in Chris’ clinician training program (ADAPT Framework, offered through the Kresser Institute).
Basic requirements:
  • Licensed in CA as an NP or PA.
  • Familiarity with functional medicine lab testing (blood, saliva, stool, urine, breath, etc).
  • Lives in the SF Bay Area and is able to come to our clinic to observe in-person appointments and listen in on phone appointments.
  • Willing to spend time during the training period on research, developing patient handouts, taking patient notes, and other tasks that contribute to your education in functional medicine while supporting us in our roles as clinic Co-Directors.
  • Available part-time (10–15 hours/week) during the training and evaluation phase with the ability to ramp up to full time when you begin seeing your own patients.

This role will begin with an evaluation period of unpaid training and observation, quickly followed by generous hourly compensation as you work your way to a full schedule in the practice. Once you reach full-time status, benefits are included. Compensation is commensurate with experience and competitive with similar positions.

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Virtual Patient Care Coordinator

Seeking virtual patient care coordinator for fast-growing functional medicine clinic

We are currently seeking a virtual patient care coordinator to join our fast-growing team.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Communicating with patients daily through the Patient Portal and by phone as needed
  • Forwarding patients’ questions to the appropriate clinician and then following up with patient when the clinician replies
  • Uploading faxes and documents into the Patient Portal
  • Ordering lab kits to be drop-shipped to patients (generally done online; occasionally via fax or phone)
  • Ordering supplements to be drop-shipped to patients from our online distributors
  • Providing patients with instructions for completing lab tests
  • Scheduling patient’s appointments and answering questions regarding how to prepare for appointments
  • Responding to patient inquiries about lab kits and supplements
  • Working closely with office and operations staff to keep the clinic running smoothly
The ideal candidate will:
  • Be extremely detail oriented
  • Have outstanding technological savviness and capability with the ability to move seamlessly between a variety of different software and cloud-based applications.
  • Be able to perform repetitive tasks without losing focus
  • Be able to work independently and remotely in a fast-paced environment with a distributed team
  • Take responsibility for their actions and behavior
  • Have interest and experience, either personal or professional, in integrative/functional medicine and the influence of lifestyle and food/diet on health
  • Support and respect other team members
  • Value work-life balance and self-care
  • Share our vision of a healthier, happier world
Requirements and qualifications:
  • Capable of learning new software programs quickly
  • Strong writing, grammar, and spelling skills
  • Able to communicate professionally on the phone
  • Computer hardware and internet access designed for speed and efficiency

CCFM is currently a lean, distributed clinic, with two small patient-care offices in Berkeley, CA with no front-desk or administrative staff space. You will work remotely from your home or home office, and thus will need your own computer with high speed internet, printer, phone, and other equipment.

We estimate that the position will require about 20-25 hours per week. Compensation is $18/hr.

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