Join us in our commitment to health, wholeness and hope as a nurse at Adventist Health Sonora

As a nurse, you are at the frontline of patient care. At Adventist Health Sonora, we value nurses who embody compassion and clinical excellence. We prioritize empathy and kindness in our interactions because our patients are not treated like numbers; they are our families, friends and neighbors.

If you are looking for a workplace where you can build your career while practicing in a patient-centered, family-focused environment, we invite you to connect with our recruitment team.

Why you'll love working here

Our patient care executive and two DAISY Award-winning nurses share what they love about Adventist Health.

About Adventist Health Sonora

A small-town medical center accomplishing big things

At Adventist Health Sonora, our patients aren't just numbers—they are our families, friends and neighbors. That's why we're committed to providing the latest medical advances to the Sierra Foothills. Whether you serve in our beautiful cancer center, state-of-the-art robotic surgery suites, active emergency room, family-focused birth center, or in-patient units, you'll have the opportunity to use your skills, expertise and compassion to make an impact.

Our Mission

Living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope

As a faith-based, nonprofit health system, the mission of Adventist Health inspires us to care for each patient as a whole person—mind, body and spirit. This approach also applies to how we support and empower our nurses. If you want to feel valued as part of a team that is working together to transform the health of an extraordinary community, Adventist Health Sonora is the right fit for you.

Build Your Future Here

Join a team that supports your growth and development

Adventist Health Sonora has a family of dedicated associates who are living God’s love in our community. Over 500 have been growing their careers with Adventist Health for five years or more, and nearly 300 of those have been with Adventist Health for 10 years or more. Whether you are a brand-new nurse or seasoned in your career, we want to help you meet your goals in full-time, part-time or per diem opportunities.

Living in Tuolumne County

Enjoy the benefits of living in a rural setting while working for an innovative health company

Located one hour north of Yosemite National Park, Sonora is beautifully located among some of the west’s greatest outdoor experiences—skiing, snowboarding, boating, hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, golfing and more—all paired with a lively downtown and friendly hometown atmosphere.

We Value Teamwork

Our work family is supportive, friendly and engaged in celebrating each other’s milestones.

Working at Adventist Health Sonora

Our values

Be love

Love matters. Treat yourself with love and care so that you are free to love and care for others. Be trustworthy, forgive freely and find common ground.

Be a force for good

Be courageous. Take action. Whether it is through your position or your passion, work to impact your community for the better.

Be a mission owner

Own your role, find your talent and know that your contribution is mission critical. Ask yourself, “How do I inspire health, wholeness and hope?”

Be welcoming

Recognize all people are created equal and embrace them in hospitality as you would a cherished friend.

Be curious

Seek to understand how things work and why. Innovate and be open to new ideas and approaches. Own your mistakes and learn from them.

Be brilliant

Leverage your best talents and skills to shine. Make promises and keep them. Always expect the same from others.

Recognition at work


The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary compassion and skillful care given by nurses every day. Adventist Health Sonora is proud to be a DAISY Award partner, recognizing one of our nurses with the special honor every quarter.   

Service Excellence

The Service Excellence award recognizes associates for living our mission and being Adventist Health.

Angel Award

The Angel Award is a quarterly award given out by the chaplaincy team recognizing those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Fill My Cup

Fill My Cup is a frequent way for our team members to recognize each other and includes weekly prizes.

Growth and development

Clinical Ladder Program

Adventist Health Sonora's Clinical Ladder Program encourages nurses to continue to grow in their profession and rewards their commitment to excellence with the opportunity earn up to a $3,500 bonus.

Tuition reimbursement

Adventist Health Sonora is dedicated to supporting our staff in pursing educational opportunities and will reimburse up to $10,500 in educational expenses. Additionally, several scholarships are available to our staff to help them pursue further education.

CEU reimbursement

To support our nurses in their efforts in increasing their knowledge and improving their practice, Adventist Health Sonora will reimburse up to $800 spent on continuing education every two years.

Process improvement initiatives

Every department of the hospital is actively engaged in process improvement initiatives to ensure that we are continually improving based on current evidence-based practices, and input and participation from every Adventist Health Sonora associate is welcomed and appreciated.

Shared Governance

Adventist Health Sonora is committed to the Shared Governance Model and encourages every nurse to share their ideas on their Unit Based Council. Each unit-based council sends representatives to the hospital wide shared governance committee, who in turn sends representatives to the system level, where they work with dedicated nurses from across California, Hawaii, and Oregon.

Commitment to grow leaders

As a smaller hospital in a rural community, it is our goal to nurture and develop our staff into the next generation of leaders. Additionally, we continue the development of our leaders through quarterly Leadership Development Institute programs.

Perks at work

Food options for night shift

Each department is equipped with a free pantry of healthy and tasty snacks including soup on the units 24/7! (Night Shifters–We see you!)

Free fitness classes

Join our free fitness classes at the Living Well Fitness Center. Classes include things from Zumba to spin to yoga and more!

Day care partnerships

Adventist Health Sonora has partnered with Kiddie College to subsidize 5% of preschool and day care services for your little ones, ages 2 through pre-K, and with Safari Learning Academy to reserve spaces annually in addition to a 5% discount on childcare for your children ages 18 months to 7 years.

Free coffee and tea

Everyone deserves something warm and comforting to drink. Coffee and tea is available free of charge in the Garden Café.


Physical health

Medical plan options provide comprehensive medical and prescription drug coverage. Delta Dental pays 100% of the cost of routine checkups and provides coverage for most dental procedures. The Vision plan through VSP helps you pay the cost of routine eye exams, glasses, contacts and other eye care services. Benefits also include Air Ambulance, Voluntary Accident Insurance and Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance. Take your physical health to the next level with your free access to exercise classes at our Living Well Fitness Center.  

Mental health

You will have access to SyncTalk which connects you to counselors who can help build skills to cope with stress, anxiety, and uncertainties. Our medical benefits offer access to mental health providers in addition to SyncTalk.

Social health

Social Health benefits include competitive paid time off so you can spend more time with your loved ones. You and your family will also have access to Resources for Living with unlimited confidential assistance with nearly any personal matter you may be experiencing.  

Intellectual health

Take care of your intellectual health through our opportunities for growth and development including tuition and CEU reimbursement.

Spiritual health

We believe spiritual health is key to well-being. Our mission and spiritual care team makes sure you have access to daily inspirations and chaplaincy care provided locally on our campuses.

Financial health

AHRP/401(k) retirement is an opportunity to save for your future via both traditional tax deferred contributions or taxable Roth contributions that grow tax-free. You may also be eligible to receive employer matching contributions each pay period and basic contributions annually. Additional financial benefits include flexible spending accounts, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, basic life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, supplemental life insurance, group legal and identity protection plans, auto and home insurance discounts, pet insurance, and access to Dave Ramsey’s SmartDollar. Adventist Health benefits also include discounts with local and national merchants.

Living here

Connect to nature

Is nature calling you to get outside? Tuolumne County is home to 78 lakes, hundreds of hiking and biking trails and snow sports. Whether you are looking to take your fitness to the next level, take a walk-in nature, or slow down, take a breath and meditate, Tuolumne County has what you are looking for. Click here for more information.


Tuolumne County has all the small-town charm you are looking for! Join the community at Second Saturday Art Night, enjoy dining at one of many locally owned restaurants, or take a stroll through our vibrant small businesses in downtown Sonora. Click here for more information.


Tuolumne County is home to 28 public schools and four private schools. Click here for more information.

Parks and recreation

Tuolumne County has eight parks in addition to two state historic parks, national forest access, two snow parks, and off-road vehicle areas. No matter what you like to do for recreation Tuolumne County has something for you! Click here for more information.

Connect With Us

Email our recruitment team at We look forward to connecting with you!