Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $225,125.00 – $275,251.00 per year
Expected hours: 20 – 30 per week

Provides primary care in a Family Practice setting. Ambulatory services only, no ER, in-patient, or on-call required. Bakersfield American Indian Health Project (BAIHP) is a patient centered community health clinic that uses cultural and traditional practices valued in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. BAIHP’s integrated health care model and employees are an integral part of delivering whole person and holistic care to the community.

  • Provide primary care to patients of all ages (infants to adults), with an emphasis on healing maintenance and preventive care.
  • Provide routine prenatal care.
  • Communicates effectively with the coding and billing team, and adjusters to guarantee accurate reimbursement outcomes.
  • Assist in conducting quality assurance by performing patient chart audit or reviews regularly.
  • Performs duties that are required to meet department standards of care and culminate the effective operation of clinical care services.
  • Understands the concepts of universal precautions; You must treat all human body fluids as if they were known to be infectious.
  • Complies with the BAIHP’s HIPPA and Privacy Policies and OSHA.
  • Performs other duties that may require expertise and health care program oversight, MD specialties.
  • Provides family planning and women’s health services.
  • Develops, reviews, and revises policies and protocols to meet minimum standards of care, including but not limited to, HIPAA and Privacy policies, compliance forms and audits, federal, state, and local public health orders, and mandate management.
  • Plans, develops, and implements medical triage and patient response flow charts and processes for emergency and non-emergency encounters.
  • Order or execute various tests, analyses, and diagnostic images to provide information on patients’ conditions.
  • Assists in the health clinic’s chronic disease, health management programs, chronic pain, and psychotropic management.
  • Supervises Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Mid-level practitioners work product and collaborates in treatment, assessment, planning and employee performance review.
  • Participate as a proactive representative of the Kern Health Systems and other managed care delivery systems planning calls and training, as needed.
  • Perform duties utilizing the Team-Based and Community-Defined approach to health care.
  • Assists with holistic and traditional medicine education and awareness services and oversight.
  • Work records for compliance with requirements imposed by such entities as: California Code of Regulations, Title 22 (CCR T-22), CCR T 24, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Office of State-wide Healthcare Planning and Development, and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
  • Provide training to staff in the proper use of medical equipment, personal protection equipment, and medical policy and procedures for safe delivery of care services.
  • Make decisions daily that substantially impact patients and their families in a positive manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned via the company’s work order form and at the direction of the department Chief Medical Office Manager, Department Chief Administrator or CEO.


  • Graduate from an accredited medical school (M.D., Doctor of Medicine or D.O. degree)
  • 1 year of professional clinical experience in a medical clinical environment.
  • Board Certified or Board eligible by the American Board of Family Medicine.
  • Completed an accredited Family Medicine or Medicine/Pediatrics residency program.
  • Possession of California Medical License in good standing. (Routine credential check is performed by BAIHP), and Medical Doctorate Degree, or D.O.
  • Available to work evening and weekend hours as needed (participating in community functions, events, outreach, and engagement), and willing to travel as needed.
  • Experience in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Knowledge and skills in pediatric, adult primary care, and ambulatory OB/GYN.
  • Experience in providing care for multi-cultural populations.
  • Experience working with IHS, BIA, CCUIH, NCUIH, HHS and other tribal organization(s) preferred.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health Records system and grant Government systems.
  • Computer proficiency required including ability to work with email, Microsoft Office, Teams, and Telehealth.
  • H-1 B Visa (acceptable).
  • First aid/ CPR certification at the BCLS level is required or obtained within three (3) months of hire (sponsored by employer).
  • Valid California driver’s license and DMV report with fewer than 2 infraction points within a 12-month period and no major moving violations.
  • Current automobile insurance (proof required).


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About Bakersfield American Indian Health Project

Originally established in 1997, The Bakersfield American Indian Health Project (BAIHP) is an Urban Indian health program funded by the Indian Health Service as an outreach and referral center. It is the only Indian health care facility in Kern County. BAIHP serves a client population representative of over 220 tribes across the nation, whom currently reside in Kern County.

Mission Statement: To serve the American Indian and Alaska Natives residing in Kern County by providing services that contribute to the health and vitality of the community in a respectful manner with high regard for cultural values, Tribal affiliation, and spiritual and personal values of individuals.

Vision: BAIHP envisions a vibrant, healthful life for future generations of American Indians & Alaska Natives in Kern County by delivering sustainable, culturally integrated services, and fostering continuous community connection and whole wellness.