The Allied Health professionals of Baptist Health Lexington are physician employed/supervised or hospital-contracted individuals, organized in a specific category for Allied Health. The credentialing of the AHP is handled on-site through the Medical Staff Office, and is typically an 8-week process from the time of submission of a complete application to the final approval.
Baptist Health Lexington has specific policies and delineations of privileges for the following types of Allied Health Professionals:
ARNP - midwife
Operating Room Assistant
Radiation Safety Officer
Registered Nurse Extender/Surgical First Assist
Speech Language Pathology
A General Allied Health policy has been established to outline the scope of practice for each of these focused areas:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Marriage and Family Therapist
Medical Genetics Counselor
Newborn Hearing Screener
Psychiatric Assessment Clinician
The applicant must complete a Baptist Health Lexington application for privileges, and provide all necessary supporting documentation. Documentation requirements vary by area of practice, but include specialty certifications, copy of Degree, applicant photograph, liability insurance, and delineation of privileges. The applicant’s educational training, work history, liability history and professional references are verified directly with each source. Application verification responses may take several weeks to receive from the individuals, sometimes delaying the process. The applicant can assist in this gathering of information by contacting the individuals at their respective school(s) and previous employment, and by notifying references of the evaluations being sent to them. Ensuring receipt of all required documentation is the responsibility of the applicant.
Once the application is complete including all required documentation and returned verifications, it is reviewed by the appropriate individuals and forwarded to the Credentials Committee and Medical Executive Committee for recommendation, prior to action by the CBH Administrative Board of Directors.
If you are interested in more information about the Allied Health Professional category of Baptist Health Lexington or would like to receive an application for privileges, please contact the Medical Staff Office at 859-260-6656 or 859-260-6655.