Is the Time You Spend on Administrative Duties Reasonable?
Medical directors have important jobs. In addition to their clinical duties, medical directors spend scores of hours a year providing guidance, leadership, and oversight to their department or specialty.
The number of hours you spend in your medical directorship role depends greatly on both your specialty and other circumstances like the size of the hospital where you practice or if it's a trauma center.
When hospitals contract with physicians for administrative services, maximum number of hours in the role per month are typically included in the agreement. Are the expectations set by your organization reasonable? Can you complete your administrative duties in the time allotted?
How many hours a month are medical directors in your specialty typically spending on administrative duties?
According to the MD Ranger database of 14,000+ contracts, the specialties who report the most time spent with medical directorship duties are as follows. Hours are per annum:
Before negotiating your next administrative contract, determine if the hours set by the hospital are appropriate and reasonable for your specialty.