Non-Medical Supervisor For Medical Employee

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about dysfunctional structure:

I work for a medical organization. By law, my medical work must be supervised by a physician. However, the “organizational structure” of the practice has a non-physician (peer) as my immediate supervisor. This person reports to a non-physician administrator (MBA – no health care experience). The immediate supervisor handles scheduling issues, performance evaluations, and tracks time & attendance, etc. I think this organizational structure is dysfunctional, in that our “supervisor” has no lawful authority to supervise our medical work, which constitutes 99.99% of our work. Any thoughts or suggestions regarding this?

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