Working time of doctors in medical entities taking into account practical application of working time systems

Jagoda Jaskulska, Maciej Jaskulski


The paper discusses the process of planning the working time of doctors on duty in medical entities. Contrary to popular belief, this process is very complex. Drawing conclusions and formulation of a general view requires
a study of numerous labour law institutions taking into account the specificity of the healthcare sector. The problem with planning the working time of a doctor on duty is that the employee is actually not working during
all their formal working hours. In such cases it seems right to aim to reduce the number of not-working hours and complete the doctor’s weekly workload with medical duty hours only when necessary. The authors present how theoretical deliberations on designing working time schedules are manifested in practice. They take into account the basic assumptions concerning working time, specific provisions of the Medical Services Act and the recent decisions of the Supreme Court (further referred to as: SC).


time work, duty medical, equivalent working time system, health

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