Are healthcare middle management jobs extreme jobs?

  title={Are healthcare middle management jobs extreme jobs?},
  author={David A. Buchanan and E. I. D. Parry and Charlotte Gascoigne and Ciara Moore},
  journal={Journal of health organization and management},
  volume={27 5},
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to explore the incidence of "extreme jobs" among middle managers in acute hospitals, and to identify individual and organizational implications. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH The paper is based on interviews and focus groups with managers at six hospitals, a "proof of concept" pilot with an operations management team, and a survey administered at five hospitals. FINDINGS Six of the original dimensions of extreme jobs, identified in commercial settings… CONTINUE READING