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Medical Department Descriptions

These descriptions are for the Medical Department, which is represented by the color teal. The positions of the Medical Department
include:

Chief Medical Officer
Assistant Chief Medical Officer
Medical Officer
Head Nurse
Nurse
Physician's Mate

Chief Medical Officer

The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for the physical health of the entire crew, but does more than patch up injured crew members. His/her function is to ensure that they do not get sick or injured to begin with, and to this end monitors their health and conditioning with regular check ups. If necessary, the Chief Medical Officer can remove anyone from duty, even a commanding officer. Besides this s/he is available to provide medical advice to any individual who requests it. Additionally the Chief is also responsible for all aspect of the medical deck, such as the Medical labs, Surgical sweats and Dentistry's. S/he also is a department head and a member of the Senior Staff and responsible for all the crew members in her/his department and duty rosters.

Assistant Chief Medical Officer

He is responsible for representing the CO to the officer crew, as well as insuring the orders of the CO are carried out by all hands. He makes sure all stations are operating at peak efficiency. In times of crisis, the XO may be designated as Commander Pro Tempore and is one of two officers capable of jointly removing the CO from command. The Executive Officer also helps with many aspects of the Aquarius. At the end of each mission, the XO and CO determine any and all promotions. The XO can also help with new crew members, website work, etc.

Medical Officer

Medical Officer undertake the majority of the work aboard the ship/facility, examining the crew, and administering medical care under the instruction of the Chief Medical Officer and Asst. Chief. Medical Officers also run the other Medical areas not directly overseen by the Chief Medical Officer.

Head Nurse/Medic

The Head Nurse oversees all the Nurses currently aboard, ensuring they are assigned to task and working as required in there area. Additionally the Head nurse performs the normal duties of the nurse, assisting the Duty Medical Officer in sickbay.

Nurse/Medic

Nurses are trained in basic medical care, and are capable of dealing with less serious medical cases. In more serious matters the nurse assist the medical officer in the examination and administration of medical care, be this injecting required drugs, or simply assuring the injured party that they will be ok. The Nurses also maintain the medical wards, overseeing the patients and ensuring they are receiving medication and care as instructed by the Medical Officer.

Physician's Mate

The Physician's Mate trains and supervises Medical crewmen in departmental operations, repairs, and protocols; maintains duty assignments for all Medical personnel; leads triage and emergency medical efforts when necessary; co-ordinates all personnel cross-trained in emergency medical operations; and is qualified to temporarily act as Chief Medical Officer (except where surgical procedures must be performed) if so ordered. The Physician's Mate reports to the Chief Medical Officer.

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Counseling Department Descriptions

These descriptions are for the Counseling Department, which is represented by the color teal.
The positions of the Counseling Department include:

Chief Counselor
Assistant Chief Counselor
Counselor
Counselor's Aide

Chief Counselor

Because of their training in psychology, technically the ship's/facility's Counselor is considered part of Starfleet medical. The Counselor is responsible both for advising the CO in dealing with other people and races, and in helping crew members with personal, psychological, and emotional problems. The Chief Counselor is considered a member of the Senior Staff. S/he is responsible for the crew in his/her department. The Chief Counselor is the Counselor with the highest rank and most experience.

Assistant Chief Counselor

Because of their training in psychology, technically the ship's/facility's Counselor is considered part of Starfleet medical. The Counselor is responsible both for advising the CO in dealing with other people and races, and in helping crew members with personal, psychological, and emotional problems. The Assistant Chief Counselor has the ability to take over as Chief Counselor on a temporary or permanent basis if so needed.

Counselor

Because of their training in psychology, technically the ship's/facility's Counselor is considered part of Starfleet medical. The Counselor is responsible both for advising the CO in dealing with other people and races, and in helping crew members with personal, psychological, and emotional problems.


Counselor's Aide

The Counselor's Aide helps keep all the matters of the Counseling Department in order. S/he assigns appointments for anyone needing them, and assists the Counselors with anything that they may need.

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