18 Sep 2396
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Medical

Ranks listed are the ideal for that position. An individual possessing one rank below the rank listed may hold that position in an 'acting' capacity until he or she is promoted or replaced.

Key:

* This position may only be held by an officer.

* This position may only be held by an NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer).

* This position is discretionary, and may not be found on all vessels and outposts.

Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

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 suites 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.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: Lieutenant (LT)*

Assistant Chief Medical Officer (ACMO)

A starship or facility has numerous personnel aboard, and thus the Chief Medical Officer cannot be expected to do all the work required. The Asst. Chief Medical Officer assists the Chief in all areas, such as administration, and application of medical care.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: Lieutenant JG (LTJG)*

Counsellor

Because of their training in psychology, technically the ships'/facility's Counsellor is considered part of Starfleet medical. The Counsellor 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 Counsellor is technically under the authority of the Chief Medical Officer, however the ships Counsellor is considered a separate entity and considered a member of the Senior Staff.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: Ensign (ENS)*

Surgeon

A surgeon is a member of the medical staff who focuses solely on specialising on complex surgical procedures. In calmer times, a surgeon may help perform general duties, such as routine physicals, although his or her focus is on more specialised emergency procedures.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: None

Enlisted: None

Medical Officer

Medical Officers 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.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: None

Enlisted: None

Nurse

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.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: None

Enlisted: None

Corpsman

The Physicians 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 Physicians Mate reports to the Chief Medical Officer.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Enlisted: None*