Medical Department

Medical Department

The primary duty of any medical officer is to provide for the health and well being of his or her Ship, Crew, and Captain. As a Doctor, you are also required to render aid to anyone in any situation. You have jurisdiction over any medically hazardous or medically necessary situation, making sure that it can not endanger your ship. Because of this directive, it may be necessary for you to leave the ship in order to provide care. It becomes your responsibility to enter any situation that may endanger the lives of other crewmembers, be it disease, bio-contamination, or plague.

You are responsible for the bio-hazard protocols on your ship, and for the monitoring of the transport biofilters. Any medical care that is needed, be it a small bruise or abrasion, or full scale cardiac surgery becomes your responsibility. Your duty to the Commanding Officer is as follows: Ensure that the Commanding Officer is at all times medically capable of performing his or her duties. The Chief medical Officer may relieve the Commanding Officer of duty. It is recommended that the CMO consult the Ship's Counselor and perhaps other senior officers before doing so.

A log or record of your crew's medical history can be helpful in determining future treatment. These logs may include Out of Sim treatments and experiments, as well as supporting information of In Sim occurrences.

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 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.

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

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.


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.


Two EMH programs are currently available, the longer term Mark II and the short term Mark I. Both are developed to act as the Chief Medical Officer when required, and can also be activated to provide additional assistance to the real Chief Medical Officer. The EMH is programmed with all current medical knowledge and has the ability to learn as required. Additionally the EMH can take on any other medical role as required by the Medical Officer. The EMH reports to any officer present.

Current EMH: Dr. Morgan

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 any Medical Officer on duty.

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