Army

18D:SPECIAL FORCES MEDICAL SERGEANT

The special operations medical sergeant employs conventional and unconventional warfare tactics and techniques in providing medical care and treatment.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Performs and maintains proficiency in all Major Duties- Ensures detachment medical preparation and maintains medical equipment and supplies, provides examination and care to detachment members and establishes temporary, fixed and unconventional warfare medical facilities to support operations with emergency, routine, and long-term medical care. Provides initial medical screening and evaluation of allied and indigenous personnel. Manages detachment, allied, or indigenous patient's, administration, admission and discharge, care, laboratory and pharmacological requirements and the initiation, maintenance and transfer of records. Orders, stores, catalogs, safeguards and distributes medical supplies, equipment, and pharmaceutical. Supervises medical care and treatment during split detachment missions. Operates a combat laboratory and treats emergency and trauma patients in accordance with established surgical principles. Diagnoses and treats various medical dermatological, pediatric, infectious and obstetric conditions using appropriate medications, intravenous fluid support, and physical measures. Develops and provides medical intelligence as required.

Military Duties Translated:

Provide first-aid treatment, such as bandaging wounds Provide life support care, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), when needed Assess a patient's conditions and provide initial treatment Determine whether a patient needs to go to an ER or a trauma center Work 12-hour shifts, sometimes staying on call for 24 hours Communicate with other emergency services, such as firefighters and police officers, to respond to calls for help

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