Skill Level 3 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 pharmacology requirements and the initiation, maintenance and transfer of records. Orders, stores, catalogs, safeguards and distributes medical supplies, equipment, and pharmaceuticals. 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 dermatologic, pediatric, infectious, and obstetric conditions using appropriate medications, intravenous fluid support, and physical measures. Develops and provides medical intelligence as required.
Skill Level 4 Performs all duties of preceding skill level. Supervises and manages field medical activities in a conventional or unconventional warfare environment. Advises and provides tactical and technical guidance to the Detachment Commander, indigenous, and allied personnel. Responsible for the planning, execution, and supervision of cross training of detachment members in medical skills.
In unconventional warfare environment, instructs medical personnel, manages guerrilla hospitals and field evacuation nets; coordinates the operation, interaction, and activities of medical facilities within an area of operation; manages battalion size troop medical clinic and its administrative and logistical support.
Establishes a base stock of medical supplies and equipment, internal or external procurement, storage, security, and distribution of those items. Coordinates veterinary training and support for area requiring animal transportation or use. When directed, conducts operational and intelligence planning, preparation, and execution of detachment missions.