Medic Submariners (known in the Navy as Medical Sailor Submariners) are highly trained as both a Medic and Submariner. As part of the Navy health services branch, you’ll be responsible for the health and wellbeing of personnel on board as well as responding to emergency medical situations using advanced first aid skills. You’ll play a vital role as part of a tight-knit team onboard submarines, contributing to other tasks vital to general submarine operations.
Your responsibilities as the trained medic onboard a submarine involve providing different levels of healthcare in a variety of situations. These include:
Pre-hospital emergency care
Initial clinical services and assessments (primary healthcare)
Maintenance and administration of accurate medical documentation
Promotion of patient comfort and welfare
Advanced life support
Evacuation of causalities
Medical, surgical and infectious wound nursing
Control of medical stores
To be successful in this role, you must be able to maintain a high standard of nursing care and cope with conventional and unconventional injuries or illnesses in a variety of situations. You’ll need to be able to excel independently and under a variety of conditions for extended periods of time.