MOS 68W/Health Care Specialist Duty Descriptions

U.S. Army Mobile Hospital


68W20 Medical NCO
Responsible for the oversight and management of AFNORTH BN, USANATO BDE medical readiness; provides annual vision and hearing assessments for Soldiers in various outlying locations across Europe; provides local support for Battalion ranges and events; supports NATO mission by assisting in events, activities and medical readiness.


68W40 Battalion Medic OC/T
Serves as the senior medical advisor to the Battalion Commander; responsible for the medical readiness of Reserve Component and National Guard units through coaching, training assistance and evaluation within the First Army's area of responsibility; responsible for the oversight of all medical related logistic, administrative, and training matters within the Battalion; responsible for the dissemination of current doctrine and medical readiness.


68W ARNG Medical Readiness NCO
As the Army National Guard Medical Readiness NCO (MRNCO), focuses on key metrics related to the medical readiness of the unit and Soldiers; monitors and reports annual medical requirements, Periodic Health Assessments (PHAs), visual, hearing, and dental screenings, immunization compliance, and manages temporary and permanent profiles; serves as the medical operations, medical logistics and patient administration subject matter expert; maintains access for MODS to include MEDPROS and the 68W module, eMMPS for Line of Duty (LOD) tracking, and other applications as required.


68W30 Treatment Sergeant, Minimal Care Detachment
Provides emergency medical treatment, limited primary care, force health protection, and evacuation in a variety of operational and clinical settings from point of injury or illness through the continuum of military health care; assists with outpatient care and treatment and supervises field operational safety; ensures adherence to safety procedures during medical training; responsible for the supervision, training, safety, welfare, professional development, and combat readiness of eight Soldiers; ensures the operational readiness, accountability and maintenance of medical supplies valued in over $100,000.


Medical Treatment Platoon Sergeant, 68W4O
Serves as the Medical Treatment Platoon Sergeant of an Area Support Medical Company (ASMC); responsible for the discipline, safety, health, welfare, morale, training, administration, and readiness of 7 NCOs, 20 Soldiers, and three Medical Officers and their Family members; ensures Soldiers are trained in annual Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, Military Occupational Specialty related tasks and mission related training; provides role I and II medical treatment under the direction of a physician, physician's assistant, or nurse; supervises operational readiness, accountability and maintenance of all assigned equipment and supplies valued in excess of $4,000,000; assumes duties as Company First Sergeant in the absence of leadership.


68W30 Line Medic, Recon Squadron Heavy Brigade Combat Team
Serves as a medical section NCO for an Armored Reconnaissance Squadron; provides daily medical assets to support one Physician and Physician Assistant; responsible for the health, welfare, discipline, safety, readiness and training of 6 NCOs and 14 junior enlisted Soldiers; serves as the medical advisor to the Troop Command Team in regards to 110 Soldiers' medical readiness; maintains accountability of one military vehicle, specialized medical equipment, supplies and sensitive items valued in excess of $12 million.


68W30 for Attack Recon Bn (aviation, non-flight medic) Health Care Sergeant
Serves as the Senior Medical NCOIC and Aid Station Senior Medic for an Attack Reconnaissance Battalion (ARB); responsible for the safety, discipline, training, development, health and welfare of two Junior Enlisted Soldiers and the professional development of one subordinate NCO; tasked with providing all aspects of medical support, treatment and evacuation for the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, United States Army Alaska, Fort Wainwright Alaska (USARAK FWA).


Squad Leader and Health Care NCOIC
Simultaneously serves as a Squad Leader and Health Care NCOIC in a Patient Centered Medical Home that provides care to a population of over 8,500 beneficiaries; assists with outpatient care and treatment; supervises clinical activities and responsible for serviceability of assigned equipment in area of responsibility; charged with the supervision, counseling, mentoring and professional development of 22 professionals and 26 paraprofessionals; responsible for the accountability of medical equipment valued at $380,000.


68W20 Emergency Care Sergeant
Provides emergency medical treatment, limited primary care, force health protection, and evacuation in a variety of operational and clinical settings from point of injury or illness through the continuum of military health care; assists with outpatient care and treatment and supervises field operational safety; ensures adherence to safety procedures during medical training; responsible for the training, safety, welfare, professional development, and combat readiness of four Soldiers; ensures the operational readiness, accountability and maintenance of two medical forward litter ambulance vehicles and medical supplies valued in over $100,000.



NCOIC of a Student Clinic
Serves as the NCOIC of a Student Clinic with a monthly average census of 1000 patients; supervises the clinical and daily performance of six Soldiers and six civilians and three providers in the care of over 2,000 Initial Entry Trainee's and Non-Commissioned Officer Education System students; responsible for the accountability, training and welfare of one NCO and 6 Soldiers; enforces all MEDCOM policies and standards to provide a solid learning platform for incoming staff; responsible for the operational readiness and accountability of over $90,000 worth of medical and office equipment.


68W2O Emergency Care NCO at Sapper School
Serves as an Emergency Care NCO and Instructor for Soldiers attending Sapper Leader Course; responsible for the emergency medical care of Officers, NCOs and enlisted Soldiers from Light Airborne, Air Assault and Mechanized Engineer units; supervises and conducts sick call and emergency medical procedures for over 40 personnel at any given time; responsible for the supervision, health, welfare and training of two Emergency Care Specialists; provides technical guidance to subordinates in the transport of routine and urgent patients for care; responsible for the maintenance of 1 Front Line Ambulance and medical sets, kits and outfits worth over $100,000.


Medical Platoon Sergeant 68W40
Medical Platoon Sergeant assigned to a Light Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron supporting the 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division's worldwide contingency mission; responsible for the health, welfare, training and morale of 21 Soldiers and their family members; advises the Commander regarding the Health Service Support and the operational movement of the Forward Aid Station (FAS); mentors three Senior Line Medics assigned to the Troops; maintains accountability and serviceability of two MES Trauma/Sickcall sets and seven vehicles in the excess of $1,500,000.


Medical Treatment NCO, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Medical Treatment NCO for the Group Service Support Company, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) oriented with Central Command and the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force (CJSOTF); provides operational medical support, assists physicians and physician assistants with garrison and operational medical support in austere environments; provides emergency Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support along with routine care; assists with accountability and serviceability of Class VIII supplies and equipment valued in excess of $12 million.


68W3F3 Air Ambulance NCO
Serves as an Air Ambulance NCO in a 15 aircraft aeromedical company (MEDEVAC) in a General Support Aviation Battalion assigned to the 4th Infantry Division; responsible for the in-flight medical care of emergency and routine military patients; responsible for initial triage, management and transportation of combat casualties; performs lifesavings missions under day, night and NVG conditions; responsible for the professional growth, mentorship and leadership of three NCO's and two enlisted Soldiers; ensures the medical mission readiness of three UH-60A helicopters; accountable for three Medical Equipment Sets (MES) valued at over $350,000.


68W2F3 Flight Medic
Serves as a Flight Medic in a 15 aircraft aeromedical evacuation (MEDEVAC) company in a General Support Battalion assigned to the 4th Infantry Division; responsible for the in-flight medical care of emergency and routine patients; responsible for the initial triage, management and transportation of combat casualties; performs life-saving missions under day, night and NVG conditions; responsible for the professional growth, mentorship and leadership of two enlisted Soldiers; ensures the medical mission readiness of three UH-60A helicopters; accountable for one Medical Equipment Set (MES) valued at over $100,000.


68W4F3 Platoon Sergeant
Serves as a Platoon Sergeant in a 15 ship Air Ambulance Company in a General Support Aviation Battalion assigned to the 4th Infantry Division; supervises the training, health and welfare of eight NCOs and four Soldiers; responsible for providing enroute advanced trauma and medical care to patients; maintains accountability of all platoon equipment valued at over $15 million.


Area Support Medical Company Medic
Aid in the establishment and tear down of an ASMC field hospital; maintain individual and unit readiness to deploy to the area of serious incidents according to mission requirement (CSMRF, DCRF); provide assistance and support to local civilian and state authorities in the management of a National Incident; assist in the retrieval and treatment of casualties in a hot zone in the event of CBRN incident; conduct administration of medical facilities under the supervision of a nurse or physician and Incident Command.


68W Primary Care Home NCO
Simultaneously serves as a Squad Leader and Health Care NCO in a health clinic that provides care to a population of over 8,500 beneficiaries; assists with outpatient care and treatment; supervises clinical activities and responsible for serviceability of assigned equipment in area of responsibility; charged with the supervision, counseling, mentoring and professional development of five Soldiers; responsible for the accountability of medical equipment valued at $200,000.


68WM6 Intensive Care Unit Practical Nurse NCO
NCO Practical Nurse in a 23 bed Combined Intensive Care Unit (CICU) in the first Level I Trauma Center in Europe; cares for wounded warriors and their families; plans, organizes and evaluates nursing care activities, and delegates responsibilities to subordinates; evaluates and provides on-the-job training and counseling of subordinates; provides direct patient care; assists in supervision, training, and evaluation of 37 military and 27 civilian personnel; assists in maintenance of hand receipt in excess of $3.1 million; aids in management of consumable budget in excess of $1,000,000; orders supplies and equipment; collects administrative data and prepares monthly reports.


68WM6 Licensed Practical Nurse
Serves as a Licesned Practical Nurse on a 31 bed medical/oncology ward serving 14 surgical services in a 243 bed Medical Center; utilizes a team approach while providing patient and family-centered care in accordance with professional, hospital, and section standards; directly supervises and mentors junior enlisted Soldiers, NCOs, and base-system civilian employees; assists in the training and provision of administrative support for 40 additional military and civilian personnel; assists in the accountability and tracking of $1.2 million of medical equiptment.


68W4 PSG Cavalry Squadron
Medical Platoon Sergeant and Combined Troop Aid Station (CTAS) NCOIC consisting of three battalions in a forward deployed Cavalry Squadron located 25 kilometers from the Demilitarized Zone in the Republic of Korea; responsible for the accountability, training, morale and welfare of 36 Soldiers, 10 NCO's and one Physician Assistant; determines and coordinates the requirements for evacuation of sick and injured Soldiers; stabilizes and monitors patients for comfort and safety during day and night evacuation; responsible for accountability and maintenance of the CTAS, 12 medical vehicles and medical equipment valued in excess of $4,500,000.


NCOIC of the Army Health Clinic SOUTHCOM
Serves as NCOIC of the Army Health Clinic SOUTHCOM serving over 3,000 military personnel; responsible for the supervision, professional development, health, welfare and training of 12 active duty members and 24 civilian personnel; maintains personnel status reports; additional duties; daily operations; generates all administrative military paperwork; monitors readiness in MEDPROS, MRRS and PHIMR for all branches of service; responsible for the operational readiness and accountability of over $500,000 worth of medical and office equipment.


Aviation Medicine Clinic NCOIC 68W3O
NCOIC of a Role I Aviation Medicine Clinic in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 12-13; responsible for the MOS training, certification, progression, health and welfare of four Soldiers; responsible for medical maintenance, aquisition, inventory and utilization of Class VIII and worth over $2,000,000; conducts and supervises emergency and preventative medical care for a Task Force consisting of more than 500 Soldiers; maintains battalion medical readiness; maintains aero medical records and ensures 100% compliance with the United States Army Aeromedical Activity (USAAMA).


Combat Medic
Provides emergency medical treatment, limited primary care, force health protection and evacuation in a variety of operational and clinical settings from point of injury or illness through the continuum of military health care; administers emergency and routine medical treatment to battle and non-battle casualties; assists with outpatient care and treatment and supervises field and clinical medical facilitites under the supervision of a physcician, nurse or physician's assistant; develops and trains soldiers through MOS enhancement.


Senior Battalion Health Care NCOIC 68W50
Serves as the senior enlisted medical advisor to the commander on all medical matters; responsible for NCO and junior leader development programs; responsible for standards, command policies, command climate, morale, good order and discipline; responsible for the health, welfare, training, and safety of Battalion Soldiers and their Families.


Support Operations (SPO) Medical Operations NCOIC (68W4O)
Serves as the Support Operations Medical OPs NCOIC in a Brigade Support Battalion for a Heavy Brigade Combat Team; assists the Battalion Medical Plans Officer with the planning and execution of Medical Services in both combat and garrison operations; responsible for the combat readiness, accountability, health, welfare, training and discipline of 10 Officers, 18 NCOs and two soldiers as the Support Operations Platoon Sergeant; accountable for the maintenance and readiness of three M1017 military vehicles and one M1083 military vehicle valued in excess of $1,000,000.


Health Care Sergeant
Served as a Health Care SGT in a deployed medical treatment platoon in a Brigade Support Medical Company for a Heavy Brigade Combat Team with a world wide contingency; responsible for the health, welfare, training and discipline of seven soldiers; responsible for the triage and medical care of patients; accountable for the maintenance and readiness of two M998 military vehicles and one Medical Equipment Set(MES) valued at over $500,000.


68W3N3 Occupational Therapy NCO
Serves as an Occupational Therapy NCO deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XI; assists the occupational therapist in evaluation and rehabilitation of concussed service members; utilizes physical, cognitive, and functional therapeutic intervention to hasten recovery and timely return to duty; conducts patient education on acute concussion/mTBI diagnosis, symptom management, and prognosis; trains medical personnel on critical point of injury concussion/mTBI assessment; promotes leadership, understanding, and appreciation concussion/mTBI directives through teachings; accountable for $100K of clinical and computer equipment.


68W4O Medical Treatment Platoon Sergeant
Serves as Medical Treatment Platoon Sergeant of a medical company assigned to the 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); responsible for the welfare, training, and discipline of 14 NCOs, 14 Soldiers, and ten Medical Officers; supervising the daily operations of lab, pharmacy, radiology, physical therapy, dental, behavioral health and patient administration which provides direct level I and II combat health service support for the 1BCT consisting of over 3,800 Soldiers; ensures operational readiness, accountability and maintenance of all assigned equipment valued in excess of $2,715,000.


68W5M First Sergeant
Serves as First Sergeant for forward deployed medical company assigned to the 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XI; serves as the senior enlisted advisor to the commander on all enlisted matters; responsible for NCO and junior leader development programs; responsible for standards, command policies, command climate, morale, good order and discipline; responsible for the health, welfare, training, and safety of 75 Soldiers and their Families; supervises the maintenance and accountability of $9,369,300 worth of organizational and theater provided equipment.


68W20 Health Care Sergeant
Serves as Health Care Sergeant for an Air Assault Brigade Support Medical Company; provides Echelon I and II Combat Health Support for the 1BCT consisting of 3,800 Soldiers; provides instructions in medical skills; ensures adherence to safety procedures during medical training; provides medical treatment to wounded Soldiers during evacuation to medical treatment facilities; responsible for the training, safety, welfare, professional development, and combat readiness of four Soldiers; ensures the operational readiness, accounability and maintenance of two medical equipment sets and two foward litter ambulance vehicles valued in excess of $200,000.


68W4O2S Senior Health Care Sergeant
Serves as the senior Health Care Sergeant for an Infantry BCT; assists in planning, organizing and coordinating unit medical operations; advises the Brigade Medical Operations Officer, Surgeon and Staff on the current and future employment of the unit medical elements; monitors the medical readiness, operational and training status of the unit; aids in the defveelopment of CHS plans and annexes; supervises clinical activities in garrison aid station and medical treatment facility; mentors and trains unit Medical Platoon Sergeants and Leaders; responsible for maintenance and serviceability of one facility and assigned equipment.


68W Medical Section Sergeant
Served as Medical Section Sergeant for a Division and Special Troops Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Battalion Aid Station; responsible for the training, discipline, safety, morale and welfare of 2 Soldiers and 4 NCOs; responsible for the healthcare of over 900 Soldiers and family members; responsible for the training and recertifying of Soldiers in Advanced Combat Lifesaver techniques; responsible for maintaining accountability and serviceability of equipment and medical supplies to include 1 medical equipment set valued in excess of over $150,000.


Emergency Treatment NCO
Serves as an Emergency Treatment NCO in a six bed Level III Emergency Department of the forward deployed 14th Combat Support Hospital in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; supervises one NCO and 7 junior enlisted Soldiers; directs four Front Line Ambulances (FLA's) and provides technical guidance to subordinates in the transports of routine and urgent patients for care; collects and prepares blood, urine, and culture specimens for analysis; provides care for over 5,000 detainees, civilian contractors, Coalition Forces and US Soldiers; assist with the care of patients with acute injuries, medical conditions, minor injuries, trauma injuries and acute illnesses.


68W NCOIC, Treatment Section
Serves as the NCOIC for the Treatment Section in a modular Sustainment Brigade Headquarters Company in a deployed environment; administers emergency and routine medical treatment to battle and non-battle casualties under the supervision of medical providers and the Platoon Leader; assists with outpatient care and treatment; supervises the control of medication and Class VIII medical supplies valued at over $500,000; responsible for the training, supervising and mentoring of four Soldiers; responsible for the training and certification of Soldiers in Advanced Combat Lifesaving techniques, Basic Life Support, Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation, EMT Basic certification.


68W20 Post Immunization Team NCO
Serves as the Allergy and Immunization NCO for the Army's second largest Reception Battalion, Post Immunization Team, which provides immunization services to over 30,000 Initial Entry Soldiers annually and post population of over 35,000; responsible for the supervision, counseling, mentoring and professional development of two Healthcare Specialist; responsible for storage and distribution of Class VIII supplies and vaccines valued in execss of $80,000.00


68W Squad Leader/Emergency Care NCO
Serves as a Squad Leader and Emergency Care NCO in a Area Support Medical Company; providing comprehensive level II medical care in support of worldwide contingency operations; responsible for the management, health, welfare, morale, and accountability of three Soldiers in all aspects of medical proficiency and training; supervises field and clinical medical facilities under the supervision of a physician, nurse or physician's assistant; responsible for the accountability and management of more than $350,000 worth of Medical Equipment Sets.


68W30 Health Care Sergeant, Cavalry Squadron
Serves as a Health Care Sergeant in a Light Cavalry Squadron forward deployed to the CENTCOM AOR conducting combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; responsible for the training, moral, and welfare of three NCO's, 13 Soldiers and their families; supervises the medical requirements and needs of a Forward Operating Base consisting of over 600 Soldiers and civilians; responsible for the maintenance and accountability of equipment values in excess of $1,750,000.


68W30 Health Care Sergeant, Engineer Battalion
Serves as the Health Care Sergeant assigned to a Combat Effects Engineer Battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF); responsible for the accountability and maintenance of M997 Ambulances, 12 Medical Equipment Sets (MES), and a fixed Battalion Aid Station (BAS) and forward medical property valued in excess of $3.6 million; responsible for and supervises rapid assessment, triage, treatment, emergency evacuation and care of battle and disease non-battle injuries and the readiness and medical support of over 500 Soldiers; responsible for medical logistics; trains, supervises, and mentors 18 NCOs and Soldiers.


68WF Flight Medic
Perform scene control, scene safety, emergency treatment, monitor and stabilize the sick and wounded in the field and in flight. Perform crash rescue operations; Perform aero-medical evacuation of the sick and wounded; Perform high performance hoist and other complex rescue operations; Conduct MEDEVAC assesment and treatment; Perform daily preflight checks and services of medical equipment; Conduct MEDEVAC training to include lectures, cold patient loading, hot patient loading, High performance hoist operations, aircraft safety, landing zone preparation and 9 line MEDEVAC request.


Health Care NCO
Assigned to the 865TH Combat Support Hospital serves as Health Care NCO, responsible for the coordination, planning and implementation of the Combat Lifesaver Course and First Aid training to mobilized service members. While RST with 3274th USAR Hospital and 422ND Civil Affairs provided medical support during mobilization and various live fire ranges and gunneries; logistical management of all medical equipment and supplies (Class VIII); manages monthly personnel work schedule, evaluation periods and personnel records; responsible for the maintenance and security of 2 medical training facilities.


Casualty Liaison
Served as a Division Casualty Liaison at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) for the 1st Calvary Division; responsible for non-clinical support to the injured and their families including augmenting service support programs to ensure seamless care during the Wounded Warrior's recovery; provides data analysis and reports to chain of commands both deployed and rear detachment leaderships on all patient care and Family support issues at CRDAMC; oversees Wounded Warriors' transition to secondary military and Veterans Administration Medical Treatment Facilities.


Shift Leader, Emergency Department
Serves as a shift leader in the Emergency Department, supervises outpatient care under the supervision of a Physician, Physician's Assistant, or Nurse; responsible for the training and mentoring of 3 Soldiers; assists with outpatient and inpatient care; maintains health records and clinical files; assists with nursing care of patients including medical examinations; applies and removes surgical, wound and skin dressings; collects and prepares specimens for analysis; determines requirements for and administers emergency medical treatment; responsible for $50,000 worth of medical equipment during shift.


68W Optometry Clinic NCOIC
Serves as the Clinic NCOIC of the Optometry Clinic for the 69th Medical Detachment; facilitates world class optometric and fabrication support to MND-Baghdad, supporting 50,000 deployed Soldiers; maintains and accounts for equipment valued at over $150,000; responsible for the initial setup of theater first optical fabrication assets and Class VIII resupply; responsible for the supervision and welfare of all assigned personnel; maintains all training and competency files; assist optometrist by performing preliminary screenings and tests; ensures Commander's vision and standards are carried out.


68W Health Care Specialist Duty Description
Responsible for the training, health and welfare of a five Soldier medic section in a FORSCOM combat support (CORPS) Military Police company subject to worldwide contingency deployments; administers emergency and routine medical treatment to battle and non-battle casualties; assists with outpatient care and treatment; supervises the control of medication and Class VIII medical supplies valued at over $80,000; responsible for the training and certifying of Soldiers in Advanced Combat Lifesaver techniques


68W Health Care Specialist Duty Description
Administers emergency and routine medical treatment to battle and non-battle casualties, assists with outpatient care and treatment and supervises field and clinical medical facilities under the supervision of a physician, nurse or physician's assistant.


68W Line Medic, Light Infantry Company
Responsible for the health, welfare, and morale of four platoon level medics in a light infantry company; responsible for the medical readiness and welfare of a light infantry company; ensures that individual medical equipment valued in excess of $25,000 are accounted for and maintained to unit standards; responsible for the tactical training and physical fitness of his medics; counsels and guides four soldiers in professional development.



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