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Superior: Chief Medical Officer and Captain
Duties: Rescue crew members in critical condition from dire situations. Be the hero the station needs.
Guides: Guide to Medicine, Lazarus Lore
Quote: A doctor heals you, I'm a medic, I just make you comfortable while you die.
As the Paramedic you are the primary medical responder aboard the "NEV" Northern Light and, in all likelihood, will be the first to respond to medical incidents. While you may lack the degree of biological competence that the Doctor, Chemist or Chief Medical Officer have, you possess a greater degree of robustness and toughness which makes you more suited for dealing with the hazardous fauna that also calls the Northern Light home.
Please remember, you are not incapable of performing other medical roles and may be called upon to act outside of your stated duties in an emergency situation.
As a Paramedic, you are the lowest-ranked rank-and-file of the Medical-section of Lazarus, and your downtime may often have you acting as a go-between and/or gopher between medical and the rest of the ship. Aside from that, you may also have your eyes glued to the suit sensors, ready to respond if someone so much as sneezes.
The most well-known, and most essential, part of your work as a Paramedic is to act as medical's EMTs. You are the emergency rescue crew, in other words. When a call goes out over [Common] screaming for "MEDICAL TO MAINTENANCE", you're the one that responds. It's your job to get there fast, find out who's hurt, and get them back to medbay as fast as possible so that the Doctors can fix them up. It's your job to perform basic treatments in the field, if necessary and reasonable, and to keep your patients stable long enough to survive the trip. Trauma kits, CPR, and whatever concoctions the Chemist has made are your weapons in the war of first aid. Be sure to have your equipment on your person, or close to hand, at all times.
To cut a long story short, your job is to make sure everything gets to where it needs to be, as fast as it can possibly get there. Whether it's patients, medication, or just another pair of hands, you supply the things that keep medbay running.