Physician and nurse consultants provide medical guidance and information to individuals and the public to prevent and control communicable diseases and other events of public health importance.
- Provide medical consultation, technical support and epidemiological information to internal as well as external partners (physicians, infection preventionists, school nurses, etc) on cases, outbreaks or events of public health importance.
- Provide medical direction to enhance the ability of State and local public health and hospital/health care systems within South Carolina to prepare for and respond to bioterrorism, pandemic influenza, chemical and radiological/nuclear incidents, and other public health emergencies.
- Plan and provide information and presentations for the Outbreak Response Teams (ORT), physicians and other health care workers, organizations, institutions, and the public.
- Participate with other staff in developing policies, procedures, and standing orders.
- Assure compliance with OSHA and other regulatory or accrediting bodies.
- Participate in the Central Office (CO) Area Command duties and/or provide medical consultation to the Area Commander and regional Outbreak Response Teams.