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Acute Disease Epidemiology

Medical Consultants

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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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.