As a part of a large organisation, be responsible for the continued general health and fitness and preventative medical services of its employees.
To be an effective force the Navy needs all its personnel to be fit and healthy. Medical Officers are responsible for the general health of all personnel and may become involved in specialist areas such as Emergency Management Severe Trauma, Underwater Medicine and Aviation Medicine.
Navy doctors serve in various locations and deal with a wide range of cases. The Navy offers up to date, fully equipped Medical Facilities ashore and afloat. Doctors can serve with Underwater Medicine Units in HMAS Stirling (WA) or HMAS Penguin (NSW) in support of special forces training and submarine operations. Doctors may also be deployed with peace-keeping forces where the focus is primary health and humanitarian medicine.