(2) Knowledge of the nature of the duties of OR team members
as well as their relationships with each other is essential to the OR specialist
because without such knowledge he cannot fully appreciate what is required of him.
Figure 2-1 indicates the line of authority for the or. NOTE : The hospital commander,
the chief of professional services, and the chief, department of nursing are
not considered members of the OR team.
Figure 2-1. Line of authority for the OR personnel in a typical
US Army hospital.
b. Professional and Nonprofessional Team Members.
(1) The professional members of the team include Medical Corps (MC)
Officers and Army Nurse Corps (AN) Officers, as well as any civilian medical doctors
and nurses assigned (see paragraphs 2-13 through 2-16).
(2) The nonprofessional team members include the NCOIC, the Enlisted
specialist, and civilian technicians.