Head Surgeon (discontinued job)

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Command Staff
Head Surgeon
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Head Surgeon
Difficulty: Medium
Requirements: None
Access Level: Bridge, EVA, Medbay, Genetics, Robotics, Morgue, Pathology, Maintenance
Additional Roleplay Access Level: None
Supervisors: Captain
Subordinates: Medical Doctor, Geneticist, Roboticist
Responsibilities: Supervise and coordinate the medical department along with the Medical Director, work with other departments if necessary, ensure the well-being of patients and other people seeking aid from medical, help out your underlings
Guides: AI Laws, Calling the Escape Shuttle, Chemicals, Chemistry, Cloning, Doctoring, Decomposition, Guide to Genetics, Medical Objects, Robots, Virus
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The Head Surgeon is a Head of Staff who manages the surgical parts of Medbay. They are meant to be subservient to the Medical Director, who manages general doctoring and Genetics, while the Head Surgeon can oversee surgeries and robotic augmentations. Head Surgeon has been brought back and removed several times over the years, before being recently removed. Again.

Initial Removal

The job existed from the earlier days of Goonstation, but was eventually removed because it was mostly useless. Afterwards, the Research Director temporarily managed the medical section of the ship before several features of Doctoring changed and the Medical Director took over.

The Return of Head Surgeon

The Head Surgeon job was brought back as a possible gimmick role in early 2019. They spawned with their favorite scalpel & circular saw combo, a set of scrubs instead of a crisp suit, and the same access as the Medical Director, with less authority and even less respect than before. Months later, it was retired again, presumably for still being just as useless as in the past.

Headsurgeon 2.0

Currently, a Head Surgeon spawns in medbay, either as a cardboard box or a medibot who says lines through Text-to-Speech.

Coincidentally, HeadSurgeon was the also name of Goonstation's IRC bot, which made funny replies to people who address it by name. Its silly quotes can be found here.

The Return of Head Surgeon (Again)

On September 24th, 2021, Head Surgeon was re-hired in addition to the Technical Assistant, Research Assistant, and Medical Assistant.

The Removal of Head Surgeon (Again)

On February 23rd, 2022, almost exactly 5 months after their return, the Head Surgeon was once again fired for being a knockoff medical director. The Medical Specialist was hired in their place, to perform the same important medicinal duties without all the command access.

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