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Christopher Townsend

Resident Medical Officer


Dr Spiro Doukakis
General Practitioner & General Manager
National Home Doctor's Service
ph. 0411 613 699

Dr Jan Michael Samson
Consultant Physician
Dubbo Private Hospital
ph. 0402 362 732

Dr Josef Latief
Consultant Physician
Dubbo Private Hospital
ph. 0410 955 433

Work History

17 Feb 201614 Jan 2017

After Hours General Practitioner

National Home Doctor's Service, Perth, WA

Responsible for the provision of front line medical assessment and therapy to children, adults and the elderly in all residential environments, including aged care facilities.

Extremely effective communication skills required for hand over to Emergency Department physicians, primary care physicians and paramedical services.

Additionally required to educate patients and carers about disease states and guiding through often
difficult decisions.

Very independent position that requires autonomy and confidence in clinical decision making and the evidence base of any advice offered.

Monthly patient satisfaction rating consistently >90%

13 Nov 201518 Dec 2015

Locum Resident Medical Officer

Dubbo Private Hospital, Dubbo, NSW

Only medical officer on site for all surgical and medical patients during their ward stay. 

Required to act as the communication link between senior physicians and surgeons and their colleagues as well as nursing staff. 

Responsible for day to day management of all patients on the wards, in addition to all admissions and discharges.

Strong autonomy and self-direction required given the time pressures applied to senior doctors preventing daily consultant ward rounds. 

Required to travel to Dubbo, regional New South Wales for 6 weeks for the position. 

2 Nov 20158 Nov 2015

Locum Resident Medical Officer

Calvary Hospital, Canberra, ACT

Intensive Care Unit
Short term locum position utilizing past experience as the sole doctor in an intensive care unit, long shift hours and independence in admission and management of critically unwell patients in conjunction with a complex care team including senior physicians from multiple specialties and nursing staff - strong communication and team work skills were a necessity. 

Required to travel to Canberra, Australian Capital Territory for this position. 

6 Jan 201430 Oct 2015

Internship & Residency

Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA
Internship Residency
  • General Surgery at Bunbury Regional Hospital
  • Orthogeriatrics
  • Geriatrics 
  • Emergency Department 
  • Stroke Unit 
  • Intensive Care Unit at the Mount Hospital
  • Acute Medical Unit 
  • Emergency Department 

Community Support Carer

Autism Association of Western Australia

Part-time position working one on one with adult Autistic clients facilitating their activities of daily living, socialisation and integration into the community.

Clients presented with a wide variety of capabilities and a versatility and ability to manage clients' stresses and emotions were integral to the role.

Professional development


Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC)

Australian College of Intensive Care Medicine recognised



Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

University of Western Australia

Six year undergraduate degree with a gap year.

Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) rankings
Part 1 - 'Logical reasoning and problem solving': 96% percentile
Part 2 - 'Understanding people': 95% percentile
Part 3 - 'Nonverbal reasoning': 87% percentile


West Australian Certificate of Education

Hale School

Tertiary entrance ranking: 99.50% percentile 

Western Australian Curriculum Council Certificate of Excellence recipient