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Christopher Townsend

Resident Medical Officer

References

Prof. Anne-Maree Kelly
FACEM, Footscray Hospital
Director, Joseph Epstein Centre for Emergency Medicine Research
Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne
email: [email protected]
ph: (03) 8345 6666

Dr. John Loy
FACEM
Acting Director of ED, Footscray Hospital
email: [email protected]
ph: (03) 8345 6666

Dr. Spiro Doukakis
FRACGP 
General Manager, National Home Doctor's Service
email: [email protected]
ph: 0411 613 699

Locum history

July Dec 2017

Emergency RMO 

Footscray Hospital, VIC

Contact: Jennifer Waller
Ph: (03) 8345 6838

Sep 2017

Emergency RMO

Sunshine Hospital, VIC

Contact: Jennifer Waller
Ph: (03) 8345 6838

Aug Sep 2017

Emergency RMO

St. Vincent's Hospital, VIC

Contact: Jenni Apcar
Ph: (03) 9231 4388

July 2017

Emergency RMO

LaTrobe Regional Hospital, VIC 

Contact: Daniel Webster
Ph: 03 5173 8527

Nov 2015Dec 2015

Surgical & Medical Ward RMO

Dubbo Private Hospital, NSW

Contact: Julie Whinfield
Ph: (02) 6841 8800

Nov 2015

ICU RMO

Calvary Hospital, ACT

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%

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 
20082012

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

2015Present

Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC)

Australian College of Intensive Care Medicine recognised

Education

20072014

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

20022006

West Australian Certificate of Education

Hale School

Tertiary entrance ranking: 99.50% percentile 

Western Australian Curriculum Council Certificate of Excellence recipient