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Registered Nurse Hospital

Germantown, TN, 38134
55,000 to 60,000
August 13, 2012

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Crystal Chambliss

Curriculum Vitae and Resume

NAME: Crystal Chambliss

ADDRESS: **** **** ***** ***

Memphis, TN 38134



**** ********** *****: Tennessee, Active


Institution and Location

Central High School High School Diploma May 2003


Vanderbilt University Bachelors of Science May 2007 Human Organizational Development (magna cum laude)

Vanderbilt University RN certificate October 2008

School of Nursing

University of Memphis MSN in Nursing Administration August 2012

Loewenberg School of Nursing


Institution Rank or Title Date

Methodist University Hospital

Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse Jan 2010-Present

Metro General Hospital

Registered Nurse and Charge Nurse Feb 2008-Dec 2009

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Lab attendant Feb 2005-May 2007

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Front desk Worker January 2007-May 2007

Tennessee Hospital Association

Hospital Administrative Intern May2006-August 2006

Perkins Restaurant Waitress May 2005-August 2005

Vanderbilt Post Office

Student Postal Worker September 2003-May 2005

Neighborhood Christian Center

Intern/Actress/Teen Missionary May 2004-August 2004

RuffaloCody Telemarketer August 2004-Dec 2004


Date Award or Honors

April 2012 Wellgates Scholar

April 2012 Inducted into Pinnacle Honor Society

Dec 2011 Inducted into Beta theta-at large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing

Jan 2003-May 2007 Vanderbilt University Dean’s List

2006-2007 Vanderbilt Nursing Christian Scholarship

2006 Foundation Scholar Scholarship at Methodist Hospital For Children of Associates of


2003-2006 Tennessee Lottery Scholarship

2003 National Honor Roll Award

2003 Who’s Who Award

2001 William H. Sweet Award

2000 Coca-Cola Award

1997-1999 Breakfast of Champions Award

1999 Spartan Award


Memberships and Positions Held in Professional Organizations

Member, Pinnacle Honor Society, April 2012-present

Member, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Dec 2011-present

Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Oct 2011-present

Mentor, Kids and Computers at Vanderbilt University, January –May 2007

Member, Human and Health Service Organization at Vanderbilt University, January-May 2006

Member, Pre-Nursing Society at Vanderbilt University, October- May 2005

Secretary, Voices of Praise at Vanderbilt University, 2004-2005


Volunteer Experience

• Martin Luther King Day volunteer at the Civil Rights Museum, Jan. 2012

• Alpha Kappa Alpha Breast Cancer Awareness volunteer at the Hickory Ridge Mall, Oct. 2011

• Kids and Computers, Mentor 2006-2007

• The Boys and Girls Club at Vine Hill Community Health Fair (Nashville, TN), 2007

• African Student Union Meals on Wheels Volunteer (Nashville, TN) 2007

• Vanderbilt University, Mentor for prospective students during Multicultural Weekend, 2004

• Central High School, Volunteer at the Soup Kitchen, Memphis, TN 2003

Clinical Experience

• SICU rotation at Vanderbilt Hospital (Nov. to Dec. 2008, Nov. to Dec. 2007)

• OB rotation at Centennial Hospital in Nashville, TN (2007)

• Peds Rotation at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital (2007)

• CVICU rotation at Vanderbilt Hospital (2009)

• VA Hospital Outpatient Clinic at Murfressboro, TN (May-June, 2009)

• Heart Failure Transplant Clinic at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN (June to July,2009)

• Heart Failure Transplant Clinic at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, TN (April-May, 2009)

• 7th Floor Med-Surgical Floor at Metro General Hospital Nashville, TN (Jan.2009-Dec. 2009)

• 8 Thomas at Methodist University Hospital Nashville, TN (Jan 2010-present)

CRYSTAL CHAMBLISS, RN 5282 Twin Woods Ave Memphis, TN 38134

Phone: 901379656 Email:




I am dedicated to providing high quality patient care as a registered nurse. I have knowledge and expertise in collaborating with physicians, respiratory therapist, case management, and patient families to assist in coordinating the care of the patient.

Great communication skills and able to listen to the concerns or ideas of others

Able to demonstrate the ability to supervise, train, lead, and guide others in order to maintain a superior level of care to patients

Acquired knowledge and skills in the proper delegation of duties among staff members

Possess the capacity to foster a teamwork environment in order to meet the needs of the patients

Ability to organize, manage, and plan meetings and events

Certifications and Proficiencies:



Intravenous Therapy

Phlebotomy Basic Life Support

AV Fistulas

Patient Family Education

Hospice Care Respiratory Care such as trach care/teaching

NG/Peg tubes/OGT

Pain management


Educational Background

Bachelor of Science in Human Organizational Development (2007)

Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

• Pertinent Coursework included Interpersonal Communication, Health Services Diverse Population, and Understanding Organizations

Registered Nurse Certificate (2008)

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Nashville, TN

MSN in Administration (August 2012)

University of Memphis Memphis, TN

• Pertinent Coursework included Advanced Role Development and Quality Management


Registered Nurse (RN), State of Tennessee (2008)

Certified in First Aid & CPR, 2007-Present

Career Experience

Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee 2010-Present

Staff Nurse and Charge Nurse, Respiratory Care/Palliative Care Unit

Served as a key member of the unit through providing a superior quality of patient care. Served as a charge nurse and floor nurse that would oversee the care of patients with various illnesses such as respiratory failure, COPD, heart failure, stroke, and diabetes. Also, provided care to hospice/palliative care patients with terminal diagnoses. Provided education to patients and families regarding hospice care. Provided patient and family education regarding different diagnoses, treatment, and medications. Skilled in bedside monitoring, telemetry, trach care, and intravenous therapy.

• Demonstrated proficiency in taking patient medical histories, medication histories, as well as in performing such tasks as venipuncture, injections, NG tubes, foley catheters, and in the proper administration of medications

• Able to assist nurses, doctors, or respiratory therapist in emergency situations such as codes.

• Possess the skills and ability to collaborate well with members of the healthcare team such as physicians and case management

Metro General Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee 2008-2009

Staff Nurse and Charge Nurse, Forensic/Medical-Surgical Unit

Provided care for patients after surgical procedures such as appendectomy, hysterectomy, thoracentesis, paracentesis, ex-lap, and various other procedures. Performed accurate assessments on patients and documented appropriate information in the computer system. Job duties include administering medications/IV fluids, creating care plans, venipuncture, fecal tubes, nasogastric tubes, wound care dressing changes, and inserting of foley catheters.

• Demonstrated proficiency in monitoring and tracking lab values. Also, in reporting abnormal results to physicians.

• Often delegated duties and tasks to nurses, medical assistants, and other staff appropriately based on their level of skill and knowledge

• Assisted in the training and educating of new nurses and employees

Tennessee Hospital Association, Memphis, Tennessee Summer 2006

Hospital Administrative Intern

Worked at Methodist North Hospital’s administrative office and worked along with the administrative team at the hospital. Participated in administrative meetings on a weekly basis. Collaborated with the team to work on hospital improvement projects. Offered innovative solutions to issues within the hospital. Created a hospital handbook to help staff become more knowledgeable about JCAHO policies. Created a power point presentation to present to hospital administrators on current healthcare issues.

• Contributed to the successful JCAHO accreditation of the facility

• Assisted in improving ED turnaround time for the hospital

• Created goals and initiatives for further improvement of the hospital


• References available upon request

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