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Hard Working RN

United States
March 03, 2011

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Shirley Marshall

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Homewood, Illinois 60430




Compassionate and dedicated Registered Nurse {BSN} with 30 years of clinical nursing experience

Dedicated professional with strong assessment and analytic capabilities

Experienced in all facets of Emergency Room nursing including: triage, evaluation, vital treatment protocols, resuscitation, wound care and family counseling

Self-motivated professional and resourceful problem solver

Experienced Post-Op recovery room nurse including trauma, critical care patients and scheduled surgical patients.

Manage post-operative follow up care and discharge planning in one of Chicago’s busiest trauma centers.

Work closely with trauma and surgical staff to ensure the continuum of care for patients

Technical Nursing Skills/Abilities:

Communication with paramedics pre-arrival of trauma patients

Assess vital signs and history of injury/illness

ACLS and PALS certified

CPR and Advanced Life Support.

Instruct patients on discharge care and requirements

Triage of up to 100 patients per shift

Critical decisions regarding nature and extent of injury and illness

Asses patient status and notify physician of clinical changes

Consult with Hospital Departments regarding patient care

Professional Experience

1994 to the Present:

Advocate, Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn, Illinois

Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse, Emergency Room and Post-Operative

Managed E.R. , Recovery Room and Same Day Surgery units

o Responsible for 10 to 12 R.N.s, 10 PCTs and housekeeping in busy ER Department

o Responsible for clinical supervision of patient care and discharge

o Up to 100 patients per shift in ER.

o Assigned incoming Ambulance patients to appropriate ER area: Critical Care, General Care, Fast Track and Children’s Unit.

o Assessed level of care based clinical assessment.

Managed Post-Operative Unit

o Supervised 8 to 10 R.N.s and 2 PCTs in one of Chicago’s busiest Hospitals surgery ward

o Responsible for the post-operative clinical management of variety of surgical patients: Emergency Surgeries, Out Patient Surgery and Same Day Scheduled surgery

o Close clinical consultation with surgeons notifying them of clinical changes.

o Evaluate and monitor discharge criteria including pain level.

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1978-1982 to 1989 to 1994

University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Registered Nurse/E.R. and Recovery Room

1982 to 1986

Children’s Haven Rehabilitation Center, Harvey, Illinois

Assistant Director of Nursing

Managed large clinical and support staff in caring for disabled children


South Suburban College, South Holland, Illinois

Associates Degree in Nursing, 1978

Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois

Bachelors of Science in Nursing, 1993

References: Available Upon Request

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