Scott Dawson, RN – Perioperative – One Day Surgery
Please join the Center for Nursing Excellence in congratulating Scott Dawson, RN for being selected as the DAISY Award recipient for the month of January!
Scott works in the Perioperative – One Day Surgery and was nominated by a co-worker. The nomination below reflects how Scott impacted their life in a very special way.
“As a school assignment, I read journal articles on healthy work environment. I’m sure your thinking, “where is she going with this”, but I assure you that it is positive. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses lists standards for successful work environments. They are skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision making, appropriate staffing, meaningful recognition, and authentic leadership. Only because he has no input on staffing, Scott Dawson is the epitomy of making the orthopedic surgery leadership a successful work environment. Everyone wants and persuades management to be under his leadership and service because they know they will be supported and guided in the right direction without hiccups, errors or the least to no problems. He comes in early and leaves late to make sure that everything is taken care of. Scott is proficient in communicating all needs with the surgeons to the nurses by writing all the cases and surgeons preferences on paper. He collaborates with representatives to make sure surgeons and patients have what is needed which saves time and money in delays. He is a team player by always helping with turnovers of making beds to pulling trash. Scott is humble in recognizing nurses and scrub techs for their value in making the day go smoothly with a “good Job”. Scott embraces leadership, engages others, and creates a healthy work environment within One Day Surgery orthopedic department authentically. ODS and UAMS would be at a dire loss if he decides to retire early or move on to another nursing field because no one can fill his shoes. I watch him closely and hope that one day I’m nearly as good of a leader as he is. This man works really hard for each patient, for each nurse and scrub tech, and for ODS. In recognizing Scott and his value to ODS, I send this email to multiple places, seeking meaningful recognition for all he does for ODS and the value he brings to UAMS and the nursing field. As I leave the department, his leadership will always be remembered.”
Great job, Scott!
To learn more about The DAISY Award or to nominate a deserving licensed nurse, please visit: http//nurses.uams.edu.