This award is in the form of a €500 prize to encourage any grade of physiologist who has ‘gone the extra mile’ at work. This can take any form, for example, improving patient satisfaction; improving patient/public participation; outreach and engaging with the potential future workforce (e.g. school/college/university healthcare science awareness days). Maybe they have set up a new service or a new way of delivering a service (e.g. one stop shop, home video-telemetry) or provided an outstanding teaching environment for the future workforce. The prize is a €500 voucher of the winners choice.
The award is open to all IICMS members and the winner will be announced at the end of April.
Supporting Statement Guidance:
Support the statement with specific examples that address the award you are nominating for and elaborate on why the nominee’s accomplishments are worthy of the award. These examples should include outcomes, results, and/or activities above and beyond the nominee’s job description. Include qualities that make this person’s activity outstanding, and that are clearly relevant to the award criteria (e.g., contribution, team- building, collaboration, initiative and leadership).
Consider including the following evidence to answer the ‘who, what, when, where, why’ in your supporting statements:
WHAT did the nominee do (e.g., projects, activities, inspirational leadership)
Projects and/or activities above and beyond the nominee’s job description
Any challenges or issues encountered and overcome
They influence without authority, often putting the interests of others ahead of their own, and serve as “a champion for staff.”
HOW did they do it?
Initiative and/or leadership (fosters an atmosphere of collaboration and creativity)
Creativity and/or innovation
Behaviours and/or attitudes
Going green/contribute to a culture of sustainability.
WHAT were the results and/or impact?
What did the nominee’s efforts accomplish?
Are there specific benefits to the patient/family/service
Achieved desired outcome despite adversity (e.g. limited resources, time constraints, unexpected challenges).
For any nomination that does not meet the award criteria the awards committee may reject the submission or ask for a resubmission of the nomination. Once requested, the nominator may have two weeks to resubmit or the nomination will be rejected.