Arlesia 400x300Arlesia Jones, a wound care technician with the UAB Medicine burn dressing team and hydrotherapy, recently received a 2022 Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award, the highest honor available for nursing staff within the UAB Health System.

Honorees are awarded based on their nursing knowledge, technical skills, and clinical leadership.

Jones has 20 years of experience in her role and her colleagues and managers describe her as highly motivated, hardworking, and compassionate, as well as a leader and preceptor.

Arlesia and team 400x300From left: Josette Cockrell, Burn Program Manager; Arlesia Jones, burn dressing team wound care technician; Holly Waller, Senior Director of Trauma, Burn and Inpatient Wound Services; and Brenda Carlisle, Vice President of Clinical Operations.

Jones says she is honored to have been recognized by her coworkers and supervisors and wanted to share the spotlight with the rest of her burn dressing team.

“I need to recognize the true winner, the burn dressing team,” Jones said. “Believe me, their work was in no way inferior to mine. I believe we all are truly winners.”

UAB’s Burn Program Manager, Josette Cockrell, RN, BSN, MSHQS, says Jones is always ready to perform in her roles as wound care technician or patient care technician.

“Arlesia is an exceptional and outstanding employee here at UAB Hospital,” Cockrell said. “Arlesia is a jewel, a naturally genuine, good-hearted, selfless individual.”