junior sister

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junior sister

A nurse in the UK who is responsible for the daily operation of a ward in hospital, and may have specific responsibilities—e.g., rostering, as dictated by the ward manager. Junior sisters are in the middle of a ward’s heirarchy, with staff nurses on the bottom and senior sisters at the top.

Junior sisters are usually at pay band 6 (less commonly 7), which corresponds to F grade under the Whitley system, which was officially retired with the Agenda for Change system but is still used in the working parlance.
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The Amazon ball was held on Saturday, 10th November at the Peterborough Arena, and was organised by Deputy sister Laura Stent and a team of nurses from the ward, in order to raise funds to enable the purchase of play equipment and home from home comforts in order to improve the environment for children and their families.
Him and wife Natasha, who is a deputy sister in Newport's Royal Gwent Hospital A&E department, had been staying at a holiday resort in southern Crete when the tragedy happened on Tuesday.
Mrs Hogan works as a deputy sister in the accident and emergency department at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, South Wales.
272 Silver Deputy sister to Mayo On The Side, winner of the Grade 1 Humana Distaff Handicap in May.
Val, a deputy sister at the Fennell Day Unit, said: "I was not too sure that I agreed with it initially, I wondered whether it would be patronising to the patients.
She is the Deputy Sister in the emergency department of Wales' busiest hospital the University Hospital of Wales, known as the Heath, and launches into her shift admitting she has no idea what the next few hours will bring.
Wendy Hughes, a deputy sister at Bangor's Ysbyty Gwynedd who has 28 years' experience in the profession, said nursing staff wanted to give essential paperwork the attention it deserved but had to put patients first.
Mr Hogan, who runs a tiling business from his home in Bradley Stoke, Bristol, was on a twoweek holiday with his wife Natasha - a deputy sister in the accident and emergency department at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport.
Hogan, who runs a tiling business from his home in Bristol, was on holiday with his wife, Natasha, a deputy sister at a hospital in Newport, South Wales.
Also earning awards for their work with people with mental illness were Fennell Day Unit deputy sister Val Marshall and occupational therapist, Laura Fleming.
I'm a deputy sister and I disgraced myself at work by eating almost all the top layer of a box of chocolates donated by one of our patients for Christmas.
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