junior sister

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 panel heard in April 2015 a junior sister at the trust, which runs University Hospital of North Durham, was asked to review invoices and time sheets submitted by Dodds.
She became a junior sister, then a senior sister and took over the matron role, which was known as senior nurse manager up until in 2000.
A junior sister at Colwyn Bay Hospital stopped to assist as she was driving past the scene.
Junior sister Jacqui Westermoreland said the cameras will help put her staff at ease.
But junior sister at the University Hospital of Wales Jacqui Westermoreland said the cameras will help put her staff at ease.
Junior 6 head girl Amy Gordon and head boy Finn Yates were proud to take class mates over to Birmingham Children's Hospital to present the cheque to Junior Sister Marina Demosthenous and staff nurse Sophie Dance.
Quaboag 3, Minnechaug 2: Senior Allyson Sweet scored with 11:23 to play, with junior sister Dani Sweet assisting, to give the host Cougars (16-1-1) the eventual winner against the Falcons (10-5-3).
Nicola Newman was working as a Junior Sister at Birmingham Children's Hospital when she told her colleague, Marilyn Rowe, that she was not invited to her hen party in Las Vegas 'cos you is black'.
VERDICT: (Lindsay Randell, junior sister in an acute trust in Northampton) He nodded and listened so I'm cautiously optimistic.
EL150807BURN-17 Lisa Charles, junior sister and play specialist Helen King with Lynn the doll, used to aid youngsters' recovery at the new burns unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital Picture, EMMA LEE
She noted that one member of the Canadian order recently became a junior sister, a step forward from the novice level.
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