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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A junior sister visiting the bed-bound patients at sundown and singing some devotional songs for them was part of my daily schedule.
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.
Organised by Junior Sister Natalie Read, 85 mums, dads and children decorated their prams, pushchairs, bikes and trikes for the sponsored wheelathon and set-off around Cannon Hill Park.
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.
DIFFERENCE - From left are Laura Thompson, manager of the Washington dialysis centre, Catherine Alderson, junior sister, and Sheila Purvis
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
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