lead nurse

lead nurse

A nurse in the UK who is responsible for two or more wards or a department—e.g., surgical or medical diagnostics and imaging in hospital. Lead nurses responsible for an entire directorate are often labelled clinical nurse manager. Depending on the role they shoulder, lead nurses are often less involved in clinical nursing and more involved in management on a clinical level.

Lead nurses are usually at pay band 8a, but can reach up to 8b/8c, which corresponds to H grade under the Whitley system, which was officially retired with the Agenda for Change system but may still be used in the working parlance.
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Filipino robotic lead nurse at The Royal London Joy Ongcachuy received an Order of the British Empire (OBE) Award during the 2019 New Year's Honours in London on 29 December 2018.
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But Iona McGauran, lead nurse at Raigmore Hospital, said: "If additional capacity is required during peaks in emergency activity this would be planned for and staffed appropriately."
Mhairi Hastings, lead nurse in Community Health and Social Care, said: "The aim was to provide an introduction to the professions of nursing and midwifery.
Angie Scales, NHS Blood and Transplant lead nurse for paediatric donation, said: "For many children on the transplant waiting list in Leicestershire, their only hope is the parent of another child saying 'yes' to organ donation at a time of terrible personal grief."