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senior sister

A nurse in the UK who is at the top of ward and department hierarchy, and may work in sections of hospital (e.g., A&E, ITU) where all nurses are senior and quasi-autonomous in their roles. Senior sisters are usually at pay band 7 to 8c under the Agenda for Change, which corresponds to G or H grade under the Whitley system (which was officially retired in 2004 but may still be used in the working parlance).
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Allyson Turnbull, senior sister on ward 2B at the Great North Children's Hospital and Craig Douglass, nursery nurse in staff accommodation
As a result, Sharon worked at Selly Oak Hospital for 30 years, becoming a senior sister in the vascular theatre.
The seller who put the controversial item on sale was Marjorie Chakravarti, a 72-year-old woman who used to work as senior sister at the Abraham Ormerod Day Hospital in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, UK.
On my first night duty at Waikari Hospital, shortly after completing my training in 1978, the senior sister handed me a steel bedpan and a pot scrub and directed me to clean and scrub all 20 bedpans.
member my made Other winners in the 14 categories included senior sister Anne Vallance and the team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital's Neonatal Unit, who won the Care for Children Award.
It was a chance remark from Fiona, who works as a senior sister in the Royal Gwent Hospital, which led Robert to discover the diet which has seen his weight fall so fast.
Aryan Kayani, aged three, is pictured helping out with senior sister Natalie Lawson and Mr Rowntree.
Millbury 3, Tantasqua 1: Sophomore Sarah MacAdam had 11 service points and five kills, and senior sister Katie MacAdam added 13 service points as the host Woolies (8-1) topped the Warriors (5-3).
Eirwen Chesters Senior sister Awi Hughes said: "Mrs Chesters was a lovely lady, and while she was with us she asked me if there was anything we would like on the unit.
D'Errico, a junior often overshadowed by senior sister Ashlie D'Errico, Highland's star catcher, enjoyed the biggest moment of her career.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt chats to senior sister Juliet Arnos on a visit to Newcastle's RVI
But Alison Stewart, senior sister in midwifery, adds that's not the only spe-cial moment the team are privileged enough to witness.

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