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Lead Practice Nurse

HCA Primary Care – London
Full time
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Role: Lead Practice Nurse
Town / Site: London Central
Full time / Part time: 37.5
Shift times: Monday to Friday
Permanent: Salaried Role
Salary: Competitive depending on experience

We’re looking for a Lead Practice Nurse to join our supportive Primary Care Team based in Central London. Under the leadership of the Head of Nursing you'll work in prestigious locations and be given the time you need to care.

As a Lead Practice Nurse you’ll be responsible for the support, delivery and clinical excellence of the nursing service, alongside running clinics and providing clinical supervisions for team members. You'll manage your own clinical case load, dealing with presenting patients’ needs in a primary care setting and work closely with GP's and nursing colleagues and members of the client’s healthcare team, referring to GP when necessary

You will also deputize for the Head of Nursing in their absence providing guidance where necessary, conducting annual appraisals and one to ones and training needs analysis when required. You will also work alongside the Head of Nursing on special projects.

At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.  

What you'll do:

  • Identify and develop a plan of care and treat specific conditions in accordance with agreed professional protocols and guidelines (including prescription of non-prescription drugs following PGDs) e.g. travel health, family planning
  • Be responsible for planning and organising your own workload on a day to day basis and longer term.
  • Provide a treatment service for client employees with minor injuries and illnesses including onwards referral to own GP, in-house GP or hospital emergency services as appropriate
  • Play an effective part of the Infection Control team
  • Follow company policies, procedures and protocols and keep up to date with quality systems, standards and guidelines, help to develop and implement new policies and protocols.
  • Monitor the quality of work in own area and alert others to quality issues.
  • Maintain high standards of communication with patients and clinical team.
  • Maintain high standards for professional record keeping within the nursing team
  • Maintain confidentiality of information while communicating, consistent with legislation and employers policies.
  • Manage own work load within broad guidelines according to demands on the service.
  • Support the Head of Nursing with the primary care audits, vital voices, staff training and development.
  • Oversee training of the Nursing Team, encourage and organise attendance to relevant recognised courses, ensure all competencies are up to date and that all members of the team are compliant with mandatory and relevant clinical training.

What you’ll bring:

  • Excellent customer care skills
  • Good Team player
  • Flexible attitude to respond to the needs of the department and business
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
  • A "can do" attitude
  • A friendly and approachable persona
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • An understanding of the requirements of private patients working in pressurised business environment
  • Understanding of clinical governance and safeguarding
  • RGN and current NMC Registration
  • MSC in Advanced Clinical Practice or equivalent
  • Completion of STIP course or equivalent
  • Experience of working with PGD's


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Lead Practice Nurse in Primary Care you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you
  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals
  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service
  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme
  • Group Life Assurance from day one
  • Critical illness cover
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland
  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you
  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.


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