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Nursing and Front Line Clinical Services

Deliver the nursing care you've always wanted to provide

From exceptional training through to working alongside exceptional consultants, as a nurse at HCA UK you’ll have everything you need to deliver quality care in an unrivalled environment.

Nursing careers at HCA UK

This is your opportunity to become a vital part of the UK’s largest private healthcare provider. This includes a better nurse-to-patient ratio, access to the most advanced technology, and ongoing training and development opportunities.

Our nursing roles can be found at various sites across the UK, though our main hospitals are located in London, Manchester, Cheshire and Birmingham.

Latest vacancies

Staff Nurse - Gynae Inpatient Portland Hospital – London Clinical Full time Read more and apply Staff Nurse - Cardiology London Bridge Hospital – London Clinical Full time Read more and apply Senior Sister/Charge Nurse-Women's Health The Harley Street Clinic – London Clinical Full time Read more and apply Outpatients Staff Nurse - Women's Health The Harley Street Clinic – London Clinical Full time Read more and apply PICU Sister Portland Hospital – London Clinical Full time Read more and apply Senior Staff Nurse-General Surgery Princess Grace Hospital – London Clinical Full time Read more and apply

Colleague Spotlight: Alvaro, Deputy Charge Nurse at HCA at UCH

After moving to the UK and working as an agency nurse Alvaro made the switch to permanent and in his own words it was a game changer. Now he works as a Deputy Charge nurse at HCA at UCH, one of our specialist cancer centres,  after being inspired to help others following his friends cancer diagnosis. Here he talks more about what his role involves, how he leads and motivates his team and how he prides himself on being there for others.



We have opportunities for nurses at all levels, both in general nursing and in a variety of specialisms. Wherever you join us, you’ll collaborate with consultants to deliver treatment plans and have direct involvement in the patient care pathway.


Cardiac services at HCA UK are incredibly advanced and supported by some of the foremost cardiology experts.

General Nursing

Covering both inpatients and outpatients, our roles span everything from orthopaedics to urgent care.

General Surgery

Working within a multidisciplinary team, you will ensure the highest standards of care are delivered to our patients before and after they undergo surgery.

ITU/Critical Care

You’ll help to deliver some of the most complex and advanced medical interventions, giving you the opportunity to work at the forefront of the field.


Our IVF site at The Lister Hospital is widely recognised as one of the leading and most successful fertility centres in the UK.


Working with specialist consultant neonatologists, we monitor and care for babies who need a higher level of care.


The Wellington Hospital in North London is home to the largest independent, CARF-accredited Neurological Rehabilitation unit in the UK.


We have dedicated neurosurgical wards in our hospitals, and you’ll deliver super-specialised treatments alongside leading neurologists and neurosurgeons.

Occupational Health

You’ll be involved in a wide range of cases, from long-term disability case management through to ill-health early retirement assessments.

Oncology and Haematology

We provide everything from screening, diagnostics and interventional radiology to immuno-oncology, chemotherapy, and clinical trials.

Practice Nurses

At our clinics in the City and nearby corporate client sites, practice nurses assist with everything from travel vaccinations and wound care to medical screening and health advice.

Paediatrics and PICU

Our leading paediatric services at The Portland Hospital provide cutting edge paediatric care across a number of specialities from cardiac to ENT.

Working as a Nurse at HCA

Our nurse to patient ratio means that you can provide high-quality care without compromise. You’ll also have the opportunity to take patients through the entire care journey, from initial diagnosis to treatment outcome.

Working Environment

We have a friendly team environment that makes this a great place to work. Everyone here is professional and respectful, supporting each other so we can do more for our patients. If you see an opportunity to make improvements, your opinion will be heard. We have just launched our Vital Voices campaign which gives every employee at HCA the chance to give anonymous feedback. At HCA, we really do listen to everyone.

Shift Information

We offer a mix of earlies, lates and long days, depending on service needs.


Training and progression

To be the best nurse you can be, it’s important that you have the most up-to-date knowledge. That’s why we’ll continually invest in your training and development.

You’ll be offered the chance to complete funded courses and qualifications to advance your career alongside our internal training and mentoring. Meanwhile, our large network of hospitals means you’ll have additional opportunities for promotion and advancement across our sites.

International candidates

Just like our patients, our colleagues come to us from all over the world. We’re happy to provide sponsorship for overseas candidates as long as the role you’ve been recruited for meets the requirements set by the Home Office.

If you’d like more information, please get in touch.

Colleague Spotlight: Lorraine, PICU Clinical Nurse Manager at The Portland Hospital

As a leader, Lorraine knows the importance of development and has applied what she’s learnt during her career to her home life, caring for her community like she would for her patients. Here, she talks more about the development opportunities at The Portland Hospital and how the teams work together to make a big difference to both our patients and their families.



Our nurses are based in our six London hospitals as well as at The Christie Private Care in Manchester, The Wilmslow Hospital in Cheshire, The Harborne Hospital in Birmingham and other outpatient clinics across the UK. Our main London hospitals are:

  • London Bridge Hospital
  • The Harley Street Clinic
  • The Lister Hospital
  • The Portland Hospital
  • The Princess Grace Hospital
  • The Wellington Hospital

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Travel and Relocation

Getting to work

Our central London hospitals are all within an easy walk of excellent transport links. The Christie Private Care is in the Withington area of Manchester, which is accessible via frequent buses and the Metrolink tram.

Relocation assistance

If your new role involves relocating to the UK, we can provide relocation assistance. The level and kind of support we are able to offer will depend on your personal circumstances, and will be discussed with you during the selection process.

Talk to us about relocation

Return to Practice

If your Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) PIN has expired, our new Return to Practice programme will help you get back into nursing. We’ll cover your fees for you to attend university, and you’ll be given a part-time role during the programme, plus a permanent role once you’ve completed it.