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From world firsts to care that’s second-to-none

We’re committed to the care and improvement of human life – and delivering on that commitment requires talented people in a wide variety of roles.

About HCA UK

At HCA Healthcare UK, we offer the latest medical expertise, therapies and technologies. However, our approach isn’t just clinical. We deliver healthcare with a human touch. Whether they specialise in cancer, cardiac, neurology, orthopaedics or paediatrics, all our centres have the same priority – our patients.

“You’re going to be joining a group which leads the field in private healthcare.”
John Reay
President and Chief Executive Officer, HCA Healthcare UK

Our story

Dedicated to the care and improvement of human life

“Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life” – Dr Frist

Dr Thomas Frist founded HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) in 1968, with a vision of creating a healthcare company with the scope, resources and expertise to provide the highest possible standard of care.

Now, with nearly 300 hospitals across the US and UK, 87,000 nurses and 37,000 doctors, HCA is the world’s largest private hospital group. We learn from every one of our 27 million patient encounters each year, helping to ensure that we deliver the outstanding care that we would want for our own family to each and every individual patient.

Investing in world leading healthcare for the UK

HCA UK opened its doors in 1995. Since then, we have built a world class network of over 30 facilities in London and Manchester, each with the latest diagnostic and treatment equipment and facilities. In 2017, we opened new outpatient and diagnostic facilities in Chiswick, Elstree, Marylebone and Chelsea, bringing world class care to each of these communities.

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What we do

It’s not just our technology and patient-first philosophy that sets HCA Healthcare UK apart. We’re the only independent healthcare group in the UK to specialise in acute and complex care and, unlike our competitors, we have our own on-site critical care units.

Patient-first philosophy

“Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life”. Those are the words of Dr Thomas Frist, who founded HCA in 1968. As we’ve grown to become the world’s largest private hospital group, with nearly 240,000 nurses, 37,000 doctors and 27 million patient interactions each year, they continue to underline our entire vision and philosophy as an organisation.

Our services span a wide range of areas

  • Urgent Care
  • Primary Care
  • Outpatients & Diagnostics
  • Laboratories
  • Clinical Trials and Research

Our key services lines are:

  • Fertility
  • Maternity
  • Paediatrics
  • Surgical Services

Our technology

Our hospitals are consistently the first in the UK to adopt cutting-edge technology. Our investment in the latest innovations empowers our people to work to the highest standards as they carry out complex procedures for a diverse range of conditions, from cardiac to oncology-related illnesses and many others.

CyberKnife® da Vinci© Surgical System Extremity MRI scanner Gamma Knife PET-CT Scanners TrueBeam™ linear accelerator RapidArc MAKOplasty robotic arm Visualase™

Our values

Our mission is to commit to the care and improvement of human life above all else.
To achieve this, we all live and breathe four core values.

Unique and Individual

We recognise and value everyone as unique and individual

Kindness and compassion

We treat people with kindness and compassion

Honesty, integrity and fairness

We act with absolute honesty, integrity and fairness

Loyalty, respect, and dignity

We trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family with loyalty, respect and dignity

Training & development

It’s not just our facilities, treatments and technology that keep us at the forefront of healthcare. It’s our people too. Helping everyone to learn and grow at HCA UK is a core pillar of our colleague strategy. To enable this we invest heavily every year in professional and personal development.

For those colleagues that directly care for our patients we offer a wide range of development opportunities which include many clinically focused study days such as Advanced Life Support, Intravenous Cannulation and Advanced Airway. These study days are designed to meet individual development needs and provide resources to deliver the highest standards of patient care.

Clinicians in leadership roles can access clinical leadership courses, including the RCN Accredited Being an Effective Clinical Leader programme. In partnership with Cass Business School, we also offer an Executive Masters in Medical Leadership programme, with a fully funded part-time MSc, to help junior doctors develop the leadership skills for senior roles in the future.

We offer a range of Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) development programmes that support aspiring leaders through to senior leaders. For senior leaders we offer a fully funded Executive Master in Leadership and Executive MBA. Our programme of Leadership Essentials is designed to equip all leaders with the core skills, knowledge and behaviours that they need to be successful.

We also offer a range of professional qualifications to all our colleagues, including Customer Service and Business Administration, that provide a structured learning programme delivered through workplace learning with the support of a dedicated learning adviser.

Flexible hours

Wherever possible, we support flexible working. As well as full-time roles, we have part-time, annualised hours, term-time only and bank opportunities.

Flexible working

What makes working here different?

HCA UK is an established provider of premium healthcare. We know what quality health care looks like, how to deliver it and how we need to support you so that you can deliver your best and feel good at work.

Get more out of work

Long-term and every day too, we try and to create an environment in which you can do your work easier and better and in which you can have just a little bit more control than is offered elsewhere.

You’ll work at better facilities, have more time with the people that count, patients and customers and also have more control over your working patterns and the benefits you receive.

We truly believe that you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you work with us.

During your time with us, we’ll always strive to:

• Help you get better at what you do: learn from your colleagues and via the tasks you undertake.

• Encourage a sense of pride in your team: whether that’s the immediate team around you or the managers who will roll up their sleeves to get stuck in.

• Empower you to do new things in areas that interest you.

• Ensure that the facilities, the technology and the control you need are all in place to help you do the best you can.

HCA UK provides complex and acute care for its patients. We’re proud of that and will do everything we can to help you do that.

We are HCA UK

Renowned consultants. Dedicated nurses. Exceptional facilities. Advanced equipment. There are lots of reasons to join us – and this film will help to bring them to life.

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Benefits

By caring for our colleagues, 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. Private healthcare for your whole family Access to a private GP Dental insurance Travel card allowance The chance to buy extra leave Technology for use in work and at home Critical illness cover Private pension

Private Healthcare for your whole family

Our priority is your health. That’s why with us, your private healthcare will even cover pre-existing conditions, and at an additional cost your whole family can benefit from excellent medical care.

The chance to buy extra leave

Your holidays are important to you. That’s why we’ll sign you up to the ‘Beneflex’ site where you can buy up to 10 days extra annual leave.

Private pension

You can start your pension as soon as you join us. Which means with us, you can look out for your future from day one.

Critical illness cover

After you’ve been with us for one year, you’ll automatically be given critical illness cover of £10,000. When times are tough, we’re right behind you.

Access to a private GP

See a private GP as often as you need to. We’ll give you the time you need to talk it through during your appointment, for your peace of mind and ours at a minimal cost.

Dental insurance

Keep smiling with our excellent dental plan, available as soon as you join us. There are three levels of dental care packages for you to buy. Including twice-yearly check-ups to keep your teeth tip-top.

Travel insurance

Get worldwide cover for you and the whole family, including winter sports cover if you need it. Ski, swim, or sunbathe, safe in the knowledge that you’re safe!

Season ticket loan

If you use public transport to get to work we can give you an interest free loan of up to £10,000 on the purchase of your season ticket.

Meet the team

Our renowned hospitals and clinics give you the opportunity to enjoy a broad range of experiences and to build your expertise. Our colleagues treat conditions ranging from the simple and straightforward through to the incredibly complex and critical. All of them have a huge impact on the wellbeing of our patients.

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