Senior Specialist Nurse - Hertfordshire

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Position – Senior Specialist Nurse – Private Medical Centre – Hertfordshire


Location – Herts

Salary – Dependent upon experience

My client Specialises in same day diagnostics and outpatient medical and dental services that deliver an extensive range of treatments at their state-of-the-art clinic in the Hertfordshire region.

Working with highly qualified GPs, medical consultants, dentists, support staff and the most advanced diagnostic and imaging equipment available in the industry enables us to deliver an exemplary standard of patient care in addition to an extensive range of medical and dental services and treatments all under one roof.

My client has a vision for the future of self pay, insured, self-referral, NHS and private referral care which promotes a culture of the healthcare consumer.

Their sites consists of the following -

10 Consulting rooms for Specialist Consultant sessions and private GP services

Dental suite comprising 4 rooms available for general and specialist dental procedures

Comprehensive diagnostic department which includes MRI and CT scanners, mammography, X-ray and ultrasound technology

Physiotherapy area with specialist physiotherapy and rehabilitation services

Aesthetics providing safe, effective non-surgical aesthetic treatments

Beautiful reception, waiting and central atrium

My client will be running 7 days a week providing outpatient clinics, private primary care services including GP and advanced nurse practitioner appointments, travel immunisations, well woman/man clinics.  All services they provide will have access to their diagnostics, reducing wait times for patients and delivering a ‘one stop’ experience.

In certain areas training will be provided for candidates who demonstrate the clients values and the dedication to patients that my client is looking for.

A refreshing place to work, my clients site will allow you to do the job you have been trained to do and in a fabulous environment with the best facilities and equipment available. 

They can offer

Highly competitive Salaries

Contributory pension scheme

25 days holiday increasing with service

OSD Healthcare plan – that allows you to benefit from the services my client provides

Discounted Gym membership

Childcare Vouchers

Employee Assistance Programme [EAP]

Great working environment

Dedicated staff area including changing and locker room, lounge and dining area, library and training rooms

Free parking

Attractive working hours including flexible options for full time and part time staff

Scope of Role

The Senior Specialist Nurses is a predominantly clinical role combined with responsibilities to assist the Lead Nurse in the daily management of the nursing team to deliver safe and effective clinical and services. 

This is senior role requiring outstanding customer service and patient relationship skills. The successful candidate will be a confident, articulate practitioner with a wide range of clinical experience in a primary care or outpatient setting.

Job Summary:

Maintain a visible presence with patients and staff, fostering an open culture that values high quality care and sound clinical outcomes.   To manage and participate as part of the clinical nursing team to ensure exceptionally high quality bespoke care provided to our patients including treatment, preventative care, screening and patient education

Key Responsibilities


Promote a collaborative, evidence-based service culture to foster continuous improvement and share good practice.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all key stakeholders including Consultants, GPs, Clinic staff and external partners.

Participate in risk management processes to ensure the organisation manages risk robustly. 

Assist with the implementation and training of Infection Control systems and procedures throughout the clinic.

Promote and demonstrate effective communication practices within nursing services and with all other interfaces.

Ensure that our Company values are demonstrated throughout the nursing team.

Participate in the organisation and delivery of training of nursing and other staff as required.

Supervise and review the clinical skills of more junior members of staff and assist in their training and development.

Assist with the management of nursing workload and resources, on a daily basis ensuring appropriate levels of nursing cover are maintained at all times at safe levels.

To deputise for the Lead Nurse as required.

Demonstrate a positive commitment to our values in all aspects of work

To work flexibly as part of the team and to undertake any other relevant duties as required in the post.


Carry out clinical nursing including assessment, screening and treatment services and health education advice using sound clinical judgement and in line with company protocols.

Collaborate with other clinicians/agencies, regarding diagnostics and interpreting results.

Conducting consultations including taking a history, examination, differential diagnosis and treatment and refer to GP where necessary

Diagnosing, assessing and managing long term conditions

Carrying out effective telephone triage to assist with the effective planning of treatments and examinations

To undertake a wide range of clinical duties including:


Diet/smoking/lifestyle advice

ECGs, spirometry

Cervical smears

Other general nursing duties eg dressings, ear syringing, etc

Well man and women clinics

Assisting doctors as appropriate

Providing general and specific health screenings to patients within agreed protocols

Where appropriately trained and qualified independently prescribing medicines

Contribute  to the development and improvement of patient pathways

Ensure all processes are following in relation to patient notes and all documentation associated with patient health care and monitor compliance on a regular basis.

Ensure compliance with all protocols relating to collection, storage and dispatch of pathological specimens including intravenous blood samples, swabs, smears etc. and ensure the cleanliness of any equipment used.

Educational/Professional Qualifications

Registered first level nurse

BSc (Hons) or eqiv

Membership of a professional body

Clinical supervision training and experience

Management experience

Evidence of CPD

Experience and Knowledge

Substantial post registration experience

Primary nursing and out patients experience.

Management of minor illness, minor ailments and injuries

Nurse triage

Accountability and responsibility of team.

Knowledge of local and national health policy and  the wider health economy

Knowledge of clinical governance issues

Knowledge of patient group directions and associated policy

Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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