Careers at Nightingale

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Nightingale Hospital

A career at Nightingale Hospital offers the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and life experiences in a fulfilling and compassionate environment. We offer treatment services in general psychiatry, addictions and eating disorders, plus specialist services. Working in a leading mental health hospital means working amongst innovative, forward-thinking and committed professionals in a multi-disciplinary team focused on patient care.

Whether working within our clinical team of consultant psychiatrists, doctors, nurses, therapists; or within support services such as catering, housekeeping or administration, our team all have a crucial role to play in delivering patient-focused care to the highest degree.

Nightingale Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer and ensures equality of opportunity in recruitment, promotion, pay, benefits and training by adopting and following practices that are free from unfair or unlawful discrimination.

All appointments are subject to receipt of a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Certificate.

Therapy department vacancies

Updated July 2020

We have a number of vacancies within our Therapy team to cover our inpatient, outpatient and day patient programmes including (but not limited to CBT Therapists, DBT Therapists, Psychotherapists, Counselling Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Eating Disorder Specialists and Addiction Specialists.

Job Title: Counsellor/Psychotherapist – Addictions
Job Type:
37.5 hours per week, permanent
Purpose of job:
To provide therapeutic input on a group and individual basis working with inpatients, day patients and outpatients who have been diagnosed with substance abuse disorders and/or behavioural addictions.
Salary: Between £33,000 – £38,000 gross per annum

For more information,  please click here.

Job Title: Addiction Counsellors/Psychotherapists
Job Type:
Sessional
Purpose of job:
Working with inpatients or outpatients providing 1:1 therapy. May also provide group therapy.

Job Title: Arabic speaking sessional Psychotherapists/Counselling Psychologist/CBT Therapist
Job Type: Sessional
Purpose of job:
To provide 1:1 therapy with adult Arabic-speaking inpatients and outpatients. 

Job Title: Adolescent Therapists (CBT and Psychotherapists) 
Job Type: Sessional
Purpose of job: To provide 1:1 therapy for outpatients.

Job Title: Eating Disorder Therapists (CBT and Psychotherapists)
Job Type: Sessional
Purpose of job: Working with inpatients and outpatients, to provide 1:1 sessions. May also include group facilitation.

Job Title: DBT/MBT Sessional Therapists to deliver an exciting new DBT/MBT programme
Job Type: Sessional
Purpose of job: To work on DBT/MBT-based day programme, running groups as well as providing 1:1 sessions.

Please note all therapists must be registered/accredited by a UK professional governing body (e.g BABCP, BACP, HCPC or BPS).

Job Title: Dietician

Applications for this role are now closed. 

REPORTS TO: Therapy Services Manager

HOURS: Part-Time, 22.5 hours over 3 full days agreed at Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

TYPE: Part-time

OPENING DATE

29 May 2020

CLOSING DATE

28 June 2020

PURPOSE OF THE JOB: As a dietitian at the Hospital, you’ll be able to translate scientific information about nutrition into practical advice to help our Mental Health Patients, to make more health-conscious decisions about their choice of food. You will also interact with our RMN’s on patient feedback and updates. Finally, you’ll have the ability to assess, diagnose and treat diet-related queries and aim to raise awareness of the link between food and health to prevent future problems after discharge. 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To meet with patients to make individualised meal plans that are appropriate to their treatment goals and nutritional requirements
  • To meet with patients to support them to follow the meal plan
  • To set appropriate challenges for patients and to help them to be proactive in their planning
  • To provide an educational and informative ‘Nutrition’ group for patients
  • To meet with patients’ loved ones to discuss ways that they can support patients in implementing meal plans
  • To liaise closely with the multidisciplinary team and to attend ward round when appropriate
  • To advise other staff including nurses and the catering department about the patients’ nutritional needs and portion sizes
  • To accompany patients on ‘social lunch’ and ‘social snack’ when needed(eating in restaurants outside of the hospital)
  • To attend and contribute to multidisciplinary meetings
  • To work individually with patients attending the general psychiatry programme when appropriate
  • To maintain and contribute to the standards of professional care, ethics, policies, procedures and service development

This list is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive as there may be other duties and requirements associated with the post which you may be called upon to perform from time to time. The range of duties is subject to modification in order to embrace changing service demands.

Confidentiality

Staff members have a legal duty of confidence to patients. Any employee disclosing confidential / patient records or information to any unauthorised person or persons will render the employee subject to disciplinary action, which may result in dismissal.

PERSON SPECIFICATION – DIETICIAN

Qualifications and Training

  • BSc or recognised diploma in Dietetics
  • HCPC registered
  • Evidence of exposure working with people in a variety of mental health cases.
  • Previous exposure working with eating disorder patients in an inpatient setting
  • Evidence of working with eating disorders for at least 5 years
  • Evidence of on-going professional development
  • Computer literacy
  • Can demonstrate initiative, creativity, and flexibility
  • Effective leadership and people management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills: verbal & written.
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Proactive approach to standard setting/problem solving.
  • Strong patient experience and customer service focus

Quality/ Attributes

Professional attitude, Flexibility, Good interpersonal skills, Leadership skills. Ability to demonstrate assertiveness, tact and diplomacy appropriately. Enthusiastic, Self-motivated, Proactive and Flexible

Employee benefits

We offer a competitive range of benefits:

  • 25 days’ holiday (excluding bank holiday)
  • Generous Company pension scheme with The People’s Pension
  • Generous Company sick pay
  • Annual staff bonus (discretionary)
  • Death in service cover
  • Travel loan scheme
  • Subsidised staff meals
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Child care vouchers

ANNUAL SALARY

£40,000.00 – £51,000.00 per annum (full time equivalent and will be based on a pro-rata for 22.5 hours per week).

For more information,  please click here.

Nightingale Hospital Consulting Room Opportunities

Updated July 2020

Token House Yard (11- 12 Tokenhouse Yard, London EC2R 7AS)
3 consulting rooms, availability on Monday and Fridays 

Clinical Vacancies

Updated July 2020

Staff Nurse (Acute/General Psychiatry)

Job Title: Staff Nurse – RMN
Job Type: Permanent. Full-time 37.5 hours per week, internal rotation
Location: Nightingale Hospital, London

For more information, please click here.

Staff Nurse (Addictions Unit)

Job Title: Staff Nurse – RMN
Job Type: Permanent. Full-time 37.5 hours per week, internal rotation, preferably night shifts.
Location: Nightingale Hospital, London

For more information, please click here.

Staff Nurse (Eating Disorders Unit)

Job Title: Staff Nurse RMN
Job Type: Permanent. Full-time 37.5 hours per week, internal rotation
Location: Nightingale Hospital, London

For more information, please click here.

How to apply

To apply for any of our advertised vacancies, please send your CV and covering letter to hrenquiries@nightingalehospital.co.uk

Work experience & volunteering

Please note that we regularly receive queries regarding work experience placements and volunteering opportunities. Unfortunately due to the nature of our patients we are not able to accommodate these requests.

We do however work exclusively with Kings College London and take their student Nurses throughout the year on placements.

We also offer four unpaid internships each year for Psychology graduates giving them a chance to work within our Therapy team, see first hand how the department works and what the group therapy sessions entail. If you would be interested in this opportunity then please contact the Therapy department directly via therapy.intern@nightingalehospital.co.uk

Employee benefits

We offer a competitive range of benefits:

  • 25 days’ holiday increasing up to 30 days for long service plus bank holidays
  • Generous Company pension scheme with The People’s Pension
  • Generous Company sick pay
  • Annual staff bonus (discretionary)
  • Death in service cover
  • Travel loan scheme
  • Subsidised staff meals
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Child care voucher scheme
  • Flexible working

During the unprecedented situation of Corona Virus (COVID-19), we want to provide some assurance that where possible we are continuing with recruitment to our vacancies and look forward to you applying. Emails will be used to correspond with applicants, please ensure that you use an email account that you regularly monitor. We have provisions to conduct interviews remotely and will direct you to the relevant video interviewing system via email (as of when required). 

 

What our team say

“I had not worked in this industry before and it was something that I was interested in doing, so it was a great opportunity to start working here.”

“The standard of service is high while the Hospital serves a good cause; I’m lucky to have so much job satisfaction working at Nightingale Hospital.”

“I would refer a friend to work here as it is a great place to work with a very good atmosphere; in fact I already have referred a friend to work here who now does.”

“I’ve worked at Nightingale Hospital for four years and it is a great place to work. I have friendly and professional colleagues who all care about the work we do, in addition to a supportive manager. I would highly recommend working here.”

“You really get a sense of one team working together at the Hospital – everyone supports each other regardless of their department.”

“The recruitment and induction process into Nightingale Hospital has been seamless and organised, while my new colleagues have been very welcoming, supportive and friendly. From my experience of working here so far, I would absolutely recommend working at the Hospital.”

“I get to learn a lot about mental health. I am usually the first point of contact for a patient so it can be quite rewarding to help them arrange an appointment and put them at ease, as often the patient has never seen a psychiatrist before or had mental health issues so making this process for them easier can be quite gratifying.”

“I get to meet and work with a lot of interesting and talented people at the Hospital.”

“The staff are amazing and really supportive. They take their time to explain any questions you ask. They also point you in the right direction to further develop your knowledge and understanding. I really felt part of the team.”

“Receiving the patient satisfaction feedback with messages of great thanks to the nursing and therapists is a fantastic part of this job.”

We believe our talented people are central to our success and have been accredited by Investors In People in recognition of this.

Further information

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