Careers at 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.

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
  • 100% of NMC registration renewal will be paid for by the Nightingale Hospital (subject to
    meeting the criteria)
  • Annual staff bonus (discretionary)
  • Paid for DBS
  • Death in service cover
  • Travel loan scheme
  • Subsidised staff meals
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible working
  • Perkbox discounts and more..

Vacancies

Clinical vacancies

Job type:

Full-time 37.5 hours per week

Purpose of job:

As a Senior Mental Health Nurse, you’ll use your leadership skills to deliver exceptionally high-quality levels of patient care we’re known for. You’ll be a hands-on clinical leader who provides expertise on mental health to our multi-disciplinary team. With no two days the same you’ll enjoy a wide range of responsibilities, from supporting and mentoring your team to delivering the highest standards of nursing.

As a Senior Mental Health Nurse, you’ll lead by example when empowering our patients in playing a major part in their care plan and recovery whilst having regard for their dignity and maintaining professional responsibility for their care. You’ll enjoy having the freedom and autonomy to do things the right way feeling valued and respected when working for Nightingale Hospital.


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Job type:

Full-time 37.5 hours per week, internal rotation

Purpose of job:

As a Registered Nurse (Mental Health), you'll use your compassion and clinical experience to help deliver the exceptional levels of patient care they’re known for. They’ll look to you to provide their multi-disciplinary team with in-depth expertise and knowledge of the Mental Health and Mental Capacity Acts to make sure the patients get the highest level of care.

With no two days the same you’ll enjoy a wide range of responsibilities, from ensuring that care-plans are comprehensive to making sure that decisions from ward rounds are acted upon and, if necessary, incorporated into the care-plan. You’ll also relish the opportunity to support the Hospitals private-paying patients who will have their own unique and individualised care packages.


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Job type:

Full-time 37.5 hours per week, internal rotation, preferably nights

Purpose of job:

To provide high-quality, world-leading care for patients suffering from a wide range of behavioural and substance addictions.


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Therapy vacancies

Job type:

Sessional

Purpose of job:

We are looking for self-employed experienced Eating Disorders specialists to work on a sessional basis offering 1-1 outpatient and inpatient therapy, as well as inpatient group sessions (optional).


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Job type:

Sessional

Purpose of job:

We are looking for self-employed experienced CBT Therapists and Clinical/Counselling Psychologists to work on a sessional basis including:


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Job type:

Sessional

Purpose of job:

We are looking for self-employed experienced dieticians to work on a sessional basis offering individual consultations.


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Job type:

Sessional

Purpose of job:

We are looking for self-employed experienced Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists/CBT Therapists to work on a sessional basis offering outpatient therapy to children and young people.


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Job type:

Sessional

Purpose of job:

We are looking for self-employed experienced therapists to work on a sessional basis delivering group therapy sessions on our inpatient and day patient programmes.


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Job type:

Full-time or Part-time

Purpose of job:

To provide therapeutic input on a group and individual basis as and when required across all service lines in the Nightingale Hospital’s Therapy Department.


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Job type:

Full-time 37.5 hours per week

Purpose of job:

To manage a caseload of patients with complex needs using evidence based/ patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. To provide group and individual interventions for a designated caseload.


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Non-clinical vacancies


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Job type:

Bank/0 Hour contract

Purpose of job:

You will be primarily responsible for ensuring kitchen cleanliness, basic food preparation, and maintaining kitchen organisation within the Hospital.


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Job type:

Bank/0 Hours

Purpose of job:

You will be responsible for assisting in the Restaurant and with Room Service to ensure the department provides a professional and high quality level of service at all times.


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Job type:

Bank/0 Hours

Purpose of job:

You will be responsible in ensuring an exceptional high standard of hygiene and cleanliness across Nightingale Hospital. Often managing multiple requests at once, you’ll be comfortable multitasking and where necessary, working with other teams to ensure tasks are completed.

This role will involve direct interaction with Patients, Nursing and Non-Nursing staff.


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Job type:

37.5 hours per week over 5 days between a Monday and Sunday

Purpose of job:

To ensure that repairs and maintenance work is carried out as and when requested throughout the Hospital whilst managing two site engineers, covering 7 days per week.

We need someone with strong all-round building maintenance experience who can manage contractors, planned and reactive works and manage expenditure and budgets. Reporting to the Head of Estates, you will be responsible for delivering a rolling programme of repairs and maintenance for the building, undertaking electrical repairs and routine maintenance checks of all M&E equipment and machinery.


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Work experience and 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

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.

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