About Nightingale Hospital
Nightingale Hospital is the only private mental health hospital in Central London, with over 30 years of experience in delivering specialised, evidence-based treatments in outpatient, day patient, and inpatient settings.
Our dedicated team of specialists is committed to diagnosing and treating all types of mental health conditions, including eating disorders and addictions. Conveniently located, we are a two-minute walk from Marylebone mainline and Underground stations, and within a ten-minute walk of Baker Street and Edgware Road Underground stations.
We are owned by the international medical group Orpea, delivering the full spectrum of psychiatric care, and high-quality care home and rehabilitation services across the globe.
The main purpose of the job
Reporting to the lead therapist for general psychiatry, the postholder will provide therapeutic input on a group and individual basis within the general psychiatry service line.
The postholder’s main responsibilities include:
- Provide group and individual therapy to patients, providing a high standard of care and demonstrating best and innovative practice.
- Preparation and delivery of psychoeducation groups and process groups, as key facilitator and occasionally as co-facilitator.
- To assist the therapy team on the strategic development of the therapy programme(s) and to implement new therapy modalities and new modes of delivery to meet patients’ needs at any time.
- Play an active role as a part of the multidisciplinary team providing feedback on therapy and assessments to nursing staff and other allied health team members daily and as required.
- Undertake comprehensive psychological assessments of individuals to develop, deliver and recommend interventions as appropriate.
- To promote a positive image of the Company values.
- To be a committed and flexible member of the Therapy team, including prompt attendance and minimal absence, and willing to assist in the daily running of the department when there is sickness and annual leave.
Salary: Up to £37,500 per annum full-time, plus an additional London Allowance of £4,000 per annum added to all permanent posts (pro-rata for part-time roles)
Job type: Part-time (30 hours / 4 days per week)
The following skills and qualifications are essential:
- Doctorate in Counselling/Clinical Psychology or equivalent
- Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Demonstrable skills and experience in relation to conducting clinical assessments, including the management of risk
- Experience of facilitating therapy groups and person-centered psychological interventions (both group and individual)
- Well-developed aptitude for self-awareness and demonstrable self-reflexive practice enabling the candidate to work calmly under pressure
- Ability to deal with a very challenging patient group in a positive manner
- Ability to identify and manage stressful situations
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work on own initiative and manage the competing demands of a varied workload
- Ability to balance team working with independent initiative
- Good interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within the wider hospital teams
- Readiness to accept direction
- Fully IT literate (e.g. electronic databases/file systems; email and other electronic communication)
- Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients and visitors
- Professional manner
- High level of self-confidence
- Good time-keeping skills
- Ability to work well under pressure
- Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business
Strongly desirable qualities include:
- Further specialism (i.e. CBT, EMDR, DBT)
- Clinical supervisory skills
- Previous experience within an inpatient group therapy programme
- Demonstrable experience supervising an allied therapy team
- Ability to deliver presentations/ promotions to other professionals and media
- Motivational leadership style
We offer a comprehensive range of benefits, including:
- Competitive salaries + an additional London allowance of £4,000 per annum added to all permanent posts (pro-rata for part-time roles).
- Negotiable relocation allowance
- 25 days’ annual leave pro-rata (increasing up to 30 with long service), plus bank holidays
- A ‘refer a nurse scheme’ paying £2,000 per successful recruit
- Opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD) and training
- Generous company pension scheme with The People’s Pension
- 100% of NMC registration renewal paid (subject to meeting the criteria)
- Travel loan scheme
- Annual staff bonus (discretionary)
- On-site restaurant with subsidised staff meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Employee Assistance Programme
- An extensive Perkbox staff benefits package, offering a comprehensive range of discounts and access to well-being apps
- Access to Perkbox Medical, which provides 24-hour access to a private GP service
- Free life assurance cover (4x salary)
- Free eye tests and contribution towards the cost of glasses (if required)
- Long service recognition*
- Enhanced maternity/paternity pay*
- Long-term disability insurance*
*Subject to T&Cs