Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? Circle Rehabilitation will provide the perfect platform to help develop your clinical psychology career. We are looking for a dynamic Clinical Psychologist to help us shape this new service.

Circle Health is a company that runs hospitals and health services in the UK. We were founded in 2004, and we are different to most healthcare organisations. We build independent hospitals which pioneered five-star hospitality in the UK, and we’re the only organisation running some innovative types of work in the NHS, like our Bedfordshire and Greenwich musculoskeletal contract. In 2017, Circle Rehabilitation was launched at our hospital in Reading. In September 2020, the service is expanding to Birmingham. Circle Birmingham Hospital is our first large-scale 120 bed rehabilitation hospital located on the former BBC Pebble Mill site in Birmingham.

Circle Rehabilitation are leading the way in innovating rehabilitation in the UK, utilizing best practice from our extensive research into rehabilitation models worldwide. Our rehabilitation facilities are world-class centres of excellence in contemporary settings with leading medical experts, state-of-the-art technology and premium accommodation and catering. Patients are treated by leading MSK and neurological consultants, therapists and nurses from our network of clinicians. Our newly built Rehabilitation Hospital will include provision for private and NHS patients, along with day-case and outpatient rehabilitation facilities with significant investment in new technologies. It will incorporate the luxurious interiors and hospitality for which Circle’s private hospitals are known, along with world class equipment and a forward thinking clinical team.

We are approaching the concept of rehabilitation differently to other UK facilities. We will be using the WHO International Classification of Functioning and re-thinking the traditional approach to rehabilitation in the UK. The ICF model is widely used in central Europe to inform people’s rehabilitation goals, and views the person as a whole rather than just focusing on their diagnosis.

We are looking for a clinical psychologist to work as an integral part of a specialist multi-disciplinary team, supported by the MDT, Clinical Chair and reporting to the Head of Nursing and AHPs. You will be focused on optimising the recovery of both neurologically and MSK impaired patients, including those following a stroke, progressive neurological conditions and complex trauma. We will give you the opportunity to be part of an intensive and holistic model of therapy using the latest rehabilitation technology whilst ensuring that you are supported in your career development.

You are welcome to contact us for a (Covid-19 appropriate) virtual informal visit, meet our friendly team and ask any queries you may have before you apply.

Our Vision and Strategy

Circle Rehabilitation
For people to live their lives to the fullest.

Our Mission
To redefine how rehabilitation is delivered in the UK.

Our Vision

To lead the development of a sustainable and scalable new model of rehabilitation.

Culture: We view every person as an individual with unique needs and advocate patient-led goal setting, in our centres, in the community and at home. With a holistic and wellbeing approach we focus on all aspects of people’s lives, and we believe every interaction is a rehabilitation opportunity.
Clinical Model: A medically-led service with a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team enables us to manage patients with more complex needs earlier in their pathway.
Intensive Rehabilitation: A personalised programme of a minimum of 15 hours a week, delivered over 7 days.
Environment: Purpose-built facilities designed to promote a sense of independent health and wellbeing with single occupancy ensuite bedrooms, communal dining and a diverse range of indoor and outdoor recreational therapy areas.
Innovation: Harnessing the latest technology and equipment to deliver and measure the best outcomes for our patients across their entire pathway.

Our Strategy

For patients: Accelerating their independence and wellbeing through early, intensive and person-centred clinical rehabilitation in the best environment.
For rehabilitation: Developing research and evidence base with our partners that will create new models of care and raise its profile.
For the health economy: Improving access, experience, and outcomes to enhance quality of life and reduce economic burden.

Person Specification:

The successful candidate will be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) with a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology.
Clinical experience of adult neuro rehabilitation at band 8 (or equivalent) in a similar setting.

You will need to be able to demonstrate:

Excellent interpersonal skills
Outstanding leadership and coaching skills
High professional standards
Collaborative working with all members of the MDT
Commitment to our vision and strategy ensuring that our patients receive holistic rehabilitation
Demonstrate a high level of compassion for patients and their relatives
Use and development of evidence based practise
Act as a professional role model for junior members of staff
Excellent networking and influencing skills

In return you will:

You will be supported by Rehabilitation Director, Head of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals and Therapy Leads
Be encouraged to develop a personalised CPD plan and access unique clinical and academic and development opportunities

Additional benefits of joining Circle Health

27 days’ annual leave pro rata with additional days for long-term service
Cycle to work scheme: save money on a new bike and benefit from interest-free instalments
Private pension scheme helping your to live well in retirement
Health and wellbeing programme which includes free fruit, massages and fitness sessions
Employee assistance programme: get confidential support 24/7
Private medical insurance to help you get any treatment you need quickly
Non-contributory life assurance and income protection insurance
Perkbox for employee discounts at a range of retailers, restaurants and other services
Season ticket loan: get the benefit of an annual ticket and pay the cost over 12 months