Current vacancies at the Trust

Buurtzorg Model Community Nurse - Band 6

Band 6

Main area
Adult Community Services
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Community Services
£31,878 - £42,046 p.a inc HCA
22/07/2018 23:59
Interview date

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Buurztzorg Model Community Nurse

Do you want to do the type of nursing you always wanted to do?

Be able to have the time to sit down with your patients and have valued conversations, have time to listen and provide proper holisitic care. We are offering you the opportunity to work in a way you really want to.

We are seeking dynamic Nurses with community experience to join us here at Guys and St Thomas’. We have led the way in testing new community models of nursing and are the first trust in the UK to apply the Dutch Buurtzorg approach to community nursing.

We are now able to work in this new model and this is a fantastic opportunity for you to help shape community nursing for the future and to be part of working in this brand new way of working in community nursing in the UK.

We are looking for Nurses who work well in a team, can think outside the box, loves going the extra mile, thrive on a challenge and are open to  Buurtzorg’s approach in the UK Community Nursing field.

This is a fantastic opportunity particularly for current District Nurses wanting to work in a different way where they get more time with their patients in a more holistic manner.

The benefit to the patient with this new approach is that the team in place identifies solutions quicker for the patient, improves independence and streamlines care more effectively. This personalized attention and team approach allows individuals to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible, avoiding hospital admission.

The benefit to the staff member is the professional freedom and responsibility that comes with supervising and supporting each other in self managed teams. Coaches not managers support the team and the Nurses will decide how the care will be provided to their patients. This encourages flexibility and improves staff satisfaction.

NOTE: when completing your application please describe your knowledge on Buurtzorg and why you would like to work in this model

Please see the job outline attached for more detailed aspects of the role and how to apply.

Please Note : You will move over into the role at your current NHS spine point on Agenda for Change

Closing Date               22nd July 2018

Interview Date           30th July 2018


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Karen Jackson

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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