Inova Schar Cancer Institute is an international center for advanced cancer care and research, serving Northern Virginia, the Washington, DC metro area, and the world beyond. Collaborating with clinical and scientific partners, we conduct genomic and translational research to better understand, predict, prevent, and eliminate cancer.
Our personalized health approach enables us to create individualized treatments and preventive analytics to predict illness for every unique individual and family we provide care.
Our Cancer Specialty Programs include:
Brain and Spine Tumors
Cancer Genetic Counseling
Head and Neck Cancer
Lung Cancer and Thoracic Malignancies
Melanoma and Skin Cancer
Molecular Tumor Board
Center for Drug Discovery and Development In addition:
Specially-trained oncologists and dedicated medical oncology units for chemotherapy
A state-of-the-art outpatient infusion center for ambulatory patients
Oncology nutrition services
Integrative Arts and Healing Program
The latest radiation oncology therapy, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (MRT) and image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), CyberKnife® and prostate seed implants (brachytherapy) available at the Center for Advanced Radiation Oncology and Proton Therapy. (Proton therapy will be available in late 2019/early 2020.)
The RN Oncology and Infusion Coordinator is a chemotherapy patient navigator and advocate. The coordinator is responsible for teaching patients and families about chemotherapy drugs, chemotherapy administration, possible side effects, home management of the patient, and treatment schedule for each patient. He or she participates in the monitoring of treatment regimens for NCCN appropriateness and assists the authorization team to ensure they have the clinical data needed. The coordinator is the liaison between the physician/physician team, financial counseling team, infusion team, and pharmacy. He or she will review the chemotherapy orders for accuracy and completeness as a double check prior to the start of therapy. The coordinator supervises, in close cooperation with the physician, outpatient chemotherapy for research protocol patients. It is important that the coordinator follows IV and oral treatment patients through the continuum of care to ensure compliance.
Responsible for teaching patients and families about chemotherapy drugs, chemotherapy administration, possible side effects, home management of the patient, and treatment schedule for each patient. Participates in the monitoring of treatment regimens for NCCN appropriateness and assists the authorization team to ensure they have the clinical data needed. Outlines treatment schedule for each patient. Reinforces teaching. Supervises, in close cooperation with the physician, outpatient chemotherapy for research protocol patients. Follows treatment patients through the continuum of care. Participates in oral compliance tracking. Responsible for participating in the Patient Safety and Quality Care Committees.
Preferred to have Infusion and/or Oncology experience.
Internal Number: 44463BR
About Inova Health System
Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. At Inova, more than 16,000 employees demonstrate their commitment every day to providing the community with expert, world-class, compassionate patient care.