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.
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC) is a 923-bed medical center serving Northern Virginia, the Washington D.C. metro area and beyond. IFMC is an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program providing quality cancer care to patients since 1961. Currently ranked 2nd in the Washington D.C. metro area by U.S. News and World Report, IFMC has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) since 1971.
Inova Schar Cancer Institute – Fairfax (Inova Schar) is a service of Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Inova Schar was created as a site where diagnosis, treatment, research, discovery, education and support services work in unison to treat the whole patient, not just the disease.
Inova Schar offers patients comprehensive multi-disciplinary programs through our CoC, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and American Society for Radiation Oncology accredited programs. In Spring 2019, the new lnova Schar – Fairfax location will open at the Inova Center for Personalized Health campus.
Inova Schar Cancer Purpose: To minimize suffering and restore well-being.
Inova Schar Cancer offers:
Expertise National and internationally-recognized cancer specialists combine disease-specific expertise with cutting-edge treatment options and compassion for patients. Our collaborative approach to cancer care provides seamless, coordinated treatment – translating to better outcomes.
Support and Education Life with Cancer is the psychosocial and educational arm of Inova Schar. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, Life with Cancer has transformed community cancer care by turning evidence-based research into unique and innovative services with a team of 40+ staff. Together, Inova Schar and Life with Cancer are dedicated to delivering quality cancer care from diagnosis through survivorship.
Patient Centered Care Inova Schar offers patients unified, comprehensive services for receiving all cancer care: imaging, doctor appointments, lab services, infusion, radiation oncology and support care.
Translational Research and Clinical Trials Inova Schar conducts research to better understand, prevent, and treat cancer. Access to promising investigational drugs, therapies, breakthrough treatments and clinical trials allows patients to play an active role in their cancer 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
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.)
Inova Schar diagnoses 6,000 new analytic cancer cases per year – of those ~60% are at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. (Nearly 90% of the newly-diagnosed cases live in Northern Virginia, while the remainder comes from D.C. or other areas.)
We treat 2,000+ unique radiation oncology patients per year – across all disease sites.
In 2017, Inova Schar provided infusion treatment for 4,785 unique patients – across all disease sites.
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: 41851BR
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.