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Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinic Nurse Navigator
Clinic And Schar Cancer
Fairfax, VA



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The Inova Schar Cancer Institute is a state-of-the-art cancer center in the Washington, DC metro area designed to bring healing and hope to every patient. Inova Schar gives patients unmatched logistical, clinical and emotional support. Our team of nationally renowned doctors, specialists, surgeons, genetic counselors, nurses and caregivers are backed by the latest in drug discovery, clinical trials, research and advanced treatments. Together, we are dedicated to delivering the best quality cancer care, from diagnosis to survivorship.
This Oncology Navigator will work at our Fairfax location in the Thoracic Clinic.
The Oncology Nurse Navigator provides safe therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way across the health system and continuum of care and in the community for past, current and potential cancer patients. Guides patient and family through the health system from diagnosis, testing, treatment and follow-up care to assist patients with navigating the continuum of care. Acts as a liaison, advocate and point of contact to patient/family members by helping them access the best healthcare outcomes from doctors, hospitals and others who provide their required services. May assist patients and families with resolving financial, psychosocial, functional, and administrative issues by advising of options and referring to appropriate resources. Acts as advisor/educator by providing emotional support, counseling, clinical education, resources and expert guidance to patients and families to promote their ability to understand and meaningfully participate in the healthcare process and personal decision-making. Facilitates and oversees the care delivery for patient under the direction of the department manager.

Job Responsibilities

- Anticipates patient's needs and advocates for patient rights and appropriate utilization of services. Builds working relationships with patient, healthcare providers, and community resources to maximize patient outcome and identify/resolve barriers to the plan of care.
- Conducts ongoing promotion of healthcare program to community-based resources to include developing written materials and public presentations describing activities related to patient care and research. Coordinates community health programs and cancer-related education and groups.
- Conducts comprehensive assessment of the patient's health and psycho-social needs, and develops a case management plan in collaboration with the patient and their support system. Assesses patient needs and coordination of multidisciplinary care. Serves as a clinical consultant to the health care team.
- Coordinates a patient's plan of care which may include answering patient questions regarding disease process and plan of care, appointment scheduling when appropriate, assisting with referral process, and providing community resources. Coordinates patient discharge from hospital to insure adherence to SOPs. Maintains a working knowledge of availability of community resources and financial services for providing clinical care and knowledge about appropriate referrals. Educates patients and family members regarding disease process.
- Completes documentation related to pretesting, plan, written consent, orders and outcome according to policy; communicate verbally or in writing to other team members.

- Certification - Basic Life Support; certification in oncology within 2 years of hire
- Licensure - Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Registered Nurse
- Experience - 3 years progressive nursing experience with primary care management of patient population
- Education - Bachelors Degree in Nursing
Risha BSN, RN
Risha BSN, RN
Inova Job ID #658278. Posted job title: oncology nurse navigator - thoracic clinic


Inova Health System

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About Fairfax, VA

Cost of Living
  • Fairfax's cost of living is higher than the national average, primarily due to housing costs.
  • Wages generally match up with the higher cost of living.
  • In summer, average highs are around 86°F, and average lows are around 66°F.
  • In winter, average highs are around 44°F, and average lows are around 26°F.
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  • Fairfax is car-friendly with well-maintained roads and ample parking.
  • Public transportation options include buses and the Metrorail for commuting to nearby areas.
  • Fairfax is a diverse city with a wide age range.
  • Common health issues may include allergies due to seasonal pollen.
  • There is a sizable population of travel nurses in the area.
Things to Do
  • Fairfax offers a variety of restaurants with diverse cuisines, art galleries, live music venues, and sports facilities.
  • Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy parks, hiking trails, and nearby recreational areas.
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