Infusion Center Advanced Practice Provider
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.
Inova Schar also runs a freestanding infusion center within the Inova Fairfax Medical Center Campus. Of note, the infusion center APP would see both oncology and non-oncology patients who are receiving infusions at the center.
The Infusion Center Advanced Practice Provider under general supervision and in accordance with APP standardized procedures/ protocol:
Performs physical examinations and treats common complications of infusion therapies, counsels’ patients and families and monitors patient progress. Responsible for acute clinical management of the patient during their visits to infusion center. Works in collaboration with the patient’s referring provider as well as other members of the patient’s care team to ensure optimal patient experience and outcomes.
- Conducts in-depth interviews with new infusion center patients, constructs comprehensive medical histories, performs physical examinations, and explores patient's interpretation of health needs as it relates to their infusion center visit diagnoses.
- Ensure patient information, visit history, refer outs, lab follow-up, phone calls, and consults are carefully and completely documented in the electronic medical record.
- Evaluates and manages patients with urgent complaints in the infusion center and determines appropriate patient disposition including escalating to hospital based care when necessary.
- Monitors patient safety and well-being while they receive infusions and transfusions in the infusion center.
- Directly performs or orders appropriate diagnostic studies and interprets finished results.
- Instructs and counsels patients and families regarding preventive care, medical problems, psychological problems, and use of prescribed treatments and drugs.
- Writes orders to increase, decrease or change medications.
- Identifies and records pertinent progress of patients, updating and summarizing charts, changing orders when appropriate and notifying the responsible provider of changes in the patient's condition.
- Educates/coaches fellow staff members including RNs and clinical technicians
- Master's Degree
- Possession of current certificate of completion from a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant program.
- Current and valid Virginia licenses.
- Valid, or ability to obtain, DEA
- 2 years Advanced Practice Oncology experience preferred