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Nurse Mgr Oncology Clinic Inova Alexandria Mark Center

Int Med - Mark Center 622706 Full Time 1800 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA, 22311, US

Job Description

The Inova Schar Cancer Institute Alexandria is a satellite location of our main Inova Schar Cancer Institute 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.

The Alexandria location, which is conveniently located one mile from Alexandria Hospital at the Mark Center, is an outpatient physician and infusion clinic whose team members work closely and expertly with our medical oncologists and advanced practitioners to serve patients with a variety of cancers and hematologic conditions.  The clinic is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   The clinics are closed for the seven recognized Inova holidays and there are no on-call requirements.   Our team members work five 8 hour shifts. 

As a Nurse Manager, you will demonstrate leadership traits and supporting behavioral competencies by supporting Inova Health System's mission and strategic plans while managing a nursing unit with 24-hour responsibility. To help achieve our mission, you will utilize The Joint Commission standards and nursing practice tools/research to support a care delivery system that produces quality care with optimal outcomes. Your ability to serve as a primary Liaison and information resource for your unit of responsibility while overseeing the provision of therapeutic care in a holistic and evidence based environment, which produces excellent patient care with optimal patient outcomes, is of vital importance. Providing direction and guidance to others regarding practice while serving as a resource and a mentor to staff is required. Communicating effectively and working cooperatively with others while showing respect for and an appreciation for the contributions of all team members is expected.

Job Responsibilities

  • Monitors customer satisfaction and seeks ways to continually improve by ensuring implementation of evidence based practices such as, but not limited to, discharge phone calls, leadership rounding (i.e. patients, physicians and internal customers), AIDET and HML conversations.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of a patient safety program and ensures that staff is clinically competent and trained in their role in patient safety. Influences improvements in practice settings by maintaining current standards and assuming responsibility for self-development in lifelong learning.
  • Ensures that all team members possess and maintain proper assessment and clinical skills appropriate for the patient population. Ensures quality care by managing clinical nursing practice and care delivery that support optimal outcomes.
  • Ensures execution and documentation of the Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services core indicators when appropriate. Conducts education and mock MSET's in addition to participating in unit specific drills.
  • Analyzes practices that contribute to variance, draws conclusions from aggregate data, identifies resources to assist in variance analysis and assists with drawing conclusions from aggregate data.
  • Assists in the development and monitoring of metrics related to process improvement at the unit level by using national and organizational benchmarks that target evidence based outcomes. Facilitates the implementation of a non-punitive error reporting system to encourage mitigation of unsafe practice.
  • Participates in the risk/liability assessment while developing and implementing corrective action plans. Partners with peers, other staff in the operating unit and throughout the system to achieve objectives.
  • Assists with IRCA completion and implementation of corrective action plans at the unit level. Assists in the development of patient care quality improvement goals at the department/unit level.


Bachelors Degree

2 years of clinical experience related to the unit's scope

Basic Life Support - American Heart

Licensure - Registered Nurse