Life with Cancer, a program of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, has become Northern Virginia's leading cancer education and support organization. We offer a variety of programs and services for patients, survivors, and their family members to help individuals cope with cancer, its treatments, and survivorship in the best possible way.
This position is at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute . Therapist scope of responsibilities:
Ability to assess psychosocial distress and mental health disorders and plan for evidenced-based therapeutic interventions related to patient and family needs and goals. Integrates psychosocial assessment using information related to cultural, ethnic, age, sexual orientation, and other factors into plan of care.
Provides appropriate clinical interventions that are theory and evidenced based, related to adjustment to illness, crisis intervention, trauma, survivorship, grief, or other clinical issues that may arise for patients/families after a cancer diagnosis.
Conducts distress screening according to Commission on Cancer standards.
Refers patients/families and caregivers to appropriate resources.
Documents assessment and plan in clinical record as appropriate.
Acts as an active multidisciplinary team member to assure that patient is provided needed psychosocial support and referred to appropriate health care and community resources in order to transition the patient and/or family effectively into survivorship and optimize outcomes.
Presents inpatient and community programs that benefit patient, families, and staff.
Facilitates support and psycho-education groups for patients and/or caregivers in the community.
Acts as a resource to the health care team to improve understanding of the psychosocial impact of a cancer diagnosis across the disease trajectory and mental health disorders.
Advocates for appropriate services to patients/families to improve knowledge, adherence to treatment and decrease distress.
Able and willing to provide supervision/training to graduate students during clinical internship and works collaboratively with faculty liaison and clinical supervisor.
Practices within a professional code of ethics and strives to increase professional knowledge, develop expertise, and obtain further licensures or certifications.
Maintains CEU's for licensure.
Participates in staff meetings and professional committees as assigned. Participates in activities integral to the maintenance and continued development of Inova Life with Cancer.
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Inova is well stocked with the best and latest PPE.
Masks are provided to patients entering our buildings, and offered free to visitors.
Covid-19 patients are isolated in dedicated areas.
Inova operates curbside Covid-19 testing sites that are far removed from the main facilities.
All team members are trained in the latest screening guidelines.
Inova is Northern Virginia's leading nonprofit healthcare provider, recognized in 2019 and 2020 by U.S. News & World Report, which named Inova Fairfax Hospital the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC region. Each of Inova's five hospitals holds a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), distinguishing Inova as the highest-rated large health system in the U.S., and the only system to have all hospitals receive five stars. All five Inova hospitals were awarded 'A' grades for the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, recognizing Inova's achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, ranking in the top 10 nationwide among Major Teaching Hospitals. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare - every time, every touch - to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova's 18,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Inova is home to Northern Virginia's only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,936 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at www.inova.org .
Internal Number: 58863BR
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.