Vice President of Nursing

Join an organization that is committed to recognizing and honoring the outstanding contributions of its nurses.

Inova Health System has exclusively retained Kirby Bates Associates to conduct a search for a Vice President (VP) of Nursing for the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. Located on the campus of the nationally recognized 928-bed Inova Fairfax Medical Center, the Commission on Cancer Accredited Cancer Institute is at the forefront of research, clinical trials, and improved outcomes for cancer patients.

Opportunity Highlights: 

  • Provide leadership in a Magnet-designated, nationally recognized health system, with a culture of nursing excellence focused on advancing research and evidence-based practice.
  • Promote a Shared Governance Model that empowers and enables nurses at all levels across the organization to actively participate in decision making.
  • Provide executive level leadership for nursing/patient care services, establish standards and ensure regulatory compliance, promote quality patient care, retain fiscal responsibility and direct/evaluate nursing resource utilization.
  • NAPBC and CoC accredited, ASTRO Accreditation for Excellence, and National Pancreas Foundation Center for Excellence.
  • 2023 Becker’s Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare & Ranked #11 in NurseJournal’s Best Hospitals to Work as a Nurse and Forbes 2022 Best Employers for Women.

Reporting directly to the System CNE, The VP of Nursing for the Inova Schar Cancer Institute is responsible for leading and managing nursing strategy and operations for the rapidly growing Cancer Institute in collaboration with administrative and physician leadership.


  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, one of which must be in nursing.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive oncology nursing leadership experience.
  • A collaborative, progressive, innovative thinker, and strong team builder.
  • Works well within a highly matrixed organization.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact:

Wendy Siegel, RACR
Assistant Vice President, Executive Search Services
Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN
Senior Vice President, Executive Search Services


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