Travel Infection Control Nurse Jobs

An infection control nurse is a registered nurse who specializes in enforcing sanitation and infection-control protocols in healthcare settings and the community, implementing best practices for halting the spread of disease, and monitoring the care of patients who’ve contracted infectious diseases. Also known as infection prevention nurses, ICNs are indispensable members of today’s healthcare teams as they strive to ensure healthcare centers remain safe and sanitary. Nurses who enjoy introducing new ideas and solving puzzles find a career in infection control consistently stimulating and highly rewarding.

Infection control nurses are highly sought specialists with numerous infection control travel nursing jobs posted on Vivian at a variety of prestigious facilities around the country.

We currently have 31 matching Infection Control Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Infection ControlCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Sayre, Pennsylvania
Cross Country Nurses
2 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$5,135/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Infection ControlArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Sayre, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Sayre, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Infection Control - Infection Control to join our travel team in Sayre, PA! This is a full time travel contra ...
$4,475/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Infection ControlAccountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
OHSU Oregon Health and Science University OR
Portland, Oregon
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
17 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #874878. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,160/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Infection ControlEthos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Portland, Oregon
Ethos Medical Staffing
5 hours ago
Ethos Medical Staffing Job ID #3. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,096/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Corona, California
Medmetry
2 days ago
Medmetry Job ID #8020. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: RN - I ...
$4,046/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Portland, Oregon
trustaff
17 hours ago
Infection Control Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Infection Control Nurse (RN) specializes in preventing the spread of infectious viruses and bacteria and preven ...
$4,040/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Infection ControlAccountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Mee Memorial Hospital
King City, California
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
17 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #885144. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,744/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Infection ControlAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Johnson City, New York
American Mobile Healthcare
9 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Infection Control - (IC RN)StartDate: 12/20/2021Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $3148.01 - 3469.23Designated as a 24-hour tra ...
$3,308/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Corona, California
trustaff
15 hours ago
Infection Control Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Infection Control Nurse (RN) specializes in preventing the spread of infectious viruses and bacteria and preven ...
$2,960/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Little Rock, Arkansas
American Mobile Healthcare
9 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Infection Control - (IC RN)StartDate: 12/06/2021Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $2763.37 - 3045.35Facility LocationNestled al ...
$2,904/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Infection ControlAccountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Franciscan Health Olympia Fields IL
Olympia Fields, Illinois
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
15 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #923927. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,860/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Panorama City, California
American Mobile Healthcare
9 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Infection Control - (IC RN)StartDate: 12/13/2021Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $2618.92 - 2886.16following up supporting inf ...
$2,752/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Stockton, California
trustaff
15 hours ago
Infection Control Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Infection Control Nurse (RN) specializes in preventing the spread of infectious viruses and bacteria and preven ...
$2,720/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Infection ControlAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
McKinney, Texas
American Mobile Healthcare
9 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Infection Control - (IC RN)StartDate: ASAP Pay Rate: $2426.76 - 2674.39As a valued member of this nursing team, you will care ...
$2,550/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Albany, New York
American Mobile Healthcare
9 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Infection Control - (IC RN)StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 12 D Pay Rate: $2314.01 - 2550.13This outstanding unit is lookin ...
$2,432/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Crescent City, California
trustaff
15 hours ago
Infection Control Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Infection Control Nurse (RN) specializes in preventing the spread of infectious viruses and bacteria and preven ...
$2,360/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
San Francisco, California
trustaff
15 hours ago
Infection Control Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Infection Control Nurse (RN) specializes in preventing the spread of infectious viruses and bacteria and preven ...
$2,280/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Infection ControlSkyline Med Staff Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Oberlin, Kansas
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
12 hours ago
Skyline Med Staff Nursing Job ID #CX31215. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,240/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Danbury, Connecticut
American Mobile Healthcare
9 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Infection Control - (IC RN)StartDate: 12/06/2021Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1740.51 - 1918.11Required QualificationsYear ...
$1,829/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Infection ControlAccountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Danbury Hospital
Danbury, Connecticut
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
17 hours ago
Accountable Job ID #903699. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,690/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Danbury, Connecticut
trustaff
17 hours ago
Infection Control Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract.The Infection Control Nurse (RN) specializes in preventing the spread of infectious viruses and bacteria and preven ...
$1,560/wk
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How Much Do Infection Control Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, December 2nd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Infection Control Nurse is $2,809, but can pay up to $5,135 per week.

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  • max - $5,135

What does an infection control nurse do?

There isn’t a standard job description that covers all the responsibilities of infection control nurses and their roles can vary depending on where they work. However, the primary responsibility of an ICN is infection prevention and management. ICNs help identify, isolate, and prevent the spread of infectious agents in healthcare environments that could impact the safety of patients and healthcare professionals. Some common duties of ICNs in various positions include:

  • Studying pathogens to determine the origin and prevent future outbreaks

  • Creating, sharing, and helping implement sanitation strategies and action plans at healthcare facilities and relevant community locations

  • Analyzing the success/failure of various prevention strategies for healthcare-associated infections

  • Educating patients and colleagues on how to control and prevent infectious disease outbreaks

  • Scanning admissions records for community-acquired infections

  • Isolating and treating individuals with infections to help contain the spread

  • Facilitating emergency preparedness by educating medical and public health professionals on protocols of infection prevention

  • Calling the health department to report infections

  • Collaborating with the CDC and other government agencies to ensure implementation and enforcement of infection control practices

  • Investigating possible outbreaks and assembling resources in response to confirmed outbreaks

ICNs serve as infectious disease consultants for healthcare providers and community members. When infectious diseases pose a threat within a community, ICNs work with community leaders to educate the public on how to protect their health and safety. They may also assist physicians and scientists in developing treatments and vaccines for infections to help ensure the safety and health of patients and the community at large.

Where do infection control nurses work?

Infection control nurses can work in a wide array of healthcare settings, including hospitals, community care centers, home health services, and hospice programs. In long-term care facilities, nursing homes, and skilled nursing centers, ICNs primarily function as infection prevention nurses. ICNs can also work in ambulatory and outpatient care centers, often functioning as both hands-on nurses and general infection control consultants. They may also be employed by emergency preparedness organizations and public health departments. ICNs also might work with scientists to study and identify the pathogens causing infectious diseases and look for new ways to treat or eliminate them.

What skills make a good infection control nurse?

Good infection control nurses are meticulous and extremely detail-oriented, which makes them highly efficient at analyzing all types of infection data and producing evidence-based decisions. Their expert knowledge of the risks of various infectious agents helps them effectively deal with contained infections and broader outbreaks. Good ICNs continually remain at the forefront of modern healthcare solutions and are often exceptional problem solvers and innovators. The ability to work well under pressure and superior communication and leadership skills are must-have attributes of successful infection control nurses and profoundly influence how healthcare professionals and the public address potential infectious threats.

How to become an Infection Control Travel Nurse

The first step towards a career as an infection control nurse is becoming a registered nurse, which requires graduating from nursing school and passing the NCLEX-RN exam to earn licensure. While an Associate Degree in Nursing is the standard minimum requirement for RNs, many employers prefer prospective ICNs to hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. RNs also need Basic Life Support certification and it’s recommended to pursue professional certification, as it’s often preferred by potential employers. After at least two years of experience as a registered nurse, RNs can sit for the Certification in Infection Prevention and Control awarded by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology. Prospective employers also like to see previous infection control experience with two years typically the minimum, but some prefer as much as six years.

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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Sayre, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
Location: Sayre, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Infection Control - Infection Control to join our travel team in Sayre, PA! This is a full time travel contra ...
$4,475/wk
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Olympia Fields, Illinois
Destination Travelcare
10 hours ago
Destination Travelcare Job ID #0. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,992/wk
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Skyline Med Staff Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Johnson City, New York
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
17 hours ago
Skyline Med Staff Nursing Job ID #MF4308. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,780/wk
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Skyline Med Staff Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
King City, California
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
17 hours ago
Skyline Med Staff Nursing Job ID #MF4277. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,060/wk
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Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Sayre, Pennsylvania
Cross Country Nurses
2 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$5,135/wk
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Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Los Angeles, California
Cross Country Nurses
2 months ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$4,700/wk
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Redding, California
TotalMed Staffing
2 months ago
TotalMed Job ID #642205. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Infection Control Travel Nurse ...
$4,210/wk
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Medical Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Bakersfield, California
Medical Solutions
3 months ago
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
$4,685/wk
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Destination Travelcare
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Fort Defiance, Arizona
Destination Travelcare
2 months ago
Destination Travelcare Job ID #3. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$4,896/wk
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control
Everett, Washington
TotalMed Staffing
5 months ago
TotalMed Job ID #531144. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Infection Control Travel Nurse ...
$4,414/wk
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