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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Novato, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance ...
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$4,500/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Administration
  • Novato, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
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$4,288/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Eagleville, PA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Location: Eagleville, PA Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Infection Control - Infection Control o join our travel team in Eagleville, PA! This is a full time trav ...
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$3,840/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • The Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center
  • Freehold, NJ
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
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Today

$3,800/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Eagleville, PA
    • 5x8 hrs
Travel
5 days ago

$3,780/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Albany Medical Center - South Clinical Campus
  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
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Today

$3,557/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Albany Medical Center - South Clinical Campus
  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
Today

$3,557/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Albany Medical Center - South Clinical Campus
  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Travel
Today

$3,557/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Freehold, NJ
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
9 days ago

$3,141/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • New York, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
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5 days ago

$3,094/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Infection Control in Albany,NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1053146 Why choose Host Healthcare? Be ...
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5 days ago

$2,948/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Infection Control in Albany,NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1053142 Why choose Host Healthcare? Be ...
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12 days ago

$2,948/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
5 days ago

$2,820/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
12 days ago

$2,795/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
12 days ago

$2,795/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
5 days ago

$2,795/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Madison, WI
    • 4x10 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Infection Control in Madison,WI. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1060388 Why choose Host Healthcare? B ...
Travel
6 days ago

$2,520/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • New York, NY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Infection Control in New York,NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1061857 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
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5 days ago

$2,268/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Omaha, NE
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Infection Control in Omaha,NE. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1060897 Why choose Host Healthcare? Bec ...
Travel
5 days ago

$2,041/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Pecos, TX
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Infection Control in Pecos,TX. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1060504 Why choose Host Healthcare? Bec ...
Travel
6 days ago

$1,764/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Worcester, MA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Infection Control in Worcester,MA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1053686 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
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12 days ago

$1,746/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Lansing, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Infection Control position in Lansing, NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1047558 Why choose Host He ...
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$1,564/wk

Travel Infection Control Nurse FAQs

How Much Do Infection Control Nurse Jobs Pay?

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  • min - $1,564
  • avg - $2,857
  • max - $4,500

What is an Infection Control Nurse?

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.

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.

What certifications are commonly held by Infection Control nurses?

Infection Control nurses may hold BLS - Basic Life Support or CIC - Certified in Infection Control among others.

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Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Freehold, NJ
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
9 days ago

$3,141/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Infection Control in Albany,NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1053146 Why choose Host Healthcare? Be ...
Travel
5 days ago

$2,948/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Infection Control in Albany,NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1053142 Why choose Host Healthcare? Be ...
Travel
12 days ago

$2,948/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Novato, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
As travel nurses ourselves, we understand all the reasons to avoid taking an assignment with an agency you've never worked with before. We want to reward you for giving us a chance ...
Travel

$4,500/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
12 days ago

$2,795/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
12 days ago

$2,795/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Albany, NY
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
5 days ago

$2,795/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Administration
  • Novato, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$4,288/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • The Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center
  • Freehold, NJ
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Travel
Today

$3,800/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Infection Control

  • Madison, WI
    • 4x10 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Registered Nurse - Infection Control in Madison,WI. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #1060388 Why choose Host Healthcare? B ...
Travel
6 days ago

$2,520/wk