Also referred to as:
Infection Control Supervising Nurse, Nurse Manager - Infection Control
Requirements and Responsibilities
Head Nurse - Infection Control directs nursing services activities for infection control. Supervises the implementation and maintenance of infection control policies and procedures as set forth by the infection control committee. Being a Head Nurse - Infection Control ensures isolation protocols are followed and that appropriate state and county organizations are notified of any reportable diseases. Prepares management reports as appropriate. Additionally, Head Nurse - Infection Control requires a bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited school. Requires a valid state RN license. Typically reports to top management. The Head Nurse - Infection Control manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Head Nurse - Infection Control typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.