Infection Control Director Salary
Infection Control Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $77K to $147K per year, median earnings come to $100K per year. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Infection Control Directors — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Infection Control Directors who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Infection Control Director
An infection control director is responsible for infection control at a designated healthcare facility. The infection control director is in charge of policy development and implementation, regarding the control and prevention of infections. The infection control director also collects data to monitor and observe infections within the facility, as well as the effectiveness of infection control policies.Read More...
The goal of the infection control director is to eliminate or minimize infectious disease outbreaks within a healthcare environment. If an outbreak occurs, the infection control director must investigate the progression of the outbreak and determine a source. The infection control director must educate both medical staff and patients about infection control procedures. The infection control director may also be responsible for supervising and training other employees in the infection control department. The infection control director must have excellent critical thinking skills to investigate infection causes and develop action plans to prevent the spread of illness. Excellent communication skills are also key, in order to communicate the appropriate actions to take about infection control and prevention.
The typical infection control director has a minimum of eight years of experience in the healthcare field. A degree in a hard science is also required, such as a bachelor’s degree in nursing, microbiology, or epidemiology. These directors are often medical doctors. Infection control directors generally work indoors in climate-controlled environments. Normal business hours are observed, but nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime may be required in the event of an infectious disease outbreak.
Infection Control Director Tasks
- Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
- Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
- Plan and direct the disease management program.
- Directs the staff in effective and efficient use of research grants and disease studies.
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Pay by Experience Level for Infection Control Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $86K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $107K. Infection Control Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $106K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $110K.
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