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Emergency and Critical Care Management Recruitment

Service Line Specialization

The majority of healthcare recruitment firms are generalized. However, Jacobs and Associates, LLC is a highly specialized recruitment firm. We approach recruitment from a specialty focus, as we only recruit within the fields of ER and Critical Care; furthermore, we only recruit at the manager level and above.

We are the only team in the country that works exclusively in the fields of ER and Critical Care Services with a major focus on service line team development and implementation. Our team is in daily contact with top managers and directors across the country, so we know the people who are making things happen.

In short, we are the most qualified firm in the U.S. to fill positions for you.

Benefits of Partnering with Us

At Jacobs and Associates, LLC we pride ourselves on the fact that we will never let an offer be extended unless we know that it will be accepted.

Also, before you interview one of our candidates onsite, we will provide you with:

  • A minimum of two references
  • Degree verifications
  • License verifications
  • Confirmation of salary expectations

Should you have a future needs for manager or director level positions in either the Emergency or Critical Care areas, we would like the opportunity to earn your business.

Our Promise

We will work diligently to earn your trust. We want your repeat business, as well as your referral of our services. The only way to earn both is to fill your position with the highest caliber candidate in the shortest amount of time, and to prove the value of partnering with a specialized firm. Doing just that is our promise to you.

Testimonials from Client Hospitals

"Jacobs & Associates, and Ken Jacobs are the most professional headhunting firm I have worked with to date. Ken is truly an expert in his field, and not only listened and refined their search based on what I told them, but was able to connect with the last person in the role (to get the inside scoop); and the very first person they presented was a personal friend/colleague of the regional director! That goes above and beyond the call of duty, Ken is truly as connected and respected as he indicated when we first spoke.

"More importantly he helped explain the process, and partnered WITH me so that not only could I be successful, but so that our hospital could be successful in getting the right candidate for our position. Ken helped me learn and grow in my career by helping me fill this position, and helped me be a more strategic partner with my hiring managers with his “out of the box” suggestions.

"Thank you again, and I look forward to working together in the future."

Senior Recruiter – 550 bed hospital (part of a 40+ hospital system) in the Pacific-NW.

"This letter confirms the extremely positive working relationship that we have experienced with the professionals at Jacobs and Associates while recruiting for difficult to fill Nursing leadership positions at our medical center in California. Our Recruitment Team worked with Mr. Jacobs on a retained basis, in our efforts to identify a seasoned Director Emergency Services candidate, and subsequently, a Nurse Manager, Emergency Services. We found Mr. Jacobs to be responsive to the very specific criteria we had established for considering candidates. Not only did he identify appropriate candidates for each position, but he refrained from sending just any candidate, selecting only the few which he identified as appropriate based on our requirements. Additionally, Mr. Jacobs was responsive, informative and timely in his communications with us, enabling us to respond to candidates, as well as Senior Leadership, quickly and efficiently. Mr. Jacobs hand selected professionals he assessed would complement each other in their respective roles; we have observed the success of his assessments as these Leaders, now working at our medical center, are working together and achieving change and process improvement. Mr. Jacobs is also known to provide follow-up with the two individuals he placed with us, to ensure their satisfaction with the moving and orientation process, and the working environment.

"We highly recommend Jacobs and Associates as a potential strategic part of a comprehensive recruitment plan, and wish the best to you as an employer of the best, and to Jacobs and Associates, thanking them for their excellent work."

Recruitment Manager for 500 bed Medical Center in California

"I have had the pleasure of working with Ken Jacobs to fill 3 of my nurse manager vacancies, and he is a pleasure to work with. He took the time to learn about my hospital and its culture. He conducts initial interviews and screens the applicants, and he only submits the top applicants for my consideration. The applicants are already familiar with my hospital and what I am looking for in a manager. He coordinates the phone interviews as well as on site interviews. If there is a time lapse in the interview process, he stays in touch with the applicants and keeps them interested.

"Ken has a great "feeling" about people and how they will fit in at my hospital. Prior to my first contact with the applicant, he gives me a rundown on each one and what their expectations are. This whole process helps me tremendously in choosing the right person for the job."

Critical Care Director – 650 bed, Level II, Magnet Hospital in the Gulf South region.

"Working with Ken has been a great experience. He took great inventory in gathering information about the facility, and the type of leader that I was looking for. He matched the candidates to the skill level and expertise that was needed for a successful job transition.

"Ken was easy to talk with, available at a moment’s notice and willing to listen to feedback regarding the applicant pool. He was persistent in finding the right match and once that person was found we knew that this was a successful win for our organization, team, as well as with the new leader."

Administrative Director of Nursing Administration – 600 bed, Academic, Level I Trauma Center in the Southwest

"After a very painful search with a retained firm which was unsuccessful, we took a leap of faith with Ken and could not have been happier. He was responsive, professional, timely and provided us well qualified excellent candidates for our Director of System Emergency Services. I would highly recommend him to any organization that is struggling with ED recruitment. Thanks Ken for your outstanding service and dedication."

System Director, Employment/Development - 5 Hospital System, Faith-Based, Not-for-Profit, Combined Annual Total of 200K ER Visits in the Mid-West.

"Finding the right person for a leadership role has proven to be very challenging in today's healthcare environment. After an exhaustive year long search with another company, we made the decision to switch companies to Ken Jacobs with Jacobs & Associates who specialize in Critical Care and ED leadership roles! Within days, Ken was able to provide qualified candidates for us to review and begin the interview process. We quickly identified several candidates that not only met our expectations, but after interviewing, exceeded our expectations. Within a short period of time, we were able to fill our system director role! Thank you Ken Jacobs for delivering on your commitments to fill our role with a great candidate!"

VP/Associate Chief Nursing Officer - 5 Hospital System, Faith-Based, Not-for-Profit, Combined Annual Total of 200K ER Visits in the Mid-West.

"Ken Jacobs & I have formed a great partnership which has led to the placement of 2 key leaders within our organization. Ken asks the right questions and really listens to my answers about our needs. He has been able to provide very qualified candidates quickly, and always makes himself very available for any follow up communication. Thanks, Ken!"

HR Sr Recruiter – 40+ Hospital System, Not-for-Profit in the Pacific Northwest.