ICU Specialists for Healthcare

Founded in 1967, we are a boutique firm with over 55 years of executive search experience. The retained recruitment service Bristol offers includes sourcing, screening, submitting qualified candidates, scheduling interviews, and negotiating employment and compensation packages of selected finalists.

Bristol Associates’ Healthcare practice recruits within the Intensive Care Unit segment of the industry. Our recruiters in this division place top candidates in a variety of key ICU functions. We specialize in senior, executive, and management positions.

Simply put, placing top executives is what we do, and we know what makes a great leader. Below are just some of the qualities and skill sets in this discipline that we look for:

  • Works with business partners to identify, develop, and implement solutions for increased performance
  • Success improving patient satisfaction scores
  • Proficiency in budget and staffing management
  • Establishes collaborative partnerships with hospital and nursing administration colleagues and physicians
  • BSN and/or MSN may be required, CCRN preferred

Are you looking to hire exceptional talent with the skills listed above? Submit an employer inquiry and one of our consultants will be in touch with you soon!

Do these qualities describe you? Submit your resume today to be considered for our current openings.

Join the Many Healthcare Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

Our Satisfied Clients Love to Share Their Experiences Working with Bristol Associates

“We had a very hard-to-fill position and after an exhaustive search on our part, we could not find anyone. I contacted Bristol Associates and within a few days we had three strong candidates and we were able to fill the position with a quality candidate. I was impressed with the way our consultant understood our needs and could pinpoint people who exactly fit our needs.”

Judi Alley SPHR, MB

Sr. Human Resources Business Partner, Professional Contact Services, Inc. (PCSI)

“I can’t say enough good things about Bristol Associates. The firm recruited me for my most recent position and I couldn’t be happier. The position was a perfect fit for me and the organization. Their professionalism and expertise are superb!”

Jana LeClair

Director of Medical Staff Services, Indian River Medical Center

Why Work with Bristol Associates?

Over 55 Years in Business

We have specialized in executive search since 1967, and are now in our 3rd generation of family ownership.


We have unrivaled industry knowledge in the areas in which we focus.

Individualized Service

We provide consultative, individualized service to our client companies. We pride ourselves in conducting our processes confidentially when necessary.

Network of Candidates

With over 1M+ relevant candidates in our private database, and growing every day, we have a strong network of senior-level talent across the board.


Our recruiters value a communicative relationship with our select client companies and candidates, providing updates throughout the search.


Our exceptional lead recruiters each have at least 15 years’ of experience in executive search.

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Our Successful Healthcare ICU Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Director of Women's Services

We placed the Director of Women’s Services for a 200+ bed tertiary care facility providing healthcare for women and children in Hawaii and the entire Pacific Basin. The position oversees four units: Family Birth Center, Mother-Baby, Ante/Postpartum/High Risk OB, and a small Adult ICU. The scope of responsibility is about 100 beds and 250 staff. Our placed candidate reports to the COO and had prior experience directing high-volume departments.

NICU Manager

A hospital with a 22 bed Level III NICU was our client for this NICU Manager search. The unit has an all-RN staff (about 35 FTEs), sees about 350 patients per year, and does select surgeries. The ground transport services see about 125 patients per year. This unit participates in a nurse floating system that allows NICU nurses to float between pediatrics, PICU, and Newborn Nursery. Our placed candidate manages the staff and operations of the unit.

Clinical Nurse Specialist of Medical-Surgical ICU

Our client is a 500+ bed, nationally renowned medical center in Southern California. The CNS of MICU provides the classic components of the role: practitioner, educator, administrator, consultant, and researcher. Our placed candidate is a seasoned, experienced CNS with clinical experience.

We Can Fill Your ICU Roles in the Healthcare Industry

  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Manager
  • Clinical Manager Medical ICU
  • CNS Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Director of Cardio Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Director of Critical Care Services
  • Director of Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • ICU Manager
  • ICU Nurse
  • NICU Director
  • Nurse Manager, ICU
  • Nurse Manager, Surgical ICU
  • Patient Care Manager Neurological ICU
  • Pediatric ICU Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Pediatric ICU Manager
  • PICU Director
  • Registered Nurse (RN), ICU
  • Unit Director of Intensive Care Unit (ICU)