Torrance Memorial Medical Center

   

Founded in 1925 by Jared Sidney and Helena Childs Torrance, Torrance Memorial Medical Center is a 533-bed nonprofit medical center established to provide quality health care services predominantly to the residents of the South Bay, Peninsula and Harbor communities. Torrance Memorial seeks to offer the most current and effective medical technologies rendered in a compassionate, caring manner.

No longer just a hospital, today Torrance Memorial includes an extensive integrated system of physicians and comprehensive medical services to provide coordinated communication and continuum of care. Torrance Memorial is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai under the umbrella of Cedars-Sinai Health System.

Torrance Memorial's nursing program has earned the coveted Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which recognizes nursing excellence. U.S. News & World Report also ranked Torrance Memorial as one of the best hospitals for 2019-20 in California and the Los Angeles metro area. 

 

Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
The Unit Resource RN is responsible for providing all aspects of clinical care while providing effective and appropriate communication to ensure the optimal patient experience possible. Assignments will include but are not limited to admission, transfer, discharge, meal/break relief and other duties as assigned. Quality Care Model The key components of the Quality Caring Model (QCM) and 8 Caring Factors are interwoven throughout the delivery of care within nursing. The Clinical RN uses the QCM as a framework for providing excellent nursing care to patients, developing collegial relationships with the healthcare team, and implementing self-care and self reflective behaviors to restore balance to ones' self. Core Competencies Adheres to infection prevention guidelines Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care Assesses patient history, physiological, and psychosocial status Communicates with the patient, family, medical staff and...
Nursing
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under general supervision, prepares patients for and performs Radiologic examinations. Core Competencies Uses ALARA and safety principle at all times. Displays flexibility, team spirit, compassion, respect, politeness and accountability when dealing with customers. Provides healthcare services in own job category to all age groups. Demonstrates competence in interpersonal relationships to all age groups. Completes all assigned procedures in a timely manner and uses time between procedures to department advantage assisting others, clerical duties, stocking, transporting, etc Utilizes Hospital Information System (HIS), Radiology Information System (RIS) and PACS. Answers telephone inquiries of a technical nature from physicians or hospital personnel in other area of the hospital while maintaining good phone etiquette Maintains a safe working environment: Keeps work area clean and free of hazards. Alerts appropriate resource of faulty or broken equipment. Observes all safety...
Medical Imaging Technologist
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
The Radiologic Tech administers roentgen rays to patients. Operates x-ray equipment, processes images, and prepares patient's exam room, equipment, supplies and contrast media. Provides patient services using imaging modalities. Core Competencies Selects exposure factors, positions and consistently produces radiographic images of diagnostic quality. Works cooperatively with all members of the department to resolve problems expediently. Displays flexibility, team spirit, compassion, respect, politeness and accountability when dealing with customers. Demonstrates awareness of and sensitivity for patients’ rights in all interactions with patients. Uses ALARA and safety principle at all times. Complies with patient care requirements of all regulatory agencies including working knowledge of policies. Creates an environment of safe delivery of patient care and functions with a constant awareness of safety issues. Corrects and reports any unsafe conditions found immediately....
Medical Imaging Technologist
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under general direction of the Director, Revenue Cycle, the Manager, RN Auditor manages the Medical Records pre-bill audit process and provides clinical support for the denials management program. Responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of a program to ensure accuracy and completeness of medical record documentation for compliance with the Medicare, MediCal and Managed Care programs by analyzing ADT documentation, Business Office notes and Case Management clinical reviews through intensive electronic and paper medical record review. This position manages the day-to-day activities of his/her department in accordance with departmental and Hospital guidelines. Core Competencies Acts as liaison for the department with other hospital departments, physicians, payers, patients, and patients' family members. Ensures selection, training, orientation and assignments of department staff; develops standards of performance and monitors and manages staff; evaluates...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under the direct supervision of the Patient Services Manager, performs a variety of patient services work tasks that include tray assembly and delivery, food production, stocking, tray line, dish room, pots and pans and sanitation. Core Competencies Demonstrates proper sanitation, hand washing, glove usage and infection control procedures in all areas of the food service operation. Follows safe food handling procedure in the storage, preparation and holding of all food items. Exhibits great customer service skills. Communicates with patients patient's families, customers, and employees in a courteous, caring, positive and respectful manner. Follows proper sanitation procedures and chemical use in the cleaning and sanitizing of all work areas, utensils and equipment. Demonstrates knowledge of departments chemical sanitizer and PH testing procedures. Assembles and delivers patient food trays and nourishments in an accurate, organized and timely manner following required patient...
Dietary & Nutrition
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under direction of Executive Chef, prepares Cafeteria, Special Function and Doctor's Dining Room menu items. Core Competencies Prepares and cooks a variety of menu items for cafeteria, doctor’s dining room and special functions following standardized recipes. Determines food quantities and portion sizes needed by following daily production sheets. Prepares any special food items needed. Completes assigned food prep and pulls products as needed. Follows safe food handling and HACCP procedures for the storage, preparation, holding and cooling of all food items. Demonstrates how to calibrate a thermometer. Labels and dates all food items. Monitors food temperatures, taste and appearance and completes required documentation. Takes appropriate corrective action as necessary. Performs detailed and extensive cleaning of assigned areas per cleaning checklist. Demonstrates knowledge of chemicals and personal protective equipment ie. goggles, gloves, aprons and slip resistant shoes. Sets...
Dietary & Nutrition Therapy
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under general supervision assists Infusion Center personnel and patients in a variety of functions and projects providing registration, secretarial and data management support including; maintenance and filing of records, clerical, communications and computer functions. Core Competencies Serves as primary receptionist for the department to greet and direct patients and families Provides departmental support for patient scheduling, registration, authorizations, collection of co pays and assembly of patient records. Completes all reports, letters, forms, documents in an accurate, easy to read format within the agreed upon time frame requested. Proofreads work for accuracy prior to photocopying and distribution Enters and/or ensures that all patient charges are entered within the time frame required to avoid late charges. Works with supervisor to ensure that charge master remains up to date. Assists unit staff to complete charge documents, educates to changes and ensures that...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under general supervision, provides secretarial and administrative services for the Administrative Office. This role requires initiative and sound decision-making with the goal of achieving clear communication, efficient office operations, analytic support, and effective assistance to the assigned Vice Presidents and/or Senior Vice Presidents. Core Competencies Manage Executive calendar, providing organized, accurate, proactive scheduling of meetings, which are often fluid and changing. Provide logistical support such as food arrangements set-up and removal, phone conference lines, computer/presentation set up, copies, attendee directions, etc..., when needed for meetings. Creates reports, letters, memos, documents, graphs in an accurate, attractive, easy to read format within the agreed upon time frame requested utilizing appropriate software programs, e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Visio. Creates dashboards and spreadsheets with formulas in Excel....
Assistant/Support
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
The Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) works cooperatively with all team members in planning and performing basic care. The Certified Nurse Assistant supports patient care delivery and is responsible for adhering to all standards of care and for promoting teamwork among coworkers. Core Competencies Address basic human needs in a respectful and caring manner, and documents interventions in EMR Adheres to Infection prevention Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care Communicates effectively with the patient, family, and medical staff during the continuum of care Complies with Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals Complies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goals Establishes priorities to carry out an established care plan according to patient needs Identifies common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process Maintains cooperative working relationships with members of the hospital...
Assistant/Support Nursing
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
The Unit Lead Nurse is responsible for assisting with clinical management and assisting with the administrative coordination of the nursing unit. The position is a combination of clinical (direct care) and assisting with administrative unit responsibilities to ensure effective delivery of evidenced based clinical patient care. Assists with ensuring compliance with administrative and clinical policies and procedures. ; ;The key components of the Quality-Caring Model (QCM) are interwoven throughout the delivery of care within nursing and nurses are expected to utilize the QCM and a framework for providing excellent nursing care to their patients, developing collegial relationships with the healthcare team, and implementing self-care and self reflective behaviors to restore balance to ones' self. Core Competencies Adheres to infection prevention guidelines Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care Assesses patient history,...
Nursing
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under the supervision of a RN or LVN, the Unit Technician works cooperatively with all team members in performing basic nursing care and general department support duties. The Unit Technician is accountable for all patient care he/she gives. The Unit Technician is responsible for adhering to all standards of care and for promoting teamwork among coworkers. The Unit Technician performs clerical and receptionist duties and assists clinical personnel with nonclinical duties.#LI-LP1 Core Competencies Prepares room for admission including disassembling room after transfers or discharges, eg empties suction canisters, cleans commodes, removes all equipment and supplies and restocks. Provides care as directed including but not limited to: gives baths, oral hygiene, skin care, backrubs, assists patients in ambulating, positions patients and changes position appropriately according to care plan instructions, ensures patient receives prescribed diet; assists with feedings as needed, places...
Technician
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under the supervision of a RN or LVN, the Unit Technician works cooperatively with all team members in performing basic nursing care and general department support duties. The Unit Technician is accountable for all patient care he/she gives. The Unit Technician is responsible for adhering to all standards of care and for promoting teamwork among coworkers. The Unit Technician performs clerical and receptionist duties and assists clinical personnel with nonclinical duties.#LI-LP1 Core Competencies Prepares room for admission including disassembling room after transfers or discharges, eg empties suction canisters, cleans commodes, removes all equipment and supplies and restocks. Provides care as directed including but not limited to: gives baths, oral hygiene, skin care, backrubs, assists patients in ambulating, positions patients and changes position appropriately according to care plan instructions, ensures patient receives prescribed diet; assists with feedings as needed, places...
Technician
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
The Staff RN uses the nursing process to deliver nursing care to a given patient care population as it relates to the care setting. Nursing care is based on the interpretation and execution of the medical and nursing plan of treatment utilizing established procedures standards and protocols of individuals within the assigned work shift. The Staff RN provides nursing care to the population served in the unit. #LI-LP1 Core Competencies Adheres to infection prevention guidelines Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care Assesses patient history, physiological, and psychosocial status Communicates with the patient, family, medical staff and others during the continuum of care Complies with Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals Complies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goals Interprets common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process Maintains regulatory compliance consistent...
Nursing
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under the direction of a RN, the Surgical Technician II works cooperatively with all surgical team members functioning as scrub assistant to the surgeon and assistant surgeon during surgical procedures. The Surgical Technician II is knowledgeable about, skilled in, and coordinates at least one area of expertise in the Operating Room. The Surgical Technician II is responsible for adhering to all standards of care and for promoting teamwork among coworkers. Core Competencies Assists the circulating nurse in preparing the assigned operating room for surgery Checks the surgeons preference cards before beginning all surgeries Scrubs, gowns, and gloves according to approved techniques Practices aseptic technique in opening surgical packs, sutures, and trays Maintains a sterile field throughout each surgical procedure. Performs sponge and needle counts according to policies/ procedures Provides health care services in own job category to the following age groups as applicable to...
Technician Technologist
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under general supervision, is responsible for assisting the Director of Finance in the preparation of the monthly financial statements (TMHS - THIPA, TMPN, THA and TMIP - ACO) and for the preparation of various accounting schedules, analysis and reports. Responsible for journal entries, fixed assets, and bank reconciliation. This position will also focus on internal auditing, both financial and procedural, monitor risk pool and managed care related transactions, as well as being engaged in special projects. Core Competencies Assists in month end close process and preparation and analysis of the financial statements. Audits internal procedures and transactions of an accounting or financial nature. Prepares schedules for annual Financial, Medicare, and Tax audits. Maintains Fixed Asset system and prepares monthly depreciation entries. Monitors various Managed Care and other Health Care related transactions, analysis, and reporting Provides support for Budget process and...
Administration/Operations
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
The Staff RN uses the nursing process to deliver nursing care to a given patient care population as it relates to the care setting. Nursing care is based on the interpretation and execution of the medical and nursing plan of treatment utilizing established procedures standards and protocols of individuals within the assigned work shift. The Staff RN provides nursing care to the population served in the unit. Core Competencies Adheres to infection prevention guidelines Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care Assesses patient history, physiological, and psychosocial status Communicates with the patient, family, medical staff and others during the continuum of care Complies with Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals Complies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goals Interprets common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process Maintains regulatory compliance consistent with quality...
Nursing
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under general supervision, sets up and operates various types of respiratory care equipment to be utilized in the treatment and diagnosis of respiratory diseases and/or illnesses. Core Competencies Explains purpose and procedure of treatment, tests, and equipment to the patient, and family using AIDET. Administers respiratory care as prescribed by physicians for neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients, as assigned, including, but not limited to, metered dose inhalers, hand held nebulizers, various oxygen therapy devices, chest physiotherapy, nasal, oral, and tracheal suctioning, mechanical ventilation set-up and maintenance, stabilizing and maintaining artifical airways, and instructing patients in effective cough and breathing techniques Participates as a member of the cardio-pulmonary resuscitation team. Performs arterial punctures, arterial line draws, and blood gas analysis utilizing the blood gas analyzer. Reports and documents critical values...
Therapy
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under general supervision receives patients and staff in person and over the telephone. Schedules procedures and interprets procedures to patients. Performs a variety of general clerical work and performs related tasks as required. Core Competencies Demonstrates excellent customer service skills. Answers the telephone courteously within three rings, identifying self and department, routes calls, ascertains needs and takes accurate messages as appropriate. Schedules appointments in Cerner following department guidelines and protocols and demonstrates an understanding of the procedures being scheduled, the preparation and a basic knowledge of what the procedure will entail, and authorization requirements. Collects demographic, employment, and insurance information accurately and advises patients of admission/scheduling requirements and financial responsibilities, as needed. Resolves complaints and answers questions requiring a knowledge of specific departmental office procedures...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Our organization is currently accepting applications for experienced primary care Medical Assistant to join our team. Medical Assistant primary duties will include but are not limited to: Preparing and maintaining exam rooms in a clean and orderly manner Taking patient concerns Assisting physicians with a wide range of tasks that are related to patient care Contacting pharmacies with new medication and/or order changes as directed Drawing blood, giving injections, and performing EKG’s, and treadmills Requirements: Minimum one year experience as a Medical Assistant in primary care preferred Knowledge of medical terminology Excellent customer service skills Electronic Medical Records proficiency, Cerner experience preferred The desire to work in a fast pace environment The ability to communicate clearly to patients and staff members Educational Requirement: High School Diploma or GED A Medical Assistant Certificate/Diploma A valid CPR card
Assistant/Support
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Primary duties will include but are not limited to: · Greeting patients in a friendly, professional manner · Answering, screening, and directing phone calls to appropriate parties without error · Checking patients in and out; facilitating test ordering, follow-up appointment scheduling, etc. · Calling physical appointments a day before to remind patients · Calling “no-show” patients and rescheduling them for another appointment · Following processes related to timely and accurate electronic filing · Delivering patient messages to physicians, care teams and patients · Assisting with prior authorizations for prescriptions · Scheduling patient appointments · Calling/scheduling patients on pursuit lists Requirements: · High School Diploma / GED · One year experience in a fast paced clinic environment, preferably in a family practice/internal medicine setting · The ability to communicate clearly to patients and fellow staff members both verbally and in writing ·...