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
Under direct supervision, the Patient Account Representative performs tasks related to the collection of patient account balances at Torrance Memorial Medical Center while maintaining excellent customer relations. Core Competencies Reviews status of work queues and prioritizes job functions to ensure timely follow-up on patient accounts. Receives and answers inquiries from patients and insurance companies regarding charges and/or billing discrepancies. Answers telephone call in a timely manner, ascertain needs, and route calls, as appropriate. Addresses customer complaints and concerns promptly. Documents all conversations with customers in a prompt and concise manner. Updates and corrects any demographic, insurance or other changes necessary based on verified information to maintain accurate accounts. Adheres to credit and collection policy and procedures. Maintains working knowledge of payer requirements in order to communicate this information to departments and to...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under the supervision of a RN, the LVN provides patient care in routine and stable nursing situations. The LVN is responsible for observing, planning, implementing and evaluating all assigned patient care in collaboration with the RN and in accordance with the physician plan of care. The LVN is accountable for all patient care given, is responsible for adhering to all policies, procedures and standards of nursing practice, for managing supplies and equipment with the direction of the RN, and for promoting teamwork among co-workers, physicians and members of the interdisciplinary team. Core Competencies Observes the health status of patients and communicates this information to the RN. Completes those portions of the patient assessment as directed by the RN and as ordered in the physician plan of care: Skin condition, color, temperature Vital signs including pulse location, strength, and regularity Level of consciousness Edema including location and character Color, amount, and...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under direct supervision provides supplies, IV solutions, and equipment to all areas of the medical center and medical center sites as needed. Core Competencies Fills written/verbal request for supplies, IV solutions and equipment. Maintains and delivers all surgical case carts as required. Assembles, exchanges and provides special procedure trays as requested (eg, Swan-Ganz trays, pacemaker trays, isolation carts and latex free boxes). Inventories, restocks and exchanges crash carts Documents the process according to procedure. Assists in maintaining supplies in adequate amounts on the store room shelves, rotates stock and cleans shelving. Understands role in maintaining medication security to authorized personnel only. Utilizes the proper methods when processing paperwork to insure correct charges and accountability. Assists in the training and orientation of new personnel as required. Communicates any special requests or occurrences to the oncoming shift. Inventories...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
$2,500 Sign-On Bonus 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...
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...
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...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Nurse Attendant works cooperatively with all team members in planning and performing basic care. Nurse Attendant 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 team Maintains...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under the direct supervision of the Retail Manager and/or the Operations Manager, the Cafeteria Employee performs the function of dish room, pots & pans, sanitation and preparing & serving a variety of food items to employees and guests and other related duties. Core Competencies Demonstrates proper sanitation, hand washing, glove usage and infection control procedures in all areas of the food service operation. 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. Performs trash and garbage disposal duties following proper procedures. Retrieves trash from assigned areas and transports to basement compactor using the soiled path of travel and discards trash into compactor. Breaks down empty boxes, transports to basement dock area and discard in bailer. Empties broken glass container daily following safe practices....
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
The Echo Technician II performs ultrasound examinations of the heart and related vessels, including 2D and M-Mode echo cardiology and color-flow Doppler studies (pulsed and continuous), stress echo and transesophageal echo. These procedures are performed on all adults, children and neonates. These procedures are performed according to department and Medical Center standards, and are interpreted by a qualified physician. Core Competencies Demonstrates competency in interpersonal relationships to the following age groups: Neonates, children, teen-age, and young, middle and geriatric adults. Provides health care services in own job category to the following age groups: Neonates, children, teenage and young, middle, and geriatric adults. Provides patient and family with information/ instructions regarding procedure, evaluating barriers to understanding. Ensures patient safety and confidentiality while performing exam. Prepares patient for exam. Performs all echo procedures...
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...
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...
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...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under general supervision performs all clerical duties assigned. This position performs a variety of tasks including greeting and directing patients, answering telephones, faxing reports, completing the registration process and entering exam orders into the Radiology Information System. Duties also include, transcribe in Cerner, working in the PACS and related applications environment. Core Competencies Remains aware of and sensitive to patients’ rights in all interfaces with patients. Complies with organization-wide and department specific policies and procedures, including working knowledge of policies, reference to policies as needed. Recognizes and reports unsafe conditions and/or acts. Identifies the patients prior to completing the check-in process or releasing patients’ results or films. Demonstrates knowledge of personal/ departmental role in the event of Emergency and/ or Disaster. Provides services in own job category to all age groups. Demonstrates...
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...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under general supervision this position performs a variety of radiographic procedures at a skilled technical level. Core Competencies Instructs and prepares patients for radiographic mammogram examinations. Selects the appropriate equipment, voltage, current and exposure time for the prescribed exam. Determines the most suitable anatomic position for obtaining an undistorted radiograph which can most clearly demonstrate the area of interest. Uses Ecklund Technique when imaging breast implants. Practices proper hand washing techniques and aseptic technique when indicated. Protects patient and self from undue radiation exposure. Assists radiologists during procedures as required. Ensures universal protocol is followed. Alerts supervisor if any test is out of limits. Performs quality control tests and records and monitors same. Understands his/her role in maintaining medication security to authorized personnel only. Supports departmental need for orientation and training...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Under general supervision this position performs a variety of radiographic procedures at a skilled technical level. Core Competencies Instructs and prepares patients for radiographic mammogram examinations. Selects the appropriate equipment, voltage, current and exposure time for the prescribed exam. Determines the most suitable anatomic position for obtaining an undistorted radiograph which can most clearly demonstrate the area of interest. Uses Ecklund Technique when imaging breast implants. Practices proper hand washing techniques and aseptic technique when indicated. Protects patient and self from undue radiation exposure. Assists radiologists during procedures as required. Ensures universal protocol is followed. Alerts supervisor if any test is out of limits. Performs quality control tests and records and monitors same. Understands his/her role in maintaining medication security to authorized personnel only. Supports departmental need for orientation and training...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
The nursing operations assistant assumes responsibility for maintaining and monitoring the payroll system and the scheduling system for the nursing division. The position also provides limited administrative support to specific service line management teams Core Competencies Follows the appropriate chain of command for reporting adverse events. Follows the appropriate chain of command for reporting extraordinary events. Department Specific Competencies Conveys a positive attitude toward work-related responsibilities as demonstrated by tolerance of fluctuating time requirements and openness to shifting interpersonal needs Edits time cards on a daily basis for assigned cost centers and prepares them for manager approval deadline Approves assigned time card cluster on a bi-weekly basis. Compares employee schedule against employee timecard in order to ensure that the hours recorded are charged to the correct job code and cost center. Generates timecard error reports for the...
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...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
$2,500 Sign-On Bonus Under direct supervision, cleans and helps maintain a safe and healthy hospital environment. Core Competencies Performs terminal cleaning, i.e., a complete ceiling to floor cleaning of the environment including changing of bed linen upon patient discharge. Moves and arranges furniture for meetings and departmental moves. Performs cleaning procedures for other areas of the hospital including but, not limited to: restrooms, offices, waiting areas, staff lounges, exam rooms and corridors. Cleans assigned areas of the hospital including floors, walls, sinks, and lavatories, office areas and furniture, using prescribed procedures. Replenishes supplies of paper products, hand sanitizer and hand soap Collects Medical Waste and transports to designated storage area. Collects solid waste and transports to the loading dock for compacting. Maintains assigned equipment in a clean and eye-pleasing condition. Responds to calls for special cleaning assistance...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
$2,500 Sign-On Bonus Under direct supervision, cleans and helps maintain a safe and healthy hospital environment. Core Competencies Performs terminal cleaning, i.e., a complete ceiling to floor cleaning of the environment including changing of bed linen upon patient discharge. Moves and arranges furniture for meetings and departmental moves. Performs cleaning procedures for other areas of the hospital including but, not limited to: restrooms, offices, waiting areas, staff lounges, exam rooms and corridors. Cleans assigned areas of the hospital including floors, walls, sinks, and lavatories, office areas and furniture, using prescribed procedures. Replenishes supplies of paper products, hand sanitizer and hand soap Collects Medical Waste and transports to designated storage area. Collects solid waste and transports to the loading dock for compacting. Maintains assigned equipment in a clean and eye-pleasing condition. Responds to calls for special cleaning assistance...