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 California, USA
Jan 15, 2021
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 California, USA
Jan 15, 2021
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 California, USA
Jan 15, 2021
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 California, USA
Jan 15, 2021
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 California, USA
Jan 15, 2021
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 California, USA
Jan 15, 2021
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...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Jan 15, 2021
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 California, USA
Jan 15, 2021
Evaluates patients, identifies patient problems, plans patient programs, prepares and implements patient education and provides direct patient care to help the individual reach his/her maximum performance. Position is autonomous for clinical provision of care in their area of practice within their scope and follows standards of care. Core Competencies Evaluates patients to obtain and interpret data necessary for treatment planning and implementation. Analyzes evaluation results to identify the patients major problems, establishes goals with the patient, and develops and adjusts treatment programs. Develops a speech therapy program for each patient which effectively and efficiently achieves goals and modifies or discontinues care appropriately. Maintains clinical records, clinical notes, and reports to the physician any changes in the patients condition. Instructs patients family/caregiver and other health care personnel in patient's treatment regimen when indicated and...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Jan 15, 2021
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 California, USA
Jan 15, 2021
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 California, USA
Jan 15, 2021
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 California, USA
Jan 15, 2021
Under the direction of a physician works cooperatively with all team members to provide technical patient care services. In addition to Medical Assistant I duties and responsibilities, this position administers injections, draws blood and performs various noninvasive cardiac procedures, including stress testing. Holter monitor hook-up, ECG's, and pacemaker and event monitoring. This position assists physicians in the performance of their function and provides specific and general support. These tasks are performed according to department and Medical Center policy. Core Competencies Greets and directs patients; notifies appropriate person (RN, Physician) of patient’s arrival and/or escorts patient to appropriate area. Manages patient care flow. Receives and addresses in-coming telephone calls; accurately records and routes messages as indicated. Prepares and cleans treatment rooms before and after each patient. Utilizes computer systems to obtain test results. Orders and restocks...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Jan 15, 2021
This position performs a variety of clerical tasks including greeting and directing patients, scheduling appointments for physician visits and diagnostic tests and answering telephones. Under general supervision, the Outpatient Scheduling Rep I works cooperatively with all team members to provide front office support for the department. These tasks are performed according to department and Medical center policy. Core Competencies Greets and assists patients. Answers telephone calls courteously within 4 rings, identifies self and department,ascertains needs and routes/communicates to the appropriate person. Records and routes messages as indicated accurately. Receives phone calls and messages from patients, providers, and co-workers. Utilizes computerized message center to page doctors or call doctors when requested by other staff providers and or hospitals. Screens prospective new patient and correctly identify patient’s insurance. Verifies insurance eligibility and...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Jan 15, 2021
Under general supervision, performs patient preparations and screening processes, as well as transporting patients for the department. Core Competencies Provides health care services in own job category to all age groups. Demonstrates competence in interpersonal relationships to all age groups. Utilizes Hospital Information System (HIS), Radiology Information System (RIS) and PACS. Maintains a safe working environment: ensures gurneys are in locked position except when transporting, ensures side rails are in up position as indicated, keeps unit free of hazards/clutter, adheres to infection prevention guidelines, disposes of infectious waste properly Speaks up when others are taking safety risks. Follows rules designed for personal protection and environmental safety, including safe use of equipment. Understands role in maintaining medication security to authorized personnel only. Adheres to infection prevention guidelines: Uses good hand washing technique, foam in...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Jan 15, 2021
Under the general direction of the Director of Clinical Nutrition, the Clinical Dietitian plans, directs and provides nutritional care to patients of all ages (neonatal, adolescent, pediatric, adult, geriatric). Core Competencies Assesses patients nutritional status/nutrition risk status. Assesses and monitors nutrition support (enteral and parenteral) making appropriate recommendations. Develops nutrition care plans (interventions) and establishes outcome criteria for patients as part of the multi-disciplinary patient care team. Provides nutrition education to both in and outpatients. Identifies the nutritional needs of various age groups (pediatrics, adults, geriatrics) and recommends appropriate nutrition intervention specific to those age groups. Documents nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, intervention, monitoring, and evaluation/goals in the electronic medical record per department policy. Supervises and directs the work of the Dietetic Technician and...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Jan 15, 2021
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...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Jan 13, 2021
Under direction of the Manager, Plant Operations, and supervision of the Lead Steam Engineer, the Steam Engineer operates and maintains boilers, compressors, pumps, supply and exhaust fans, air handlers, air conditioning, heating systems, diesel generators, water softeners, chillers and refrigeration equipment; services plumbing, electrical systems and other mechanical and electrical equipment within the physical plant. Core Competencies Operates and maintains steam plants as scheduled (boilers, pumps, DA tank, softeners and condensate return system) to insure operation within established parameters. Operates and maintains all heating ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), plants (chillers, pumps, fans, supply fans, exhaust fans, exchanger, and heaters) to ensure operation within established parameters. Operates and maintains all ancillary plants (medical gas systems, medical vacuum systems, oxygen system, elevators, dumb waiters, pneumatic tube systems, sewage pumps, and storm...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Jan 13, 2021
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 California, USA
Jan 13, 2021
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 California, USA
Jan 13, 2021
Under direct supervision, this position performs tasks to ensure financial stability by entering patient data accurately, timely, and efficiently in order to create a claim to bill for medical services provided. Core Competencies Collects all required data elements to complete the intake process within the hospital revenue cycle system. Utilizes hospital bed board/patient tracking system to track and arrange proper placement of patient on nursing units. Maintains basic working knowledge of all sponsored programs such as Medicare, Medi-Cal, Tricare and all other payers; as well as contracted insurance payers and authorization requirements. Maintains proficient working knowledge of Medicare Secondary Payor Questionnaire policy and procedures. Validates patient eligibility, benefits, and medical group affiliation as well as obtaining insurance verification and notification as needed. Validation may be performed via the telephone, payer website, or hospital registration...