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
May 12, 2021
Under general supervision to perform technical procedures providing pertinent anatomical and functional Ultrasound data for the Radiologists interpretation. Core Competencies Performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures as outlined in the Department Policy and Procedure Manual. Performs portable procedures in high stress environments includes Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery, Labor Room, Intensive Care Units, Surgery Suite and Emergency Room. Performs non-invasive vascular exams as outlined in the Ultrasound department policy and procedure manual. Evaluates patient’s medical history and clinical data. Establishes quality control processes to make sure patient information on images are accurate. Completes all paper work accurately. Demonstrates knowledge of clinical norms for all age groups as applicable to job functions. Performs all clinical and diagnostic procedures for geriatric, adult, adolescent and pediatric patients according to department policy and...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
May 12, 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 Torrance, CA, USA
May 12, 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 Torrance, CA, USA
May 12, 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 Torrance, CA, USA
May 12, 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 Torrance, CA, USA
May 12, 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 Torrance, CA, USA
May 12, 2021
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...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
May 12, 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 Torrance, CA, USA
May 12, 2021
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...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
May 12, 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...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
May 12, 2021
Under supportive supervision, the Case Management Nurse I position supports the physician and interdisciplinary team in the provision of patient care, with the underlying objective of enhancing the quality of clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction while managing the cost of care and providing timely and accurate information to payers. The role integrates and coordinates utilization management, care facilitation, Home Health and Hospice and discharge planning functions. The Level I RN Case Manager is accountable for a designated patient caseload and plans effectively in order to meet patient needs, manage the length of stay, and promote efficient utilization of resources. Core Competencies Performs chart reviews and quality assessments on all patients using MCG criteria and secondary review as directed by Administration and the Medical Staff (UR Committee). Monitors activity of observation cases to see that the patient is appropriately discharged in a timely manner....
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
May 12, 2021
Under the supervision of a RN and general direction of an anesthesiologist is responsible to provide anesthesia support services throughout the medical center in conjunction with surgical and non-surgical procedures requiring anesthesia. Core Competencies Assists with airway management techniques including mask, endotracheal, emergent and or difficult fiber-optic intubations, and awake intubation, under the direct supervision of the anesthesiologist. Sets-up and uses all associated equipment which includes but is not limited to laryngoscope, C-Mac, fiber optic intubating scopes, tube changers, jet ventilators, airway atomizers, and all single and double lumen endotracheal tubes. Makes available, assembles, and assists with operation of specialized equipment such as humidification units, fiber-optic endoscopic equipment, rapid infusion devices/blood warmers, patient warming devices, neuromuscular devices, infusion pumps and syringes and TEE set-up. Inventories, orders and...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
May 10, 2021
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 team...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
May 05, 2021
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
May 05, 2021
Under general supervision, Patient Account Rep oversees collection of patient revenues, maximizing reimbursements, cash flow and maintaining low receivables, while also maintaining excellent customer relations. Core Competencies Reviews patient account documentation received from Admitting; identifies any missing information, corrects and follows-up with appropriate departments. Identifies and resolves problem issues independently. Reviews patient accounts and follow-up documents to determine the nature and extent of delinquency problems, and any actions taken by patients or third party payers; investigates delinquency cases to identify any special circumstances affecting payment delays Receives and answers inquiries from patients and insurance companies regarding charges and/or billing discrepancies. Reviews status of accounts receivable queues. Promotes positive customer relations. Utilizes hospital computer system to update, adjust, and process accurate patient...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
May 05, 2021
Under direct supervision, the Insurance Biller is responsible for all aspects of billing and collections activities including reviewing and auditing codes and verifying insurance. Core Competencies Reviews claim scrubber and resolves claim edits. Maintains payor-related items, such as EFTs and Payor IDs for 835s. Verifies insurance eligibility and authorization. Documents detailed notes including action items taken, when appropriate. Responds timely and accurately to all incoming correspondence and inquiries from payers, patients and other departments. Elevates issues as appropriate to Supervisor. Assists with orientation and training of new employees/ volunteers, as assigned. Department Specific Competencies Education Degree Program High School Diploma/GED or Higher Education N/A Additional Information Experience Number of Years Experience Type of Experience 1 One year biller/collection experience in medical office or hospital Additional Information N/A...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
May 05, 2021
Under the direct supervision of the Retail Manager and/or the Operations Manager, the Food Service Worker II performs the function of serving a variety of food items to employees and guests and other related duties. Performs Food Service Worker I duties when needed. Core Competencies Performs more complex and skilled tasks such as, but not limited to the following duties: cashiering, cooking made to order grill items, working with equipment that requires special skills and training. Assists Manager in the daily tasks of running the patient food operations. Assists with the training and development of all Patient Food Service Workers I and II and the on-going assessment of competencies. Provides support, guidance, leadership and mentoring for Food Service I staff. Exhibits and demonstrates a high level of performance in the area of Customer Service and Patient Satisfaction. Follows proper receiving of food and supplies procedures. Ensure receiving logs are filled at...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
May 05, 2021
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...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
May 05, 2021
INPATIENT & AMBULATORY SURGERY MEDICAL RECORDING CODING ; ; Abstracts, codes, and electronically records all diagnoses, surgical procedures, and other significant invasive and non- invasive procedures documented by the physician in any inpatient medical records. May also code Emergency Department and assorted outpatient surgery medical records to assists with outpatient coding backlogs, as needed. Core Competencies Reviews the assignment and sequencing of codes for the principal diagnosis, principal procedure, complications and comorbid (CC) conditions, and other significant invasive and non-invasive procedures that should be coded according to ICD-10-CM official guidelines for coding and reporting, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM. Reviews the assignment and sequencing of codes for the principal procedure, other significant invasive and non-invasive procedures according to the coding conventions...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
May 05, 2021
Under general direction of the Supervisor of Outreach Patient Services, the Certified Phlebotomy Technician I works cooperatively with all team members in performing all tasks related to registration, collection and preparation of blood specimens for analysis. Core Competencies Identifies, collects and labels blood specimens according to procedures. Utilizes various venipuncture devices. Adheres to infection control guidelines: uses good handwashing technique, adheres to isolation policy, cleaning equipment between patients. Performs blood specimen collection for adult patients. Performs blood specimen collection for pediatric and infant patients. Ensures communication is appropriate to the age and status of the patient. Prioritizes and coordinates work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency. Performs up to 6 venipunctures per hour. Meets practice standard for specimen quality (hemolysis, clotted and QNS specimen rates). Performs clerical and...