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
Aug 04, 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
Aug 04, 2021
This position performs a variety of clerical tasks including greeting and directing patients, scheduling appointments for physician visits, diagnostic tests and answering telephones. In addition, the Outpatient Scheduling Rep II schedules hospital procedures. Under general supervision, the Outpatient Scheduling Rep 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...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Aug 04, 2021
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
Aug 02, 2021
The Information Security Analyst I provides support for various components of the Medical Center's information security program. This includes safeguarding the organization against computer viruses, worms, spyware, malware, intrusion / unauthorized access, denial-of-service attacks, and attacks by hackers. The Information Security Analyst I also monitors, analyzes and investigates security alerts and helps execute threat responses. Under general supervision, the Information Security Analyst I supports the company's information security posture and performs various duties primarily focused on protecting the information assets of the Medical Center. Core Competencies Establishes system controls by developing framework for controls and levels of access; recommends improvements. Ensures authorized access by investigating improper access; revoking access; reporting violations; monitoring of alerts, logs, and security reports. Plans, implements and upgrades security measures and...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Aug 02, 2021
Under the direction of the Torrance Memorial Medical Center Security Shift Supervisor, the Security Officer I, is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment as possible for quality patient care by performing patrol, customer service, and emergency response functions. Core Competencies Answers questions, gives directions, conducts inquiries, broadcasts and receives radio messages. Observes parking activity in the west parking structure, main parking structure, Sky park/Lot “E” and notifies dispatch of changing conditions. Takes accurate field notes and prepares legible and complete reports. Provides a visible deterrence to crime and prohibited activities by patrolling the medical center’s campus to detect irregularities. Responds quickly and calmly to emergent and non-emergent situations involving visitors, patients, volunteers, physicians and employees. Treats all persons courteously and addresses individuals by name. Reports all safety and fire hazards...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Aug 02, 2021
Under the direct supervision of the Pharmacy Technician Supervisor and all Registered Pharmacists and according to standard procedures, prepares and delivers medications, pharmaceutical supplies and parenteral products. Core Competencies Selects, labels appropriately, and processes all medication requests including requests for floor stock. Assures that all prepared medication requests are checked by a pharmacist before delivery. Compounds preparations, completing all required documentation. Completes large volume parenteral and IVPB rounds. Uses aseptic techniques to prepare, check and deliver; IVPBs, large volume IV solutions, irrigation solutions, PNs adult, PNs neonatal, and cardioplegia solutions. Operates and documents all use of unit dose machine. Completes all associated paperwork, billing and charging. Fills prescriptions in a timely manner in accordance with State and Federal laws and regulations. Operates cash register and credit card machine....
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Jul 30, 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
Jul 30, 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
Jul 30, 2021
Under general supervision, this position is required to maintain an organized flow of pulmonary equipment and supplies through cleaning, sterilization, stocking, and storage. This position may be asked to provide relief for office personnel as needed. Core Competencies Replenishes equipment and supplies throughout the hospital. Retrieves soiled and contaminated equipment for the Pulmonary Services Department. Cleans, assembles, calibrates, and troubleshoots, in preparation for patient use, all equipment used by the Pulmonary Services Department. Maintains orderly, clean and functional supplies of respiratory care products throughout the hospital. Maintains medication security to authorized personnel only. Follows cleaning and high level disinfection of semi-critical devices, policy and procedures. Assists with the orientation and training of new hires. Provides relief for office personnel as needed. Observes and follows all hospital and department infection...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Jul 30, 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
Jul 30, 2021
Under general supervision, the Interventional Radiology Tech assists Radiologist with all aspects of the performance of specialized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the Department of Interventional Radiology.    *$5,000 sign on bonus for candidate with one year experience* Core Competencies 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 organization-wide and department specific policies and procedures, including working knowledge of policies. Complies with patient care requirements of all regulatory agencies including working knowledge of policies, reference to and compliance to policies. Creates an environment of safe delivery of patient care and functions with...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Jul 30, 2021
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...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Jul 30, 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...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Jul 28, 2021
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...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Jul 28, 2021
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...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Jul 28, 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 Torrance, CA, USA
Jul 28, 2021
The Nurse Manager is responsible for assigned patient care area with 24 hour accountability and for ensuring effective delivery of evidenced-based practice of clinical patient care and compliance with administrative and clinical policies and procedures. The Nurse Manager will utilize Transformational Leadership qualities including visionary capabilities and abilities to empower others with this vision, focused on meeting the needs and values of followers to motivate high performance in order to assure organizational success and goal attainment. Core Competencies Creates a culture of effective communication and promotes positive working relationships with internal and external customers. Addresses personnel issues in order to promote a healthy work environment Operationalizes the Shared Decision Making Model of nursing practice and integrates point of care staff into decision making. Communicates policies, standards, institutional changes, safety information and clinical...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Jul 28, 2021
The Per Diem Echo Technician performs ultrasound examinations of the heart and related vessels, including 2D and M-Mode echocardiography and color-flow doppler studies (pulsed and continuous). These procedures are performed on all adults. 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 with the following age groups: Teenage and young, middle and geriatric adults. Provides health care services in own job category to the following age groups: Teenage and young, middle and geriatric adults. Performs echo study as ordered and per echo protocol on adult patients. Demonstrates clinical normal for the following age groups; Teenage and young, middle and geriatric adults. Prepares patient for procedure. Adheres to infection prevention guidelines: washes hands according to policy/procedure, observes isolation policies, cleans...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Jul 26, 2021
The Sterile Processing Technician II provides support services to the operating room and other departments throughout the organization. This position is responsible for decontamination, assembly, sterilization of instrumentation, and cleaning of equipment for patient use on the floors. Core Competencies Cleans carts, surgical instruments, power and specialty equipment, using washer/disinfectors, sonic washer and dryer, and cart washers Sorts, assembles and wraps/containerizes instruments and specialty equipment for sterilization in 8 out of 13 Service Lines: General, GYN, Plastics/Burn, Urology, Ophthalmology, ENT/Dental, Robotic, Cardiothoracic, Vascular, Orthopedic, Spine, Neurosurgery, and Pediatrics according to department standards Distributes and or stores instruments and equipment according to department standards Checks procedure trays and instrument sets for accuracy, consistency and condition of instruments and initials all work performed. Makes daily rounds...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance, CA, USA
Jul 26, 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...