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
Sep 18, 2020
Under general supervision, performs a number of clerical task to efficiently hand the PPO Financial classes collections follow up to secure payment on billed claims. Core Competencies Reviews and processes the out-patient correspondence from the insurance carriers for the PPO financial classes. Identifies and resolves problem issues independently. Verifies insurance eligibility and authorization as needed. Manages staff to oversee Explanation of Benefits are returned to staff within 1 week of request. Promotes positive customer relations. Utilizes hospital computer system to update, adjust, and process accurate patient accounts. Stays informed of updated insurance requirements and reimbursement practices. Assists with training of new staff members. Answers and handles a heavy volume of incoming calls. Department Specific Competencies Education Degree Program N/A N/A Additional Information High School Diploma/GED or 2 years experience in Business Office Experience Number...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Sep 18, 2020
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 accounts....
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Sep 18, 2020
Responsible for the intake of new routine referrals to home health and hospice and coordinating services for referred patients. Core Competencies Pre-screens clients referred by physicians for home health needs, eligibility, and homebound status, if appropriate. Evaluates patients referred to the Organization; identifies insurance coverage, negotiates payment or per diem rates; plans and coordinates referrals for home care services. Collaborates with the case manager to expedite discharges and screen admission requests. Triages the needs of referred patients to assist scheduling with next day or 48 hour admission visit. Elevates issues as appropriate to the Director, Revenue Cycle. Responds to voicemail and emails within 24 hours of receipt. Forwards patient complaints to the Lead Patient Account Representative or Director, Revenue Cycle, when appropriate. Stays informed of updated insurance requirements and reimbursement practices. Maintains an advanced knowledge of insurance...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Sep 18, 2020
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 California, USA
Sep 18, 2020
Under the supervision of a RN, the Emergency Department Technician works cooperatively with all team members to provide technical patient care services. The Emergency Department Technician assists nurses and physicians in the performance of their functions. The Emergency Department Technician is responsible for adhering to all standards of care and for promoting teamwork among coworkers. Core Competencies Ensures information reported directly to the MD is communicated to the appropriate RN as soon as possible. Collects and documents data related to the health status of patients and communicates this information to the RN/MD. Collects and documents data obtainable by direct observation, relative to the health problem of the patient. Reports this information directly to the RN/MD as appropriate to patient condition. Organizes observational data so that it is accurate, complete, accessible and remains confidential. Communicates observational data in a timely and orderly manner by...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Sep 16, 2020
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
Sep 16, 2020
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
Sep 16, 2020
The Monitor Tech/Unit Secretary works cooperatively with all members of the health care team in performing clerical and receptionist duties and assists clinical personnel with nonclinical duties. Core Competencies Acts as a resource for patients and family/visitors Addresses administrative needs in a respectful and caring manner Adheres to infection prevention Adheres to policies and procedures, to ensure safe and optimal care Assists in providing patient comfort and safety 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 Identifies common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process Maintains cooperative working relationships with members of the hospital team Participates in activities in alignment with the Magnet Model Participates in organizational activities Reports matters...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Sep 14, 2020
The Manager, Utilization Review responsible for the implementation and oversight of daily operations associated with the functions, programs, processes, and services of the Utilization Management (UM) department to ensure customer satisfaction, enhance the revenue cycle and meet organizational goals. Oversees staff to ensure that the functional responsibilities of UM services are conducted in a timely and efficient manner, coordinated in collaboration with the other functional departments, and performed in accordance with policies and procedures. Core Competencies Collaborates with organizational leadership, staff and other departments to develop, implement, evaluate and continuously improve the Medical Center's Utilization Management processes to promote safe, evidence-based, value-focused care and services with appropriate clinical resource management. Ensures initial and continued stay reviews processes are implemented to achieve appropriate levels of patient care and...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Sep 11, 2020
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...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Sep 11, 2020
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
Sep 11, 2020
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
Sep 11, 2020
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
Sep 11, 2020
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
Sep 11, 2020
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
Sep 11, 2020
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
Sep 11, 2020
Under the direction of the medical center's Engineering Supervisor of Building Maintenance, the Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for maintaining, repairing, upgrading, and inspecting a variety of systems. Core Competencies Unclogs drain line blockages. Removes and repairs plumbing fixtures. Removes and repairs drains. Maintains plumbing parts and supplies inventory. Maintains plumbing equipment and inventory. Repairs wheelchairs. Repairs locks. Duplicates and issues keys. Repairs lights and replaces bulbs. Repairs <130v electrical circuits/appliances. Repairs and replaces doors and hardware. Repairs food service equipment. Installs and repairs furniture. Performs audio visual duties. Assemblies new equipment. Moves equipment, furniture, materials, etc when needed. Performs assigned preventive maintenance tasks. Assumes assigned Area of Responsibility duties, including inventory control, parts and supplies ordering, clean-up, PM’s, and technical assistance. Performs...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Sep 11, 2020
The Monitor Technician works cooperatively with all members of the health care team in performing clerical and receptionist duties and assists clinical personnel with nonclinical duties. Core Competencies Acts as a resource for patients and family/visitors Addresses administrative needs in a respectful and caring manner Adheres to infection prevention Adheres to policies and procedures, to ensure safe and optimal care Assists in providing patient comfort and safety 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 Identifies common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process Maintains cooperative working relationships with members of the hospital team Participates in activities in alignment with the Magnet Model Participates in organizational activities Reports matters requiring Nursing...
Torrance Memorial Medical Center California, USA
Sep 11, 2020
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 California, USA
Sep 04, 2020
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...