Providence Health & Services Unit Secretary - Transitional Care Center in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Per Diem, Variable Shift Unit Secretary to the Transitional Care Unit at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance in Torrance, CA.

In this position you will:

  • The Unit Support Associate (USA) role performs support functions on the patient care unit including admitting (quick admitting), record keeping, chart audit/management, order entry, log maintenance, and monitoring.

  • Also performs as customer relations/"concierge", clerical system facilitator and problem solver.

  • Responds appropriately to patients and families with knowledge of age specific needs.

  • This position also contributes to the team by processing necessary paperwork mandated by law/statute.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Basic medical terminology and abbreviation

  • If no health care experience, then position requires completion of a vocational training course such as medical assistant, unit secretary, medical records, billing, etc.

  • Ability to perform all physical requirements pertaining to delegated tasks

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work to complete assignments in timely manner

  • Ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative (service-oriented) working relationship with patients, families and co-workers

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Recent hospital direct experience in an acute, sub-acute unit or skilled nursing facility

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Administrative (Clinical)

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 208776