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Providence Health & Services Unit Secretary in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Unit Secretary (On-Call/Variable Shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA.

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We are seeking a Unit Secretary who will attend nursing station and performs clerical and reception duties. Requisitions supplies, equipment, and services as directed.

In this position you will:

  • Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, unit statistics; patient/customer safety, improving organization performance program, environmental and infection control standards

  • Prioritize work and provides prompt and efficient service

  • Requisition supplies and equipment, maintenance and repair services, and prepares related forms

  • Keep stock and equipment inventories

  • Perform clerical duties related to procedures such as admission and discharge, also prepares charts

  • Keep patient records current

  • File information, and answers the telephone, takes messages, and directs calls

  • Maintain a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with hospital standards

  • Assist with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies

  • Maintain department records, reports, and files as required

  • Participate in educational programs and in-service meetings

  • Attend meetings as required


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Completion of medical terminology course or equivalent education/experience

  • Skills/ Office Electronics: Calculator or 10 key, FAX machine, Photocopier

  • Unit Secretary – PHC

  • Computer skills/software: Word Processor, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Average to good keyboard skills

  • Other Skills - Ability to: Answer telephones, Maintain filing systems, Maintain logs, Maintain patient charts, Schedule appointments

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Related experience

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 comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: 311613