Sr. Special Procedures Technologist, Full Time Variable

Adventist Health White Memorial is a unique faith-based teaching hospital serving East Los Angeles and the surrounding area. The non-profit, 353-bed hospital is committed to improving the health of the community by providing high quality and comprehensive care with inpatient and outpatient services. White Memorial has served the community for over 100 years, and today is regionally recognized for state-of-the-art technology and specialty care services provided by some of the best physicians in Los Angeles whose credentials include pioneering research, ivy-league education and a commitment to compassionate and culturally-competent care. In 2019 Adventist Health White Memorial won the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Visit for more information about the hospital.

Job Summary:

Performs, assists, and completes Cardiac and Vascular Radiographic examinations. Performs active radiographic interventional procedures in the cardiovascular lab using a variety of complicated and sophisticated equipment. Operates equipment to produce digital images of designated body portions, as ordered by physicians. Positions and instructs patients for examinations and performs specialized studies. Provides clinical care efficiently and effectively using a high level of technical and organizational skills as well as critical thinking ability. Models/mentors and trains staff on technical skills. Provide input into hiring and promotion decisions for staff.

Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent combination of education/related experience: Preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in radiological technology or equivalent (some certifications will require Bachelor’s): Preferred
  • Three years’ technical experience: Preferred
  • Experience as Special Procedures Technologist: Preferred


  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification: Preferred
  • Certification of Radiologic Technologists (CRT) in state of practice: Required
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support (BLS OR HS-BLS OR RQIBLS) certification: Required
  • (RT): Required

Department Specific License/Certifications:

  • (FLUORO): Required
  • Prevention and Management of Violent Behavior (PVMB) or Techniques for Effective Aggression Management (TEAM) or Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI): Required
  • (HLFS): Required

Essential Functions:

  • Operates diagnostic imaging equipment to produce contrast enhanced radiographs of heart and cardiovascular system (Angio cardiograms), during cardiac catheterization, to aid physician in diagnostic evaluation and treatment: positions and immobilizes patient on examining table, using head and shoulder braces and following specified protocols.
  • Assists physicians with specialized procedures, including special exams. Enters technical factors determined by protocol such as amount and quality of radiation beam, and specified filming sequence, into computer. Raises and lowers examining table and manipulates and positions x-ray tube in response to instructions from physician. Starts automatic injection of contrast medium into blood vessels of patient. Activates fluoroscope and motion picture camera (cinefluorography) to produce images that assist physician in guiding catheter through cardiovascular system of patient.
  • Provides patients with procedure explanations in preparation for exams and provides clear discharge instructions. Observes gauges, recorder, and video screens of multichannel data analysis system that indicates blood pressure, cardiac output, and respiration, during imaging of cardiovascular system. Alerts physician to changes in patient responses.
  • Monitors and controls environmental factors, like temperature, humidity and electrical safety. Assists physician in interventional procedures, such as instilling enzymes or inserting balloon in blood vessels to remove plaque or other blockage.
  • Maintains accurate and updated documentation, adhering with program standards.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Organizational Requirements:

Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

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