Bone Density Technician - Cleveland - job 1197939

Cleveland Clinic

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Cleveland, Ohio

Employment type: Full-time


Responsibilities:


  • Performs and analyzes DXA scans.

  • Produces images of optimal quality for interpretation with accuracy and without delay.

  • Analyzes scans and makes preliminary interpretation of results.

  • Maintains documentation/database requirements to ensure that all technical data is entered timely and accurately.

  • Notifies management and takes proper action to address equipment malfunctions.

  • Educates patients regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure understanding and cooperation.

  • Ensures patients' comfort during and after the exam.

  • Knowledgeable in acquiring, archiving, transmitting, and printing images via PACS.

  • When applicable, knowledgeable in after hours transmission of images and appropriate paperwork.

  • Reports, immediately, any malfunctions to help desk and PACS Administrator.

  • Knowledgeable in billing via RIS.

  • Provides instruction/mentoring to new hires and Radiology students.

  • Continually strives to learn new technical information and skills through attendance of periodic in-service programs and participation in professional affiliation sessions.

  • Participate in off-site community educational events.

  • May be required to rotate through all imaging modalities, sites, and/or locations.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Education:


  • Graduate of an AMA approved school in Radiologic Technology.


Certifications:

  • Must be a Registered Technologist credentialed by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists R.T.(R) (ARRT), in good standing.

  • Certification in Bone Densitometry (BD) required within one year of hire: R.T. (R) (BD) (ARRT).

  • Certification as a Bone Densitometry Technologist (CBDT) through the International Society of Clinical Densitometry required within one year of hire.

  • Current state licensure required prior to employment.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.


Complexity of Work:


  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.


Work Experience:

  • Minimum one year experience as a general Radiologic Technologist with BMD training preferred.


Physical Requirements:


  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to lift or assist with lifting patients of varying weight and manipulate equipment daily.


Personal Protective Equipment:


  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.




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