As part of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Clinical Nutrition, Bone Density Unit, the Bone Density Technician supports the Bone Densitometry clinical service by providing expertise in performing bone mineral measurements and scan analysis. The position works with adult and geriatric patients of varying mobility. The technician optimizes the technique for each image during the examination to obtain the highest quality study with the most comfort to patients. The technician assists with maintaining bone mineral measurement equipment and supplies, maintaining quality assurance records, scanning interpretation reports into EpicCare, occasionally supporting the Bone and Mineral clinical research program and reporting external quality control facilities on behalf of clinical trial requirements. This position has potential to be lead or supervisor role.
Radiology Equipment (DEXA) Maintenance and Quality Assurance
Perform machine warm up, quality control scans and data analysis, each day before start of patient scanning.
Assist with maintaining bone mineral measurement equipment and scanning locations.
Maintain quality assurance records
Perform clinical bone mineral measurements
Patient demographic entry
Assist patient with disrobing and/or redressing
Weight & height measures
Clean equipment between patients
Daily archiving of DXA scans
Preparation for next day appointments
Must be a graduate of anOBMI Board Approved Bone Densitometry Program
Experience working one-on-one with patients in a medical setting to perform radiography scans
Must be able to effectively utilize oral and written communication skills with patients, families, caregivers, colleagues, and the public/community
Demonstrate passion for applying technology to enhance patient care
Demonstrate basic computer skills and knowledge of PCs, and Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks
Current Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI) limited permit for Bone Density (LXMO)
Must have a valid OHSU approved Basic Life Support CPR card at the time of hire
5+ years experience working with bone density or radiology imaging
Bone Density Technician Training Certification Course in bone densitometry
Physical location changes throughout the day and week between four sites on Waterfront and Marquam Hill Campus. Tram travel is required.
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