Bone Mineral Densitometry Technologist, Part Time, First Shift
Mercy Health

Byron Center, Michigan

Posted in Medical and Nursing

Job Info

Employment Type:
Full time
Day Shift



Minimum: Completion of an approved Radiologic Technology Program. Associates degree in applied science.

Preferred: Completion of a Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) Program.


Minimum: Registered Radiologic Technologist or Nuclear Med Tech. Must maintain continuing education credits per biennium to retain Radiologic Technologist Registry in compliance with the CE requirements of their certifying organization for the imaging modality in which they perform services. Certification or re-certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within three months of hire.

Preferred: Bone Mineral Densitometry Certification preferred. AART (BD) or comparable registry.

Related Experience

Minimum: Two years prior experience as a Registered Radiologic Technologist.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs diagnostic examinations for BMD scans in accordance with state and federal guidelines. These include forearm, lumbar, hip, and IVA (Instant Vertebral Assessment) scanning.
  • Assesses patient's condition to determine appropriate procedure and technique to utilize in order to perform examination.
  • Assists Radiologists in gathering history on patient and calculating the results of BMD scans per protocol.
  • Uses BMD equipment in a safe and proper manner.
  • Performs daily quality control on the BMD equipment and measures precision to aid in interpretation of exams.
  • Communicates with Hologic support services to problem solve equipment malfunctions.
  • Performs a wide variety of support functions for the department, such as transporting patients, processing scans, processing examination requests, charging patient for proper exam, gathering/ordering/maintaining supplies, cleaning equipment, obtaining proper orders for exam from referring physician's office, obtaining previous x-ray jacket from film room, performing necessary quality assessment, etc.
  • Performs in other Radiology areas as license permits.
  • Maintains knowledge in BMD equipment by participating in training sessions, reading journals and other educational opportunities.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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