Oregon Health & Science University

Bone Density Technologist

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition
Salary Range
$30.27 - $40.92 per hour; Commensurate with experience, qualifications and internal equity.
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5 PM
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable
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Department Overview

As part of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Clinical Nutrition, Bone Density Unit, the Bone Density Technologist supports the Bone Densitometry clinical service by providing expertise in performing bone mineral measurements and scan analysis. The position works with pediatric, adult and geriatric patients of varying mobility. The Technologist optimizes the technique for each image during the examination to obtain the highest quality study with the most comfort to patients.  The Technologist 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.

Function/Duties of Position

Radiographic Scanning:

  • Perform clinical bone mineral measurements.
    • Patient demographic entry
    • Assist patient with disrobing and/or redressing
    • Weight & height measures
    • DXA scan(s)
    • Scan analysis
    • Report generation
    • Clean equipment between patients
    • Daily archiving of DXA scans
    • Preparation for next day appointments
      1. Schedule review
      2. Import return patient scans

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.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of an OBMI Board Approved Bone Densitometry Program with an Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI) limited permit for Bone Density (LXMO) permanent license OR must have a Radiology license from OBMI.
  • Experience working one-on-one with patients in a medical setting to perform radiography scans.
  • Ability to effectively utilize oral and written communication skills with patients, families, caregivers, colleagues, and the public/community
  • Demonstrate interest for applying technology to enhance patient care
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of PCs, including MS Office Suite
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks


  • Current Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI) limited permit for Bone Density (LXMO) permanent license, OR, must have Radiology license (R.T.) from OBMI
  • Valid OHSU approved Basic Life Support CPR card

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in bone density OR radiology imaging.
  • Completion of Bone Density Technologist Training Certification Course.
  • New graduates are encouraged to apply

Additional Details

Physical location changes throughout the day and week between sites on OHSU Waterfront and Marquam Hill campus. Tram travel is required.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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