Bone Density Technician

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7245039 (Ref:ccf20419189)

Posted: May 15, 2024

Job Description

Join the Cleveland Clinic team, where you will work alongside passionate caregivers and provide patient-first healthcare. Cleveland Clinic is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation. At Cleveland Clinic, you will work alongside dedicated caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world.   

The Bone Density Technician performs Bone Density scans of excellent quality. Your primary duties will include but are not limited to:

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

  • Ensuring patients' comfort during and after the exam.

  • Analyzing scans and making preliminary interpretation of results.

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

The ideal caregiver is someone who:

  • Demonstrates effective communication skills.  

  • Has knowledge of human anatomy. 

  • Functions well under minimal supervision and in stressful situations. 

At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare. 



  • Performs and analyzes DXA scans.
  • Produces images of optimal quality for interpretation with accuracy and without delay.
  • Notifies management and takes proper action to address equipment malfunctions.
  • 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.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology


  • 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.
Salaries [which may be] shown on independent job search websites reflect various market averages and do not represent information obtained directly from The Cleveland Clinic. Because we value each individual candidate, we invite and encourage each candidate to discuss salary/hourly specifics during the application and hiring process.

By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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Job posting number:#7245039 (Ref:ccf20419189)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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