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Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
· Operates bone densitometer machine to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes. · Responsible for DXA quality control procedures.
- Assistance in preparation and dissemination of reports.
- Assistance with scheduling appointments for research participants.
- Insure equipment is used efficiently, professionally and with due care.
- Perform density testing following study and clinical protocols.
- Assist with the day-to-day activities of the Division's Bone Densitometry unit.
- Data entry of research findings.
- Ensure safety of the subjects, patients and staff with respect to (low level: exposure to ionizing radiation from DXA scanning is maintained by being fully informed of all relevant regulations, legislation and safety issues by taking appropriate measures to minimize risk.
- Independently recognize technical and operational problems when they occur report them and seek assistance as appropriate.
- Reviews and evaluates computer-generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
- Explains procedures and observes patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan, monitoring patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to physician.
- Positions and immobilizes patients on examining table.
- Positions imaging equipment and adjusts controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination.
- Records, processes, and maintains patient data and treatment records, preparing reports as needed.
· Sets up examination rooms, ensuring that necessary equipment is ready. · Performs scheduled maintenance and minor emergency repairs on radiographic equipment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Other Duties as assigned.
· Knowledge of theory and practice of medical imaging, as expected of a qualified nuclear medicine technologist, is required.
· Knowledge and ability to use radiation and magnetic imaging machine equipment. · Effective written and verbal communication skills. · Ability to stand and walk for long periods. · Ability to prioritize workload · Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Education Requirements (Essential Requirements):
- High school diploma and vocation/technical school training.
- Graduate from a two-year program- Radiological Technology program accredited by an agency recognized the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) required.
- Completion of all clinical rotations as required by accredited program attend.
- Current and valid State of Florida Radiography Licensure if required.
- ARRT and ISCD certification preferred.
- Current and Valid CPR/BLS certification is required.
Work Experience Requirements (Essential Requirements):
- One year of relevant work experience required. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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