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Kaiser Permanente Bone Densitometry Technician in Vacaville, California

Under direct supervision of the Imaging Services Director and Chief of Diagnostic Imaging, operates bone densitometry equipment to produce quality images. Perform related technical functions to ensure optimal diagnostic quality of patient care utilizing efficient and safe processes.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists radiologists and/or technologists during procedures. Maintains the highest standard of patient care as specified in regional and local policies and procedures.

  • Assembles supplies needed for examinations and transports patients as needed.

  • Operates and records bone densitometry images of optimal diagnostic quality by set standards and procedures based upon individual patient needs.

  • Completes scans re-analysis and distribution to referring physicians, outpatient records, and bone density files.

  • Performs procedures such as archiving, copying, and sending optical/floppy discs to other facilities as well as archiving database. Retrieves and delivers film jackets as needed. Uses computerized systems to maintain daily logs, patient schedules and performs any other related clerical duties as needed.

  • Understands the computer programs and required protocols for examinations.

  • Maintains proper file room inventories.

  • Assumes responsibility for the orderliness and cleanliness of the bone density suite and other imaging areas assigned. Cleans technical and auxiliary equipment to ensure quality and hygiene for infection control purposes.

  • Answers phones and explains department procedures when needed.

  • Must be able to train new B.D.T. employees and students, as needed.

  • Perform other related duties as necessary.

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Job Grade: 445

Basic Qualifications:


  • Two (2) years of experience.

  • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.


  • High School Diploma/GED.

  • Must have completed a State of California approved course of training in Bone Densitometry.

  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assisting Program or an in-house Kaiser Permanente Medical Assisting program, or have at least two (2) years of experience assisting patients and physicians in a high-volume department.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Certified by the State of California (limited permit in Bone Densitometry - X-ray Bone Analysis).

  • Current BLS required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be fully proficient in Bone Densitometry to the full satisfaction of the department manager and have knowledge of the required protocols in performing Bone Densitometry procedures.

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

  • Ability to write simple correspondence.

  • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment. Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A


TITLE: Bone Densitometry Technician

LOCATION: Vacaville, California

REQNUMBER: 1028644

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.