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Dexa Tech/ Referrals, Full Time Days

Hickory, NC, United States
Job ID: 121032
Job Family: Clerical Support
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: 40 hours Monday through Friday
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 34511088133173-Family Medicine


At Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, we take pride in offering a dynamic and fulfilling work environment. Joining our team means becoming an essential part of a leading healthcare institution that is committed to providing exceptional patient care and advancing medical research.

Position Highlights: 

  • Shift Schedule:  Full Time, Days 
  • Department:  Family Medicine
  • Location:  2359 Springs Rd, Hickory, NC 

What We Offer:

  • Day 1 Health Coverage: Amazing health insurance with the option of copay or HSA eligible plans
  • Wellness Incentives: Up to $1,350/year in wellness incentives through our LiveWELL program
  • Education: Eligible for our Prepaid College Tuition Assistance program (up to $5,250/year)!
  • Parental Benefits: Six weeks paid birthing-mother maternity leave & four weeks paid parental leave
  • Retirement: Up to 7% employer-paid retirement contributions


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent. 
  • Graduation from an accredited X-Ray Technologist/Technician Program. 
  • One-year clinic/ bone density scan experience preferred. 
  • Current Certification by ARRT in radiography or equivalent. 
  • Current Certification by CDT (International Society for Clinical Densitometry) preferred. 
  • Current Certification by manufacturer upon completion of training. 
  • Current CPR certification. 

The Successful Candidate will assume responsibility for a variety of functions, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Schedules referral appointments for patients as directed by provider. Provides the patient with privacy, and instructions to assure a high quality result. 
  • Answers medical record and billing questions as needed. Calls insurance companies and pre-certifies referral requests. 
  • Answers telephone calls, records messages for providers and staff. Understands and can perform duties associated with basic medical office procedures such as data entry, filing, and examination of charts for accuracy and completeness. May fill-in for other support staff when necessary. 
  • Receives scan orders from providers, prepares necessary documentation, and perform all routine bone densitometry scans. Performs consistently optimal quality bone densitometry scans. 
  • Corroborates patient's clinical history with procedure, assuring information is documented and available for use by a provider. Provides patient education prior to the procedure and provides post-procedure osteoporosis prevention instruction. Schedules outside referrals and prepares necessary paperwork for referrals. 
  • Positions the patient to demonstrate the anatomic area of interest, respecting the patient's range of motion without discomfort. Practices universal precautions. Practices sterile technique and prevents cross contamination. 
  • Logs bone density procedures completed and processes related paperwork using computer equipment as directed. 
  • Maintains bone density exam room inventory control and requisitions supplies for that area. 
  • Maintains accurate scan log and necessary documentation for all scans according to standards. 
  • Performs all bone densitometry procedures accurately, precisely, and efficiently under minimal supervision. 
  • Reports accurate, efficient, legible, and timely scan results following clinic protocols and drawing special alert to providers and/or nurses on red flag results. Obtains necessary test results, distributes and reports all scan results to appropriate providers, filing all scan results. Reports varying in-house scan results in addition to all abnormal findings to clinical staff. 
  • Maintains and documents quality control on all procedures performed, detecting shifts of trends in control values, correcting problems when values are not within set limits, documenting problems, researching new courses of action when necessary, and ensuring that the supervisor is aware of any problems.