CT/MRI Patient Transfer Radiography Department Assistant (RDA) - Portsmouth

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust are on the lookout for a committed, passionate, compassionate Patient Transfer Radiography Department Assistant (RDA) to join their expert team.

Portsmouth Hospitals has a well-earned reputation for clinical excellence in many areas and our Working Together strategy sets out an ambitious vision to drive excellence in care for our patients and communities. Our strategy is based on a sound understanding of the challenges we face in delivering an ambitious programme of change, and on a strong commitment to working collaboratively with the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and other key partners.  

Job Summary:

  • To transfer and escort patients to and from the scanning departments
  • To assist radiographic staff in the CT and MRI scanning department.These duties include receiving patients, assisting with CT and MRI examinations and the relevant paperwork and stock control.
  • Ensure patient safety is maintained and patient experience is positive by treating all patients, relatives and colleagues with respect, dignity and courtesy in accordance with Trust values.
  • Ensuring that at all times you act within your sphere of competence.

Key Responsibilities:


  • To provide the safe transfer of patients to and from the CT and MRI scanners
  • To assist to patients needs during transfer
  • To assist the radiographers and Superintendent in order to facilitate the smooth running of the scanning departments on a daily basis.
  • Organising the daily throughput of the department in conjunction with the radiographers by ensuring that all request cards and films, for each day are correct, noting any special instructions regarding patient preparation.
  • Liaising with wards to arrange the transportation of patients to the department, and likewise liaising with the porters.
  • To assist in patient care, getting patients changed, giving oral preparation, assisting patients in and out of the scan room and on and off the scanner table.
  • To answer the telephone and deal promptly with enquires from patients, doctors and other hospital staff.
  • To be able to use the departmental radiology information computer to register and track patients, to check results and appointments.
  • To have a flexible approach and assist generally with any other duties as requested by the Superintendent radiographer and clinical manager.Healthcare provision takes place in a constantly changing environment, and the RDA role will be reviewed and may be amended from time to time to reflect the changing need of the service.

    Extended Clinical Role

  • To undertake IV cannulations with no supervision



  • Ensure all examinations and work practices are carried out in a professional and appropriate manner in keeping with:
    • Ionising Radiation Regulations and Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposures) Regulations
    • Local Rules
    • COSSH Regulations
    • Hospital and Directorate Clinical Governance Strategy
    • Data Protection Act
    • MR Safety Rules
  • To observe all manual handling criteria when;
    • Moving patients from waiting areas into the scanning rooms
    • Transferring patients on and off the scanner tables
    • Positioning patients into the correct scanning position
    • Moving the scanner equipment


  • To undertake the departmental and Trust induction programme and all annual statutory training
  • To train new staff and facilitate their development.
  • To maintain own level of competence through continuing professional development through participation in internal and external development opportunities.
  • To take part/perform/supervise clinical trials and audits as required.
  • Monitor performance of all associated equipment and act upon all reported potential and actual faults and hazards.
  • Report and take appropriate action where necessary/possible, to deal with all undue events with a potentially adverse outcome in keeping with the Department and Trust incident reporting policy.
  • The post-holder will be responsible for the appropriate health, safety and welfare matters affecting themselves, patients, visitors, professional and non-professional authorised staff within a designated, controlled or supervised area within the Diagnostic Imaging Department or the Trust.


  • To develop and maintain appropriate intra and interdepartmental communication channels.
  • To overcome barriers to understanding patients with special needs. To communicate sensitive/complex information to some patients.
  • To be able to relate to all manner of patients with understanding and care, respecting their privacy and dignity to provide a caring and confidential service.
  • Promote and ensure the best available departmental environment for patients, visitors and staff.

Important Requirements:

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills.
  • Excellent IT skills, including email, the internet, software, and particular strength in Excel, Word and using database
  • To be articulate in expressing ideas
  • Ability to prioritise workload.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Our Bank Staff  Patient Transfer Radiography Department Assistant  are invaluable to us, so we provide the following advantages as a thank you for their dedication and commitment:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Ability to book and monitor shifts using online timesheet
  • Weekly salary
  • Priority of shifts over agency workers
  • Access to free Bank Partners Core Skills training
  • We operate with an open-door policy
  • Competitive salary 

If you are a dedicated and qualified Patient Transfer Radiography Department Assistant  eager to contribute to a dynamic team and positively impact patient care, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.


Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.