Volunteering with CAMRT
CAMRT has many opportunities for members to volunteer. These opportunities allow members to build their experience in areas of personal interest, to contribute back to the profession, and also to enjoy meeting other MRTs from throughout the country. Please check back often for opportunities currently available at CAMRT!
Anyone travelling on CAMRT business must arrange their travel through CAMRT’s designated travel agency, Maritime Travel. Travel and accommodation booked through Maritime Travel will be billed directly to CAMRT.
Please contact Genevieve Barker at Maritime Travel:
Travel Expense Claim Form
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Committees of the CAMRT
The work of the CAMRT is supported by a valued corps of committed volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to advance the mission and strategic goals of the association. For a listing of these committees please click here and scroll down the page to “Committees.”
Certificate programs are intended to provide a mechanism for medical radiation technologists to demonstrate knowledge and competence in a specialized area of practice, to promote standards of excellence within the clinical area and to identify those who have met a nationally recognized standard.
Certificate in interventional radiology (cir) seeking replacement committee member
The certificate in interventional radiology(IR) is intended to provide a mechanism for MRTs to demonstrate knowledge and competence in the field of IR, to promote standards of excellence within the clinical area and to identify those who have met a nationally recognized standard.
There is currently one (1) vacancy for a Radiological Technologist on the Certificate in Interventional Radiology Committee.
Interested Candidates must:
- Be currently working in interventional radiology and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience
- Be a full practice member of the CAMRT
- Can attend an annual 2-3-day spring meeting in Ottawa
- Have a valid CIR designation and/or a CIR designation in progress
- Have completed the CAMRT’s Interventional Radiology 1 & 2 courses and/or Certificate program would be an asset
- Have prior writing experience with strong writing skills
Roles and Responsibilities:
- To manage the didactic component of the program
- To become course instructor or exam coordinator if required
- To manage the clinical component of the program
- To monitor the candidates’ clinical assessment and audit if required
- To review and update communication related to the program
- To take on other tasks as required
Committee membership term
This is a 3-year term with the option to renew for another 3-year term.
Please forward a current resume, a covering letter outlining how you meet the above selection criteria and two references by September 22, 2017.
For more information and/or submission of application, please contact Melanie Bérubé, Manager, Continuing Professional Development at email@example.com or by fax at 613-234-1097.
Certificate Exam Development:Exam item writers and exam item reviewers needed
Recruitment for item writers and item reviewers is ongoing. A bank of applications from interested individuals in all disciplines is needed to support the process of certification exam development.Didactic instructors, clinical instructors and direct patient care providers are invited to apply. Your expertise is valued and appreciated. Help ensure the entry-to-practice certification exam reflects current practice and assesses the competency required for safe and effective practice.The meeting dates for exam item writing and exam item review will always be the months of February and March. Meetings are held in Ottawa with all expenses covered by CAMRT.
If you are interested please contact Elaine Dever, Director of Education.
Authors for Quick Self-Study Courses
The result of a current membership survey indicated a high interest in the CAMRT Quick Self Study courses. These are courses of approximately 30 pages in length, requiring the student to take 6-10 hours to complete. There are no assignments; however, a self-administered post-quiz of 20-30 multiple choice questions must be developed.The author must request approval of the topic prior to development of the study. Remuneration will be paid upon completion.
If you are interested please contact Melanie Bérubé, Manager, Continuing Professional Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reviewers for the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
The CAMRT is recruiting individuals who have professional writing and/or editing experience to serve as guest reviewers for the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.Reviewers are required to evaluate the suitability of research manuscripts for publication and ensure that the research / literature review is adequately portrayed. As a reviewer for the Journal, you will be expected to:
- Commit the appropriate amount of time required for review of manuscripts (reviewers are generally given 4 to 6 weeks to review a paper)
- Review manuscripts according to established policies and time frames
- Disclose any conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise, related to a particular manuscript
We are seeking individuals who have expertise in the following areas of expertise:
- Radiological technology
- Magnetic resonance imaging
- Radiation therapy
- Nuclear medicine
- Research methodology
- Management / leadership
If you want to participate in the dissemination of knowledge through a global professional journal, please send your resume with a letter outlining your editing / writing experience to: email@example.com. For more information about peer review, please visit the journal website and select the “Peer Review” tab.
The CAMRT is currently looking to fill two positions on the Professional Practice Advisory Council (PPAC). Specifically we are looking for one MRT from:
- Prince Edward Island
The purpose of the PPAC is to provide advice and support to the CAMRT board and staff regarding current and future matters affecting the practice of medical radiation technology. PPAC members would:
- Keep up to date with developments in the profession of medical radiation technology, and identify potential practice issues to CAMRT staff and the Board of Directors as required.
- Assist in the development and revision of professional practice documentation.
- Monitor and advise CAMRT staff on relevant issues affecting and influencing MRT practice and health care.
- Monitor and advise CAMRT staff on issues related to occupational health and safety issues.
- Monitor and advise CAMRT staff on issues related to the continuum of practice.
- Respond to other requests regarding medical radiation technology professional practice issues that the Board might identify for action.
- Assist CAMRT staff in communicating with stakeholders to further CAMRT’s strategic vision.
- Report to their respective Provincial Member Association as required.
- Each member is knowledgeable in, and comfortable representing, their respective modality and/or area(s) of expertise.
- Possible areas of expertise: Advanced Practice, Education, Hybrid imaging, Leadership/management, Occupational health and safety/quality assurance, PACS/IT, Radiation safety (preferably radiation safety officer), Industry insight, Independent/private imaging facility representation, urban/rural representation.
- Members are (or are willing to become) familiar with professional practice documents, including information resources and tools.
- All council members are members of CAMRT.
If you are interested in joining the CAMRT Professional Practice Advisory Council, please submit your cover letter and your curriculum vitae to Phyllis Williams.
The CAMRT Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs) are the means for providing the best possible outcome for patients based on judgments that consider patient needs, clinical experience and the best available evidence.
Best practice can be found at the intersection of three realms: best available clinical evidence, clinical expertise and experience and patient values and expectations. Those striving for best practice consider and integrate all three elements into the decisions they make and the actions they take.
Currently, the CAMRT is looking to fill two to three positions on the BPG working group sub-committee. Specifically, we are looking for MRTs from each of the following disciplines/specialties:
– Nuclear Medicine
– Magnetic Resonance Technology
– Radiological Technologists
- Each member is knowledgeable in, and comfortable representing, their respective discipline and/or area(s) of expertise. Possible areas of expertise:
Patient Management, Patient Safety, Quality of Care, Collaborative Practice, Occupational Health and Safety, Professional Development
- Members are (or are willing to become) familiar with the CAMRT BPG website and documents, including information resources and tools.
- Committee members are willing to work with other committee members on guideline development and reviews
- All committee members must be a member of the CAMRT
If you are interested in joining the CAMRT BPG working group sub-committee, please submit your cover letter and your curriculum vitae to Phyllis Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 11th, 2017.
Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. To see the full scale of the project please view the website: www.choosingwiselycanada.org.
As a partner in the campaign, the CAMRT has been tasked to create a list of evidence-based recommendations related to the appropriateness of tests, treatments and procedures conducted within MRT practice.
The CAMRT is currently looking to add additional volunteer expertise for working groups for the Choosing Wisely Canada – MRT Recommendations initiative. Each working group member will work with a lead (chair) and with other various workgroups to assist in writing and publishing MRT specific recommendations for the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign.
The steering committee and CAMRT staff, with the support of the workgroups, will:
- Conduct a comprehensive literature review for a specific recommendation;
- Choose the evidence-based elements that will be the basis for the recommendation; and
- Review draft versions, suggesting edits and incorporating changes when necessary.
- All committee members are members of CAMRT.
- Each member is knowledgeable in, and comfortable representing, their respective modality and/or area(s) of expertise.
Possible areas of expertise: Evidence-based practice, Education, Hybrid imaging, Leadership/management, Occupational health and safety/quality assurance, Radiation safety.
If you are interested in volunteering for this initiative, please submit your cover letter and your curriculum vitae to Phyllis Williams (email@example.com) by August 25th, 2017.
Interested in helping to move the profession forward? You may be interested in becoming a member of the CAMRT’s Advocacy Advisory Council.
The CAMRT is currently seeking members from all disciplines to apply for this committee.
Role of the AAC member
The AAC is instrumental in providing advice and expertise on the CAMRT advocacy plan and its effective implementation, as well other initiatives to strengthen the identity, position and voice of the medical radiation technology profession.
Each member of the council serves on the AAC for a period of two years. There is one face-to-face meeting each year, with teleconferences as required.
The role of the AAC is to:
- Assist in the identification and assessment of emerging political issues affecting and influencing MRT practice and health care
- Consult on submissions to government(s) on significant issues affecting and influencing MRT practice and health care
- Assist with the annual review and updating of the government relations component of the CAMRT advocacy plan
- Collaborate with provincial organizations on government relations strategies at a local level as appropriate
- Assist with the annual review and update of CAMRT advocacy tools
Those putting their names forward should be:
- A member of CAMRT
- Knowledgeable in, and comfortable representing, their respective modality and/or area(s) of expertise in committee discussions
- Experienced with advocacy initiatives in their professional association(s), workplace, community or special interest groups
Prior volunteer experience in CAMRT or provincial associations is an asset.
CAMRT members with relevant experience and an interest in contributing to the advancement of the medical radiation technology profession through effective advocacy are invited to forward a brief statement outlining their interests and applicable experience, together with a copy of their CV by September 30th, 2017 to Christopher Topham, Director, Advocacy, Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently seeking one member from the discipline of magnetic resonance imaging, radiological technology and/or nuclear medicine. Applicants should be familiar with the Association’s activities in research, publishing and education.
The Research Grant Committee administers, in accordance with the policies and guidelines determined by the CAMRT Board of Directors, the distribution of the CAMRT research grants and solicits and adjudicates proposals for research projects that contribute to the broader good of the medical radiation technology profession. The bulk of the work related to adjudication of the proposals and selection of grant recipient(s) take place from mid-April to mid-May. Meetings are by teleconference plus limited email correspondence throughout the year.
Please send your expression of interest to email@example.com no later than November 1st. Appointments will be effective January 1, 2018 for a two-year term (renewable).