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 [Download PDF; 37kb]
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.”
CAMRT is seeking members from the disciplines of radiological technology, MRI and/or nuclear medicine to serve on its Advocacy Advisory Council (AAC).
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
- All AAC members are members of CAMRT
- Each member is knowledgeable in, and comfortable representing, their respective modality and/or area(s) of expertise
- Each member should demonstrate a history of active participation in advocacy initiatives in their professional association(s), community or special interest groups
- Prior volunteer experience in CAMRT or provincial associations is highly desired
Because we are trying to maintain a national geographic representation on the committee, we are especially interested in finding volunteers from Atlantic Canada, Ontario and/or Quebec.
Because we are trying to maintain representation from all disciplines, we are also particularly interested in finding members from the disciplines of Radiological technology and MRI.
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, along with a copy of their CV to Christopher Topham, Director, Advocacy, Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer with the CAMRT – Be an Essay or Exhibit Competition Judge!
The CAMRT is looking for individuals who are interested in being judges for CAMRT’s yearly essay and exhibit competition. This is a volunteer position that does not require a large time commitment. Everything is electronic, including the marking. You will have a two to three week period within which to review and mark essay and poster submissions. The competition is held just before the annual general conference each year. To be an essay or exhibit judge you must be:
- a CAMRT member for at least 5 years.
- a practicing technologist, manager or instructor.
- able to demonstrate that you have a thorough knowledge of your discipline and/or sub-discipline.
- able to demonstrate that you are knowledgeable of advances in the field of medical radiation technology in general, and particularly in your discipline and/or sub-discipline.
If you are interested in volunteering as a reviewer to judge the submissions for the essay and exhibit competition, please submit your CV and the completed online application form.
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.
There are currently no vacancies available, please check back at a later time.
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about peer review, please visit the journal website and select the “Peer Review” tab.
Members for Professional Practice Advisory Council
The CAMRT is currently looking to fill one position on the Professional Practice Advisory Council (PPAC). Specifically we are looking for one MRT from:
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.
- All council 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: 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.
If you are interested in joining the CAMRT Professional Practice Advisory Council, please submit your cover letter and your curriculum vitae to Phyllis Williams.
Call for Volunteers—Member-At-Large for Nominating Committee
CAMRT is seeking to fill a Member-At-Large position on the association’s Nominating Committee. The function of the committee is to identify a slate of nominees for the board positions being elected in any given year.
We require an applicant who is a former CAMRT Committee Chair. We are also looking for an applicant preferably from Western or Central Canada to complement the geographic representation on the committee. Applicants should possess a good knowledge of the CAMRT and its vast member base. Experience in electoral processes, nominations, etc., would be an asset, but not essential.
This position is for a two-year term, renewable once. Meetings will occur by teleconference as often as necessary. The Nominating Committee reports to the CAMRT Board of Directors.
Please forward a cover letter and CV (1-3 pages) to the attention of the Chief Executive Officer by fax (613-234-1097) or scanned email (email@example.com) by 5:00 p.m. EDT, March 17, 2017.