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.
Call for Volunteers—Member-At-Large for Nominating Committee
As you know, the CAMRT is moving away from holding a single annual general conference, and towards a model that supports more events across the country and in support of specialty and provincial programming. Our specialty stream includes partnerships with national physician organizations such as CANM, CIRA, CARO, and COMP. Full details can be found on the CAMRT website here: http://www.camrt.ca/events/2018-conferences-and-events-model/
The CAMRT is looking to recruit technologists interested in volunteering on the conference committees and contributing to the development of the scientific programs for these events.
CAMRT members can volunteer to be considered for the conference committee that corresponds to their area of expertise. Duties may include: helping to identify topics and speakers for the conference; approaching and confirming potential speakers; and/or, volunteering onsite during the event.
At the present time, volunteer opportunities are available in the areas of Nuclear Medicine, Interventional Radiology, Radiation Therapy and Radiological Technology.
Volunteers must be current members of the CAMRT and must be able to participate in planning activities beginning in July 2017
If you are interested to be considered for one of the volunteer positions, please send your cv and statement of interest to Gertrud Jeewanjee at email@example.com by Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
If you have questions about the volunteer opportunity or the responsibilities, please don’t hesitate to contact Karen Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org