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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!
Training for CAMRT volunteers: Accessibility
There is legislation in Ontario that affects CAMRT, as well as each of us individually, called the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The purpose of this legislation is to create a fully accessible Ontario by 2025.
CAMRT seeks to accommodate its customers, employees and volunteers with a disability as best it can. As a volunteer, your contribution to the CAMRT workplace is important, and your interaction with employees or other volunteers who have a disability should be appropriate.
Please take some time to read this mini-workbook on the Integrated Accessibility Standards that CAMRT has put together for our volunteers. We hope you will find it useful and apply what you learn should the need arise. Please send any questions or feedback to Accessibility@camrt.ca. Thank you.
Attention CAMRT Members with Financial Management Knowledge and Experience
The CAMRT is searching for a member to assume the role of Member At-Large on the CAMRT Finance Committee. This position has a two-year term and is renewable once. The term for the new Member At-Large will begin on January 1, 2015.
As stated in the terms of reference for the Finance Committee, the purpose of the committee is to establish and maintain sound financial & risk management plans, practices, policies and procedures for CAMRT, including:
- reviewing, on behalf of the board, the proposed budget for the coming year;
- making recommendations regarding the budget for approval of the board;
- regular review and updating of financial policies and procedures;
- validating systems of accountability and risk management for all association expenditures; and
- serving as the primary governance contact with the CAMRT auditors.
The principle activity of the committee is to hold a 3-4 hour teleconference meeting late each October to review the budget for the following year that has been developed by CAMRT staff. During the year there may also be a few occasions when the committee will be asked to review material electronically. The other members of the committee are the members of the CAMRT Executive Committee, and two staff members – the Director of Finance and Administration and the CEO.
The competencies that the selected person will bring to the committee are:
- Considerable experience developing, analyzing and managing budgets;
- Proven ability to work effectively in committees; and,
- Preferably, formal educational preparation in financial management as part of a bachelors, masters or study for a financial or accounting designation.
|If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and a short statement explaining what you believe you can contribute to the committee to Michelle Charest, the CAMRT Director of Finance & Administration, at ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’. The deadline for these submissions is December 31st at noon EST. If you have questions about this position, please feel free to contact Michelle at the noted email address or by phone at 1-800-463-9729 ext. 246.
Volunteer with your National Professional Association - Be an Essay or Exhibit Competition Judge!
|Ever wondered how you could volunteer with your national professional association without having to commit a large portion of your time? The CAMRT understands that there are those of you who want to play some part in the activities of the association, but find it difficult to commit to a lengthy term, because of the demands of work and family. Well, this may be the role for you! The CAMRT is looking for individuals who are interested in being judges for the yearly essay and exhibit competition.
What would be required of you?
You wouldn’t need to leave the comfort of your home or office, simply go online. Everything is electronic, even the marking. You will have a three to four week period within which to review and mark essay and poster submissions. The competition is held just before the annual general conference each year.
The CAMRT would like to have a pool of individuals from all disciplines and sub-disciplines, both in English and French that we can call upon to help make the essay and exhibit competition a success every year.
To be an essay or exhibit judge you:
- Should be a CAMRT member.
- Should be a practicing technologist, manager or instructor.
- Should be able to demonstrate that you have a thorough knowledge of your discipline and/or sub-discipline.
- Should be 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.
Do you meet the above criteria? Then forward your application today, with a copy of your CV. You can apply online using the online application form.
|If you are interested, please click on this link to fill out the online application form.
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.
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: Carly McCuaig.
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 Berube, Manager, Continuing Professional Development