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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!

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Casting Call for New CAMRT Video and Stock Photos

The CAMRT has been promoting the “NOD” as part of its Image of Care brand campaign for the last three years. We are now ready to bring this concept to life with a short video that demonstrates how members in each discipline can ‘do the NOD’ in the course of their daily work. The video will also serve to inform patients about the role of the MRT in the healthcare system. The video will be produced in English and French versions.

We will require one practicing member from each of the four disciplines to ‘do the NOD” in English, and one to do the same in French, and are looking for people who are comfortable speaking in front of a camera, reflect the diversity of the membership, and are passionately proud of their profession.

We also need a supporting cast for background scenes that portray technologists and patients in typical imaging and therapy scenarios.

The volunteers will need to be available for one evening shoot in early December at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on Baseline Road.

Volunteers are asked to contact Nicole Forget at nforget@camrt.ca with an expression of interest indicating their discipline, language preference, any prior experience and including a head shot photograph. Please do so by Friday, November 28, 2014.

Call for the CAMRT Representative on the Canadian Coalition for Radiation and Medical Imaging Safety (Coalition's name to be formalized in the near future)

The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) is looking for a Medical Radiation Technologist, specialized in imaging to serve as the CAMRT representative on the Coalition.

The Coalition's Vision

To establish a national Coalition, which will develop and advocate approaches for improving radiation protection of patients in Canada.

Goals & Objectives

Overall
To build a Canadian Coalition whose focus is on strengthening medical radiation protection for patients. The primary responsibility of this committee is to: develop awareness of the patient protection strategies for Canada, promote procedural appropriateness, and facilitate a means to conduct scientific inquiry on the effects of radiation on human health.

First-Year Goals
During the first year of inception, the committee expects to achieve the following goals:

  1. Formalize the understanding that there is a need to promote and improve patient medical imaging radiation protection in Canada.
  2. Form a coalition that brings together the relevant expertise, groups and stakeholders.
  3. Understand and promote the existing initiatives, both in Canada and internationally.
  4. Identify existing gaps and determine what needs to be done to update and improve initiatives within Canada in alignment with international standards and initiatives.
  5. Promote knowledge translation of the Canadian initiatives.
  6. Establish an advisory committee to support research and projects.

Structure

The Coalition will be a collaboration between government agencies, professional associations and their members, universities, colleges, national research institutions and hospitals.  The Coalition will liaise with advisors from industry, researchers, technologists, medical physicists and any health care providers using or prescribing the use of radiation. Members will be sought with specialized expertise in areas such as data mining, health informatics and biostatistics. The Coalition will include representatives from the various geographic areas of Canada.

CAMRT Member Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrates a clear understanding and expertise related to radiation safety issues and trends in medical imaging, on both a local and a systems level.
  2. Demonstrates a history of, and commitment to, radiation safety for patients.
  3. Has a broad network within the medical imaging community at a national level.
  4. Demonstrates a clear understanding of CAMRT’s strategic goals and operational capacity.
  5. Be willing to communicate regularly with CAMRT staff and the CAMRT Board of Directors as required.
  6. Has the support of their employer to be able to attend and participate in the Coalition’s meetings and initiatives.
  7. Must be a current member of the CAMRT.
If you meet the competencies above and are interested in this position please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to pwilliams@camrt.ca by December 5th, 2014.

CAMRT Research Grant Committee

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 electronic and are generally limited to two per year. We are currently seeking members who represent the diversity of the CAMRT and are familiar with the Association's activities in research, publishing and education. Please send your expression of interest to editor@camrt.ca no later than December 5. Appointments will be effective January 1, 2015 for a two year term (renewable).

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 ‘mcharest@camrt.ca’. The deadline for these submissions is Friday, December 12th 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
  • Statistics
  • Research methodology
  • Ethics
  • Management / leadership
  • Educators
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

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