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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!

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CAMRT representative to the ISRRT Council

Apply by 5pm EST, Friday, September 5, if you would like to be the CAMRT's representative to the International Society of Radiographers & Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) Council.  The ISRRT has a mandate of advancing medical imaging and radiation therapy worldwide (http://www.isrrt.org/isrrt/).  The CAMRT is a member of this international association and each of our members is also an individual member of the ISRRT. 

The successful candidate must be a CAMRT member in good standing and will represent the CAMRT at the ISRRT's world congresses, speak about the ISRRT to our membership and write/report on ISRRT activities.  Submit your cover letter and CV (1-3 pages) to Myrtle Shields at mshields@camrt.ca.   Please provide details of the following in your cover letter: 

  • Your CAMRT involvement
  • Your provincial involvement
  • Proficiency in verbal communication
  • Proficiency in written communication
  • Experience in the role of an ambassador
  • Your presentation skills
  • International experience, if any
  • Your understanding of key issues affecting the profession nationally and internationally 

 

The successful candidate will be appointed to a four-year term beginning immediately.

For more infomation, contact Myrtle Shields at mshields@camrt.ca.

Deadline for applications is Friday, September 5, 2014 at 5pm EST.

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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