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 the Travel Expense Claim Form; 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.”
Call for Volunteers – Best Practice Guidelines Committee
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.
CAMRT’s current BPG sustainability committee works to keep CAMRT’s BPGs up to date, relevant to practice in all modalities, and continues to develop new BPGs on topics that are important to MRT practice.
Currently, the CAMRT is looking to fill two positions on the BPG committee. Specifically, we are looking for one MRT from each of the following disciplines/specialties:
- Radiological Technology
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology
- 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, Professionalism, Occupational Health and Safety.
- Members are (or are willing to become) familiar with the CAMRT BPG website and documents, including information resources and tools.
- Committee members are willing and committed to join face to face meetings in Ottawa as required.
- All committee members must be members of the CAMRT.
If you are interested in joining the CAMRT BPG committee, please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae to Katherine Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 25th, 2019.
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. 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 Exam Development:Exam item writers
Recruitment for item writers 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 for exam item writing is held in the Fall. Meetings are held in Ottawa with all expenses covered by CAMRT.
If you are interested please contact the Certification Manager at email@example.com.
CAMRT is seeking a healthcare professional with an extensive background and keen interest in cultural sensitivity and diversity to revise and update the existing Cultural Competence in Health Care Provision Quick Self Study.
Peer review of the existing content has been completed and necessary updates have been identified, with a focus on building new content related to culturally sensitive care for Indigenous peoples.
The successful candidate must:
- have current knowledge and expertise in the subject matter
- have writing experience (academic and/or curriculum development)
- have experience creating multiple choice questions
All interested candidates should submit a comprehensive CV, a cover letter and references outlining how they meet the above criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 28, 2019.
Remuneration will be provided upon completion of the course revisions.
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 short courses of approximately 50 pages in length, requiring the student to take up to 10 hours to complete. There are no assignments; however, a self-administered post-quiz of 20-30 multiple choice questions must be developed. Remuneration will be paid upon completion.
If you are interested in developing a topic of interest please contact Melanie Bérubé, Manager, Continuing Professional Development at email@example.com.
CAMRT is recruiting individuals who are interested in volunteering their time and expertise to peer review Continuing Professional Development (CPD) content and/or to assist with the assignment of credit through our Continuing Education Credit Approval Program (CECAP).
To support these ongoing processes, CAMRT requires volunteers in all disciplines and specializations. These volunteers are then called upon as needed to complete reviews related to their discipline or area of expertise.
As a volunteer reviewer for the CAMRT, you will:
- Ensure newly developed CAMRT courses reflect current practice and clinical relevance
- Assign continuing education credit to educational activities available to MRTs in Canada
- Earn continuing education credit for your personal portfolio
Recruitment for volunteer peer and credit reviewers for the CPD Program is ongoing.
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 21 days 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.
The CAMRT is looking to fill one vacancy on the Fellowship Committee. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in magnetic resonance imaging.
Information on the new Fellowship Program can be found here: https://www.camrt.ca/professional-development/fellowship/.
Purpose of the Fellowship Committee
- To develop, evaluate and maintain CAMRT’s new Fellowship Program
Role and Responsibilities
- Assess candidate’s eligibility requirements for program
- Assess, monitor and approve candidate’s submissions to their Fellowship Portfolio, including:
- Reviewing and approving point accumulations for the Pathways Phase
- Reviewing and approving the Mentorship Project proposal
- Evaluating capstone mentorship project
- Evaluating reflective practice capstone paper
- Recommend to Board of Directors the awarding of a FCAMRT
- Develop and maintain the Candidate’s and committee member’s Handbook describing the Fellowship program
- Collaborate with staff member liaison to promote the fellowship program
Applicants must have at least five years experience as an MRT. Previous experience on professional committees and/or with activities outlined in the pathways to Fellowship is considered an asset.
Interested applicants must submit their curriculum vitae and expression of interest to Carrie Bru, Director of Education at email@example.com
We are currently seeking two members with representation from Atlantic Canada and British Columbia. Applicants should be familiar with the Association’s activities in research, publishing and education.
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 by teleconference plus limited email correspondence throughout the year.
Please send your expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 30. Appointments will be effective January 1, 2020 for a two-year term (renewable).