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.”
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.
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 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 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: email@example.com. For more information about peer review, please visit the journal website and select the “Peer Review” tab.
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.
We are currently seeking two members to represent the discipline of radiological technology. 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 February 28, 2019. Appointments will be effective February 1, 2019 for a two-year term (renewable).
Interested in helping to move the profession forward? You may be interested in becoming a member of the CAMRT’s Advocacy Advisory Council.
The CAMRT is currently seeking members from nuclear medicine to apply for this committee.
Role of the AAC member
The AAC is instrumental in providing advice and expertise on the CAMRT advocacy plan and its effective implementation, as well other initiatives to strengthen the identity, position and voice of the medical radiation technology profession.
Each member of the council serves on the AAC for a period of two years. There is one face-to-face meeting each year, with teleconferences as required.
The role of the AAC is to:
- Assist in the identification and assessment of emerging political issues affecting and influencing MRT practice and health care
- Consult on submissions to government(s) on significant issues affecting and influencing MRT practice and health care
- Assist with the annual review and updating of the government relations component of the CAMRT advocacy plan
- Collaborate with provincial organizations on government relations strategies at a local level as appropriate
- Assist with the annual review and update of CAMRT advocacy tools
Those putting their names forward should be:
- A member of CAMRT
- Knowledgeable in, and comfortable representing, their respective modality and/or area(s) of expertise in committee discussions
- Experienced with advocacy initiatives in their professional association(s), workplace, community or special interest groups
Prior volunteer experience in CAMRT or provincial associations is an asset.
CAMRT members with relevant experience and an interest in contributing to the advancement of the medical radiation technology profession through effective advocacy are invited to forward a brief statement outlining their interests and applicable experience, together with a copy of their CV to Christopher Topham, Director, Advocacy, Communications, at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org