Volunteering with CAMRT
CAMRT has many opportunities for members wishing 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 throughout the country. Please check back often for volunteer opportunities with CAMRT!
Volunteer Opportunity: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
CAMRT is seeking volunteers to support our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives. If you define yourself as a member of an historically, persistently, and systemically marginalized group and would like to become involved in this exciting and critical work, please send an email to email@example.com and we will get back to you to discuss next steps. We look forward to hearing from you!
CAMRT is seeking a volunteer with a passion for radiation safety in the medical radiation sciences to represent the association and the MRT profession with Canada Safe Imaging (CSI).
CSI is a collaborative undertaking between professional associations (such as CAR, CAMRT and others), universities, colleges, national research institutions and hospitals. Its focus is to strengthen medical radiation protection for patients and to foster a culture of radiation safety in healthcare in Canada.
If this work interests you and you would like to put your name forward for consideration, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Deadline: July 31, 2023
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.
CAMRT is seeking to fill a Member-At-Large position on the association’s Nominating Committee. The function of the committee is to identify a slate of nominees for the board positions being elected in any given year.
We are looking for an applicant who is either a nuclear medicine technologist or a radiation therapy technologist to complement the discipline representation on the committee. We are also looking for an applicant preferably from Central Canada to complement the geographic representation on the committee. Applicants should possess a good knowledge of the CAMRT and its vast member base. Prior volunteer experience in CAMRT or a provincial organization is highly desired. Experience in electoral processes, nominations, etc., would be an asset, but not necessary.
This position is for a two-year term, renewable once. Meetings will occur by teleconference as often as necessary. The Nominating Committee reports to the CAMRT Board of Directors.
Please forward a cover letter and CV (1-3 pages) to the attention of the Chair, Nominating Committee, by email (email@example.com) by 5:00 pm EDT, June 30th.
Credential Assessors for Internationally Educated Medical Radiation Technologists (IEMRTs) Assessment Applications
To gain access to the CAMRT national certification exam, IEMRTs must first undergo an experience and educational assessment to determine their eligibility. The assessment process evaluates language proficiency, substantial similarity of education/ qualifications compared to Canadian accredited MRT education programs, competency requirements and work experience. CAMRT completes the experience and academic credential assessments for seven provinces and the Territories. We are currently recruiting MRTs in all disciplines to be active credential assessors. The MRTs should have in-depth knowledge and experience in the current national entry-to-practice competency profile for their discipline. Additionally, we are seeking French-speaking MRTs for credential assessors in Radiological Technology and Magnetic Resonance. The Manager of Certification provides initial and ongoing training and support to all active credential assessors to ensure we continue to promote fair, credible, consistent, and concerted methods for assessing IEMRT assessment applications. Remuneration provided.
If you are interested, please contact Mikki Campbell, Manager of Certification at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Volunteer Opportunity: Certification Exam Translation Working Groups
Did you know that certification exam candidates can write the Radiological Technology and Magnetic Resonance certification exams in French and/or English? It is the role of the Certification Exam Translation working groups to provide French translation support during certification exam development. We are currently recruiting 2-6 CAMRT members in the disciplines of Radiological Technology and Magnetic Resonance to join the discipline-specific working groups. Preference will be given to individuals whose first language is French or those with previous translation experience. The Translation working groups meet annually in the Spring for approximately 4-6 hours virtually.
If you are interested, please contact Mikki Campbell, Manager of Certification at email@example.com.
Volunteer Opportunity: Certification Exam Item Writers
Interested in ensuring the entry-to-practice certification exam reflects current practice and assesses the competency required for safe and effective practice? Apply to be an Item Writer today! A bank of applications from interested individuals in all disciplines is needed to support the process of certification exam development. All didactic instructors, clinical instructors and direct patient care providers are invited to apply. Item Writers will have expertise in entry-to-practice competency and be knowledgeable in both the didactic and clinical component required for practice in their discipline. Current preferences are for the following areas:
Magnetic Resonance – didactic instructors, clinical instructors and direct care providers from Ontario and the East Coast
Nuclear Medicine – didactic instructors from Ontario
Radiation Therapy – didactic instructors from British Columbia and New Brunswick
The meeting for exam item writing is held in the Fall. Meetings are held in Ottawa with all expenses covered by CAMRT.
Volunteer Opportunity: Exam Validation Committee (EVC)
The discipline-specific exam validation committees at CAMRT are imperative to the quality, validity and ultimate success of the CAMRT’s certification exam development cycle. All didactic instructors, clinical instructors and direct patient care providers are invited to apply. Previous experience with item writing is an asset. Members of the EVC must be a CAMRT member in good standing and have in-depth knowledge and experience in the current national entry-to-practice competency profile for their discipline. We are currently seeking:
Radiological Technology – direct care providers from Ontario
Radiation Therapy – direct care providers and didactic instructors from East coast and didactic instructors from Ontario
The Exam Validation Committees meet annually in the Winter over 5 days. Meetings are held in Ottawa with all expenses covered by CAMRT.
If you are interested in any of the Exam Development Groups, please contact Mikki Campbell, Manager of Certification at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Authors:
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Authors for On-Demand 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 us in 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
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 Education Advisory Council (EAC) advises and supports CAMRT staff and the Board of Directors on matters related to continuing professional development and entry-to-practice certification, bringing awareness to current and future trends, challenges or requirements that may impact delivery of education.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Assess the health environment to evaluate existing practices and processes related to both the competency required for medical radiation technologists (MRTs) at entry to practice and their continued professional development
- Assess the health environment to identify challenges that must be met by the CAMRT to ensure the education required for future practice is reflective of the needs of all stakeholders.
- Identify and advise on activities that would promote the competencies required for safe and effective practice
- Provide expertise for the development of guidelines, policies, processes and programs related to education for MRTs
- Advise on future plans and priorities for entry-to-practice certification and continuing professional development.
- Assist CAMRT staff in communicating with stakeholders to further CAMRT’s strategic vision.
There are currently 4 vacancies on Education Advisory Council
- Clinical Educator (priority given to MR)
- CAMRT course instructor or course author
- MRT Manager/Supervisor
- Quebec representative
Interested candidates must be:
- A full practice member of the CAMRT
- Meet the criteria of the vacancies noted above
- Able to attend an annual 1-2 day meeting either in person or virtual
The term for the Council membership is 2 years (January 2024-January 2026), potential to renew for one additional 2-year term.
Please forward a current resume, a short expression of interest outlining how you meet the above selection criteria and why you would be an asset to the Education Advisory Council, along with two written references by December 11, 2023 to email@example.com
For more information and/or submission of application, please contact Carrie Bru, Director of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.”
Travel – Important Notice
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