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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a background in CT? Want to take on a new challenge? Apply today! Remuneration will be provided to the successful candidate upon project completion. Deadline: June 16, 2019.
The CAMRT will be updating the existing CT Imaging 2 course. A course outline has been developed by a subject matter expert with a focus on current and future practice.
We are seeking a Radiological Technologist with an extensive background in CT to author the revisions to the CT Imaging 2 course.
The successful candidate must have:
- a minimum of five years’ experience in the practice of CT Imaging
- a strong working knowledge of CT sectional anatomy and image evaluation
- knowledge of current and emerging CT practices and protocols
- proven experience writing/developing evidence-based curriculum
- experience creating multiple choice questions
Interested candidates are encouraged to contact CAMRT if they are interested in reviewing the course outline or if they would like more details on the scope of work and project deliverables.
Remuneration will be provided to the successful candidate upon meeting the terms of the course revision agreement.
All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, comprehensive CV, and 2 written references outlining how they meet the above criteria to email@example.com by June 16, 2019.
The CAMRT is seeking a Medical Radiation Technologist to take over the instructorship of the Interventional Radiology 2 course currently offered by the CAMRT’s Continuing Professional Development department.
The successful candidate must:
- Be a radiological technologist
- Be working in interventional radiology
- Have extensive knowledge of all procedures performed in IR. These include non-vascular, vascular (arterial and venous), neuroradiology, cardiac catheterization lab and paediatric procedures
- Have a thorough understanding of various imaging techniques used in IR, as well as pre and post procedural care.
- Have strong writing skills
The following are not mandatory, but considered an asset:
- CIR credential
- Teaching experience
Interventional Radiology 2 is offered in PDF format. The successful applicant will be responsible for the marking of the 6 course assignments, the final examination as well as updating and revising the course content as recommended by the CIR Committee.
Remuneration is provided for assignment/exam marking and for course mentorship.
All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a comprehensive CV outlining how they meet the above criteria and two written references to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15.
The CAMRT is recruiting up to 6 volunteers to help guide and build educational programming around diversity and inclusion initiatives. The first initiative will be focused on LGBTQ2+ topics to help promote cultural competency and quality care for the LGBTQ2+ community.
Members of this workgroup will:
- Identify culturally relevant topics for inclusion in educational programming
- Identify relevant subject matter experts for course development
- Provide guidance during course development, including participation in peer review
- Champion the program within their local communities and beyond
Work on this project will start Fall 2019, and regular virtual meetings can be expected throughout the 2019-2020 term.
If you are interested in participating in this initiative, please submit an expression of interest to email@example.com by July 31, 2019.
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.
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.
Certificate programs are intended to provide a mechanism for medical radiation technologists to demonstrate knowledge and competence in an area of practice, to promote standards of excellence within the clinical area and to identify those who have met a nationally recognized standard.
There is one (1) current vacancy on the CAMRT’s CT Imaging Certificate for a Radiation Therapist.
Interested candidates must:
- Be a full practice member of the CAMRT
- Be currently working and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in CT SIM
- Be able to attend an annual 2-3-day meeting in Ottawa
The following would be an asset:
- Completion of CAMRT’s CT Imaging courses
- CTIC or CTRT designation
- Teaching and/or clinical experience in this specific area of practice
- Prior exam question writing experience
The term for this Committee membership is 3 years (2020-2022) and is renewable for another 3-year term.
Please forward a current resume, a cover letter outlining how you meet the above selection criteria, why you would be an asset to the committee, along with two written references by September 15, 2019.
For more information and/or submission of application, please contact Melanie Bérubé, Manager, Continuing Professional Development at email@example.com.
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.
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