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Call for Expressions of Interest - ISRRT Councillor
Posted 29th November 2017

The position of ASMIRT ISRRT Councillor falls due for appointment in April 2018. The requirements for the role are attached here. The position of ISRRT Councillor for Australia is open for expressions of interest.  The successful applicant will take up their appointment following the World congress of the ISRRT which will be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad from April 9-15 2018.  This appointment is for an initial period of four years, with an option to extend for a further four subject to successful reapplication to the ASMIRT Board.

If you would like to know more about the role please email ceo@asmirt.org  for information.

Applications sought for the Health Workforce Scholarship Program
Posted 29th November 2017

The Rural Workforce Agency Network has announced the launch of the first national call for applications for the Health Workforce Scholarship Program.

The Scholarship Program is intended to improve the access to services needed in remote and rural areas across Australia by supporting an increase in skills, capacity and scope of practice for medical, nursing and allied health professionals working in primary health care. The Rural Workforce Agency Network will deliver the Scholarship Program in each state and the Northern Territory.

To be eligible for the Scholarship Program applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Health professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing or allied health, including Aboriginal Health Workers.
  • Provide services or intend to provide services to MMM 3-7 locations.
  • Not be employed solely by the State Government.

Applications for the Scholarship Program opened on Monday 20 November 2017 and will close on Wednesday 20 December 2017, further national calls for applications will occur each year.

Each Rural Workforce Agency will accept and manage applications for health professionals within their state or territory. We ask interested applicants to visit the website of the Rural Workforce Agency relevant to their current location to view further information regarding the Scholarship Program, eligibility criteria and contact details.

Websites for each Rural Workforce Agency are listed below:

International Travel Scholarship winners
Posted 29th November 2017

The Board of Directors would like to congratulate the following recipients of the International Travel Scholarships.

  • Jodi Mitchell (RT Early Career)
  • Lloyd Smyth (RT Professional)
  • Rebekah Onsley (DI Early Career) 
  • Nancy Grull (DI Professional)
ASMIRT Secure Members Portal - Access Issues
Posted 20th November 2017

We have recently received a small number of enquiries relating to members experiencing problems accessing the ASMIRT secure Members’ Portal.

Please refer to the explanatory article via the following link.

NSW student award winners
Posted 17th November 2017

The NSW Branch Student Award has now been finalised. Thank you to all those eligible students who submitted their responses to: 'Healthcare is in a constant state of flux. Reflecting on your time as a student, how do the professional skills that you have developed improve patient care now and into the future?'

Congratulations to the two winners!

  • Medical Imaging Award goes to Sarah Woodward - final year diagnostic radiography student, University of Newcastle
  • Radiation Therapy Award goes to Kevin Connell - third year radiation therapy student, University of Newcastle.
Office closed for Melbourne Cup holiday
Posted 1st November 2017

The ASMIRT National Office (25 King Street, Melbourne) will be closed on Monday 6 November and Tuesday 7 November 2017.

The office will resume normal operations on Wednesday 8 November 2017.

Scope of Practice for RT's
Posted 1st November 2017

The Radiation Therapy Advisory Panel (RTAP) have recently reviewed the Scope of Practice (SoP) for Radiation Therapists.

Comments on the Scope of Practice for Radiation Therapists are invited from ASMIRT members. Please send any feedback on this document through to info@asmirt.org by Friday 01 December 2017

Inquiry into the availability and accessibility of diagnostic imaging equipment around Australia
Posted 1st November 2017

Thank you for your submission to this inquiry. The committee has accepted your submission and allocated it submission number 24.

The committee has decided to accept and publish your organisation's submission as public. This means that your submission, your name (if on the submission) and the name of your organisation will be made publicly available on the committee’s website, with signatures and contact details removed.

Your public submission is accessible from the committee's website

The version of your submission that will be published by the committee will be protected by parliamentary privilege. This means that what you say in the submission cannot be used in court against you or anyone else. It is an offence for anyone to harass or discriminate against you because you have made a submission. Further information about parliamentary privilege is available from Senate Brief No. 11 – Parliamentary Privilege on the Australian Parliament website.

The committee is required to report by 5 December 2017. A copy of the report will be loaded onto the committee's website and may be accessed at www.aph.gov.au/senate_ca

Further information on the inquiry process is available on the Senate website

If you have any questions about this inquiry or the committee process, please do not hesitate to contact us on 02 6277 3515.

Yours sincerely

Jeanette Radcliffe
Committee Secretary

Expressions of Interest (EOI) to fill a casual vacancy on the Advanced Practice Advisory Panel.
Posted 1st November 2017

 

 

One casual vacancy currently exists on the Advanced Practice Advisory Panel. The final appointment will be recommended by the panel and is subject to Board Approval.

Nominees should possess a strong interest in the continuum of competency open to practitioners, with an emphasis on educational and advanced practice issues. The invitation is open to all members currently engaged in academic or clinical practice.

Interested applicants will need to address the following criteria;

  • Current financial member of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
  • Extensive clinical experience in Radiation Therapy
  • Demonstrable interest, knowledge or experience in education and clinical practice
  • Available to travel to meetings interstate up to twice per year
  • Strong communication skills
  • Reliability and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

Written applications with a current CV should be submitted no later than COB on Friday 24th November 2017 addressed to:

Chief Executive – Confidential APAP appointment
Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
PO Box 16234
Collins Street West Vic 8007

Or email addressed to the Chief Executive execoff@asmirt.org

(Submissions must be in Word format as an attachment)

 

ASMIRT are seeking a representative to participate in the ARPANSA Diagnostic Imaging Liaison Panel.
Posted 1st November 2017

ASMIRT are seeking a representative to participate in the ARPANSA Diagnostic Imaging Liaison Panel.

This person would be required to assist in the Diagnostic Reference Level (DRL) review and to discuss matters pertinent to the future use and development of MDCT DRL’s.

This representative must be currently involved in reporting DRL's to ARPANSA and must be involved in CT scanning and dose minimisation program

Further information can be obtained here 

If you are interested, please forward your CV to the Chief Executive  execoff@asmirt.org by Friday 24th November 2017 “