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Volunteer Opportunities

The CSMLS is grateful to our members who are willing to contribute their time, knowledge and expertise for the benefit of the medical laboratory profession.

Listed below is a description of the types of volunteer roles within the Society.

In addition to these, there are many other opportunities that we recruit for throughout the year. We send our Calls for Volunteers on our homepage, or through our eNEWS.

  = Currently Accepting Applicants

  = Not Accepting Applicants at this time

  Angoff Workshop

Description: To determine the pass score for each certification exam. Pass scores are determined using a modified double Angoff method. Volunteers are subject matter experts representing the profession from across the country.

Duration: 2 day workshop

Meeting(s): 1 live 2-day meeting in Hamilton, ON

Eligibility: CSMLS members in good standing. Exam panel committee members are invited to attend.

CSMLS Area: Certification

   Content Advisory Committee

Description: To help ensure that CSMLS content production is linked to the needs of the professional community and content produced is relevant and valuable to members.

Duration: 1 year, renewable term

Meeting(s): Quarterly teleconference

Eligibility: CSMLS certified member in good standing

This committee will serve an advisory role to the CSMLS to influence and guide the development of laboratory related content.

You must be a member in good standing to apply

If you are interested, please review the Committee Terms of Reference here. To apply, email your resume and a cover letter by February 23, explaining your interest in the committee to radmilam@csmls.org

  MLT & MLA Item Writing Sessions

CSMLS will be conducting two to four MLT General item writing sessions in 2018 with the goal to develop a MLT General practice exam. Currently we are considering the following dates: February 9 – 11, 2018, and March 9 – 11, 2018. If you are interested in participating please contact Lorna Zilic at lornaz@csmls.org with your availability and resume by January 15th, 2018. If you are not available on these dates please indicate dates that you are available.

CSMLS will be conducting two MLA item writing sessions in 2018 with the goal to develop a MLA practice exam. We have not yet set a date but we are looking at February, March and May.  If you are interested in participating please contact Lorna Zilic at lornaz@csmls.org with your availability to participate in a three day session (Friday to Sunday), along with a copy of your resume by January 15th, 2018.


Note: You can participate in more than one session

  Exam Panel

Description: To develop and maintain the national certification examinations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare, review and update CSMLS examination blueprint and prepare CSMLS examinations
  • Review examination drafts, examination performance and reference text list
  • Participate, as requested, in: Angoff sessions, Item Writing Workshops, and revisions of competency profiles

Duration: 3-year term

Meeting(s): One live 3-day meeting annually, in Hamilton, ON. Teleconferences as required.

Eligibility: CSMLS member in good standing, practising in: General MLT or Diagnostic Cytology or Clinical Genetics or MLA

CSMLS Area: Certification

We are not accepting applications at this time.

  Exam Fast Track Item Writing

Description: To develop and review exam questions using the Competency Profile and Reference Textbooks.

Duration: 4 day workshop

Meeting(s): 1 live, 4 day, meeting in Hamilton, ON

Eligibility: CSMLS member in good standing and subject matter expert

CSMLS Area: Certification

  Competency Review Taskforce

Description: To review, edit and finalize the current competency profile. This process includes communication with stakeholders via feedback and validation surveys, to ensure stakeholder feedback in the competency profile.

Duration: 12-18 month term

Meeting(s): 1 live meeting in Hamilton, ON. Teleconferences as required.

Eligibility: CSMLS member in good standing. Exam panel committee members are invited to attend.

CSMLS Area: Certification

  Grants, Scholarships and Awards (GSA)

Description: To review and maintain the guidelines related to each award, and to review applications in order to make recipient recommendations

Duration: 2 year staggered term

Meeting(s): 3 annual teleconferences (Spring, Summer and Fall)

Eligibility:

  • CSMLS members in good standing; educators given preference
  • Current Board members
  • Current Board members with prior experience on GSA committee     

CSMLS Area: Membership

For more information or to be considered for this opportunity please email awards@csmls.org by Thursday February 15th, 2018.  
Please include a letter of interest and your resume/CV.

  Nominating Committee

Description: To recruit members to stand for election to the CSMLS Board of Directors and to review the final ballot.

Duration: 3-year term

Meeting(s): Teleconference, as required

Eligibility: CSMLS member in good standing

CSMLS Area: Governance

This committee plays an essential role in recruiting members to stand for election to the CSMLS Board of Directors.

You must be a member in good standing to apply.

 

 

  Board of Directors

 

  Scientific & Education Review Committee

We are not accepting applications at this time.

  CSMLS Ambassador

We are searching for passionate and enthusiastic medical laboratory professionals to join our Ambassador program.

As a volunteer Ambassador for the CSMLS, you will look for opportunities to tell people about the exciting field of medical laboratory science and its vital role in the Canadian health care system.

This is an opportunity to hone your presenting and public speaking skills while working directly with like-minded professionals.

You will have access to resources from the CSMLS office to help you arrange and deliver presentations about the medical laboratory profession.

If you are:

  • A certified CSMLS member in good standing
  • Currently working as a medical laboratory technologist (MLT) or medical laboratory assistant (MLA)
  • Have experience with public speaking or giving presentations

Consider applying for this new volunteer opportunity!

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