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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

  CSMLS Educator Committee

Offering your expertise to ensure the quality and effective training of our next generation of medical laboratory professionals may be one of the most important contributions that you can make to your profession.

If you are an educator (all disciplines, including MLA), we invite you to submit your application (CV and letter of interest) to volunteer on the CSMLS Educator Committee.   Members of the Educator Committee will foster a bridge between the CSMLS and the education community; develop strategies to ease transition of new competencies; provide an educator’s perspective on program accreditation; assist in volunteer recruitment for various education activities (such as Item Writing, Competency Profile Review, and multi-stakeholder committees); and will identify education/development needs for the education community.

The commitment will be for two meetings annually, with additional collaboration as required.  It is expected that meetings will be held virtually with the potential for one live meeting a year.  Live meeting expenses will be covered by the CSMLS.

This will be a 3 year term, renewable for 1 additional term.  There will be staggered expiration terms, for continuity, for those Committee Members beginning in 2018.  Representatives will be appointed to ensure geographic representation.  The Chair will be a CSMLS Board Appointee (for a two year term).  Ex-Officio members will be the CSMLS Chief Executive Officer and the CSMLS Director of Certification and Prior Learning Assessment.  This committee is accountable to the CSMLS Board of Directors.

Please send your CV and letter of interest via email to miriamg@csmls.org or fax (905-528-4968).
 
Please share this opportunity with your colleagues.
 
Application deadline is July 13, 2018
 

If you have any questions, please contact Miriam Gracey, Executive Assistant, Office of the Chief Executive Officer.  miriamg@csmls.org or 1.800.263.8277 x 8685

   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.

We are not accepting applications at this time.

  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

  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

  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.

 

 

  Scientific & Education Review Committee

We are not accepting applications at this time.

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