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BCSRT Board Nomination 2018

The 2018 BCSRT Educations Road Shows and Annual General Meetings (AGM) are finishing up for the year in November and there are three BCSRT Board of Directors positions coming to term this year. At this time, we would invite you to make your nominations for each. The following positions are up for nomination:

Director of Finance – 2 Year Term

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Keep accurate records of all assets, liabilities, and financial transactions of the Society.
  2. Ensure the deposit of all monies and other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Society.
  3. Provide regular reports on the financial status of the Society to the Board of Directors.
  4. Along with the other members of the Executive Committee*, manage the annual budget of the Society.
  5. Along with the other members of the Board of Directors, explore opportunities to increase revenues for the Society.
  6. Prepare, with assistance from the Board of Directors, the budget of the Society for the upcoming fiscal year.
  7. Be one of the two signing officers for cheques drawn on the account of the Society (with one other Executive member, to be determined at the first Board of Directors meeting of their term of office).
  8. Be the cosignatory to the annual financial statement of the Society (with the BCSRT President); will prepare for presentation to the members at the Annual General Meeting of the Society.
  9. Become familiar with the accounting software used by the Society. *If necessary, costs for training on the particular software in use will be covered by the Society.
  10. Receive and distribute all grant applications to the Board members.
  11. Assist with management of the website as needed.
    Perform other duties as necessary and appropriate for the management of the Society.

Director at Large: Community – 2 Year Term

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as a liaison between the Board and the community membership.
  2. Engagement of community members with regards to, but not limited to, BCSRT education events.
  3. Attend meetings of the Board of Directors, as well as meetings of the Society (annual general meetings, special general meetings).
  4. Participate in short and long range planning for the Society.
  5. Assist with the development of strategies for membership recruitment/retention and communication.
  6. Assist with planning/coordinating special events, including BCSRT community Education/BCSRT roadshows for members.
  7. Serve on or chair ad hoc committees as assigned.
  8. Manage social media outlets for BCSRT (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram).
  9. Assist fellow Board Members as required/assigned.
  10. Perform other duties as necessary and appropriate for the management of the Society.
  11. Assist with management of the website as needed.

Director at Large: Education – 2 Year Term

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as a liaison between the Board and the membership and act as a coordinator for Education/BCSRT roadshows and online BCSRT education opportunities.
  2. Attend meetings of the Board of Directors, as well as meetings of the Society (annual general meetings, special general meetings).
  3. Participate in short and long range planning for the Society.
  4. Assist with the development of strategies for membership recruitment/retention and communication.
  5. Assist with planning/coordinating special events for members.
  6. Serve on or chair ad hoc committees as assigned.
  7. Assist fellow Board Members as required/assigned.
  8. Assist with management of the website as needed.
  9. Perform other duties as necessary and appropriate for the management of the Society.

Feel free to nominate someone for one or all of the positions. Please let the person you are nominating know that you are doing so. Nominees must be members of the BCSRT in good standing. As with previous years, nominees will be contacted following the nomination process to see if they will let their name stand for election. Voting will occur via online survey and successful candidates will be announced at Lower mainland Roadshow/AGM in November.

Please send all nominations to Kuljit Minhas at (president@bcsrt.com) by October 12th, 2018

Sincerely,

BCSRT Board of Directors

British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists
P.O. Box 4760, Vancouver, BC, V6B 4A4, Canada
www.bcsrt.com

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3rd annual Interior Health BCSRT Roadshow Carestream Respiratory Excellence Award

Dear Interior Health Respiratory Therapists,

We would like you to please nominate a colleague for the 3rd annual Interior Health BCSRT Roadshow Carestream Respiratory Excellence Award!

Nominations deadline is August 24th. Presentation of the award will occur at the Education event (details to be sent soon) in September.

The Carestream Respiratory Excellence Award is for a frontline RRT who has provided exemplary service to their patients and profession as recognized by their peers. Please send the name of your nominee as well as the reason(s) they deserve the award (in 250 words or less) to President.BCSRT@gmail.com.

The Carestream Respiratory Excellence Award includes:

  • Plaque and certificate
  • $250 honorarium
  • BCSRT membership fee for upcoming year

Thank you!

Kuljit Minhas RRT, BSc
President, BCSRT

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AA National Exam – Registration now open!

National AA Exam Registration is now OPEN!

If you graduated in 2018 from an accredited Anesthesia Assistant program (or are on track to graduate soon) and wish to apply for the national Certified Clinical Anesthesia Assistant designation*, you must register to write this exam. Registration is open between July 19 and August 22, 2018 only. (Late registrations cannot be accepted.)

To write the national AA exam, applicants must have completed both the didactic and clinical portions of the AA program and must have met all requirements for graduation prior to October 21, 2018.

The inaugural writing of the national AA exam will occur on October 22, 2018.

The AA National Exam is administered by the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care (CBRC). For more information on the national AA exam, to view the candidate manual or to register for the exam, please visit: http://cbrc.ca/english/aa-examination/ or contact Ray Hubble, Executive Director of the CBRC by email: cbrc@cbrc.ca.

*Successful completion of the national AA exam is one eligibility requirement for the Certified Clinical Anesthesia Assistant designation. For more information on this designation and eligibility requirements, please visit https://www.csrt.com/aa-certificate/, or contact Carolyn McCoy, Director of Accreditation and Professional Practice Services by email: cmccoy@csrt.com, 1-800-267-3422 (226).

Les inscriptions pour l’examen national AA

sont maintenant OUVERTES!

Si vous avez été diplômé à la suite d’un programme d’assistant en anesthésie agréé en 2018 (ou si vous êtes en voie de recevoir votre diplôme) et que vous souhaitez faire la demande de la désignation nationale d’Assistant en anesthésie clinique certifié*, vous devez vous inscrire pour passer l’écrit. Les inscriptions sont ouvertes entre le 19 juillet et le 22 août uniquement (les inscriptions tardives ne seront pas acceptées).

Pour passer l’écrit d’un examen national AA, les étudiants doivent avoir terminé les parties didactique et clinique du programme AA et répondre à toutes les exigences en matière de remise des diplômes avant le 21 octobre 2018.

L’examen écrit inaugural national AA se déroulera le 22 octobre 2018.

L’examen national AA est organisé par le Conseil canadien des soins respiratoires (CCSR). Pour plus d’informations sur cet examen, prendre connaissance du manuel du candidat ou pour vous y inscrire, rendez-vous à : http://cbrc.ca/english/aa-examination/ ou contacter Ray Hubble, directeur général du CCSR par courriel à : cbrc@cbrc.ca.

*La réussite de l’examen national AA est l’un des critères pour l’obtention de la désignation d’Assistant en anesthésie clinique certifié. Pour plus d’informations au sujet de cette désignation et les critères d’éligibilité, rendez-vous à https://www.csrt.com/fr/certificat-dassistance-en-anesthesie/ ou contactez Carolyn McCoy, directrice des services d’agrément et de la pratique professionnelle par courriel à cmccoy@csrt.com ou par téléphone au 1-800-267-3422, poste 226.

Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists
201-2460 Lancaster Rd
Ottawa, Ontario K1B 4S5 Canada

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