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    Practice Standards Council Members

    Duties:

    The ASRT Practice Standards Council members are appointed by the ASRT Board of Directors as representatives for the 12 disciplines and specialties recognized by the ASRT House of Delegates. Practice Standards Council members serve for a term of four years. Primary responsibilities include reviewing scope of practice and practice standards, recommending changes or additions to be approved by the House of Delegates, reviewing practice-related position statements for relevancy and inclusion in practice standards and researching practice issues and developing opinions through the advisory opinion statement process. Council members should be able to provide guidance on practice trends that emerge as well as promote the practice standards among the profession. Each council member serves as chairman of a Practice Standards Council subcommittee.

    Time Commitment

    Practice Standards Council members can expect to spend a minimum of three hours per month reviewing emails and documents from ASRT, participating in council meetings and contacting ASRT members to gather opinions about practice-related issues.

    In the year when the discipline or specialty practice standards are due for revision, the council member can expect to spend a minimum of 5 hours per week from July through September facilitating the work of their subcommittee by responding to email, reviewing practice standards documents, leading webinars and finalizing practice standards revisions.

    Practice Standards Council members are expected to attend all meetings of the council. Most of these meetings occur through webinar or phone conference. Travel may be required for an in-person meeting of the council one time per year at the Albuquerque, N.M., office with expected minimum travel of three days to attend these meetings. These travel days occur during the week and on a weekend. ASRT provides financial assistance for this travel.

    Minimum Expectations for Appointees

    Skills

    Practice Standards Council members must have in-depth knowledge and real life work experience in the discipline or specialty they represent to provide opinions on behalf of members. Council members must be able to manage multiple projects, be detail oriented, be comfortable leading a group to a decision and soliciting opinions from others, be knowledgeable of ASRT practice standards processes, be able to build collaborative relationships and be able to manage group conflict.

    Criteria

    The ASRT speaker of the House makes recommendations for appointment on the council and forwards it to the ASRT Board of Directors, which finalizes the choices at the yearly Board meeting in February.

    • Shall be an ASRT member.
    • Shall be a member of an ASRT affiliate.
    • Shall be a member of the chapter the council member is appointed to represent.
    • Shall be credentialed in the practice area the council is appointed to represent.
    • Shall practice in the area the council member is appointed to represent.
    • Council members shall meet the qualifications for practicing in the area being represented as defined in the House of Delegates Procedure Manual.
    • Consideration shall be given to geographic representation.

    House of Delegates Minutes Approval Committee

    Duties

    Members of the ASRT House of Delegates Minutes Approval Committee must be delegates to the ASRT House of Delegates and are appointed by the ASRT speaker of the House to serve for a term of one year. The primary responsibilities are to review and approve the minutes from the two business meetings of the House of Delegates at the ASRT annual governance meeting.

    Time Commitment

    House of Delegates Minutes Approval Committee members can expect to spend a minimum of three hours in July and August reviewing the House of Delegates minutes and responding to email.

    If needed, committee members are expected to attend all meetings of the subcommittee. These meetings occur through webinar or phone conference. Since committee members are required to be delegates, they are expected to attend the ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting and should expect to travel a minimum of five days to attend this meeting. These travel days occur during the week and on a weekend. ASRT provides financial assistance for this travel.

    Minimum Expectations for Appointees

    Skills

    House of Delegates Minutes Approval Committee members must be detail oriented, be comfortable taking complete notes during the House of Delegates meeting, be knowledgeable of ASRT House of Delegates processes and be able to build collaborative relationships.

    Criteria

    • Shall be an ASRT member.
    • Must be an affiliate member.
    • Shall be a member of the House of Delegates during which the minutes were taken.

    Committee on Bylaws

    Duties

    Members of the ASRT Committee on Bylaws are appointed by the ASRT speaker of the House to serve for a term of one year. The primary responsibilities are to review proposed Bylaws amendments and submit a report to the Board of Directors and House of Delegates.

    Time Commitment

    Members of the Committee on Bylaws can expect to spend a minimum of two hours per month reviewing the ASRT Bylaws, proposed changes to the Bylaws and responding to emails. Committee members are expected to participate in all meetings of the subcommittee. With the exception of the years when Bylaws are scheduled for full review and revision, these meetings occur through webinar or phone conference.

    In years when the Bylaws are scheduled for full review and revision, travel may be required for an in-person meeting at the Albuquerque, N.M., office, with expected minimum travel of three days to attend these meetings. These travel days occur during the week and on a weekend. ASRT provides financial assistance for this travel.

    Minimum Expectations for Appointees

    Skills

    Members of the Committee on Bylaws must be detail oriented, be knowledgeable of ASRT governance processes and be able to build collaborative relationships.

    Criteria

    • Should be an ASRT member.
    • Shall be a member of an ASRT affiliate.
    • Consideration shall be given to discipline or specialty and geographic representation.

    Commission

    Duties

    Members of the ASRT Commission are appointed by the ASRT speaker of the House to serve for a term of one year. The primary responsibilities are to receive motions from the vice speaker and assign those motions to the appropriate group. The Commission reviews and provides recommendations, including rationale for its recommendations, to the House of Delegates on governance and practice-related motions.

    Time Commitment

    Commission members can expect to spend a minimum of two hours per month in January and February reviewing motions and responding to emails. Commission members are expected to participate in all meetings of the Commission, most of which occur through webinar or phone conference. Travel may be required for an in-person meeting at the Albuquerque, N.M., office, with expected minimum travel of three days to attend this meeting. These travel days occur during the week and on a weekend. ASRT provides financial assistance for this travel.

    Minimum Expectations for Appointees

    Skills

    Commission members must be detail oriented, be knowledgeable of ASRT governance and practice standards processes and be able to build collaborative relationships.

    Criteria

    • Should be an ASRT member.
    • Consideration shall be given to discipline or specialty and geographic representation.
    • Shall be a member of an ASRT affiliate.

    Sergeants-at-Arms

    Duties

    The ASRT Sergeants-at-Arms are appointed by the ASRT speaker of the House to serve for a term of one year and may not be a delegate to the ASRT House of Delegates. The primary responsibilities are to assist the ASRT speaker and vice speaker during the ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting. Duties include assisting with vote counts, maintaining order, delivering motions and handing out materials during the annual meeting of the House of Delegates.

    Time Commitment

    Sergeants-at-Arms are required to attend the ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting and should expected minimum travel of five days to attend this meeting. These travel days occur during the week and on a weekend. ASRT does not provide financial assistance for this travel.

    Minimum Expectations for Appointees

    Skills

    Sergeants-at-Arms must be knowledgeable of parliamentary procedures, ASRT governance and practice standards processes and be able to manage group conflicts.

    Criteria

    • Shall be an ASRT member.
    • Shall not currently be serving as a delegate.
    • Shall be a member of an ASRT affiliate.

    Committee on Fellows

    Duties

    Members of the Committee on Fellows must be ASRT Fellows and are appointed by the ASRT president to serve for a term of one year. The primary responsibilities are to seek, receive and evaluate ASRT Fellows applications and maintain the Fellows procedure manual.

    Time Commitment

    Committee on Fellows members can expect to spend a minimum of five hours per week between August and October reviewing and scoring ASRT Fellows applications, responding to email from other committee members and participating in committee meetings. All committee meetings occur through webinar or phone conference. There is no travel required to serve as a committee member.

    Minimum Expectations for Appointees

    Skills

    Committee on Fellows members must be detail oriented, be knowledgeable of ASRT Fellows application processes and be able to build collaborative relationships.

    Criteria

    Candidates for appointment to the committee must satisfy the following criteria:

    • Should be a voting member of the ASRT.
    • Shall be an ASRT Fellow.
    • Shall be a member of an ASRT affiliate.

    Committee on Nominations

    Duties

    Members of the Committee on Nominations are appointed by the ASRT Board of Directors to serve for a term of one year. The primary responsibilities are to identify ASRT members to be nominated for ASRT national officer and chapter delegate positions and appointment or nomination as ASRT representatives to external organizations. Duties include actively soliciting ASRT members, reviewing candidate information and nominating qualified candidates to serve in these volunteer positions. Members of the Committee on Nominations are ineligible to accept a nomination to run for ASRT Board of Directors or chapter delegate positions or ASRT appointment to an external organization while serving on this committee.

    Time Commitment

    Members of the Committee on Nominations can expect to spend a minimum of five hours per week from July through October contacting ASRT members to identify qualified members to nominate for the ASRT general election, reviewing emails and documents from ASRT and participating in committee meetings. Other times of the year, committee members may expect to spend a minimum amount of time soliciting members to serve as external organization appointees. All committee meetings occur through webinar or phone conference. There is no travel required to serve as a committee member.

    Minimum Expectations for Appointees

    Skills

    Committee on Nominations members must be comfortable contacting and speaking to people they may not know, soliciting opinions from others, being knowledgeable of ASRT governance processes and being able to build collaborative relationships.

    Criteria

    • Shall not be a current member of the ASRT Board of Directors.
    • Shall be a voting member of the ASRT.
    • Shall be a member of an ASRT affiliate.
    • Members of the Committee on Nominations must resign their position on the Committee on Nominations in order to accept a nomination for any office, delegate position, or external appointment in which the committee is responsible for seeking nominations.
    • A member that has recently served on the ASRT Board member will be considered for appointment when possible.

    Practice Standards Council Subcommittee Members

    Modalities

    Medical Dosimetry

    Duties

    Members of the ASRT Practice Standards Council Subcommittees are appointed by the ASRT Practice Standards Council as representatives of the 12 disciplines and specialties recognized by the ASRT House of Delegates. Council subcommittee members serve for a term of one year. The primary responsibilities are to review and propose revisions to practice standards when necessary, review practice-related position statements for relevancy and inclusion in practice standards, review and comment on House of Delegates motions relating to their practice area and provide research and recommendations on practice issues and requests for advisory opinion statements related to their practice area.

    Time Commitment

    Practice Standards Council subcommittee members can expect to spend a minimum of three hours per week from July through September responding to email, reviewing practice standards documents, participating in webinars and finalizing practice standards revisions as a member of their subcommittee.

    Practice Standards Council subcommittee members are expected to attend all meetings of the subcommittee. These meetings occur through webinar or phone conference. There is no travel required to serve as a council subcommittee member.

    Minimum Expectations for Appointees

    Skills

    Practice Standards Council subcommittee members must have in depth knowledge and real life work experience in the discipline or specialty they represent to provide opinions on behalf of members. Council subcommittee members must be detail oriented, be comfortable working on a team and soliciting opinions from others, be knowledgeable of ASRT practice standards processes and be able to build collaborative relationships.

    Criteria

    • The chapter steering committee members representing the practice area shall be automatically appointed.
    • The term shall be the same as the delegate term.
    • The council member with responsibility for each practice area shall select an additional two to four practice area experts for appointment.
    • Subcommittee appointees shall be ASRT members.
    • An appointee shall be a member of an ASRT affiliate.
    • A council modality subcommittee member's term shall be one year.
    • Council modality subcommittee members may serve on more than one committee at a time.
    • Subject matter experts may be appointed under each modality subcommittee for practice areas that require specific expertise as determined by the council member representing the practice area.

    Call for CRTA Regional Subcommittee Volunteers

    The ASRT is seeking members to serve on the ASRT Regional Advocacy Subcommittees. Regional subcommittee terms will begin July 1, 2014, and end June 30, 2015. Serving as a member of this subcommittee requires active participation in ASRT advocacy initiatives.

    Members of the ASRT Regional Advocacy Subcommittees are appointed by the ASRT Committee on R.T. Advocacy as representatives of the nine geographical regions recognized by the ASRT Government Relations and Public Policy Department.

    The primary responsibilities are to assist the Committee on R.T. Advocacy with state and national legislative issues in the region, provide advocacy support for affiliates in the region and gather and disseminate information to and from the affiliates in the region and the Committee on R.T. Advocacy.

    Skills needed to be successful on this subcommittee include:

    • Ability to communicate well with others and be passionate about the radiologic science profession.
    • Willingness to promote the radiologic profession and patient safety, and encourage others to do the same.
    • Prior knowledge of legislative or regulatory process is helpful, but not required. Tutorials are available to teach advocacy skills to new members.

    If you are interested, please make sure you review the selection criteria:

    • Must be an ASRT member.
    • Submit a completed ASRT volunteer form for consideration.
    • Must be a resident of a state in the region.
    • Must be a member of an ASRT affiliate society.

    Those interested in serving on this subcommittee need to submit an online volunteer form by April 15, 2014. For more information, please contact Syd Sanders, ASRT grass-roots coordinator, at ssanders@asrt.org or 800-444-2778, Ext. 1322. 


    Affiliate Delegates

    Duties:

    ASRT affiliate delegates are elected or appointed by an ASRT affiliate and serve for a term as established by the affiliate they represent. The primary responsibilities are to provide a direct voice to the ASRT regarding affiliate activities and concerns and communicate with the ASRT Board of Directors and members of their affiliate. Affiliate delegates may have additional duties required by their affiliate. Affiliate delegates are ASRT’s expert resources for affiliate-specific issues and concerns.

    Time Commitment:

    Affiliate delegates can expect to spend a minimum of one hour per month reviewing emails and documents from ASRT and contacting affiliate members to gather opinions.

    Affiliate delegates are expected to attend the ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting and should expect to travel a minimum of five days to attend this meeting. These travel days occur during the week and on a weekend. ASRT provides financial assistance for this travel.

    Skills:

    Affiliate delegates must be members of and have in-depth knowledge of the affiliate they represent to provide opinions and perspectives to ASRT on behalf of their members. Affiliate delegates must be comfortable speaking to large groups, soliciting opinions from others, being knowledgeable of ASRT governance and practice standards processes and being able to build collaborative relationships.


    Chapter Delegates

    Duties:

    ASRT chapter delegates are elected by the ASRT membership in the annual general election as representatives of the 15 disciplines and specialties recognized by the ASRT House of Delegates. Chapter delegates serve for a term of two years. The primary responsibilities are to provide a direct voice to the ASRT on behalf of their constituents, serve on the Practice Standards subcommittee for the discipline or specialty they represent, communicate information about chapter activities and concerns to the ASRT Board of Directors and members of the chapter. Also, chapter delegates actively solicit qualified candidates for national election for chapter delegate and actively monitor and participate in the ASRT community of their discipline or specialty. Chapter delegates are ASRT’s expert resource for discipline or specialty specific issues and concerns.

    Each delegate is responsible for providing the following services and functions:

    1. Chair—record audio welcome during the Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting to be posted on the Community.
    2. Act as a volunteer leader for the Community.
    3. Populate profile in the ASRT Communities to include photo and email contact.
    4. Facilitate a new discussion twice per month in the Community.
    5. Respond to posts following the Community Code of Conduct, Rules and Guidelines of Behavior.
      • Respond to posts as requested by the ASRT staff moderator within 48 hours.
    6. Provide suggestions for content and documents to upload to the Community.
    7. Initiate personal contact with Community members to generate interest, seek out potential content contributions, and understand what is of particular value to the Community.

    Time Commitment

    Chapter delegates can expect to spend a minimum of five hours per month reviewing emails and documents from ASRT, contacting chapter members to gather opinions and solicit nominations for elections and participating in the ASRT community associated with the modality they represent.

    For chapter delegates serving in a year when their discipline or specialty practice standards are due for revision, the chapter delegates can expect to spend a minimum of 3 additional hours per week in July through September responding to emails, reviewing practice standards documents, participating in webinars and finalizing practice standards revisions as a member of a  practice standards subcommittee.

    Chapter delegates are expected to attend the ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting and should expect to travel a minimum of five days to attend this meeting. These travel days occur during the week and on a weekend. ASRT provides financial assistance for this travel.

    Skills

    Chapter delegates must have in-depth knowledge and real life work experience in the discipline or specialty they represent to provide opinions on behalf of the members in their chapter. Chapter delegates must be comfortable speaking to large groups, soliciting opinions from others, being knowledgeable of ASRT governance and practice standards processes and being able to build collaborative relationships. A chapter delegate must be a member of an ASRT affiliate.


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