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How do I know when to pay my OSCT dues?
OSCT dues are paid on or before December 31st each year. Dues may be paid via e-transfer. Dues notices only need to be submitted when paying by money order. You do not have to submit payment directly to the CSCT. The monies you pay to OSCT in Dues is made up of a combination of OSCT Dues and CSCT Dues. The OSCT Treasurer submits payment to CSCT on your behalf. The CSCT fiscal year runs May to May unlike the OSCT which runs January to December. This allows ample time for the OSCT to submit your Dues portion to the CSCT if your payment is received on time.
How do I pay CSCT Dues?
We now use E-transfer! A Fast, simple pay anywhere solution, using your smart phone! Open your banking app on your phone then select Interact E-Transfer, and add this email: email@example.com to your payees list. Now input your dues amount ($125.00/ year). Next select your appropriate account. Then please add your OSCT and CSCT number in the message field (this helps us add your payment to the right person. Now you’re paid. Your bank statement provides you a digital receipt in your online banking record that it was received. (all dated and time stamped too!)
*Note our system will automatically receive the funds.
** IT IS UNNECESSARY TO FILL IN THE SECRET QUESTION FIELD.
I just wrote and passed the CSCT exam. Do I need to collect CEU`s?
No - Your hard work studying has paid off and counts as the 30 CEU`s during the current 3 year period in which you passed the CSCT exam.
OSCT does not have an office or phone number listed. How do I contact someone?
Please select the relevant Director(s) for your question from the "Contact Us" icon available on the OSCT website. As we are all unpaid volunteers, we will do our best to email you with a response as soon as possible.
Who makes up your Board of Directors?
Members of the Board of Directors are elected OSCT members whom are in good standing with the OSCT and CSCT and whom abide by the CSCT Code of Conduct. Elections are held once a year, or as needed when a vacant position on the Board becomes available.
A: CSCT – Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists: The National Association which all provincial associations fall under; they administer the exam, set down CEU standards and dues.
OSCT- Ontario Society of Cardiology Technologists: The Provincial branch administering to Ontario members; holds Provincial AGM each May; collects dues on behalf of the CSCT; administers and enforces CEUs; holds one position on the CSCT board and attends quarterly meetings.
A: All board members are volunteers with full-time jobs, families, and other commitments. We do not receive a salary to administer to OSCT business. Most often, we do our work late at night or on weekends as time permits. We do not have a central office nor a phone line for the same reasons. Some members suggested having a board member dedicated to communication with members, which is a great suggestion. To do that, we would need to remunerate that board member. This was done in the past, but it was underutilized and expensive. Once again, this cost would have to be reflected in the due’s members pay every year. For one employee at part time, it would cost each member an additional $25/year, full-time would cost an additional $50/yr. This is a matter we will discuss at a future AGM.
A: There are a plethora of free online opportunities found here
Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists - Educational Links (csct.ca)
The OSCT website and Facebook page has continued to post opportunities, most of them free.
A: In order to create an adequately secured database, and protect your personal information, a decision was made to remove the log in portal from OSCT sites. The CSCT database is routinely updated when CEUs and payments are submitted.
A: The OSCT is working diligently to organize an AGM. We have approached several speakers to provide content for education portion but have been largely unsuccessful thus far. We will update all members via our website once a decision and schedule has been made
A: The current triennium (defined as a 3-year period) began January 01, 2020 and runs until December 31st 2022. 30 CEUs are required to be submitted by December 31st, 2022. In Ontario we do not require 10 CEUs to be submitted annually and CEUs can be submitted at any time during the triennium in any amount. For quicker processing, we highly recommend CEUs be scanned and emailed along with the submission form to firstname.lastname@example.org as they are acquired.
A: We have been asking this question for 25+ years. The Provincial government has been approached several times and the OSCT even hired a consultant in 2005 to help guide us through this process. We have learned that the process is long, laborious, and expensive. The OSCT board had a meeting in April 2019 with the CMRITO, who went through the same challenges to become regulated to get insider information about the process and advice on how to approach regulation once again. We learned that the process would require funds upwards of $2 million, in funds that the OSCT does not have, along with at least 2 full time and 2 part time paid staff members. Compared to other organizations (i.e. ONA, CMRITO etc.) we have a small membership. We have about 997 active members currently. If we aimed to approach the regulation application in 5 years, to raise the $2 million minimum, the OSCT would have to increase annual dues to $411 per member, per year. This is something to be discussed at a future AGM.
2019 Tentative Education Schedule
New CSCT Membership Reinstatement Policy
CSCT Scope of Practice for Cardiology Technology
CSCT Ethical and Professional Standards
OSCT CEU Submission Form 2020 v2
Title: Cardiology Technologist
Opportunity: Permanent Full time
Posted: December 02, 2022
Description: The Cardiovascular (CVT) Technologist will prepare patients for and conduct such diagnostic tests as electrocardiograms, stress tests, holter monitors and loop recorders in an accurate, professional and timely manner. CV Technologists are responsible for providing preliminary results of stress tests, holter monitors and ECGs to the most responsible care provider. CV Technologists are responsible for the use and maintenance of supplies and equipment and may assist in the clerical duties associated with scheduling and filing results of ECG tests.
Why Join Us: Why join MyHealth? Here are 5 great reasons!
• Accredited Patient Care: We’re Ontario’s only independent diagnostic health facilities that are Accredited with Commendation. This achievement recognizes our continuous effort to provide shorter wait times for patients, faster report turnaround for referring healthcare providers, and the highest standard of infection prevention, cleanliness, safety, and comfort in our facilities.
• Canada’s Best Managed Companies: For 5 consecutive years, we’ve been selected among Canada’s Best Managed Companies. This is Canada’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in private, Canadian-owned companies.
• Great Place to Work: For 5 consecutive years, we’ve been certified as a Great Place to Work due to our congenial work environment, and the high level of pride and trust our team has for their leaders. We believe the quality of our patient care reflects the quality of our team of healthcare professionals.
• Consumer Choice Award: For 4 consecutive years, we’ve won the Consumer Choice Award for best Diagnostic Imaging Clinics in the Greater Toronto Area. The winners are the result of an in-depth consumer evaluation process that involves gathering unbiased consumer opinions, calculated and vetted by some of North America’s leading market research firms.
• Canada’s Top Growing Companies: The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business has selected MyHealth in their ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. This program celebrates and ranks independent Canadian businesses by the percentage of their revenue growth over three years.
Salary: $26.00 - $35.00/ hour
Location: Toronto, Milton & Mississauga, Newmarket, Oshawa
Requirements: • 0-2 years of related experience, Completion of a Cardiology program recognized by the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists, Current certification with the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists and eligible for membership with the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists (CSCT), Current CPR certificate, Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, Demonstrated commitment to continuing education and training, Effective decision-making and problem-solving skills, Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Duties: Responsible for ensuring patient identification, safety and preparation are correct prior to testing while maintaining patient confidentiality. Performs all cardiac testing techniques including Electrocardiogram (ECG) testing, stress testing, Holter scanning, Holter monitoring and ambulatory BP monitoring in compliance with CSCT guidelines. Ensures all quality control assessments are performed as required Takes all reasonable precautions and work in compliance with related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices. Follows procedures for proper equipment maintenance are completed in accordance with department standards. Ensures equipment and instruments are performing in an efficient and effective manner, prepares reports and other duties as assigned
Benefits: We offer unique benefits to our staff including Employee assistance program (EAP), opportunity to travel to other MyHealth locations and earn travel premium & mileage, we have also partnered with many schools & colleges to encourage continuing education programs. We offer Sign on bonus for specific locations and provide relocation benefits to assist candidates to help with relocation expense
Contact: Human Resources via email
Our website: www.myhealthcentre.ca
Phone number: n/a
Title: 4 Registered Cardiology Technologists
Opportunity: Permanent Full-Time, Varying shifts from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Posted: May 25, 2022
Description: One Heart Care is Ontario’s largest non-hospital cardiac care and diagnostics clinic operating with 26 Cardiologists and growing. Our collaborative physician-driven cardiac clinic is one of the first of its size in Canada providing on-going professional development and working with the latest state of the art equipment.
Why Join Us:
If you’re ready to be part of a team that is revolutionizing the future of healthcare, then you will want to join our state of-the-art clinic; where the possibilities for innovation, new discovery and system thinking are limitless.
Salary: $25/hr. to $35/hr. plus benefits and overtime
Location: 1000 Middlegate Road, Second Floor, Mississauga, Ontario. L4Y 1M3
Requirements: We are currently looking for Cardiology Technologist who have graduated from a recognized Cardiovascular Technologist program and is registered or pending registration, with the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologist (CSCT)
Duties: ECGs Stress testing, Stress echocardiograms, nuclear stress testing (stress and persantine), Holter monitor hook up, ABP hook up and disconnect, Holter scanning
Benefits: Health care package On-site parking Over time hours Working with state-of-the-art equipment Professional growth/development opportunities Teaching site (working with 26 Cardiologists)
Our website: https://www.oneheartcare.ca/
Phone number: (905) 804 7000 |
Title: Registered Cardiovascular Technologist
Opportunity: Covering a maternity leave - 15-month contract position from June 2022 to September 2023 with the possibility to extend. Monday to Friday- 8am to 4pm
Posted: May 12th, 2022
Description: Permanent full-time opportunity at Kawartha Cardiology Clinic in Peterborough Why join us?
Kawartha Cardiology is a busy, progressive facility with 6 Cardiologists and over 80 clinical and support staff, serving a large geographical population. Our facility offers an extensive range of services including specialized programs in vascular, stroke, diabetes, and cardiac care. KCC offers competitive wages, a benefit program, and a pension program with matching employer contributions.
Salary: Not Provided
Location: 327 Charlotte Street | Peterborough, ON, K9J 0B2
CSCT registered and in good standing. • New graduates eligible to write CSCT exam welcome to apply. • Demonstrated knowledge of ECG Interpretation. • Ability to perform and interpret patient’s vital signs • Knowledge of cardiac medications • Communicate clearly and compassionately with patients. • Excellent time management skills • Work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills • Able to perform manual blood pressures • Proficient on computers and familiar with navigating an EMR. • Basic Life Support (CPR)
Scan and create preliminary holter and blood pressure monitor reports for Cardiologist Interpretation. • Apply holter and blood pressure monitors to patients. • Patient education • Cleaning/Disinfecting/Maintaining equipment. • PRHC In-Pt holter hook up (reliable personal transportation needed) • Report to the Ambulatory Monitoring Team Lead and Cardiologists as required. • Other tasks as assigned
Contact: Melody Brooks or email at email@example.com
Our website: www.kawarthacardiology.com
Phone: 705-775-0144 ext. 249 (fax) 705-743-6167