Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists
Code of Conduct
for Officers and Policy Board Members

Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists’ Values

In all our operations and relationships we value:

  • the promotion of communication and the dissemination of cutting-edge MR developments,
  • the advancement of education and training, and
  • the promotion of a high level of knowledge and professionalism in the field of MR technology and radiography.

Conduct

Personal Behavior: It is expected that Officers and Board members will:

  • Act ethically, with honesty and integrity, in the best interests of the SMRT at all times
  • Not make improper use of their position as Officers or Board members to gain advantage for themselves or for any other person
  • Exercise due care, diligence and skill
  • Take individual responsibility to contribute actively to all aspects of the Board’s role according to the Officer and Board member SOP
  • Make decisions fairly, impartially and promptly, considering all available information, legislation, policies and procedures
  • Make reasonable enquiries to remain properly informed
  • Understand the financial, strategic and other implications of decisions
  • Act in a financially responsible manner
  • Understand financial reports, audit reports and other financial material that comes before the Board
  • Attend a minimum of 75% of Board meetings
  • Treat colleagues with respect, courtesy, honesty and fairness, and have proper regard for their interests, rights, safety and welfare
  • Not harass, bully or discriminate against colleagues, members of the public and/or employees
  • Contribute to a harmonious, safe and productive Board environment/culture through professional workplace relationships

Communication and Official Information: It is expected that Officers and Board members will:

  • Channel all communication between Board and staff on business matters through the President and the Associate Executive Director
  • Not disclose official information or documents acquired through membership of the Board, other than as required by law or where agreed by decision of the Board
  • Not make any unauthorized public statements regarding the business of the SMRT
  • Support, adhere to and not contradict the formal decisions of the Board made in its meetings
  • Respect the confidentiality and privacy of all information as it pertains to individuals
  • Ensure information gained as an Officer or Board member is only applied to proper purposes

Conflicts of Interest: It is expected that Board members will:

  • Disclose any personal or business interests which may give rise to actual or perceived conflicts of interest
  • Not allow personal or financial interests, or the interests of any associated person, to conflict with the interests of the SMRT
  • Where conflicts of interest do arise, ensure they are managed in the public interest
  • Ensure that they decline gifts or favors that may cast doubt on their ability to apply independent judgment as an Officer or Board member

In addition, Board members commit to:

  • Taking responsibility for reporting improper conduct or misconduct which has been, or may be occurring in the workplace, reporting the details to the relevant people or agency
  • Taking responsibility for contributing in a constructive, courteous and positive way to enhance good governance and the reputation of the SMRT Policy Board

Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists
Commitment to Serve Form

  • I accept the appointment to the SMRT Policy Board as an Officer or Member and shall be responsible to SMRT and my industry colleagues in the following ways:

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