OTASA

OTASA (The Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa) is a non-profit professional organisation representing the interests of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants across South Africa.

Our main goal is to further the practice of Occupational Therapy, and we take pride in representing the profession.

OTASA is furthermore dedicated to the advancement of the occupational therapy profession and the improvement of services to the consumer. More

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HPCSA FEES 2017

HPCSA Annual fee of R1423 for 2017/18 is due by
1 April 2017
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Lindie Pieterse Occupational Therapists Inc has as permanent...Read more

Lindie Pieterse Occupational Therapists Inc has as permanent Occupational therapy position available in Rustenburg, North West. Applicant to start as soon as possible. Caseload consists of adult physical rehabilitation, mainly hand rehab. Requirements: •Degree in occupational therapy •Registration with HPCSA, OTASA and MPS •Own vehicle and valid driver’s license •Diploma in hand therapy or experience in hand rehab is preferable. •Applicant must be able to work independently with excellent time management skills. •Closing date for applications: 8May •Please send CV’s to otpieterse@gmail.com...

VACANCIES IN CAPE TOWN : Karin Weskamp Occupational Therapy ...Read more

VACANCIES IN CAPE TOWN : Karin Weskamp Occupational Therapy Practice Occupational Therapist Positions Available Karin Weskamp Occupational Therapy Practice is currently offering the following positions at our practises: · A position for an Occupational Therapist in the field of adult physical rehabilitation with a primary focus on orthopaedics and hand rehabilitation as well as neuro · A position for an Occupational Therapist in the field of vocational rehabilitation The successful applicants must be enthusiastic, hard-working and motivated Occupational Therapists. As we have several practices in Cape Town, applicants must be willing to travel to different locations regularly. The environment in which we practice is fast paced and highly demanding. Therapists who apply should be willing to work overtime and weekends. Interest in Functional Capacity Evaluations would be an advantage. Requirements: 1. Registered Occupational Therapist with the HPCSA 2. MPS registration 3. Two to three years of experience in the relevant field 4. Proactive and able to work independently 5. Good written and verbal communication skills 6. Good interpersonal skills 7. Own transport 8. Preferably able to attend a face-to-face interview in Cape Town Salary is negotiable and dependent on number of years and level of experience. If you are interested in one of these positions, and have the required experience, please send your covering letter and CV to: kweskamp.recruitment@gmail.com. Please indicate in the subject box which position you are interested in applying for by using one of the following subjects: · “Physical rehab post April 2018” · “Vocational rehab post April 2018” Applications should be sent before the end of May 2018. If you have not received notification from us by 8 June 2018, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful....

Practice in the Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth is looking to a...Read more

Practice in the Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth is looking to appoint an Occupational Therapist with a keen interest and passion for Psychiatry. The incumbent should have experience with presentation of life skills and be able to grade therapeutic modalities according to the creative level of participation of each client. The therapist will be tasked with FCE assessments and case management of clients. Salary is market related. A qualification in Occupational therapy along with registration in the independent practice category with the HPCSA is required. Any additional skills, course work or experience in group therapy would be advantageous. Interested candidates can send their curriculum vitae to info@wmoccupationaltherapists.co.za Closing date is 11 May 2018...

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Happy World OT Day!

In commemorating World Occupational Therapy Day 2017, the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is hosting its annual OT Virtual Exchange (#OTVx17) tomorrow, the 27th October 2017, with the theme: Inform, Inspire and Influence.

This year the OTVx will be an 8-hour interactive online conference with invited speakers including Handicap International who will discuss conflict and emergencies, World Health Organization (WHO) discussing the Assistive Technology/GATE Programme; two keynote speakers, Marleen van Doesburg-Kaijen and Claire Craig from the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE) Annual Meeting in Zagreb, Croatia and our WFOT President, Marilyn Pattison.
We are very excited to announce that South Africa will be participating with the following delegates presenting:
· Helen Buchanan

· Lana van Niekerk

· Lebogang Maseko

· Rogini Pillay

· Roshan Galvaan

Please join them live @ 12:00 – 13:00 (Standard South African Time), by clicking on the following link: https://tinyurl.com/vx17Session6

For the full program, please visit http://www.wfot.org/AboutUs/WorldOTDay.aspx

OTASA 2017 CODING PROJECT: IMPORTANT DATA COLLECTION

Dear Fellow OTs 

OTASA as well as INSTOPP are very aware of the strain at the moment within the health industry relating to coding structures as well as reimbursement for OT’s. We are embarking on an important coding project to address many of these issues. As a first step, we need to gather the correct CODING RELATED information related to practice coding trends ie clinical codes, ICD10 codes but not related to reimbursement. This is valuable data we need to collate and analyse in order to strengthen our professional representation of OT in the market in terms of role players and funders. 

We URGENTLY need your help and endeavour to respect your personal and financial privacy at all times. Please read the letter attached and ask you to sign this letter of permission to collect the relevant data from your practice. This is not for code auditing purposes but to identify common diagnosis groupings, coding trends which will help us consider treatment packages as well as clinical protocols related.

Please feel free to email Haley Norval at coding1@otasa.org.za with any questions.

Please email or scan your signed letter back to the OT Office otoffice@uitweb.co.za as soon as possible 7th April 2017.

Thanking you in advance.

Haley Norval

OTASA Coding & Procedural committee

Letter & Permission form