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 Annual fee of R1423 for 2017/18 is due by
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Locum Position available in Southern Peninsula, Cape Town A...Read more

Locum Position available in Southern Peninsula, Cape Town An Occupational Therapy locum position is available in a busy and dynamic Private Practice in the Southern Peninsula, based in Fish Hoek. The practice is well established and therapy (individual and group work) is provided on site as well as in local schools. The practice offers registered journal group meetings for CPD and encourages continuous learning. Experience in Paediatrics, Sensory Integration and/or NDT (or busy with training) will be to your advantage. Candidate must have: • Excellent observation, assessment and clinical reasoning skills • Excellent report writing skills • Excellent time management skills • Have own reliable transport Successful candidate must also: • Be able to build a good rapport with other professionals, teachers and parents • Be flexible and adaptable • Be enthusiastic and independent (supervision will be provided as required). Looking forward to hearing from you! Please send your CV to mariese@kids-ot.com or contact Mariese on 082 863 5675....

Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa shared thei...Read more

Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa shared their event....

KZN National Listening Dialogue

Let your voice be heard. Attend the National Listening and Dialogue in KZN to contribute toward a shared vision for the OT profession in SA The time is right for us, as a collective OT community, to look at where we would like the profession to be in 2020. We need your voice to be part of the conversation. OTs, OTAs, OTTS would have the opportunity to share; current practice, vision for the future of Occupational therapy, views around barriers and facilitators in daily practice, Please join us: Date – 27 July 2017 / Time – 12.20-15.30 / Venue – UKZN Dept of Occupational Therapy / Cost – R50 Provisional program: 12.20 – 13.00 – Registration 13.00 – 13.30 – Welcome by Helen Buchanan, President of OTASA and Introductory panel discussion 13.30 – 14.00 – Critical conversation 1 14.00 – 14.45 – Critical conversation 2 14.45 – 15.00 - Feedback on key points 15.00 – 15.30 - AGM RSVP 17JULY2017 via registration link http://www.ot-admin.co.za/Regman/select_event.php?event_ref=249 payment can be made at the door. On the day walk-in’s welcome.

July 27, 2017 - July 27, 2017

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY : FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT : DURBAN: KWAZU...Read more

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY : FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT : DURBAN: KWAZULU NATAL An opportunity for an experienced therapist AND a training program for a junior therapist, exists in a progressive, exciting, well established, collaborative occupational therapy arena. The team is involved in medico legal work, vocational and functional capacity assessments, ergonomic trends and development in South Africa and research with international universities and organizations. The successful candidate should display: ▪ High levels of integrity coupled with empathy and compassion. ▪ Strong clinical skills with experience in assessment and rehabilitation procedures ▪ Motivated to further his/her career as emphasis is placed on continual development with national and international training opportunities. ▪ Ability to interact within a multi-faceted environment, including junior and senior therapists, students, liaison with attorneys, specialist medical experts, claim handlers within the insurance industry and the RAF. The practice is based in Musgrave Park, Durban and offers a modern, supportive, well-equipped working environment with an array of standardized assessment tools and batteries. Minimum Requirements ▪ A recognized degree in Occupational Therapy ▪ Registration with HPCSA , OTASA Available Positions 1. Occupational Therapists with a minimum of 3 years experience in the insurance or medico legal field. (Work well, Ergo science experience will be beneficial, however not imperative.) 2. Training Program : Therapists who have completed community service. Commencement salary will be commensurate with level of experience and post graduate qualifications. Please email your CV to admin@vanajarama.co.za or Fax to : +27 31 2023549...

We are looking for a dynamic OT to join our team. A part tim...Read more

We are looking for a dynamic OT to join our team. A part time position is available immediately with the opportunity to extend into a full time position. The part time position has both morning and afternoon possibilities available at a Private Sensory Integration practice in Benoni, Gauteng. The practice also services two (mainstream) schools. Interest in Sensory Integration would be beneficial although supervision will be provided. The client base includes children with developmental delays, learning difficulties and sensory processing disorders. The post is available immediately. Please send your CV to jaclyn@benoni-ot.co.za or contact Jaclyn on 074 800 6034 if you are interested....

INSTOPP PRACTICE MANAGEMENT MODULE I, II & III CAPE TOWN: 24...Read more

INSTOPP PRACTICE MANAGEMENT MODULE I, II & III CAPE TOWN: 24 & 25 AUGUST 2017 LIMITED SPACE. REGISTER NOW: http://www.ot-admin.co.za/Regman/select_event.php?event_ref=246 ...

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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

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