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
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Baby Therapy Centre, which is situated in Lynwood Pretoria, ...Read more

Baby Therapy Centre, which is situated in Lynwood Pretoria, currently has a position open for a Paediatric Occupational Therapist as from January 2018. Knowledge on assessing and treating babies and children (birth to 3 years of age) presenting with a variety of disabilities will be valuable. Qualifications in Sensory Integration will be to your benefit. For further information please contact Karin Muller on 012 348 2060 or send an email to admin@babytherapy.org.za. Closing date is 06 December 2017....

POST AVAILABLE FOR SEATING CONSULTANT- Johannesburg Chairma...Read more

POST AVAILABLE FOR SEATING CONSULTANT- Johannesburg Chairman Industries has a post available for an Occupational Therapist with a special interest in seating and wanting to work in the wheelchair-world. The post is available immediately. The consultant will be based at the factory in Jeppestown, Johannesburg, and will cover rehabilitation units in and around Johannesburg. You will work closely with the therapists at the rehab centres as well as seeing patients privately upon referral. It will be a bonus if you are willing to travel to Nelspruit, Polokwane, Botswana and other areas when possible / needed. A company vehicle is available, and a company computer and company cell phone are used. Seating training (WHO and Dare Consult package) is a huge bonus. The work involves consultation with treating therapists to decide on the correct assistive devices, consultation with private clients, assessment and report writing of the assessment, prescription of the product, product set-up, product training where needed. Also contact with the medical aid and feedback to the therapist/family Please send your CV to vivsierra@chairmanind.co.za...

PART TIME PAEDIATRIC POST IN EMMARENTIA: A part time paediat...Read more

PART TIME PAEDIATRIC POST IN EMMARENTIA: A part time paediatric position is available at a well-established practice with in Emmarentia, Johannesburg from 15 January 2018. The practice sees a range of children between 1 – 10 years of age. Training in Sensory Integration would be advantageous but is not a requirement. The therapist should be able to work independently, be passionate about working with children, enthusiastic and driven. The therapist should be able to communicate well within a multidisciplinary team. The Practice offers opportunity for professional growth (regular supervision is provided.) A long-term commitment to the practice is required. The Practice requires a therapist 3-4 afternoons a week, with opportunity to further grow and expand their load. The therapist must have a minimum of three years paediatric experience. Please contact Raeesa Bulbulia 082 6877 223 with any questions and send your CV to ot@raeesa.co.za should you be interested in the position....

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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