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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We are looking for 2x junior Occupational Therapist to fill ...Read more

We are looking for 2x junior Occupational Therapist to fill permanent positions as from 1 February 2018 at a dynamic private practice that specialises in adult psychiatry and group therapy. The one position is based in Midrand and the other in Centurion. The successful candidate should have their own vehicle and be willing to travel between Midrand and Centurion. Applicants must be energetic, driven and self-disciplined and have a passion for psychiatry. Any experience in conducting groups and FCEs will count in the applicants’ favour, however is not a requirement. All necessary in-service training will be provided. All applicants must be registered with the HPCSA. Salary will be negotiated based on the applicant’s qualifications and years of experience in the field. Working hours: Monday to Friday 07h30 to 16h00 as well as one weekend a month (Saturday and Sunday from 08h30 till 12h30, 8hours of off time given on the following Friday in lieu of hours worked). Benefits include medical aid and RA contributions. The practice provides ample opportunity for both personal and professional growth. Please send a concise CV with references to cl_white@live.com and laurenburn7@gmaill.com . Any queries can be directed to Chantelle at 071-890-6361. The final date to submit CVs is Friday the 15th of December 2017....


2 MEDICO LEGAL AVAILABLE IN ROSEBANK ROSEBANK We are looking for an ad hoc Occupational therapist with experience in Adults (Orthopaedic and Neurological) to do Medico Legal assessments 2- 3 days a week. Requirements: • Occupational Therapists with at least 2-5 years clinical experience • OTASA, HPCSA and MPS membership • ERGO SCIENCE TRAINING NB • Has good language skills in English, other languages are appreciated • Has own transportation (work site visits may be required) • Experience and skills in report writing essential • Is able to work under pressure • Is able to work independently • Has good time management skills • Supervision and training will be provided • Must be able to start mid January 2018 Working hours are flexible, but preference will be given to individuals who are able to dedicate 2-3 days consistently. Remuneration based on level of experience and post-graduate qualifications. Closing date: 30 December 2017 All interested Occupational Therapists please submit your Curriculum Vitae and an example FCE/Medico legal report (Adult) to robyn@rehab-assessment.com or robynhunt@gmail.com or contact 011 394 1279 with any queries....

Locum position available at a pediatric occupational therapy...Read more

Locum position available at a pediatric occupational therapy practice in Kathu in the Northern Cape. Focus of practice is mostly perceptual and learning difficulties as well as developmental delays and developmental disabilities. Practice works closely with pre-primary schools in town as well. The practice is expanding and will be doing hand & adult therapy in the near future. Looking for a dedicated, energetic, punctual and hardworking candidate that loves to work with people, especially children. Good administration and reporting skills is needed. The practice manager and will be available to assist where needed. Locum needed from January 2018, with a one year contract and option to stay on in practice. Serious candidates, please contact Nadia at 0710310673 or nadia@nburgertherapy.com for further details....

KARIN WESKAMP & Associates Occupational Therapists ---------...Read more

KARIN WESKAMP & Associates Occupational Therapists ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Occupational Therapist Positions Available Karin Weskamp and Associates are 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 (Cape Town) • A position for an Occupational Therapist in the field of vocational rehabilitation (Cape Town) • A position for an Occupational Therapist in the field of orthopaedics and hand rehabilitation as well as vocational rehabilitation (George) The successful applicants must be an enthusiastic, hard-working and motivated Occupational Therapists. As we have several practices in Cape Town, Therapists applying for the Cape Town positions must be willing to travel to different locations regularly. With regard to the George position, some travel to Mossel Bay may be required. 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 for all three positions. 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. 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: • “Cape Town Ortho post November 2017” • “Cape Town Voc Rehab post November 2017” • “George post November 2017” Applications should be sent before the 15th December 2017. If you have not received notification from us by 31 January 2018, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful....

OCCUCLAIM Occupational Therapists B.Occ Ther B.Voc...Read more

OCCUCLAIM Occupational Therapists B.Occ Ther B.Voc. dip. (UP) Cell: +27 083 376 2711 Tel: 012 665 1933 Fax: 086 766 2034 Practice number: 066 00 0246069 Co.Reg.No: (2014/101230/21) B-BBEE level 4 contributor 100% VAT NR: 4030272845 Unit 1 Highveld Medical Suite 1 Charles de Gaulle Crescent, Highveld x12, Centurion OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS FOR FLEXIBLE LONG TERM CONSULTANCY POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN A MEDICO LEGAL PRACTISES IN PRETORIA, NELSPRUIT, LOUIS TRICHARDT AND POLOKWANE The following are required: • A degree in Occupational Therapy • Registration with HPCSA and OTASA • MPS Membership • Minimum of 2 years experience in a clinical setting • Ergoscience certified • Workwell accreditation • Experience in the Medico Legal field. Please email your CV to admin@occuclaim.co.za Should you not be contacted consider your application unsuccessful....

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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


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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