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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MedLegal OT Locum Position Available October 2017:  Locu...Read more

MedLegal OT Locum Position Available October 2017:  Locum Medico-legal position available from October 2017 in: Silver Lakes, Pretoria East.  Brief Job Description: Medico-legal Assessments of Claimants, Report Writing, and Testifying in Court.  Requirements: Occupational Therapy degree. Post graduate qualification is advantageous but not essential. Applicants should have 3-5 years’ experience within the medico-legal field. ErgoScience training is preferred, however, similar training with own licence is accepted. The ideal applicant possesses skilled analytical qualities, excellent observational skills and clinical reasoning abilities, punctual time management skills, a strong sense of work ethics, have excellent report-writing skills (in English) and good computer proficiency. She should be able to work independently, is self-motivated and driven. She should also have a sense of initiative and loyalty. Up to date HPCSA registration and Medical Malpractice Insurance are compulsory, and proof of such will be requested. Own transportation is essential.  Remuneration and Working Hours: Will be discussed with the shortlisted candidates. The practice offers competitive remuneration rates.  Please email CV ONLY to medlegalot@gmail.com. Further documents will be requested from the applicant upon invitation to attend an interview....

PSYCHIATRY / FCE / VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION POSITION AVAILA...Read more

PSYCHIATRY / FCE / VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION POSITION AVAILABLE IN EAST RAND AND PRETORIA AREAS We are looking for an occupational therapist with well-developed interpersonal skills to work in the fields of psychiatry and vocational rehabilitation and to do functional capacity evaluations. Requirements: ]>· Occupational therapists who has a keen interest in return to work and psychiatry ]>· HPCSA, OTASA and MPS membership. ]>· Willing to travel ]>· Able to contribute to a team and maintain effective working relationships with all team members and stakeholders ]>· Fluent in English and Afrikaans. Any other African languages would be beneficial. ]>· Own transportation is essential. ]>· Ability to work in a fast paced environment ]>· Emotionally resilient to cope with frustrations and deadlines ]>· Capacity to cope with difficult clients ]>· Willingness to learn and promote skills and knowledge ]>· Work independently in different practices if required ]>· Excellent time management skills ]>· Fulltime position available in January 2018 Remuneration will be based on level of experience, post graduate qualifications and value added to the practice. Closing date: Mid October 2017 All interested occupational therapists please submit your curriculum vitae to work4lifeot@gmail.com or direct further queries to 011 421 3190...

TWO OT POSITIONS - EAST RAND BRANCH Lindsay Scott Inc has t...Read more

TWO OT POSITIONS - EAST RAND BRANCH Lindsay Scott Inc has two Occupational Therapy positions available at our East Rand branch. The first is a locum position for the December period, with the possibility of starting earlier if possible. The second position is a permanent, full time position starting in January 2018. The locum candidate could also become permanent. The successful candidate/s will be part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for assessing and treating predominantly clients who have sustained injuries at the work place. The candidate will also complete FCEs and case management, as well assess and treat hand conditions. Requirements: - Experience in the field of hand therapy - Driver license and own transport - Registration with HPCSA and MPS - ErgoScience or Workwell training is preferable - Self motivated and able to take initiative - Able to work independently - Good report writing skills - Good interpersonal skills - Computer literate Experience in the field of vocational rehabilitation and knowledge in chronic pain will be advantageous however training will be provided. If you are interested in this position please send your CVs to Marna at marna.fourie@workability.com or contact Marna on 086 137 0109 ext. 204....

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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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