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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Occupational Therapy position in Cape Town KARIN WESKAMP & ...Read more

Occupational Therapy position in Cape Town KARIN WESKAMP & Associates Occupational Therapists ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Occupational Therapist Position Available Karin Weskamp and Associates are currently offering 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. The therapist must be willing to travel and work within more than one of our practices in Cape Town. The successful applicant must be an enthusiastic, hard-working and motivated Occupational Therapist. Requirements: 1. Registered Occupational Therapist with the HPCSA 2. 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 Salary is negotiable and dependent on years of experience. If you are interested in this position, and have the required experience, please send your covering letter and CV to: kweskamp.recruitment@gmail.com . Please indicate in the subject box ‘clinical June 2017’. The closing date for applications is Friday 14 July 2017. If you have not received notification from us by 21 July 2017, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful....

The time is right for us, as a collective OT community, to l...Read more

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. A Listening and Dialogue Event is planned for KZN with the aim of listening to voice from the field of their ambitions of Occupational Therapy and to sketch a vision for the profession in South Africa. Suggested Critical Conversation Topics: Occupational Science, Sustainable Development Goals, PHC, Rural Health, Inclusive Education, Early Childhood Intervention, Work, Psych/Mental Health, Academia & Training, NHI, OT & Support Staff, Rehabilitation. 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....

KZN National Listening Dialogue

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. A Listening and Dialogue Event is planned for KZN with the aim of listening to voice from the field of their ambitions of Occupational Therapy and to sketch a vision for the profession in South Africa. Suggested Critical Conversation Topics: Occupational Science, Sustainable Development Goals, PHC, Rural Health, Inclusive Education, Early Childhood Intervention, Work, Psych/Mental Health, Academia & Training, NHI, OT & Support Staff, Rehabilitation. 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

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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

Letter & Permission form