Saturday, December 29, 2012

Occupational Therapy Post in Command Hospital (E.C) Kolkata, West Bengal

Occupational Therapy Post in Command Hospital (E.C) Kolkata, West Bengal
Occupational Therapist Job on Deputation
Command Hospital (EC) Kolkata invites applications from  group B ( Non Gazette ) Non Industrial Civilian Central government Officers or State government officers for appointment as occupational Therapist in the pay scale rs. 9300-34800 with grade pay Rs. 4200.
For details please see this link:

Occupational Therapist Post in Pune

 Elder Care Specialist (ECS), Pune
Competitive salary;

At Epoch Elder Care, life begins at 65.
Epoch Elder Care is an innovative startup that seeks to promote healthy- ageing for Indians in their own homes. Our vision is to help >100,000 elderly Indians age actively in the next 5 years. To make this happen, we are seeking compassionate, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals as our Elder Care Specialists (ECS).
We will ensure that you will be trained to become a confident and well equipped Elder Care Specialist.
Develop meaningful relationships with elderly clients: the core of an ECS’ role is to spend time with elderly clients, provide companionship, and access to an array of other services
Promote healthy ageing: each ECS will work with ~6 elderly clients and is expected to ensure that, over time, each elderly client is
ageing actively and healthily
Help Epoch Elder Care innovate: through interactions with the elderly, each ECS will be expected to help Epoch Elder Care develop new products and services that are elderly-relevant
Be a critical part of the growth of this organization: We are looking for individuals who are excited to be part of our growth
 Graduate/Master’s degree; strong plus if degree in Gerontology, Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Counseling
 0 - 4 years prior work experience; strong plus if in the healthcare industry
 Excellent English language communication skills is must

 Details and logistics:
 3 month probationary period
 1 year or more of work commitment
 Compulsory travel within city
 Salary ~3 lakh p.a.
 Business travel costs will be reimbursed
Interested candidates should forward their covering letter and resume to

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Occupational therapy Post in MAHARASTRA

Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation BNCMC Maharashtra has advertised for filling up the following Occupational Therapy Job under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Inclusive Education. These vacancies are on contract basis. Those who are interested in career in BNCMC may apply for recruitment to this post.
No of Post: ONE
Eligibility criteria: bachelor degree in occupational therapist from any recognized university, desirable work and training experience with CWSN (RCI or Maharashtra Council of OT & PT Registration .

Monday, December 24, 2012

Call For Papers in 16th International Congress Of The World Federation Of Occupational Therapy

16th International Congress Of The World Federation Of Occupational Therapy  In Collaboration With 48th Japanese Occupational Therapy Congress And Expo 18-21 June , 2014 Yokohama , Japan  is now open for Abstract submission
Presentation type:

I. Oral Presentations

II. Poster presentation

III. Workshop Proposals

Guide line for abstract submission

1.      Abstracts can only be submitted online. Emailed, faxed or hard copy submissions will NOT be accepted.
2.      Authors whose first language is Japanese are requested to submit abstracts both in Japanese and English.
3.      Authors who are not occupational therapists can also submit their abstracts.
4.      The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.
5.      Accepted abstracts are entitled to be presented at WFOT Congress 2014 held in Yokohama, Japan from June 18, 2014 until June 21, 2014. Those whose abstracts are accepted are asked to complete their Congress registration by March 30, 2014, otherwise their presentation may not be included in the programme and any published materials.
6.      There are 3 types of presentation: Oral, Poster and Workshop. Please select your preferred type of presentation in the online submission system. However, please kindly be reminded that the final presentation type assignment will be determined by the Scientific Programme Committee.
7.      Access to the online submission system will be limited closer to the submission deadline to prevent over access to the system. Your early action and submission is highly recommended.
8.      The acceptance of an abstract for WFOT Congress 2014 does not imply provision of travel, accommodation or registration for the Congress, nor any other costs associated with the preparation or presentation of the abstract, or any costs associated with attendance at the Congress.
9.      By submitting this abstract, you together with any co-authors, give permission for the abstract (if selected for inclusion in the Congress programme), to be published on a CDROM, Congress website, &/or in a book of Congress Proceedings, and for your contact details to be forwarded to publications interested in your work.
10.  Submission of an abstract indicates that the abstract has been approved by all authors.
11.  Accepted abstracts will be presented by an author. The head author will notify the Congress Secretariat if the presenting author changes, or if the abstract is unable to be presented.
12.  The abstract should be as informative as possible.
Research abstracts should include:
·         Introduction
·         Objectives
·         Methods
·         Results
·         Conclusion
·         Contribution to the practice/evidence base of occupational therapy
Non-research abstracts should include:
·         Introduction
·         Objectives
·         Description/Report
·         Results/Discussion
·         Conclusion
·         Contribution to the practice/evidence base of occupational therapy

[Workshop Abstracts]

1.      Authors of workshop abstracts (In-Congress/Pre-Congress) should be occupational therapists.
2.      The abstract should be as informative as possible.
3.      Workshop Abstracts should include:
·         Learning objectives
·         Minimum and maximum number of participants suitable for the programme
·         Description of teaching methods.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

6th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress (APOTC)

The New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists / Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa and the Asia-Pacific regional group of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists invites you to the 6th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress (APOTC) to be held in Rotorua, New Zealand, 14 - 18 September 2015.
The 6th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress will be held in the Rotorua Energy Events Centre, a versatile, multi-purpose complex, located on the edge of Lake Rotorua and in the picturesque Government Gardens. For more details please visit:

Call for Papers " Design 4 Health 2013 "

Design 4 Health 2013. July 3, 2013 – July 5, 2013
The 2nd European Design4Health conference seeks to explore the relationship between design, and health and wellbeing. This conference provides a forum and focus for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss, disseminate and test their approach and methods. The conference features an exhibition of innovative health related artifacts and designs plus special sessions and workshops.
Those participating in the Call for Papers and Exhibition Proposals might include designers, practitioners and researchers in health and wellbeing, and representatives from the health and design industries and funding bodies.
We invite submissions in the form of an extended abstract or an exhibition proposal. Participants may submit more than one paper and/or exhibition proposal. Successful authors will be invited to present their work at the conference.
The conference will explore the role of evidence based design in healthcare, and issues surrounding interdisciplinary working. Papers are particularly invited to explore these key issues..Other topics for submission may include, although are not restricted to:
Important date for paper submission: (September 25, 2012 - February 22, 2013)
For More details please visit:

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Article on Role of Occupational Therapy in SCI in Begali language

This published in a Bengali Newspaper in Bangladesh , writer
Rabeya  Ferdous , Occupational Therapist , Bangladesh
Information courtesy : Rabeya Ferdous

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Occupational Therapy Post in Step by Step School at Noida

Organization: Step by Step School is a progressive co-educational school offering a strong academic and co-curricular program including the Central Board of Secondary Education & International Curricula- IGCSE and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The school has excellent facilities which are being benchmarked with international standards. Presently, the school is till class XI.
We are pleased to invite applications from innovative, energetic and dedicated educators to join our team.
Contact: Step by Step School, Plot A-10, Sector - 132, Taj Expressway, Noida - 201 303, Telephones : +91 0120 2472300,
For opportunities ( it is mention under Special Education) please find details in

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Occupational Therapy Post in ESIC Chandigarh

Recruitment of Nursing / Paramedical Staff for U.T.Chandigarh
On Line Applications are invited from eligible candidates for filling up the posts of Nursing /
Paramedical Staff for ESIC Model Hospital, Chandigarh (Union Territory).
Post Name: Occupational Therapist
Tentative Date for written exam: 20.01.2013
Eligibility: Essential:‐1.10+2/Senior Secondary with Science.2.Three year degree course or diploma training  course in Occupational Therapist from a central govt./state govt./AICTE recognized institution.3. Six Months internship in the field
Age: Not exceeding 32 Years within (Relaxable up to37 years in case of govt. servant and employee  
of ESIC Corporation.
For more details please visit:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Occupational Therapy Post in ESIC Delhi

Online Application for Recruitment to the post of Nursing/ Paramedical Staff in , Directorate (Medical) Delhi.
The Online applications are invited from eligible candidates for the post of Nursing / Paramedical Examination in Group –C cadre. The detail of posts & Number of vacancies are given below: 
Post Name: Occupational Therapist
No of Post: One
Pay Scale: Group-C PB – 2, 9300 – 34800 with, GP – 4200
Educational & Other Qualifications: 1) 10+2/Sr. Secondary with Science 2) Three Years Degree Course or Diploma Training Course in Occupational Therapist from a Central, Govt./State Government/AICTE Recognized Institution. 3) Six months internship in the field
Mode of Selection: Written Test Only
Age: Not exceeding 32 years (relaxable up to 37 years in the case of Government Servants and employees of ESIC Corporation)
Last Date for Applying online and closing of Registration:  21-12-2012 (by 17:00 Hrs)
Last Date for Depositing of Fee (through Bank Challan):  24-12-2012 (by 14:00 Hrs)
Last Date for Sending of System Generated Application forms (Hard Copy) with required Document.
30-12-2012 (by 17:00 Hrs)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Occupational Therapy Post in ESIC Gurgaon, Haryana

Online Applications for Recruitment to the Of Occupational Therapist in ESIC Model
Hospitals & Medical College Haryana State
Online Applications on the website of ESIC at and are invited from eligible candidates for filling up the posts of Nursing/Paramedical for Haryana State. The detail of posts & number of vacancies are as under
No Of Post: 02
Pay band: Pay Band 2 Rs.9300-
Last date of online application: 22/12/2012
Tentative date of examination: 20/01/2013
34800 + Grade Pay 4200
Organization : Employees' State Insurance Corporation, ESIC Model Hospital Haryana
Sector 9A, Gurgaon -122001, Haryana.(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India)
ISO 9001:2008 certified Tel: 0124-2252001, Fax: 0124-2255133  , E-mail:
For details please log on to:

Monday, November 26, 2012

Occupational Therapy Post in JOKA

ESI PGIMSR & ESIC Hospital and ODC (EZ) Joka
Recruitment of Nursing/Para-Medical posts for State of West Bengal

Post: Occupational Therapist
Pay Scale PB-2(9300-34800) + 4200 (Gr. Pay)

 Advertisement No-1/2012 Recruitment to Nursing / Para-Medical posts for State of West Bengal
Online applications on Website of ESIC Regional Office at are invited from eligible candidates for filling up nursing / Para-medical posts for State of West Bengal.
for details please visit:

Friday, November 16, 2012

TOEFL will no longer be required to complete the OTED process.

NBCOT Policy Update
Previously, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) was required to complete the Occupational Therapist Eligibility Determination (OTED). Effective October, 2012, the TOEFL will no longer be required to complete the OTED process.
What does this mean for me? This means that if you have not yet taken the TOEFL or have not passed the TOEFL, it will no longer be required to obtain your OTED determination.
 For more details please visit:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012



Call for Abstracts: ThemePromoting Occupational Therapy in Africa

Important Dates

Congress: August 19 – 23, 2013 (Note that 19 to 23 August are business days for the Congress).

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 January 2013

Notification of accepted abstracts: 31 March 2013

Early bird registration31 May 2013

Confirmation of attendance by presenters: 30 June 2013 

For details please visit:

New practice guideline on ‘Occupational therapy for adults undergoing total hip replacement’

The College of Occupational Therapists (COT) in the UK is pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of a new practice guideline on Occupational therapy for adults undergoing total hip replacement, which will be free to download from the COT website from 14th November 2012 ( This is the UK’s first formal, evidence-based publication with recommendations to guide occupational therapists working in this specialty. Organizations outside the UK will find this a useful insight into the role and expectations of occupational therapists in this field throughout the UK.
For details please visit:

Friday, October 26, 2012


To celebrate World Occupational Therapy Day 2012 WFOT  Launched  a photograph competition to capture the fantastic work that occupational therapists do around the world.
Photographs are said to speak a thousand words and we are looking for your unique visual images of occupational therapy in practice. We are using the phrase "All in a days work" to capture the sentiment of the photographs we are looking to attract from you.
Your images can come from all aspects of what you do – in practice, education, research, management – there are endless options!
We want to see occupational therapists doing what they are best at doing – namely – engaging others in occupation and promoting occupational therapy.
Abstract interpretations of occupational therapy are welcomed, but we would love to see what you are doing in the communities and people that you work with.
You will need to be sure that any images of people included in the photographs you send to us have their consent to be published. Click here for more information We will award 3 prizes and the winning image will be used in the World Occupational Therapy Day 2013 campaign.
1st Prize 500 USD, 2nd Prize 300 USD, 3rd Prize 200 USD.
Please ensure that you include a signed consent form with your submission.
For More details please visit :

Workshop: Dyspraxia in Children

Dyspraxia in Children

An International Hands-on Workshop
DATE: November 09, 2012
VENUE: Hall B,Auditorium,Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
Presenter: Ms Sarika Sehgal
Pediatric Early Intervention Specialist

This one day workshop will present an overview of the components of praxis. The workshop is suitable for professionals like Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists, Educators, parents and others working with children with dyspraxia or practic difficulties. It is suitable for those who are new in the field and also for those who have experience and want to further expand their knowledge into a systematic model of practice. The workshop will be presented with an emphasis on clinical assessment and practical intervention for practic problems in children.

The day will be a divided into formal lecture, video presentations, small group works and a number of case studies to empower the participants to use the information disseminated.
Participants will be able to:
  • Observe, assess and differentiate the range of practic dysfunctions from ideation to execution problems.
  • Apply top-down and bottom-up treatment principles appropriately to different problems using clinical reasoning.
  • Identify the ways various praxis problems impact functional performance.
  • Develop strategies and treatment plans for improving performance.
  • Integrate the information presented into a specific model of practice.

Full payment of Rs. 1200 till 31st October and Rs 1500 till 8 November .The workshop is designed for a limited number of participants. Places will only be secured with receipt of payment.

Dyspraxia in Children-A Hands-on Workshop
November 9th 2012
Introduction to Praxis
Overview of Praxis and Dyspraxia & Developmental Coordination Disorder
10:45 -12:15
Introduction to Top-Down Approaches and a new model for Assessment and Clinical Reasoning for Intervention in Praxis
Praxis and Developmental Dyspraxia-Treatment and case study
Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Arousal, Rhythmicity and Sequencing
Case Study
Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Motor Planning
Case Study
Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Bilateral Coordination and Projected Action Sequences
Case Study
Case Study and Treatment Planning

*Topic Times May Vary
 Registration Form:

Name/s                                  _______________________________________
(Block Capitals)

Phone No.                              _______________________________________

Profession                              _______________________________________

Address                                  _______________________________________


Home Address                       _______________________________________

Email address                        ________________________________________

Emergency Contact Details
(Name and tel. number)       _______________________________________

Payment type: (circle one)      Cash        Cheque     Bank Draft

Total Amount enclosed        ___________________________________________

Cheque/Draft should be in the name of OT SEMINAR.

Amount can be sent to :Ms Manju /Mr Gaurav
Ward No 6,Reception, Centre for Child Health,Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.Delhi 110060.Ph. No.:42251855,42251856

Organizing Chairperson: Dr Praveen Suman
Development Pediatrician
Organizing Secretaries: Sona Bhawnani, Richa Kapoor
Occupational Therapists

Monday, October 22, 2012

Part time Occupational Therapy Job

There is an opening for an OT job in a paediatric therapy centre in Pune. Details are as follws:

Required : An OTist for a part time job in a paediatric therapy set up in Hadapsar, Pune. 

Interested candidates may contact on +91 9867219070 
information provided by : Shilpa Pinto  

Sunday, October 21, 2012

World Occupational Therapy Day celebration BY Delhi Branch of AIOTA

This is to bring to your kind notice that All India Occupational Therapists’ Association, Delhi branch is celebrating World Occupational Therapy Day on 27th October, 2012 (Saturday) at Auditorium, G.B.Pant Hospital, New Delhi from 1pm to 5pm.

Ø Free Consultation by Experts in Field of Occupational Therapy (OrthopaedicsPaediatrics,Neurology,Rehabilitation)
Ø Poster competition: For students & Professionals. Theme – “Role of O.T. in Healthcare System
a) Poster size: should not exceed 3ft x 3ft
b) Display Time : You are requested to display your poster by 11:00am
c) Participants are requested to write their names at the back of the poster ONLY.

Ø On the Spot Essay Writing Competition. Theme – “Future of O.T.-Your Perspective
Timings: 1:00-1:30pm
Word Limit : not more than 500 words
# Best three posters and essay will be given I, II & III Prize.

Ø Felicitation of Senior Occupational Therapists in Delhi/NCR
Associate partners: Radio City, Help Age India group

Anupama Khanna
Occ. Therapist, G.B.Pant Hospital
Executive Member, Delhi Branch AIOTA