Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Various Occupational Therapy Post

1)   Vacancy for occupational therapist in Sanskar Sewa Sansthan, Haldwani,
Working time 10am to 6pm
salary: 10,000 - 12,000pm
interested candidates can send their resume at before 15 feb 2012
2)   Lecturer's post at B.M.INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH AHMEDABAD. On fix pay contract basis. Applicant should have Master or Ph.D degree in occupational therapy. Kindly apply through before 15th feb.2012
Courtesy: facebook group member  Titiksh Varma
3)   Interested candidates can attend interview for lecturer post in Master Skill college of Nursing, Malasyia.
Elgibility: Master Of Occupational Therapy 
Date: 31-01-2012
Venue: Rresidency Tower, (Near to GRT Hotel), Pondy Bazar,Chennai.

Friday, January 27, 2012

National Commission for Human Resource in Health Draft Bill 2011

Dear All
Reference invitation for submitting memorandum by standing Committee on Central Council i.e. National Commission for Human Resource in Health Draft Bill 2011 via Advt dated 8th Jan 2012 published in TIMES OF INDIA, I am hereby forwading you all a brief draft with main headings for submitting representation letter to below mentioned address.
Its a request to all Occupational Therapy professional to send as many representations as possible both from India & abroad
Dr Vijay Batra
The desirous of submitting memorandum to the Committee may send copies thereof, either in English or Hindi, to Smt.Arpna Mendiratta, Joint Director, Room No.222, Rajjay Sabha Secretariat, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi-110001 [Tel: 23035428 (o), Fax.: 230120007] within 30 days of publication [8-1-2012] of the advertisement. Beside, those who are desirous of giving oral evidence before the Committee on the Bill are requested to indicate so, for consideration of the Committee.
Copies of the Bill may be obtained on requisition from Shri Dinesh Singh, Assistant Director (H & FW), Room No.218, Rajya Sabha Secretriate, Parliament House Annexe, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001 or download from the Rajya Sabha under the head `Committee’-sub-head-`Bill with the Committee and Press Release seeking opinion/ suggestions from public’.
The memoranda submitted to the Committee will form part of the records of the Committee and would be treated as strictly confidential and may not be made public as such an act would constitute breach of privilege of the Committee.
Source: The Times of India, January 8, 2012
Download the draft Bill of National Commission for Human Resources for Health :

format of latter 

Smt Aparna Mendiratta,
Joint Director
Room No. 222, Rajya Sabha Secretariat ,
Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi-110001

Sub: Memoranda for inclusion of Occupational Therapy Profession in Section 2 (w,x, z) of Draft Bill
National Commission for Human Resource in Health Draft Bill, 2011

Reference: -1] The assurance given by the then Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare on the Floor of House regarding formation of Separate Council for Occupational Therapy 28th April 1983.
2] Decision taken by the Hon’ble Minister of State Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to have an independent Council under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with Separate Cells for Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. 24th March 1988.
3] Budget estimate No. Z. 15011/5/3S-BP of Ministry of H & FW, Director General Health Services
4] Thirty First report submitted by the Chairman of the Department related Parliamentary Standing
Committee on Health and Family Welfare on the Paramedical and Physiotherapy Central Council Bill 2007 to Rajya Sabha 21.10.2008.

Respected Madam/Sir,
With reference to the subject mentioned above, I Dr………. Occupational Therapist /………… want to submit the instant representation. As you could see the subject mentioned above, clearly indicates the issue involved in making this representation.
 First of all I would like to invite your attention  to the term of OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY as in our Country unfortunately this profession is  neglected though it is helpful in all the avenues of life and although the said Profession is having its own  identity worldwide still it is neglected in our Country since long. We have been trying to ventilate our grievance regarding grant of due and legitimate recognition to the said profession by either forming a separate Central Council of the OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY or including Occupational Therapy as separate Department to the OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY in the said Council.
I am constrained to mention that for all these years the profession of OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY has received recognition in about 60 Countries however, in other Countries the said profession has reached to the zenith but at the same time although our Country is one of those Countries who recognize the profession still we are facing certain difficulties in getting the proper recognition due to the inaction on the part of Government.  
“Occupational therapy” means a specialized branch of medical health sciences to prevent, cure / treat or rehabilitate any physical, mental and psychosocial illness / impairment or dysfunction. It includes examination / assessment, prescribing investigation, interpretation, establishing OT diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation to any person for the purpose of preventing, alleviating / correcting or limiting acute & chronic illness / impairment, dysfunction or bodily malfunction via specialized assessment and treatment techniques, procedures and approaches.  
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY includes sensorimotor developmental procedures & techniques in NICU; and techniques & procedures for facilitating healing and pain relief to facilitate normal sensory motor development, promote health & improving context specific functional performance abilities. It involves application of specialized evaluation / assessment techniques, procedures and approaches; Purposeful goal-oriented activity through latest technology, education and training in activities of daily living (ADL); designing, fabrication, prescription and application of assistive technology aids & appliances; , therapeutic activities, ergonomical modifications & environmental restructuring; prevocational & vocational evaluation and training & consultation provided to individuals or groups to both indoor and outdoor patient in order to achieve optimum functioning, prevent disability and maintaining health and functional performance abilities.
‘DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE SUBMITTED THIRTY – FIRST REPORT ON PARAMEDICAL AND PHYSIOTHERAPY CENTRAL COUNCILS BILL 2007’ before Rajya Sabha on 21.10.2008. In the said report the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has in clear terms accepted the Error in the definition of OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY in the proposed bill and suggests inclusion of OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY with a new definition. The said committee on the basis of the aforesaid acceptance by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Para 9.17 of the said report observed as under:
The Committee recommended that Occupational Therapy is an independent profession with entirely different course of study, mode of treatment and approach in treatment and rehabilitation of patients and cannot be directed nor can be merged with heterogeneous group of professionals like paramedics. The Committee was informed that both ‘OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY’ is a recognized discipline in educational institutions, Hospitals and medical institutions across the Country. The Standing Committee was also in consonance with the opinion of the Occupational Therapy professionals that there is a dire need of the formation of Central Council of “OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY”.
After the lapse of time the Government thereafter comes with a new proposed bill namely “THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR HUMAN RESOURCES IN HEALTH DRAFT BILL, 2009”. In fact, the said draft of the aforesaid bill comes like a bolt from the blue to the Occupational Therapy professional as there is not even a whisper of “OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY” in the entire bill.
The Occupational Therapy professionals have received a big jolt after going through the aforesaid draft as earlier the Government has categorically accepted that, the separate Council should be formed for “OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY”. Now in the proposed draft bill there is no mention of “OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY” at all. It appears government has again merged the Occupational Therapy profession with a heterogeneous group of professionals with intent to include them under paramedics which is unacceptable to Occupational Therapy professionals as well as to World Federation of Occupational Therapist and WHO.
 This is nothing but the most casual approach on the part of the Government as although it is well within their knowledge that, it is a persistent demand of the Occupational Therapy professionals for formation of Central Council for the “OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY” since long, still they have not even included the profession in the new proposed draft bill. However, now the Occupational Therapy fraternity is afraid that the profession of “OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY” would cease to exist in our country.
If the Government or the concerned authorities are of the view that the profession of “OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY” is not recognized then one can understand the callous attitude of the concerned authority or the Department. However, here is a case in which the authorities have categorically recognized the said profession and still are not taking any action for the betterment of not only the profession but for the betterment of public at large. If the National or Central Council for “OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY” is formed then ultimate beneficiary would be public at large along with the professionals of Occupational Therapy.
The Government from time to time also in principal agreed for that on various occasions, however, there is no execution of the same on the part of the Government for last so many years. In fact, the Government is not considering the issue as seriously as it ought to be. The technicalities put forth by the Government can be sorted out if Occupational Therapy profession is included in the proposed NCHRH Bill 2011as separate department.
I therefore once again humbly request the Government to kindly look into the aforesaid issue and do the needful at the earliest by taking appropriate steps in the interest of the profession of “OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY”.
(Dr )Resi: 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Managing Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injuries -Therapy Concepts

Society for Hand Therapy, India is happy to announce the one day course on "Managing Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injuries -Therapy Concepts" in Mumbai.
Course Objectives
At the end of the course 
Will demonstrate an understanding of the following:
             1) Anantomy of Brachial Plexus and peripheral nerves
             2) Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury management
             3) Principles of Tendon transfers

About the speaker
Shrikant J. Chinchalkar M.Th.O, B.Sc.OT, OTR, CHT is a hand therapist at the Hand & Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Centre in London, Ontario, Canada.  He has over 35 years of clinical experience in treating upper extremity conditions.  He has presented papers and has conducted instructional courses on “Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation” in many Countries during their annual conferences. He has over 30 years of teaching experience at different universities in Canada and abroad. Shrikant was awarded the “Paul Brand Award of Excellence in Hand Therapy” by the American Society of Hand Therapists in 2003.  He received the “Best Clinical Paper” and “Best Poster Presentation” awards in the past. He also received an  “Award of Excellence” by the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Hospital in London, Ontario. He has published papers and abstracts in numerous peer reviewed journals related to Upper Extremity Surgery and Therapy. Shrikant has served as a scientific program chair for the American Society of Hand Therapists and program co-chair for the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists annual meetings. He has developed hand and upper extremity rehabilitation programs at four leading centers in Canada.
Date:13th February, 2012
Venue: Seth GS Medical College, Parel, Mumbai
Timings: 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs (8 Contact Hours)
For more details please visit :

Monday, January 23, 2012

Occupational therapist job openings in Karnataka Public Service Commission

No of Post 02

Qualification Require
1) Must have passed PUC or
Its equivalent examination
2) Must possess Diploma or
a Certificate in
Occupational Therapy awarded by the
State Government

For more details please visit:

Occupational therapy post in PGI CHANDIGARH

Advertisement No.: 01/RC/PGI/2012                                  Last date:  16.02.2012 
Applications on prescribed form (in duplicate) are invited from the citizens of India for the following posts on regular basis: 
Name of the post
Pay scale
No. of posts
Occupational Therapist
Rs.9300-34800 with G.P. Rs.4200/-
Assistant Security Officer
Rs.9300-34800 with G.P. Rs.4200/-
 The number of posts is subject to variation. 
Application form and detailed information can be obtained from the office of the Assistant Administrative Officer, Recruitment Cell      (Ph.No.0172-2755578-79), Kairon Block, PGIMER, Chandigarh-160012 either personally or on written request accompanied by a self addressed & stamped (Rs.10/-) envelope (27 cm x 12 cm) along with a Demand Draft of Rs.525/- (Rs.275 for SC/ST candidates) drawn in favour of the Director PGIMER, Chandigarh payable at State Bank of India, Sector 12, Chandigarh (Code No.1524) as non-refundable fee and cost of application form etc. 
The same information and application form can also be downloaded from our Website (  A Demand Draft of Rs. 500/- (250/- for SC/ST candidates) should be attachedwith application downloaded from our website, towards non-refundable application fee and cost of application form etc.  Incomplete applications and the applications received after the due date i.e. after 16.02.2012 will be summarily rejected. In case the last date of receipt of applications is declared holiday, the last date for receipt of the application will be considered as next working day. 
For more information please visit:

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Occupational Therapy job in DELHI

Occupational Therapist, Delhi Public School

Title :

Occupational Therapist

Job Description :

Applications are invited from qualified candidates with public school experience,
excellent communication skills and proficiency in computer skills.

( To set up a Learning Center)

Pay and allowances as per the DPS Society/ Government Norms apply. Higher starting salary for deserving candidates.

Apply within 10 days on prescribed form available at school reception from 9 am to 2 pm on payment of Rs. 150/-

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.

Note : The Management reserves the right to cancel any post.

School Address :

Delhi Public School

Sushant Lok
( Under the Aegis of the DPS Society, New Delhi)

Block-B, Phase -1, Sushant Lok, Gurgaon, Haryana - 122002

Tel : ( 0124) 4041221, 4041441 Fax No : 4041331  , Website :

This Job was advertised in Shine jobs - HT's career supplement on 17 January 2012.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Occupational Therapy Post

wanted 5 occupational therapist for Kids therapy center,Kumaran Hospital, Ashok Nagar and Kolathur . Interested candidates (B.O.T. and M.O.T.) can send their resume.
contact no:+91 9841129481
Information courtesy: Ganapathy Sankar Member Facebook group

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Call For Abstracts

National Congress of the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa
4 to 6 July 2012
15 march 2012: Dade line for Abstract submissions
31 march 2012: feedback in terms of whether your submission has been accepted
for inclusion in the 2012 congress.
For conference details please visit :

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Occupational Therapy post In GURGAON

Required MOT (peads) preferably or MOT Neuro in Gurgaon set up. Nice salary package will be provided...interested candidates can mail their CVs at:
Information courtesy : Barkha Shorey Member facebook group 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Occupational Therapy job in New Delhi

Indian Spinal Injuries Centre
Invites application from qualified/experienced candidates for the post of
Location: New Delhi
·         Occupational Therapist

Contact details
Indian Spinal Injuries Centre 
Sector-C, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi-70
Ph.: 011-42255359

Two occupational Therapy Post

1) Dear all,
Wanted one occupational therapist for KIDDOS REHAB CENTRE at Chennai,
Part time -2 pm to 8 pm
Salary start with 8000-10000(negosatable)
1. Flexiable timings
2. No loss of pay (no salary cut for leave)
3. weekly off ( Sunday and alterative Saturday)
4. Financial support for higher studies or special certificate course
5. Gudince for paper presentation or research work on national and 
International conference, workshop.
6. Guidance and financial support for to start new clinic or
Rehab setup.
7. Friendly work atmosphere to implement your therapy 
8. Paid summer holydays.
9. 6 month once 5% to 10% increment

Please contact 
ARUN KUMAR -9841544004
( OR) send your resume to – (or) 

2)  Dear all,
There is a vacancy for BOT/ MOT- Pediatric Occupational Therapist- Female in Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences- at Pondicherry,
Salary (negotiable).
Contact Dr. Praveen- 9751331717.

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