Kaiser Permanente Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in Wailuku, Hawaii

Provides occupational therapy procedures to patients and assists in implementing treatment plan. Provides in manner that is consistent with department mission statement and responsive to unique needs of customers, including favorable clinical outcomes, quality service and access, and fiscal accountability.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Implements designated parts of treatment plan with guidance from appropriate occupational therapist and within clinical guidelines. Reviews patient chart and obtains medical and precaution information prior to each treatment requiring alteration of treatment; consults with appropriate personnel. Implements and modifies treatment plan under Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR). Provides therapeutic exercise, ADL training and training of adaptive equipment, and industrial rehabilitation activities as appropriate. Reports observations and patient's responses to service to OTR on a timely basis. Involves patient and family for ADL, exercise, equipment information, and home program instruction. Documents treatment outcome daily. Identifies short- and long-term goals; establishes treatment plan and method, as directed by supervising OTR. Recommends to supervising OTR termination of services upon reaching established goals or when appropriate.

  • Performs selected measurement procedures and discusses results with appropriate occupational therapist for their interpretation. Documents changes in patient status, treatment progression, achievement of goals, and need for discharge evaluation. Communicates such to attending occupational therapist.

  • Consults with appropriate occupational therapist regarding patients; documents conferences.

  • Provides and participates in in-service and community education within scope of knowledge base.

  • Oversees work assignments of COTA students and volunteers.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge and appropriate application of CPT-4 codes for all services provided. Keeps abreast of coding modifications and/or definitions.

Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A.


  • Associate's degree in occupational therapy.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.

  • Valid Hawaii Occupational Therapy Assistant license.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to physically assist patients in performing functional tasks and therapeutic exercises.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, interpersonal relations, customer service, group process facilitation, problem solving, systems thinking, and teamwork.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year working in medical facility with thorough understanding of physical, mental, psychological, and social needs of patients from medical standpoint.


TITLE: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

LOCATION: Wailuku, Hawaii


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.