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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Primary Location Wailuku, Hawaii Job Number 1196065 Date posted 11/29/2023
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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 patients 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



  • Associates degree in Occupational Therapy.


License, Certification, Registration

  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers required at hire OR Basic Life Support required at hire

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant License (Hawaii) required at hire

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Certificate from National Board for Certification of Orthopedic Technologists


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.

Primary Location: Hawaii,Wailuku,Maui Memorial - Kahului Tower Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: S02|AFSCME|UPW-Local 646 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: MAUI MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER - Occupational Therapy - 3601 Pay Range: $24.27 - $27.91 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest