Database Administrator IV - IS-Architect DE & Integration (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Information Technology
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Menlo Park CA 94025
Req: 14808
FTE: 1

Information Technology

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Reporting to the Manager, the Database Administrator IV, works independently on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various complex factors. Within broadly defined parameters, exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results for the purpose of managing and planning technology system implementations and enhancements to existing technology systems. Responsibilities include designing databases and interfaces to support defined business requirements and assisting in the implementation of databases, interfaces, and applications by leading project teams. Develops client specifications, assists with planning and coordinating client testing and training personnel; and provides a formal support turnover to the support services responsible for production support.  Provides guidance to Database Administrators  

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

  • Develops proposed system and database design, and interface specifications based upon identified business needs, employing technical and specific business knowledge.

  • Coordinates user/IT (information Technology) groups to identify solutions to business needs. Identifies options for meeting business requirements. Communicates designs to Programmer Analysts and Systems Analysts for implementation of technology systems.

  • Develops database support models for assigned databases including archiving, purging, and maintenance standards. Identifies interface support methodology including issue notification process.

  • Performs database and interface support according to identified procedures.

  • Develops training, testing, and security plans to ensure design meets defined business requirements. Coordinates plans as needed.

  • Represents assigned client/application base to the IT department.

  • Works with Analysts in order to identify and assess organizational strategies such as work flow and systems/applications in order to meet clients’ operational needs.

  • Functions in the role of project manager or project coordinator for assigned projects.

  • Assures smooth turnover of projects, both at the initiation as well as at the conclusion, to support services within IT as well as in customer departments.

  • Assists in the development of the IT Department’s policies and procedures and recommends to management suggestions for improvement.

  • Provides ongoing training to clients and IT staff as needed.

  • Collaborates with IT department, recommending appropriate system back-up procedures; act as liaison between Clients and IT Department and personnel in addressing issues and non functional operating conditions; includes opening, updating, and documenting resolutions in the problem management system.

  • Act as a mentor and resource to Database Administrators. Represents Department Management as requested when Manager unavailable to attend meetings and conferences.

  • Provide leadership for business integration team under guidance of manager. Serves as a role model for IT staff. 

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's degree in a work related field/discipline from an accredited college or university

Experience: Eight (8) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience 

Additional Information:  

Current Epic Bridges Certification

HL7 Standard knowledge, particularly orders and results

Experience in radiology, pharmacy, and other clinically related interface development

Lyniate Rhapsody Interface Engine Basic and Associate Certifications

Experience as a Rhapsody System Administrator

In depth knowledge and experience in:

Linux administration to include ssh, scp, vi, grep, rsync, find, and other Linux/Unix utilities.

Scripting to include shell scripting (preferably bash), PERL, javascript, regular expressions, and HTML (particularly for Web Page Maintenance)

MySQL, SQL queries, tables, store procedures etc., preferably on Linux.

Networking as it relates to firewalls/VPNs and complex server architectures (DR site configuration, Local Clustering, etc.)

Familiarity with Windows AD users, domains, net groups, etc.

Intermediate skill level utilizing MS 365 Office Suite as well as MS Visio and Project.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Knowledge and ability to assess an organization’s business needs and goals.

  •  Knowledge and ability to integrate system capabilities with client/business database needs.

  •  Knowledge of Database Administration and Application Integration.

  • Knowledge and understanding of structured analysis and problem management concepts.

  • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions.

  •  Ability to research and interpret relevant regulations, guidelines, and standards.

  • Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions.

  • Knowledge of project management process and systems.

  •  Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

  • Ability to foster effective relationships and build consensus.

  • Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job.

  • Knowledge of new technologies in the field and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.