VHA Inc., based in Irving, Texas, is a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations that work together to drive maximum savings in the supply chain arena, set new levels of clinical performance and identify and implement best practices to improve operational efficiency and clinical outcomes. In 2010, VHA delivered record savings and value of $1.7 billion to members.
Formed in 1977, VHA serves nearly 1,350 not-for-profit hospitals and more than 30,000 non-acute care providers nationwide, coordinating delivery of its programs and services through its 16 regional offices. VHA has been listed as one of the best places to work in health care by Modern Healthcare since 2008 and one of the best places to work in IT by Computer World since 2007.
VHA, Novation and Provista are committed to equal employment opportunity. We offer a drug-free work environment to all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law. Equal employment opportunity includes hiring, training, promotion, transfer, demotions and termination.

VHA offers an exceptional employee benefits package that includes:

Company-wide Incentive Program
401(k) Savings Plan
Medical Plans
Dental Plans
Vision Plan
Health Care Spending Account
Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
529 College Savings Plan
9 Company Paid Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Paid Time Off Purchase
Short-term Illness Coverage
Long-Term Disability
Long-Term Care
Paid Parental Leave
Adoption Reimbursement
Tuition Assistance
Employee Assistance Program
Business Travel Accident Plan
Life Insurance with Accidental Death/Dismemberment Coverage
Supplemental Life Insurance (Optional)

Title: Database Administrator

The Database Administrator’s role is to design, install, monitor, maintain, and performance tune production databases while ensuring high levels of data availability in a healthcare support environment. This individual is also responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing database policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability of databases and their accompanying software.

• Assess and develop long-term strategic goals for production databases in conjunction with data owners and department managers
• Work with application development staff to develop database architectures, coding standards, and quality assurance policies and procedures
• Design and implement redundant systems, policies, and procedures for disaster recovery and data archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of data assets
• Conduct research and make recommendations on database products, services, protocols, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts
• Create models for new database development and/or changes to existing ones
• Install and configure relevant network components to ensure database access as well as database consistency and integrity
• Respond to and resolve database access and performance issues
• Monitor database system details within the database, including stored procedures and execution time, and implement efficiency improvements
• Monitor, optimize and allocate physical data storage for database systems
• Plan and coordinate data migrations between systems
• Develop, implement, and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to databases
• Support creation of required reports in response to business user needs
• Perform database transaction and security audits
• Establish appropriate end-user database access control levels

Knowledge & Experience
• Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices
• Working technical experience with designing, building, installing, configuring and supporting SQL Server databases
• Experience with administration of SQL server BI stack including SSIS, SSAS and SSRS
• Hands-on database tuning and troubleshooting experience
• Experience with data processing flowcharting techniques
• Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws

Personal Attributes
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to conduct research into emerging database technologies and reporting trends
• Ability to present ideas to technical and business audiences
• Highly self motivated and directed
• Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
• Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
• Very strong customer service orientation
• Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Formal Education & Certification
• Bachelor’s degree in the field of computer science and/or equivalent work experience.
• Microsoft certifications a plus

Minimum Experience: 3 years

Travel Requirements: 10-20%