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Database Administrator


Job Description

LOCATION: Lancaster, PA

HOURS: Full Time (1.0 FTE; 40hs/wk) On call weekend rotation every 3 weeks.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under direct supervision participates in the creation and maintenance of databases in a client/server environment. Assists with database upgrades, monitoring and auditing to ensure reliability, usability, serviceability, security and availability. Works directly with users and vendors to resolve data conflicts or errors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Maintains production databases, monitoring their performance and utilization, reorganizing the databases at regular intervals, and tuning the databases as necessary.
  • Monitors the utilization and performance of all disk devices, performing load balancing as necessary.
  • Establishes and implements both automated and manual storage management policies to insure that sufficient disk space is available.
  • Provides Programming and Operations staff with technical support and problem resolution assistance.
  • Maintains a subset of the production databases to be used for testing and training purposes. 
  • Maintains a good working knowledge of database soft­ware, database utilities, data and space management soft­ware, and hardware installed at Lancaster General.
  • Installs new software and maintains existing software, applying upgrades and fixes as advised and provided by the vendor.
  • Responsible for installation, administration and maintenance of databases in Production and development environment.
  • Responsible for leading projects, including planning and deploying a database product.
  • Responsible for setting up, configuring and managing databases in Test and Production environment.
  • Participate in applying database schema changes to various Test and production databases.
  • Participate in planning and production deployment activities/meetings.
  • Responsible to participate in on-call rotation.
  • Responsible for Data refreshes.
  • Develop and maintain clear and complete documentation of various routine database procedures and tasks.
  • Maintains a general knowledge of software and hardware available which is applicable for use at Lancaster General.
  • Participates in the on-call responsibilities for this position as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor or Associate degree in Computer Science or related degree is preferred, or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Epic Certifications as required by Information Services to support the application.  Certification will be offered and provided by LGH and must be obtained within 6 months of role entry and within three (3) exam attempts.
  • Five (5) years experience as a Database Administrator.
  • Thorough understanding of database Backup and Recovery concepts.
  • Have a strong capability to identify, analyze and recommend solutions to a problem.
  • Thorough understanding of DBMS.


  • Strong Unix Shell or Windows scripting.
  • Experience in Oracle, Microsoft SQL RDBMS and Cache.

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards. The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute. The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole. Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.


Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

COMMERCIAL Full Time Posted on 04/25/2022