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Cedars-Sinai Epic (ECSA or ODBA) Database Administrator in Los Angeles, California

Come join us and find out why Cedars-Sinai has been ranked as one of the top 100 best places to work in IT as ranked by 2018 Computerworld Magazine for the 10 th year in a row!

Always at the forefront of technologies, Cedars-Sinai is implementing EPIC as its comprehensive electronic medical record system.

The Enterprise Information Services (EIS) team at Cedars-Sinai understands that true clinical transformation and the optimization of a clinical information systems implementation is fueled through the alignment of the right people, processes and technologies.

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

Work collaboratively with the DBA Team and other EIS technical staff to install, maintain, troubleshoot, monitor and optimize our Epic applications, environments and the systems they run on. This includes our Epic Cache databases, Epic ancillary Windows applications, and Data Courier migrations and administration. Troubleshoot and resolve issues and incidents related to all the above.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Installs, upgrades, maintains and supports Epic ancillary applications (Web Blob, Interconnect, Hyperspace Web, EPS, etc.) and Cache databases on selected server platforms. Seeks assistance from more senior peers on complex issues.

  • Applies Epic client pack updates to all installed ancillary applications

  • Applies Epic server-side updates to all Dev, Test, Train, and Production Cache environments

  • Works with other EIS teams to apply and validate Linux/Windows patches to database and application servers.

  • Manages storage associated with Epic Cache databases and Windows ancillary applications. Assists systems administrators with storage allocation and planning related to the database.

  • Monitors and optimizes the performance of Epic ancillary applications

  • Monitors and optimizes the performance of Epic Cache database instances in a networked environment

  • Implements viable database backup, recovery, and high availability strategies and mechanisms. Executes database recovery, restoration, and/or restart as required.

  • Defines and implements database parameters, security, audit, and resource allocation policies and procedures. Defines, creates, and manages user accounts, profiles, privileges, roles, and required audit information.

  • Responsible for daily Epic build migrations using Epic’s Data Courier utility, working closely with application and change teams. Analyze and troubleshoot migration issues.

  • Adheres to change control processes. Maintains version control, administration of scripts for file manipulation and programming access to multiple environments.

  • Conducts cross-team training and lessons learned sessions.

  • Maintains documentation of team processes and procedures, including operating manuals or training materials for internally managed databases and systems.

  • Escalates and statuses lead and management on assigned tasks and priority production support issues

Educational Requirements : Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

License/Certification Requirements:

Certification in ONE of the following areas is required:

  • Epic ECSA (one of the latest 2 Epic/Cache versions)

  • Epic ODBA (one of the latest 2 Epic/Cache versions)

Experience : Requires three years of Epic ECSA or ODBA administration experience, ECSA experience preferred. Experience with Linux and/or Windows operating systems is required


  • Scripting experience required (PERL, Powershell, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of patient care databases and applications required

  • Working knowledge of monitoring, tuning, and administration of Windows and IIS applications is preferred

  • Working knowledge of monitoring, tuning, and administration of enterprise database systems a plus

  • Working knowledge of Citrix, VMWare, BigIP, F5 or Netscaler load balancing, and SSL/TLS required

  • Ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines, manage several projects at one time, and utilize time effectively for self and others

  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing effectively with diverse skill sets and personalities and work effectively as a team player

  • Excellent verbal and written skills

  • Excellent troubleshooting and analysis skills

  • Project management abilities for cross-team & internal projects

  • Epic Clarity administration experience a plus

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.