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Job Details

Epic Cache Database Administrator B

Requisition #: 171864
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD
Category: Information Technology
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: June 27, 2018

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. When joining the Johns Hopkins Health System, you became part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. Great careers continually advance here.


Reports to the Manager of Database Administration and is responsible for the design, development and implementation planning aspects of the database interface mechanisms for the enterprise. Maintains responsibility for the development and maintenance of software programs which provide database capabilities across various platforms found in the enterprise. Leads the efforts involved with the development, testing, documentation and integration of database and user interface software products into the environment. Ensures a consistent, user friendly, human interface to systems for the customer base regardless of hardware and/or software platform. Meets regularly with key user personnel, applications design personnel and vendors to develop requirements for future products and to evaluate and integrate database products into the environment.

The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing plans for the database integration of systems utilizing the network as a key to integration of all computing platforms. Works closely with security, LAN/server, mid-range, mainframe support personnel, and applications developers to ensure that database integration direction is established and issues are dealt with.


A Master’s Degree in a related field coupled with 4 years of experience in database programming. OR A Bachelor’s degree in a related technical field as well as a minimum of 5 years of experience with database programming. OR An Associate’s Degree in a related technical field in addition to 6 years of experience database programming or component based programming.

Knowledge/ Skills:

  • Working knowledge of creating, documenting and performing routine database maintenance activities and procedures for Caché (Mumps) databases in a database administrator (DBA) role. Some of these tasks include running and/or verifying backups, analyzing statistics, ensuring database integrity, and creating database and file system space.
  • Ability to direct and coordinate Caché database monitoring and performance activities to ensure optimal efficiency and productivity are constantly maintained.
  • Experience in creating physical database layouts and size all database objects as needed.
  • Responsible for developing and testing operating system tuning recommendations and database tuning parameters to ensure performance requirements are met.
  • Ability to negotiate with technical staff the backup and recovery procedures for the Chronicles database for multiple Epic environments.
  • Exposure to qualification and testing of database software and maintenance of Epic releases preferred.
  • Working knowledge/expertise of Epic Systems clinical application software and/or the Epic Chronicles database is a plus.
  • Experience in Caché system management responsibilities with Epic are highly desirable:
  1. Start and stop Caché and Epic environments using both Epic and Caché utilities.
  2. Maintain Caché configuration per Epic's recommendations. Install and upgrade Caché on a server. Create programmer and administrative access to Epic environments.
  3. Create additional environments for testing and/or training as needed.
  4. Create logins for different types of access.
  5. Maintain Caché level security.
  6. Configure Epic environments using Epic configuration utilities.
  7. Back up, restore, and refresh Epic environments.
  8. Set up, configure, and monitor shadow servers.
  9. Perform server-side releases.

DAY 08

Day Shift

Full Time (40 hours) IT - EPIC

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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