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Database Administrator (DBA), Oracle & MySQL

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Position Description

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" />

This position designs, develops, tests, and maintains database systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness of business operations including writing programming scripts. This position analyzes and resolves database problems through telephone and remote access. 




The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all inclusive.

  • Design, develop, test, and modify database systems (50% of work time)
    • Research and resolve issues escalated due to complexity and/or time restrictions
    • Write programming code as necessary
  • Write user documentation for database systems created and/or maintained by the department (20% of work time)
  • Provide on-call and after hours support of database system to troubleshoot problems (20% of work time)   
  • Develop and maintain knowledge and up-to-date expertise in evolving technologies
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned including but not limited to:
    • Attend team meetings, phone conferences, and training as needed
    • Know, understand, and follow teammate guidelines, employment policies, and department or company procedures
    • Travel required up to 20%

Here is what you can expect when you join our Village: 
  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.    


About Information Technology

The Information Technology Department designs, develops and maintains software programs required to keep DaVita on the leading edge of medical technology. DaVita's Information Technology Department has both clinic facing and non-clinic facing subgroups that provide our clinician teammates the tools to provide quality patient care. DaVita IT utilizes designers, developers, system architects, project managers, application architects, nurses, trainers and many more professionals to incorporate the technology needs of our clinicians, business and physician customers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" />

Education, licenses, certifications, and experience required to fulfill the essential duties, include computer skills as required.

  • Associate’s degree in related area required
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ database design and maintenance or similar experience required
    • Demonstrated knowledge of database design, administration and analytical procedures required
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Oracle and other related database technologies required
    • Demonstrated understanding of object-oriented programming practices required
    • Demonstrated understanding of source control systems required
  • Intermediate computer skills and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook required  
    • Advanced proficiency in SQL, VisualBasic, and Oracle required



  • Commitment to DaVita’s values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment and Fun with ability to demonstrate those positively and proactively to patients, teammates, management, physicians, and/or vendors (Village Service Partners) in everyday performance and interactions.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills including ability to listen attentively and to communicate information clearly and effectively
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with cross-functional groups
    • Demonstrated interpersonal, collaborative, and relationship-building skills; ability to interact positively with teammates at all levels of the company
    • Approachable and open
    • Demonstrated professionalism and courtesy in responding to phone calls and emails
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to work independently, handle multiple priorities concurrently with shifting time frames, and meet deadlines; self-starter with high degree of initiative, urgency, and follow through
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to seek out underlying assumptions through probing, questioning, and listening
  • Strong understanding of business processes with the ability to translate business requirements into technical requirements and deliver requested output timely and accurately
  • Ability to present and document work according to standards required
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service; proactively communicate and respond promptly to teammate needs
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, facilitate effective team interactions, and to foster a positive work environment; willingness to assist teammates in order to achieve departmental goals
  • Demonstrated strengths in organizational, attention-to-detail, analytical, reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving skills 


Fluent in the written and verbal skills necessary to perform successfully the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of the position.


Vision requirements

Vision adequate to perform essential duties and responsibilities of position.



Physical requirements can vary. These must be reviewed with management. However, in general, the position requires the following physical activities:

  • Ability to lift minimum of 2 pounds to a maximum of 15 pounds unassisted; able to sit for extended periods of time with some standing, stooping, walking, stretching, reaching, lifting; moderate range of body motions
  • Ability to hear and interact by phone clearly and efficiently
  • Ability to use computer and all peripherals for extended periods of time


Level III - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

No required tasks involve greater exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues than would be encountered by a visitor. The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids or other hazardous conditions. Normal hazards associated with business travel.

Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.
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DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.
DaVita will consider qualified applicants who have criminal histories in a manner consistent with the law.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Database Administrator (DBA), Oracle & MySQL
  • Job Function: Information Technology
  • Location: 1991 Industrial Dr, Deland, Florida