SQL Server Database Administrator

Island Health (formerly Vancouver Island Health Authority)

February 04, 2014

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Company Overview: 

Island Health (formerly Vancouver Island Health Authority) is one of British Columbia’s six health authorities and the largest employer on Vancouver Island with over 18,000 employees. For five years running, we have been selected as one of BC’s Top Employers.

We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, long term disability and extensive extended health plan as well as competitive wages. Learn more at: www.viha.ca.

Job Summary: 

Imagine your life’s work in our piece of paradise!

Island Health is looking for a full-time, experienced SQL Server Database Administrator (DBA) to join us.

In this role, reporting to the Manager, Platform & Integration Services, you provide technical support and guidance in the planning, management, delivery, and operation of the Island Health Microsoft SQL Server database services with an emphasis on:

  • Performing installation, configuration, and operations support
  • Supporting custom and 3rd party application installations and upgrades
  • Planning hardware architecture and deployment

Working with Island Health staff and vendor partners, you will contribute to the architecture, design, implementation, and support of all SQL Server databases and related infrastructure. You are responsible for implementing physical databases; creating and altering database objects; tuning and optimizing data access; and designing database security plans. This includes creating, recommending and maintaining the database product standards, best practices, and associated documentation for the database services provided.

Your operational responsibilities include overall stability, maintainability, and business continuity of the SQL Server infrastructure to mission-critical standard including monitoring and resolving incidents related to the SQL Server database products and applications for Island Health and vendor partners.


Along with your degree or diploma in Computer Science, you have 3 years recent related experience in a SQL Server DBA role in a healthcare environment and or as part of large project teams. You have strong verbal and written communication skills and your background demonstrates your organizational abilities. (An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered).

How To Apply: 

For more information and to apply online: https://viha.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=21348

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