Database Administrator (Possibly Remote)
Chickasaw Nation Industries

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It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

Please note that CNI is closely monitoring Executive Orders and will be following any final decisions or mandatesregarding the COVID-19 Vaccination as a federal contract provider.


The Database Administrator focuses on providing high level expertise in the design, development and integration of HL7 application interfaces. This position is responsible for providing detailed procedures for solutions to problems as well as developing and maintaining software for auxiliary and support functions of the program using scripting/programming languages and relational databases. This work will include working with hospitals, laboratories, software vendors and other health care facility types to set up data exchanges, primarily HL7, to feed into the Illinois Department of Public Health.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge/quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative/motivation, cooperation/relationships, problem analysis/discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral/written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability/dependability, flexibility and ownership/accountability of actions taken.

Oversees an assessment of the current state of data and health information systems and services, including data exchange and information systems, to identify opportunities for modernization and interoperability.

Documents the design, programs, architecture and procedures relevant to the agency's automated systems.

Performs quality control measures for in-house programming efforts and provides technical assistance to programming personnel.

Resolves technical problems and identifies equipment configurations/architectures necessary for development of new applications and systems.

Analyze production problems as described by leadership, systems analyst and/or customer support staff, and problem solving to keep the interfaces operational, including ongoing maintenance and upgrades.

Formulates results of analyses, including information in the form of graphs, charts and tables.

Maintain awareness of trends, innovations and emergent technologies that may impact bioinformatics and can improve the sustainability or efficiency of data management systems.

Facilitates knowledge sharing with stakeholders and conducts training for new bioinformatics team members.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor's instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and co-workers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions as the best of own ability.


Bachelor's degree in public health, registered nursing, microbiology, sociology, anthropology, veterinary medicine, biology, psychology, chemistry, epidemiology or a related field plus two (2) years of professional experience in communicable disease or infectious disease surveillance and/or control programs at the local, state or federal level. Requires experience in working with an electronic disease surveillance system, and skills in utilizing Business Objects software for advanced statistical analysis and report generation. Prefers a master's degree in public health with a concentration in informatics, epidemiology, or biostatistics, prior experience in informatics, and familiarity with HL7, Rational Rhapsody, electronic laboratory reporting.


Must be able to obtain government security clearance

U.S. Citizens/Green Card only due to government or federal requirements


Experience with both common and emerging interoperability standards such as HL7 V2.x, V3, IHE profile, Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), CCD, JSON and FHIR.

Hands-on Relational Database experience (Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server).

Knowledge and understanding of HL7 for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information.

Knowledge of software tools that support online public health data acquisition, entry, abstraction management, analysis, and reporting.

Knowledge of high-level system design methodologies and techniques (such as the entity/relationship model, data/process flow diagrams, etc.).

Knowledge of report creation using SQL reporting services, Crystal Reports or other similar reporting tools.

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with national, state, and local partners in various governmental, private, and voluntary agencies.

Experience in conveying complex information effectively using oral and written communication with the ability to analyze, interpret, and summarize data and prepare reports.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. May occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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