Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
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at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Blood Center Headquarters (La Concha)
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GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER
Location: 1400 La Concha Lane in Houston, Texas 77054
Position Title: Systems Analyst (DI)
DEPARTMENT: Management Information Systems
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Reporting to the Associate Vice President of MIS, responsible for managing all aspects of the Microsoft SQL Server databases and Microsoft Windows host machines that support the software systems used by the organization to manage the blood collection activities. The primary objectives of this position are to optimize system uptime, recoverability and performance of these software systems.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned. Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.
· Install and maintain multiple instances of Donor-ID blood collection software, including upgrades and patches as needed.
· Perform Microsoft SQL Server database administration functions and develop supporting documentation that include database recovery, database monitoring, performance tuning, database software upgrades and installations.
· Perform Microsoft Windows administration functions and develop supporting documentation that includes server recovery, server monitoring, performance tuning, OS/utility software upgrades, hardware troubleshooting and hardware installation/replacement/maintenance.
· Install and maintain mobile computer networks, including servers, clients, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and WAN.
· Install and maintain software interfaces.
· Recommend system design improvements, involving multiple computer peripherals.
· Automate jobs using PowerShell or similar batch tools.
· Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
· Ensure compliance with regulations and standards applicable to assigned responsibilities; follows regulations and standards consistently.
· Consistently strive for quality assurance by seeking the root cause of the problem.
Must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others. Must comply with all applicable safety rules and policies and be willing to report actual and potential safety violations to the appropriate supervisor or manager.
Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in The Blood Center’s sole discretion.
Full time: must be regularly available to work at least 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, or such other days or hours per week as The Blood Center determines are necessary to meet business needs.
Overtime (applicable only to non-exempt positions)
Must be available and willing to work such overtime per day or per week as The Blood Center determines is necessary or desirable to meet business needs.
Weekend and Holidays
Must be available and willing to work such weekends and holidays as The Blood Center determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.
Must occasionally be able to work at off site locations and transport self to same.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Systems or related field. Two or three years work experience in
administering multiple Microsoft SQL Server databases and Microsoft Windows servers is required. Experience with networking and a strong working knowledge of Wi-Fi is desired. Experience with hardware peripherals is a plus. Must be detailed oriented, have good problem solving and communication skills.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, independently. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Microsoft Office Product Suite
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and work on a computer. The employee is also required to walk, use hands to finger, or feel, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to blood and/or blood components, as well as any other biohazard materials. The noise level is the work environment is usually moderate.
The Blood Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants for positions are considered without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic testing results or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable law, statute, regulation or Executive Order.