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Hospital Network & Systems Engineer, Salinas, CA

Organization: Natividad
Category: Professional
Location: Salinas, CA
Date Job Posted: November 12, 2021
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At Natividad, our dedication to the people of Monterey County is at the heart of everything we do - from the health care services we provide to the specialized programs we promote. This commitment to our community spans more than 130 years and, more importantly, has touched countless lives. It has also earned us a Joint Commission ranking in the top percentile of hospitals nationwide. If you believe in inspiring healthy lives by focusing on community-based care, consider joining Natividad today.


Up to a $5,000 Sign-On Bonus to candidates hired into a permanent position.

Natividad is currently seeking to fill two full-time permanent positions for Hospital Network & Systems Engineers. The successful candidate will anticipate, develop, design, implement, operate and maintain our hospital-grade systems infrastructure and technology components to ensure the goal of 99.99% reliability. In addition, the Hospital Network & Systems Engineer will perform complex troubleshooting of the Hospital Computer Information Systems (HCIS) network and systems, utilizing expert trouble-shooting tools; be responsible for all aspects of medical data communications equipment and services, including biometrics equipment; and evaluate and test new technology related to hospital and clinical data communications. This position will perform the above in accordance with the Patient Safety and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Acts, The Joint Commission (TJC) and other regulatory agencies.

The Hospital Network and Systems Engineer is a fully experienced lead-level classification, responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of our information systems infrastructure and all associated equipment, data, related software and applications. Incumbent engineers anticipate bandwidth and security requirements; work closely with vendors and technical personnel from other Natividad departments; may act as the technical lead in IT-related project teams; and has the responsibility of evaluating and testing new technology related to hospital and clinical data systems and their communication within the Hospital Network.

The Hospital Network and Systems Engineer is a unique class within the County. The potentially high consequence of errors, along with the nature, focus, diversity and scope of responsibilities require thorough knowledge of the Patient Safety Act and HIPAA as applied to data systems, clinical and hospital specific software and protocols, knowledge of best practices in the design, development, maintenance and administration of medical grade hospital-based LAN's and WAN's, as well as statistical analysis and reporting, performance measures, performance improvement techniques, and the frequent use of discretion, initiative and independent judgment. Incumbent performs duties as individual contributor, as team leader and/or as project manager, as directed by the Natividad Chief Information Officer (CIO) or designee.

Minimum qualifications include the equivalent to possession of a Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, business or a closely related field OR the equivalent to possession of a Bachelor's degree in any field and one year of experience in business information technology performing requirements analysis and documentation, system design and implementation and/or application maintenance and management, plus two additional years of experience in software development and maintenance.

In addition, the successful candidates will have:

  • Three to five years of experience in a hospital or clinical setting and four years of experience delivering infrastructure design and operational excellence
  • Four years working on general LAN support, desktop support, Windows server installation, administration and support which includes three years of experience with installation, configuration and programming of routers and switches
  • Three years of experience working with network management and monitoring tools, such as: WorksVendor imbedded tools sets such as CISCO, Meraki, NetAop & Microsoft Solar Winds, Sniffer Protocol LAN/WAN Analyzer, and SNMP
  • Extensive experience in LAN/WAN integration, maintenance and troubleshooting, and extensive experience configuring and maintaining routing protocols, such as EIGRP, BGP, OSPF and RIP
  • Experience in supporting data communications environments including configuration and administration of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Firewalls, and security policy management
  • Two or more certifications from Cisco, such as CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCDP, CISCO Meraki Solutions Specialist and Microsoft MCSE

For more information or to request application materials, contact Natividad, Human Resources Department, 1441 Constitution Blvd., Salinas, CA 93906, (831) 783-2700, or apply at Like us on Facebook: EOE/M/F/H/V

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