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Sonia H. Rivera, ST, CSPDT

Surgical Services Purchaser/Sterile Processing Manager

Work History

Nov 2014Present

Surgical Services Purchaser/Sterile Processing Manager

Speare Memorial Hospital, Plymouth, NH

Procurement, processing and distribution of consumables, instrumentation and equipment, inventory management, asset management, budget variance analysis, implant billing audits, maintaining service agreements and preventative maintenance schedules, process purchase orders and requisitions. Sterile processing audits, process improvements and implementations, education, competencies and evaluations. Maintaining good rapport and serving as a liaison between ancillary department managers, directors, surgeons, sales representatives and staff.

Jul 2012Oct 2014

Surgical Technician/Preceptor

Speare Memorial Hospital, Plymouth, NH

Surgical Technician/Sterile Processing Technician/Preceptor for new hires in the Operating Room and Sterile Processing, scrub nurses and surgical technology students, subject matter expert in Gynecology and General Surgery, assisting with procurement and staff competencies, inservice and education as needed. Competency for OB nurses Code Mom Surgical Protocol.

Dec 2011Jun 2012

Surgical Technician, Traveler

RN Network, Philadelphia, PA

Surgical Technician/Sterile Processing Technician duties, on assignment at Speare Memorial Hospital, Plymouth, NH, preceptor for new hires

Jul 2011Aug 2011

Surgical Technician, Traveler

Favorite Healthcare, Philadelphia, PA

Surgical Technician duties, on assignment at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket, RI

May 2011Jul 2011

Sterile Processing Technician, Traveler

Surgical Staff, Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Sterile Processing duties, on assignment at Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ

Apr 2011May 2011

Surgical Technician, Traveler

Surgical Staff, Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Surgical Technician duties, on assignment at Virtua Center for Surgery, Sewell, NJ

Aug 2009Nov 2010

Surgical Technician/OB Technician

St. Mary's Medical Center, Langhorne, PA

Surgical Technician duties in operating room, OB technician/LNA


Mar 2009Apr 2009

Surgical Technician, Traveler

Surgical Staff, Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Surgical Technician duties, on assignment at Crozier Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA

Jun 2008Feb 2009

Sterile Processing Technician, Traveler

Surgical Staff, Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Sterile Processing Technician duties, on assignment at Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ

Mar 2008Jun 2008

Surgical Technician, Traveler

Surgical Staff, Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Sterile Processing Technician duties, on assignment at Kennedy Health, Turnersville, NJ

Feb 2007Feb 2008

Surgical Technician, Traveler

Surgical Staff, Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Sterile Processing Technician duties, on assignment at Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ

Nov 2006Feb 2007

Sterile Processing Technician, Traveler

Surgical Staff, Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Sterile Processing duties, on assignment at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Dec 2005Dec 2006

Surgical Technician/Sterile Processing Technician/Purchaser

Street Road Surgery Center, Trevose, PA

Surgical Technician, sterile processing ,purchasing, inventory management, and sterile processing educator/mentor to preoperative nurses in sterile processing

Mar 2001Sep 2003

Surgical Technician

Graduate Hospital (Tenet), Philadelphia, PA

Surgical Technician duties, served as preceptor for two new hires

Education

2016Present

Bachelor's of Science in Healthcare Administration/Adult Education and Training

University of Phoenix

management, finance, legal and ethical parameters, risk and quality management, human resources, and information systems, adult learning theory and instructional design

Jun 1996Jul 1998

Surgical Technician/Sterile Processing Technician/Medical Specialist (Medic)

US Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDD C&S) and Blanchfield Army Medical Center

Emergency medical technician/Surgical Technician/Sterile Processing

Sep 1992Jun 1996

Medical Records and General Diploma

Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical High School

General studies, Medical Records - major, accounting - minor