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Sonia H. Rivera

Certified Surgical Technologist/Sterile Processing Coordinator

Work experience

Feb 2021June 2021

Certified Surgical Technician

Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough, NH

Surgical tech duties with concentration in Total Joints, Ortho, General,
Endoscopy Tech and Endoscope Reprocessing

Aug 2020Oct 2020

Surgical Technician/Traveler

Trustaff

Contract at St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, OR

Nov 2019June 2020

Surgical Technician

Huggins Hospital

Surgical tech duties with concentration in Total Joints, Ortho, General,
Endoscopy, Sterile Processing duties as needed, policy review among other
voluntary projects in Sterile Processing

Sep 2019Sep 2019

Surgical Technician/Traveler

U.S. Nursing

Contract at University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Jun 2019Jun 2019

Surgical Technician/Traveler

U.S. Nursing

Contract at St. Vincent's, Toledo, OH, General, Total Joints, Ortho, Uro, Gyn

Feb 2019May 2019

Surgical Technician/Traveler

LRS Healthcare

Contract at New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA, Total Joints, Sports Ortho, Neuro Spine

Oct 2018Jan 2019

Sterile Processing Technician/Traveler

Fastaff

Contract at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Jul 2018Oct 2018

Sterile Processing/Endoscopy Technician/Traveler

Fastaff

Contract at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ, Advanced Endoscopy Procedures, Endoscope Reprocessing, Olympus AER

May 2018July 2018

Surgical Technician/Traveler

Tact Medical Staffing

Contract at Alice Peck Day, Lebanon, NH, Total Joints, Sports Ortho, Neuro Spine

Mar 2018May 2018

Surgical Technician/Sterile Processing/Traveler

RN Network

Contract at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, MA, General, Urology, Plastics, Total Joints, Ortho, Podiatry, Neuro Spine

Jul 2017Dec 2017

Surgical Technician/Sterile Processing

Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, NH

Surgical Technician with concentration in Ortho and Neuro Spine, Vascular, General, Urology, Bariatrics; Sterile Processing Technician

Nov 2014Dec 2016

Surgical Services Purchaser/Sterile Processing Supervisor

Speare Memorial Hospital, Plymouth, NH

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

Jul 2012Nov 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 2011Jul 2012

Surgical Technician/Traveler

RN Network, Philadelphia, PA

Contract at Speare Memorial Hospital, Plymouth, NH, preceptor for new hires

Jul 2011Aug 2011

Surgical Technician/Traveler

Favorite Healthcare, Philadelphia, PA

Contract at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket, RI

May 2011Jul 2011

Sterile Processing Technician/Traveler

Surgical Staff, Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Contract at Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ

Apr 2011May 2011

Surgical Technician/Traveler

Surgical Staff, Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Contract 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, concentration in Vascular, General, Plastics, Bariatrics; OB technician/LNA

Mar 2009Apr 2009

Surgical Technician/Traveler

Surgical Staff, Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Contract at Crozier Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA

Jun 2008Feb 2009

Sterile Processing Technician/Traveler

Surgical Staff, Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Contract at Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ

Feb 2008Jun 2008

Surgical Technician/Traveler

Surgical Staff, Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Contract at Kennedy Health, Turnersville, NJ

Feb 2007Feb 2008

Surgical Technician/Traveler

Surgical Staff, Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Contract at Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ, Vascular, Endoscopic Vascular, General, Thoracic

Dec 2006Feb 2007

Sterile Processing Technician/Traveler

Surgical Staff, Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Contract 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, sterile processing educator

Mar 2001Sep 2003

Surgical Technician

Graduate Hospital (Tenet), Philadelphia, PA

Surgical Technician duties with a concentration in Vascular, General, Plastics, ENT, preceptor for new hires

Education

May 2020Present

Project Management

Shaw Academy

Career Diploma

Jan 2018Present

Healthcare Administration Management

Ashworth College

Bachelor of Science 

Jun 1996Oct 1997

Surgical Technician/Sterile Processing Technician/Medical Specialist (Medic) (formerly known as 91B/91D)

US Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDD C&S) Fort Sam Houston, TX & Blanchfield Army Medical Center, Fort Campbell, KY

Diploma 

affiliations

2014 - Present

IAHCSMM -Board of Directors

NNEC (Northern New England Chapter)

Interim Secretary