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Advanced Clinician Pathway Program

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The Advanced Clinician Pathway promotes the development of JAG-ONE clinical professionals allowing them to realize their maximum potential as therapists. This unique program provides internal and external resources for professional education to the JAG-ONE physical and occupational therapist, allowing them to obtain nationally recognized specialist certifications. The program also encourages an ongoing cycle of education as candidates share their knowledge with each other and with staff clinicians throughout the company. Advanced clinician candidates are required to act as clinical instructors to therapy students in the JAG-ONE clinical education program as well as active members in the JAG-ONE clinical mentorship program. Upon completing the requisites of the program, JAG-ONE Advanced Clinicians participate in over 500 hours of clinical education as both teacher and student.

Learning Objectives

The Advanced Clinician Pathway program focus on teaching our clinicians the fundamental responsibilities of a director. Leadership qualities such as communication, team bonding, staff utilization, budget building, and business analysis are important qualities in any field. This program highlights these cornerstones of business and uniquely applies it to the world of outpatient physical therapy. At each level, candidates are offered hours of classroom, virtual, and on the job training. Specific programs are offered to our executive, regional, and clinic leadership members to assure a consistent message that aligns with our mission and our core values.

On-Site

Small Groups

On Demand

Program Organizer

Joseph Saraceno
MSPT, CSCS
Chief Quality Officer

Leadership Team

David Perez-Herranz
Regional Clinical Director - New Dorp, Jersey City, Union, Westfield, Morristown
Michael Wylykanowitz
Michael Wylykanowitz
OCS, PT, DPT
Regional Clinical Director - Princeton, Holmdel, Brick, Old Bridge, East Brunswick, Lawrenceville, Bordentown, Newtown, Delran, Hainesport, Oakhurst
Jeff Rigby
Jeff Rigby
PT, DPT
Regional Clinical Director - Hackensack, Wayne, Clifton, Montvale, Wyckoff
Dan Kane
Dan Kane
PT, DPT, CCI, Advanced Hip Clinician
Regional Clinical Director - Warren, Bridgewater, Chatham, Cedar Knolls, Woodbridge, West Milford, Stirling, Denville, Berkeley Heights
Marissa Bingler
Regional Clinical Director - West Orange, Fairfield
Tom Protopapas
Tom Protopapas
PT, DPT, OCS, CES, PES, Advanced Hip Clinician
Regional Clinical Director - Hawthorne, Sleepy Hollow, Yonkers, White Plains, Tappan, Blauvelt, Pearl River, Valley Cottage
Steve Barth
Steve Barth
PT, MSPT, ATC, CSCS, PES
Regional Clinical Director - New Springville, Rossville, Eltingville, Bayonne, Dongan Hills
Carla Buonviaggio
Regional Clinical Director - Westerleigh, Bay Ridge 4th Ave, Bay Ridge 5th Ave
Giovanni Materia
Giovanni Materia
PT, MSPT, ATC
Regional Clinical Director - Georgetown, Starrett City, Marine Park OT, Marine Park, Marine Park Neuro, Rockaway Beach, East Meadow
Jesse Simon
Jesse Simon
PT, MCMT
Regional Clinical Director - Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, Greenpoint, Park Slope, Atlantic Terminal, Crown Heights
Joseph Persico
Joseph Persico
PT, DPT, TPI
Regional Clinical Director - Midtown, Gramercy Park, Morningside Heights
Aleksandr Dekhtyarev
Aleksandr Dekhtyarev
PT, DPT, COMT, GT Cert, CI, CKTP, CIMI, CSST, CWC, CWT
Regional Clinical Director - Ditmas Park, Bensonhurst, Sheepshead Bay, Midwood (Ocean Ave), Midwood (Avenue T), Gerritsen Beach

Advanced Clinician Program Criteria

  • Three years outpatient clinical experience
  • Leads “Hands on” training seminar for JAG-ONE clinicians on selected Manual therapy or selected specialty
  • Demonstrates competency in meeting JAG-ONE productivity standards
  • Acted as a clinical instructor for a student, acted as a mentor for a new New Graduate Physical Therapist in JAG-ONE Mentorship program OR took an active role in JAG-ONE mentorship program.

To achieve Advanced Clinician at JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, at least one of the following criteria must be met:

  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (ABPTS)
  • McKenzie Certification
  • Vestibular Rehab Certification
  • Sports Certified Specialist (ABPTS)
  • Pediatric Certified Specialist (ABPTS)
  • Women’s Health Certified Specialist (ABPTS)
  • Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
  • Other JAG-ONE Approved National Certification

To maintain Advanced Clinician status at JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, the following criteria must be met:

  • Present topic of specialty in a public format (annually)

All candidates must complete and submit the JAG-ONE Advanced Clinician Application to Joe Saraceno (Chief Quality Officer).