As health care continues to evolve, MD Ambulance has adapted and provides several services to help bring high quality health care solutions to our communities. Through our various partnerships, we’re now involved with several new initiatives and projects that bring paramedicine into a preventative role as well as providing emergency services.
MD Ambulance deploys industry leading vendors of front-line vehicles and equipment. Through our partnerships, we strive to be innovative with our equipment and tools to ensure quality patient care, as well as guarantee the utmost safety for our patients and paramedics.
Our fleet consists of 24 vehicles and includes the following types of units:
- Mobile Response Unit
- Special Operations Unit
- Special Event Unit
- Transfer Units
- Community Paramedicine Vehicle
- Administrative Vehicles
Our paramedics also utilizes hydraulic stretchers, cardiac monitor/defibrillators, stair chairs and various other specialized tools.
– LUCAS CPR Machine
– ePCR Tablets
We also utilize a variety of communication tools, including radios, cell phones and GPS systems.
We employ some of the brightest minds in the pre-hospital emergency medical care field. Our paramedics go through an extensive education and training process as well as continuing work with our training department throughout their career to provide the most up-to-date emergency medical care in any situation.
For more information on our paramedics, please visit one of the following:
Hiring at M.D. Ambulance is done based on operational need, primarily through expansion and on rare occasions through attrition. Due to this fact, we can never predict when the next hiring competition will take place. We accept resumes year round and retain them on file until the next competition is scheduled. At that time, selected applicants will be contacted and invited to take part in the hiring competition.
In order to ensure that M.D. Ambulance hires only the best possible candidates, applicants are put through a rigorous recruiting process. The process of selecting new employees consists of several filters:
Step 1: Resume Review
First there is a review of applications and resumes looking for education, field experience and current licensing to practice in Saskatchewan. Please include the following with your resume/application:
- SK EMT, EMT-A ,EMT-P certification or eligibility
- Criminal record check
- Current CPR “C”
- BTLS certification
- Drivers abstract
- Photocopy of class “4” license
- Medical consent form for Kinetik testing.signed by Doctor
- 3 letters of reference with one from a former employer
Step 2: Written Examination
The second filter is a written multiple-choice exam:
- 200 questions
- 2 1/2 hr time limit
- 80% required at level of certification (Pass/Fail)
- Overall mark identifies any advanced experience
- Pass required to move on to scenario testing.
Those that pass the written exam will be asked to carry on with the physical screening process.
Step 3: Physical Fitness
The third filter, Physical screening, is done through Kinetik Rehab at Saskatoon City Hospital. A certificate of completion from Kinetik is required to continue with the rest of the process. Costs associated with this screen ($100.00) are the responsibility of the applicant and payable to Kinetic Rehab. You must have your medical consent form completed by your physician prior to taking this test.
Step 4: Scenarios
The fourth filter is a selection of scenarios/skills stations designed to look at patient assessment and management skills, as well as interpersonal communication and documentation. Scenarios are not pass/fail. Following the scenarios, selected applicants will be contacted to continue in the process.
Final Step: Interview
The final filter is a structured targeted-selection interview designed to predict future behavior based on the individual’s past behavior in situations. Those selected for positions will begin orientation. Orientation is approximately one month full time.