Shahid ShamsNurse Practitioner
Shahid Shams has worked in the healthcare field for over 25 years. He started his career as a health care aide, then a nurse for 8 years followed by pursing a master’s degree in the nursing field, becoming a nurse practitioner.
His experience includes northern nursing, working with First Nation and Inuit populations across Manitoba, NWT and Nunavut. Since becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Shahid has furthered his experience to working with not only a diverse population, but has developed skills to work with the elderly, specializing in chronic care. He also works closely with troubled youth in the city, members with mental health issues, and individuals living with addiction issues. Shahid has been instrumental with developing chemical withdrawal/ detox protocols.
Shahid has a special interest in working with individuals with addictions. Along with other held positions, Shahid is also currently working with an addiction treatment centre in the city of Winnipeg, more specifically MBATC. Shahid realizes these members with addiction issues most often have underlying psychiatric conditions along with complex social issues, which he understands and therefore is empathetic in nature, which what makes him a great fit for working with these individuals.
Shahid works autonomously, but also in collaboration with other health care team members to ensure the utmost care to his members at all times. Shahid serves as a role model to others, by supporting future Nurse Practitioner students as well as Medical students. He currently holds a position at the University of Manitoba as a Preceptor for other Nurse Practitioner students.