Are you a registered nurse who wants a rewarding career in a vibrant city? Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids is growing — and we’re seeking outstanding RNs to join our family.

Nursing Jobs Michigan Hiring Registered Nurses Mary Free Bed

–$2,000 expedited orientation bonus for qualified candidates

–Competitive wages and benefits

–Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse certification prep and examination paid by Mary Free Bed

–Gain share

–Opportunities for professional advancement and attendance at seminars and symposiums related to rehabilitation

–Flexible scheduling

–Staff recognition program

Come Grow With Us at Mary Free Bed

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has been restoring hope and freedom to patients since 1891. Here are a few reasons to take your career to the next level at Mary Free Bed:

Values-driven culture — We’re an independent, community-owned acute-care rehabilitation hospital focused solely on rehabilitation for children and adults. We offer the stability of a large organization while nurturing the family atmosphere of a small organization.

Growth — A transformative $66.4 million expansion and renovation project includes our beautiful new hospital, which features 167 patient beds, therapy gyms on each floor, ADL apartments and specialized technology. Our expanding network means we can offer services well beyond Grand Rapids.

Innovation — At Mary Free Bed, you’ll be encouraged — and expected — to push boundaries and think outside the box. Your unique ideas and insights will help drive our role as an industry leader.

Challenge — Our expertise allows us the opportunity to care for patients with extraordinarily complex medical needs. You’ll play a crucial role in helping people to return to their lives after serious illness or injury.

Competitive rewards — Flexible scheduling, competitive salaries and benefits packages and opportunities for continuing education and credentialing await.

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What Our Nurses Say

At Mary Free Bed, our nurses inspire better outcomes for our patients by providing the highest level of care, motivation, education and support. Meet some of these men and women:

mitchelle-limo-nursing-jobs-grand-rapids-michigan-mary-free-bed-rehabilitation-hospital-2Mitchelle Limo
Joined Mary Free Bed: 2015
Works in: Pediatrics

“I love the culture around here. The employees are friendly. My co-workers are awesome. There is a lot of teamwork. I feel like I am never alone even on those stressful days. There is always someone to turn to for help. The managers are approachable, and I know I can go to them any time.

Our therapists are the best. They work miracles, something I like to tell my patients all the time. I have seen great recoveries and possibilities that I would never in a million years think could happen.

I work mostly with the kids, and I get a sense of fulfillment when I see smiles on their faces despite all they are going through and the great progress they make during their stay here. Kids are very resilient. Mary Free Bed creates an environment for our youngest patients and families to be able to interact with each other and I notice that many friendships begins here and beyond our walls.

I can go on and on about all the good things that I have seen since I started working here but above all, I feel like I have grown professionally. There is more room to grow here. I am excited to see what the future holds for me here at Mary Free Bed.”


Desiree Zoet
Joined Mary Free Bed: 2015
Works in: Brain Injury

“What I love most about working at Mary Free Bed is, for sure, the culture.

I work with the best nurses, doctors and techs! Not to mention, to see such improvement in patients is the most satisfying experience I have ever had … and it’s constant!

listette-wilson-mary-free-bed-rehabilitation-hospital-nursing-recruitmentLisette Wilson
Joined Mary Free Bed: 2015
Works in: Spinal Cord Injury

“I enjoy being able to interact and get to know my patients, their families and loved ones. The effort is made to give us small assignments. Starting a shift with four to five patients gives me the time to do thorough assessments to care for my patients physically, mentally and spiritually. I also love working at Mary Free Bed because the physicians, nurses, techs and therapists work together to provide the best care for our patients. Everyone’s voice is heard. Management and physicians are approachable and want our input.

The best part about working at Mary Free Bed is that I get to watch miracles happen every day. Patients come in without use of limbs and I see them using their hands, moving their arms, performing their ADLs and walking. I get a front seat to watch them gain freedom every day. I share in their accomplishments. I witness hope and determination that is contagious. I see them build friendships with each other and inspire one another. There is nothing like it.”

gwen-purchase-nursing-jobs-mary-free-bed-rehabilitation-hospital-grand-rapids-michiganGwen Purchase
Joined Mary Free Bed: 2016
Works in: Brain Injury

“I love Mary Free Bed because of the compassion, care and love for what we do. Mary Free Bed stands for hope and restoring freedom, and it does just that. The staff is knowledgeable, kind and treats everybody like family. I couldn’t have chosen a better organization to work for.  Mary Free Bed is awesome.

You also get to see the patients really advance in their recovery, and it’s amazing to know you have a part in that.”

scott-morgan-nursing-jobs-grand-rapids-michigan-mary-free-bed-rehabilitation-hospitalScott Morgan
Joined Mary Free Bed: 2014
Works in: Brain Injury

“I love working at Mary Free Bed the most for two reasons:

  1. I love our patient care standards and what we do for them in their time of need
  2. I love the teamwork we have, especially on night shift BI. We all work together extremely well, get along great and really enjoy each other’s company.

Mary Free Bed is an amazing place to work and the most rewarding and satisfying job I have ever had.”

Rewarding Opportunities in Michigan’s Medical Square Mile

Here are a few reasons so many health care professionals are choosing Grand Rapids as the place to grow their medical careers:

  • Top city for millennials to get a job and buy a home (Business Insider, 2017)
  • Top 10 city for affordable health care (, 2014)
  • Top 10 city for bio-pharmaceutical and research and development and investment
  • A 38.7% increase in job growth in the life sciences industry throughout the region in the past 10 years – nearly twice the national average of 21% (The Right Place)
  • More than 44,000 local jobs in the biosciences industry — 11% higher than the national average (The Right Place)

Grand Rapids: A Great Place to Work AND Live

Named one of the top 20 locations in the world on the New York Times’ list of “52 Places to Go in 2016” and the No. 1 “emerging destination” by Groups Today, Grand Rapids boasts world-renowned art, museums and historic sites.

Outdoor lovers will appreciate the world-class golf, recreation and beaches. Incredible farm-to-table restaurants satisfy foodies, and craft beer aficionados will toast to our role as “Beer City, USA.” Wholesome “playcation” options provide endless fun for families. It’s all topped off by the most vibrant downtown between Chicago and Cleveland. You’ll enjoy all of the benefits of a big city with none of the hassle.

Downtown Grand Rapids offers a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy walk. You’ll encounter clean, safe streets and friendly people — beginning with our roving safety ambassadors, who traverse downtown on foot, bicycle and Segway.

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