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LifeServe Blood Center Immunohematology Technician - MT/MLS/MLT in Des Moines, Iowa

Your Blood . Your Hospital. Your Neighbors.

There's no better way to support your local community than by working at LifeServe Blood Center, an organization driven by the mission to save lives locally. We are currently looking for a full-time Immunohematology Technician to work 10p-6:30a Monday through Friday, with occasional on-call coverage, at our Des Moines headquarters location. This laboratory reference position serves hospital patients across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Testing includes basic blood banking and complex antibody identification. This position is eligible for a shift differential of $4 from 6p-6a.


  • Accepts, verifies, processes, and tests incoming samples according to established policies

  • Performs and interprets various testing procedures, including immunohematology, on donor and patient blood products, repeating tests where appropriate

  • Performs quality control, equipment maintenance and calibration as required

  • Utilizes computer system to obtain necessary data and to record test results

  • Participates in the ongoing monitoring for each testing process to identify errors or potential problems leading to errors and takes effective and preventive corrective actions when indicated

  • Mentors and train other laboratory team members and students as required


  • MT/MLS or MLT from American Society for Clinical Pathology or equivalent required

  • Bachelor’s degree in medical technology or chemical, physical, or biological science OR, Associate degree in laboratory science or medical laboratory technology, OR equivalent, required

  • Must meet current CLIA or ABB requirements for testing personnel


  • We are an industry leader and just celebrated our 75th year of operation.

  • We are the 12th largest supplier of blood in the nation.

  • We are a growth-oriented organization and added three new facilities in 2022.

  • We were a 2023 Des Moines CityView Best Non-Profit runner-up.


  • Elected benefits: coverage starts the first of the month after your start date. Choose from competitively priced healthcare, dental, and vision plans. Enroll in supplemental accident or critical illness insurance.

  • Peace of mind: on day 1, life insurance (1.5x annual salary), short-term disability (wait time only 7 days), and long-term disability are provided at no additional cost to you!

  • Additional coverage: elect additional life insurance for yourself, spouse, or dependent child (up to age 26)

  • Work-life balance: full-time team members accrue around 27 days of PTO per year. Part-time team members can earn PTO too!

  • Involvement: additional chances to earn PTO through hosting blood drives, or recruiting a first-time or lapsed donor to give blood

  • Wellness: holistic program to earn points, and win prizes on a monthly/quarterly basis

  • Our current East Village location puts you within walking distance to great restaurants and coffee, and community spaces.

  • A brand-new sustainably built facility in Johnston, coming in early 2024, with employee and community spaces, and easy interstate access.

    Offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of pre-employment, post-offer drug testing and background checks.

    LifeServe Blood Center is fully committed to equal employment opportunity. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

    Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation due to a disability at any stage of the employment application process should contact us at careers@lifeservebloodcenter.org.