Checklist Phase 2 - Organization

Has a Quality Officer been appointed?

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Is the position of Quality Officer visible, at the right place, in the Organizational Chart?

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Does the laboratory have a job description of the position of Quality Officer?

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Is the position of Quality Officer included in the Authorization Matrix?

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Do the Quality Officer and Laboratory Manager have regular bilateral meetings to discuss proceedings?

Ask the Quality Officer.

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If a staff member was appointed as Quality Officer, has his former position been filled by a new/another staff member if necessary?

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Implementing a quality management system is a process of change. By reacting correctly to critical remarks and resistance towards implementing the quality management system the Laboratory Manager can prevent that staff stops cooperating. This is called change management. Change management is necessary to keep all the staff as possible involved in this process.

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Does the laboratory have an up-to-date routine work schedule?

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Is this Daily Routine Work Schedule placed at a visible location accessible to all staff?

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Do all staff members know where to find the Daily Routine Work Schedule?

Take a sample by asking this question to several staff members.

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Is the laboratory legally identifiable?

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Is the laboratory and its status recognized by the appropriate authorities?

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Are the Organizational Charts up-to-date?

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Are the Organizational Charts signed and dated by the appropriate management?

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