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Medical receptionist video screening

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Some clients present themselves to medical receptionists and give a short, lucid summary of their problem along with a suggested course of action.

Some clients present themselves to medical receptionists and commence a long, confused discourse on a variety of irrellevant topics, while flapping a sheaf of tattered paperwork, culminating in a request for an ounce of rolling tobacco and two second-class stamps.

It is this second type, the terminally bewildered, with which we are concerned.

The solution is a discreet video link system at the reception desk. On becoming aware that they are dealing with a serial rambler, the receptionist can - via discreet mouse click - both record and transmit the video and audio to a remote medic, who can make an on the spot decision as to whether to refer the client for further assessment, sectioning under the Mental Health Act, or (preferably) summary execution.

8th of 7, Oct 02 2017


       Are you a medical receptionist? Might have known.
po, Oct 02 2017

       We may be an evil hegemonising swarm, but we aren't in their league.   

       Total callous indifference to the suffering of others is a given, along with arrogant disrespect for all other life forms - but we have so far failed to master the ability to fob off telephone callers while simultaneously drinking coffee, filing our nails, updating our faecesbook page, and holding an interminable discussion with our colleague Steph about last night's soap operas while ignoring frustrated customers, many of them with mobility problems, who queue out of the door, through the car park, and onto a busy main road. In the rain.
8th of 7, Oct 02 2017

       my first job..
po, Oct 03 2017

       Really ? Were the Stasi not recruiting that year ?
8th of 7, Oct 03 2017


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